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!

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.

McGegan and Susan Graham close out Caramoor Summer 2018

Posted on Aug 4, 2018 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan and Susan Graham close out Caramoor Summer 2018

“Caramoor ended its summer festival with a special treat for opera lovers, a concert with Susan Graham, accompanied by the always-fabulous Orchestra of St. Luke’s, led by Nicholas McGegan. Once again, the weather on the leafy estate of Caramoor, with its sumptuous gardens and grounds, was a perfect match to the delightful and intriguing program.” […]

McGegan, Panthaki, and PBO bring “Atalanta” to Caramoor

Posted on Jul 22, 2018 in Nicholas McGegan, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
McGegan, Panthaki, and PBO bring “Atalanta” to Caramoor

“Mr. McGegan is always welcome in New York, his personality and conducting skills double-treats….Mr. McGegan has performed this Handel pastorale several times, even gave it the only recording. He loves it, and he made the audience love it…with equal passion…Then we come to Ms. Panthaki herself…this Atalanta was athletic, rugged, the goddess-hunter, the sister of […]

SF Classical Voice: “Philharmonia Baroque Go for Glory”

Posted on Jul 17, 2018 in News, Nicholas McGegan, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
SF Classical Voice: “Philharmonia Baroque Go for Glory”

“The orchestra, stretched to 40 players (triple winds plus extra percussion and a musette [bagpipe]), captures all the rapidly shifting moods brilliantly. There are tons of short, contrasting movements, the essence of this court entertainment, and Music Director Nicholas McGegan puts the orchestra through its paces, thoroughly characterizing each one.” — Read more at San […]

OperaWire Interview: Reviving Rameau’s ‘Le Temple de la Gloire’

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 in Interview, Nicholas McGegan, Recording | No Comments
OperaWire Interview: Reviving Rameau’s ‘Le Temple de la Gloire’

McGegan, who has been the music director of the orchestra, since 1985, has made numerous recordings with the organization, particularly of early works including Handel’s “Messiah,” “Dido and Aeneas,” and the concertos of Corelli, among many others. But McGegan and his orchestra may have topped all those other notable efforts with its upcoming release of […]

KC Star: “For summertime listening, it doesn’t get any better.”

Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in Artist News, News, Nicholas McGegan, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
KC Star: “For summertime listening, it doesn’t get any better.”

“Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale have just released a recording of an opera that is a perfect example of Rameau’s genius. “Le Temple de la Gloire” (“The Temple of Glory”) was first performed in 1745 at Versailles to celebrate the French victory at the Battle of Fontenoy and features a libretto […]

McGegan’s “breathtaking command”

Posted on May 9, 2018 in Artist News, Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan’s “breathtaking command”

“It was the Rossini that received the evening’s finest performance. With a reduced-in-size ensemble onstage, McGegan elicited playing that was characterized by transparent textures, fleet tempi, bracing rhythms and expertly modulated dynamics to capture the opera’s glittering rendering of the Cinderella fairytale. His command over the legendary “Rossini crescendo” was breathtaking.” — Read more at […]