Mercury News: Schwalbe artists among the best of 2018

Mercury News: Schwalbe artists among the best of 2018

“… Luca Francesconi’s opera…featured bravura performances by Heather Buck and Hadleigh Adams and was the thrilling highlight of the company’s summer season… German-Canadian tenor Schade… gave a lustrous performance featuring Romantic works made famous in the 1920s by Irish tenor John McCormack and violinist Fritz Kreisler… …an outstanding team of vocal soloists – soprano Camille […]

SF Chronicle’s Year in review

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 in General Updates, Nicholas McGegan | No Comments
SF Chronicle’s Year in review

“The ebullient British conductor’s decision to step down in 2020 after 35 years as music director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra marks the end of a chapter that encompasses nearly the entire history of the organization. The vitality and stylistic savvy of McGegan’s leadership – a constellation of interpretive qualities that have imprinted themselves on […]

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.

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 […]

McGegan, Williams, and Van Doren shine with STLSO

McGegan, Williams, and Van Doren shine with STLSO

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, and the orchestra nailing its part, all under the inspired direction of Nicholas McGegan…American bass-baritone Douglas Williams’ angel Raphael set the tone; his big, dark […]

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 […]