“Murrihy thrills with her voice” in Bluebeard’s Castle

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
“Murrihy thrills with her voice” in Bluebeard’s Castle

“From the softest whisper to her high C at the opening of the castle’s fifth door, and in Bartók’s deliberate mismatch between Judith’s initial optimism and the dark oppression of the orchestra, Murrihy thrills with her voice while fully inhabiting her symbolic assignment with her presence.” — Read more at The Irish Times.

Murrihy “is a marvel to behold”

Posted on Oct 13, 2018 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
Murrihy “is a marvel to behold”

Murrihy as Judith is a marvel to behold, giving an impassioned and physically-committed performance, her voice rich and expressive, full of colour. — Read more at goldenplec.com.

…”thrilling surprises” from Sherezade Panthaki

Posted on Oct 12, 2018 in Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
…”thrilling surprises” from Sherezade Panthaki

“Soloists added to the work’s thrilling surprises: Soprano Sherezade Panthaki, warm in her lower register before hitting the stratosphere…” — Read more at Orlando Sentinel.

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

Posted on Oct 6, 2018 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
Date Book: Philharmonia Chorale takes the spotlight in an all-Mozart season opener

“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 more at datebook.sfchronicle.com

NY Times: Maestro of the Influential Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra to Step Down

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 in General Updates, News, Nicholas McGegan | No Comments
NY Times: Maestro of the Influential Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra to Step Down

“He helped make the West Coast a period-instrument power. He expanded the repertory, conducting little-known Baroque works as well a new ones written for antique instruments. And he made the music of Handel and Rameau seem new again through acclaimed collaborations with the Mark Morris Dance Group.” — Read more at NYTimes.com. Photo: Hiroyuki Ito […]

Nicholas McGegan to Retire as Music Director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale at the conclusion of the 2019-20 Season

Posted on Oct 2, 2018 in News, Nicholas McGegan, Press release | No Comments
Nicholas McGegan to Retire as Music Director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale at the conclusion of the 2019-20 Season

National Public Relations: Amanda Sweet, Bucklesweet 347-564-3371 amanda@bucklesweet.com Nicholas McGegan to Retire as Music Director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale at the conclusion of the 2019-20 Season McGegan to become Music Director Laureate after leading America’s foremost early music ensemble for 35 years Nicholas McGegan, Music Director for the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale […]

LA Times: McGegan/PBO to open Phil’s 65th season

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 in Events, General Updates, Nicholas McGegan | No Comments
LA Times: McGegan/PBO to open Phil’s 65th season

““I’ve done ‘Exultate, jubilate’ 12 times with six different sopranos,” he said. “But this time, a new soprano will sing it. We’ve never worked together before, so that will be exciting. And while I’ve done the `Coronation’ Mass as well, I never conducted the opening work on the program, the `Litaniae Lauretanae.’ It’s new to […]

Listen: McGegan’s concert with SWR Symphony on BBC

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Broadcasts, Nicholas McGegan | No Comments
Listen: McGegan’s concert with SWR Symphony on BBC

Kate Molleson presents concerts from around Europe. Tonight, Gil Shaham is the star soloist in Mozart’s youthful Violin Concerto No.1 with the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra. — LISTEN HERE!

Benjamin Butterfield named to Royal Society of Canada

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Reviews | No Comments
Benjamin Butterfield named to Royal Society of Canada

Among elected to the RSC’s distinguished ranks are School of Music professor Benjamin Butterfield, one of Canada’s finest tenors…While Butterfield has won international plaudits as one of Canada’s best operatic tenors, he is equally passionate about his role as head of voice for UVic’s School of Music. “With a performance career, the more you’re in […]

BBC Music Magazine: “Le Temple de la Glorie” review

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Nicholas McGegan, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
BBC Music Magazine: “Le Temple de la Glorie” review

“Nicholas McGegan’s touch has never been surer, and he pushes artists and moods to their expressive limits.” — Read more at BBC Music Magazine.