McGegan Mark Morris Acis interview

On August 6, 2014 |

The choreographer Mark Morris calls the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra“the car that parks itself.” This week it pulls into Lincoln Center to perform two early Handel operas at the Mostly Mozart Festival: the English masque “Acis and Galatea,” fully choreographed with singers sharing the stage with dancers from the Mark Morris Dance Group, and a concert version of “Teseo,” a flamboyant castrato vehicle in which the composer merged elements of Italian and French Baroque style. At the steering wheel: Nicholas McGegan, the British conductor and Baroque music expert who has led this period-instrument ensemble for 29 years and, in the process, turned it into the pre-eminent early-music group on the West Coast.

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