Mueller’s “memorable” performance with Johnstown Symphony

Posted on Dec 10, 2018 in Kathryn Mueller, Reviews | No Comments
Mueller’s “memorable” performance with Johnstown Symphony

“Four accomplished soloists performing Saturday were soprano Kathryn Muller, mezzo soprano Mikki Sodergren, tenor Oliver Mercer and baritone John Brancy. Mueller appeared with the JSO in its performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. She was particularly memorable in the air “I know my Redeemer liveth,” a haunting passage with close support of solo violin, harpsichord, a […]

Jurenas’ “riveting and versatile interpretations”

Posted on Dec 8, 2018 in Eric Jurenas, Reviews | No Comments
Jurenas’ “riveting and versatile interpretations”

“Countertenor Eric Jurenas gave riveting and versatile interpretations throughout in his Boston debut. From his first recitative at “Behold, a virgin shall conceive,” to his last “O death, where is thy sting,” his clarion voice and sensitive phrasing stood out and buoyed the dramatic texts.” – Read more at The Boston Musical Intelligencer.

Quigley’s “infectious momentum” with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Posted on Dec 8, 2018 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s “infectious momentum” with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

“Quigley gave the work an infectious momentum, and the three vocal soloists – soprano Margot Rood, tenor Steven Soph and bass Steven Eddy – wove their overlapping vocal lines dexterously.” – Read more at SF Chronicle Datebook

“A moving Messiah” – Halls and Berger with STLSO

Posted on Dec 8, 2018 in Matthew Halls, Reviews, William Berger | No Comments
“A moving Messiah” – Halls and Berger with STLSO

“…the communication between Halls and his forces never flagged. “Messiah” is a long work, but this performance never dragged…Berger, making his SLSO debut, was a particular standout. His is a rich, well-produced voice, and he sings with feeling and understanding.” – Read more at St. Louis Post Dispatch

Interview: McGegan on Messiah

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Interview, Nicholas McGegan | No Comments
Interview: McGegan on Messiah

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is performing Handel’s Messiah over the weekend – in Wellington on Saturday and Palmerston North on Sunday. Listen to the interview with Nic here.

Cooley and Van Doren perform Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” with MOB

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Thomas Cooley, Yulia Van Doren | No Comments
Cooley and Van Doren perform Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” with MOB

“Most impressive was tenor Thomas Cooley’s Evangelist, delivering secco recitatives with alert vibrancy and lyrical arias with ringing tone and dramatic urgency. He was riveting in the tortuous aria “Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben”…Yulia Van Doren’s warm, focused soprano was used to charming effect in the “Echo aria” (“Flosst, mein Heiland, flosst dein […]

McGegan “brought a spark” to Cleveland Orchestra

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan “brought a spark” to Cleveland Orchestra

“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 short, it was a lithe, poetic, and invigorating account, a musical year to remember.” – Read more at The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

McGegan to lead Yale Voxtet in Scarlatti’s “Il Primo Omicidio”

Posted on Nov 16, 2018 in News, Nicholas McGegan | No Comments
McGegan to lead Yale Voxtet in Scarlatti’s “Il Primo Omicidio”

“At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 17 in Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale Voxtet will perform 18th century composer Alessandro Scarlatti’s interpretation of the Cain and Abel story — his oratorio “Il Primo Omicidio.” Guest conductor Nicholas McGegan, the music director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, will lead Saturday’s performance…’I think one of the strengths […]

Juilliard Journal: Paul Agnew makes his debut

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Paul Agnew, Reviews | No Comments
Juilliard Journal: Paul Agnew makes his debut

This fall, Juilliard415 and Juilliard singers are presenting two programs of cantatas that explore the results of this sojurn. Collectively called Handel in Rome, the concerts are Aminta e Fillide at the Morgan Library and Museum (November 19) and Clori, Tirsi e Fileno at Alice Tully Hall (December 1). Both evenings also celebrate the two […]

Berger’s…”commanding, implacable presence”

Posted on Nov 4, 2018 in Reviews, William Berger | No Comments
Berger’s…”commanding, implacable presence”

“Berger’s Pilate was a commanding, implacable presence, and he sang the bass arias with resonant authority.” – Read more at startribune.com.