SF Classical Voice: “Revel in Bliss” – McGegan, Moore, Williams latest PBO recording

SF Classical Voice: “Revel in Bliss” – McGegan, Moore, Williams latest PBO recording

“Music Director Nicholas McGegan assembled a world-class band of instrumentalists and vocalists for the October 4, 2015 North American premiere, which was recorded in Berkeley’s First Congregational Church…Turn off the lights, put on this recording, and revel in bliss.” – Read more at sfcv.org.

Examiner: McGegan’s latest release “celebrates landmarks”

Examiner: McGegan’s latest release “celebrates landmarks”

“McGegan selected this music for the first concert of the 2015–2016 Philharmonia Baroque season. This was a particularly auspicious occasion. Not only did it mark the beginning of the ensemble’s 35th season, but also it celebrated McGegan’s 30th season as Music Director. In San Francisco the beginning of the season also celebrated the return of […]

Panthaki, Williams, and the iconic Mark Morris

Panthaki, Williams, and the iconic Mark Morris

“Mark Morris is extraordinarily musical, there’s no other way to put it,” Panthaki said. Panthaki has appeared in other Mark Morris productions including his recent version of Handel’s Acis and Galatea and his now classic staging of Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. “Many of Mark’s works have become part of the standard repertoire […]

Stubbs’ and Williams’ “music-making was first-rate” in BEMF revival

Posted on Dec 1, 2015 in Douglas Williams, Stephen Stubbs | No Comments
Stubbs’ and Williams’ “music-making was first-rate” in BEMF revival

“…Stephen Stubbs presided over a fluid, elegant performance from the onstage orchestra…Douglas Williams’s characterization of Pope-as-Polyphemus’s tortured despair was more broad, vocally and physically, than before, but his bass still rolled forth, sepulchrally precise.” – Read more at bostonglobe.com

Williams’, Stubbs’ “elegant rendition” of Acis and Galatea

Posted on Nov 29, 2015 in Douglas Williams, Reviews, Stephen Stubbs | No Comments
Williams’, Stubbs’ “elegant rendition” of Acis and Galatea

“By allowing the music to speak for itself, avoiding coy or flippant attempts to update the action, the Boston Early Music Ensemble brought us an elegant rendition of one of Handel’s best-loved works.” – Read more at classical-scene.com

McGegan, Moore, and Williams and The Glory of Spring

McGegan, Moore, and Williams and The Glory of Spring

“Spring, sung by the fine, dusky-voiced mezzo soprano Diana Moore, holds bragging rights in the end, when an amusingly self-important Jove (baritone Douglas Williams) deems her triumphant over her seasonal rivals.” – Read more

McGegan, Moore, and Williams perform Scarlatti at Herbst

McGegan, Moore, and Williams perform Scarlatti at Herbst

“McGegan’s selection was thus entirely appropriate for this particular occasion, and the signs could not be better that this will be a delightfully engaging Philharmonia Baroque season.” – Read more

SF Gate: Philharmonia revives a lost Scarlatti gem

SF Gate: Philharmonia revives a lost Scarlatti gem

“With a cast of four singers embodying the four seasons and one more to weigh in — late but stylishly — as Jove, “The Glory of Spring” is a feast of vocal invention, supplemented by wondrous instrumental writing for a strikingly large orchestra.” – Read more

Review: McGegan, Moore, Williams, and Philharmonia Baroque revive a forgotten Scarlatti serenata

Review: McGegan, Moore, Williams, and Philharmonia Baroque revive a forgotten Scarlatti serenata

“McGegan, who celebrates his 30th anniversary with the orchestra this year, conducted brilliantly. Leading from the harpsichord, he drew zesty playing in the opening Introduction, a fanfare for trumpets, strings, oboes and bassoons.” – Read more

Williams & Panthaki sing Purcell with Mark Morris Dance Group

Williams & Panthaki sing Purcell with Mark Morris Dance Group

“Sherezade Panthaki brought a luxurious smoothness to the part of Belinda. Bass-baritone Douglas Williams growled effectively as Aeneas.” – Read More