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“Nicholas McGegan brings Handel and heart to the Hollywood Bowl”

On August 18, 2016 |
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LA Times

“At the Hollywood Bowl, parts of August and early September have been called the summer doldrums by some — and they can be right. Fortunately, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has […]




McGegan and Graham bring Handel favorites to The Bowl

On August 17, 2016 |
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Susan Graham

“McGegan and the Los Angeles Philharmonic accompanied Graham sensitively…The ebullient McGegan surrounded Graham with several well-known Handel works, taking full advantage of 79 voices of the Los Angeles Master Chorale […]




McGegan and Cleveland Orchestra offer “scintillating mix of Classical and modern”

On August 8, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“McGegan kept the tension in dramatic moments pitched high, and there was an almost Romantic forcefulness to his interpretation of this otherwise Classical score…McGegan’s idiosyncratic podium style, without baton and […]




Music review: Sarasota Music Festival closing weekend

On June 26, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“The wonderful conductor Nicholas McGegan led the Festival Orchestra, which featured this seasons’ enormously talented students, and he opened the evening with Vivaldi’s F Major Concerto — a great choice […]




Another milestone as 2016 Sarasota Music Festival closes

On June 26, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“The Sarasota Music Festival is better than ever and Saturday’s finale concert was one of the finest ever heard here…the evening immediately took on a celebratory atmosphere as led by […]




Arts Desk: CBSO, McGegan, Symphony Hall Birmingham

On June 2, 2016 |
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The Arts Desk

“He opened Nicolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor overture with a radiant sweep of sound, drawing the string tone up from the basses with a batonless wave of the hand, then […]




Washington Post: McGegan’s “transcendent” performance with Baltimore

On May 27, 2016 |
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The Washingotn Post

“On Thursday at Strathmore, Nicholas McGegan led the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a performance that was, like the work, both hybrid and personal, with a sense of the homemade, the […]




After 300 years, Scarlatti’s ‘La Gloria’ arrives in So Cal, courtesy of the Philharmonia Baroque

On May 12, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Meanwhile, McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque supported in glowing hues and lyrical lines, the rhythm driven from the bottom of the orchestra (as in a good jazz band) and the […]




La gloria di primavera: Scarlatti gem rediscovered

On May 9, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“There are significant variations in terms of rhythm, color and timbre from one formally prescribed structure to the next which were clearly emphasized by McGegan and his ensemble. Several invocations […]




Review: Philharmonia Baroque Unearths a 300-Year-Old Rarity

On May 9, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Occasional music seldom outlives the occasion it commemorates, except when, say, a Handel work is involved, as with the “Music for the Royal Fireworks” or many another toss-off. Alessandro Scarlatti’s […]