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SF Chronicle: Philharmonia Baroque Serves Up More of the Same: Excellence

On March 12, 2019 |
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“It was musical business as usual in the all-Handel first half of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra’s March 7–10 concerts — not that there was anything routine about the Overture to Partenope and […]

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra at the Granada

On February 11, 2019 |
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“Under McGegan’s baton, the orchestra achieved full parity with the soloist, a challenge given baroque period performance priorities…The Schubert symphony sparkled with post-Beethovenian ingenuity of the first rank.” – Read […]

Mercury News: McGegan among the best of 2018

On January 3, 2019 |
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“Mozart Magnified,” Oct. 3, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: Performing in Stanford’s Bing Hall with an outstanding team of vocal soloists – soprano Camille Ortiz, mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle, tenor James Reese and […]

McGegan “brought a spark” to Cleveland Orchestra

On November 26, 2018 |
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“Nicholas McGegan brought a spark to the podium that was most welcome…The orchestra, too, was a spirited, unified presence, and McGegan’s guidance from the harpsichord was light and flexible. In […]

St. Louis Post Dispatch: McGegan and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and Orchestra offer delightful evening of oratorio

On October 29, 2018 |
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“On Saturday night at Powell Symphony Hall, the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and Orchestra gave a superb performance of “The Creation,” with a trio of fine soloists, a well-trained chorus, […]

Date Book: Philharmonia Chorale takes the spotlight in an all-Mozart season opener

On October 6, 2018 |
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“McGegan led his forces with a combination of fleet phrasing — his longtime interpretive stock-in-trade — and a certain respectful calm that seemed entirely appropriate to the repertoire.” — Read […]

McGegan and Susan Graham close out Caramoor Summer 2018

On August 4, 2018 |
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“Caramoor ended its summer festival with a special treat for opera lovers, a concert with Susan Graham, accompanied by the always-fabulous Orchestra of St. Luke’s, led by Nicholas McGegan. Once […]

McGegan and PBO bring “Atalanta” to Caramoor

On July 22, 2018 |
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“Mr. McGegan is always welcome in New York, his personality and conducting skills double-treats….Mr. McGegan has performed this Handel pastorale several times, even gave it the only recording. He loves […]

McGegan’s “breathtaking command”

On May 9, 2018 |
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“It was the Rossini that received the evening’s finest performance. With a reduced-in-size ensemble onstage, McGegan elicited playing that was characterized by transparent textures, fleet tempi, bracing rhythms and expertly […]

McGegan, PBO close season with “fervor and tenderness”

On April 26, 2018 |
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“Beethoven and Luigi Cherubini were near-contemporaries, operating in parallel in the major musical capitals of Vienna and Paris, respectively. Both were giants in their day, and yet modern concertgoers only […]