“Van Doren sang with admirable clarity”

Posted on Sep 18, 2019 in Reviews, Yulia Van Doren | No Comments
“Van Doren sang with admirable clarity”

“Soprano Yulia Van Doren sang with admirable clarity. Her top notes had delicate bloom and good shine, and she had gentle and nuanced expressiveness that brought the text to life.” Read more at Hyde Park Herald

McGegan Embarks on Season-Long Celebration of His 70th Year and Storied Career

Posted on Sep 5, 2019 in Artist News, News, Nicholas McGegan | No Comments
McGegan Embarks on Season-Long Celebration of His 70th Year and Storied Career

Honored conductor Nic McGegan celebrates his 70th birthday throughout the 2019-2020 season with highly-anticipated engagements across the United States and Europe. As a hallmark to his passion for historically-informed performances, this series of performances with friends old and new underscores his formidable expertise as a baroque and classical artist performing at the highest level.  Beginning […]

Gil Rose’s “Maria, Regina D’Inghilterra” among 10 Must See Operas For The Fall Season

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in Artist News, Gil Rose | No Comments
Gil Rose’s “Maria, Regina D’Inghilterra” among 10 Must See Operas For The Fall Season

“The Odyssey Opera is set to present Pacini’s rarely performed work in a fully staged production. Gil Rose conducts the Bel Canto masterwork with Amy Shoremount as Queen Mary and rising star Alisa Jordheim as Clotilde Talbot. Dates: Nov. 1-3, 2019″ Read more at Operawire

McGegan and Cooley among Best of the Bay 2018–2019 Winners

Posted on Aug 27, 2019 in Artist News, Nicholas McGegan, Thomas Cooley | No Comments
McGegan and Cooley among Best of the Bay 2018–2019 Winners

Best Choral Performance: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale— Handel’s Saul Our reviewer wrote about this performance: “To report that the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale gave a magnificent performance of the work … is both manifestly true and slightly misrepresentative of the achievement. Yes, there were grand and glorious things … but it wasn’t the orchestral showiness that made such […]

McGegan Leads a Triumphal Orchestral Finale to La Jolla SummerFest 2019

Posted on Aug 25, 2019 in Artist News, Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan Leads a Triumphal Orchestral Finale to La Jolla SummerFest 2019

“McGegan exhibited the zeal and insight into this repertory that has made his San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra internationally celebrated. Not surprisingly, he led the Mozart and Zwilich works with equal finesse and conviction…. “McGegan chose bright tempos that carefully balanced panache with the elegant structure of Mozart’s clever dialogue between the two pianists. —Read […]

Well played by the musicians with McGegan’s baton

Posted on Aug 24, 2019 in Artist News, Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
Well played by the musicians with McGegan’s baton

“Baroque music expert Nicholas McGegan ably conducted a pick-up orchestra drawn from SummerFest’s amazing reserve of musical talent … Well played by the musicians with McGegan’s baton and harpsichord work.” —Read more at The San Diego Union-Tribune

“The more urgent appeal will be to fans of the iridescent voice of Labelle.”

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Artist News, Dominique Labelle, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
“The more urgent appeal will be to fans of the iridescent voice of Labelle.”

“Labelle…her vocal radiance you can take pleasure in her recording of Luigi Boccherini’s Stabat Mater for soprano and string quintet(G. 532) with Sarasa Ensemble, recently released on the Naxos label…. “As a worthy document of Boccherini’s chamber style, this CD is of value for its all-embracing charm, but the more urgent appeal will be to fans of […]

Butterfield sings Britten, Bach, and Brett Dean at Yellow Barn

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 in Artist News, Benjamin Butterfield | No Comments
Butterfield sings Britten, Bach, and Brett Dean at Yellow Barn

On Wednesday July 31, tenor Benjamin Butterfield brings to life Benjamin Britten’s Winter Words, a setting of eight poems by Thomas Hardy; J.S. Bach’s “Sei getreu” from Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12 on Thursday August 1 and Mark Applebaum’s Control Freak on August 2. On Saturday August 3, Butterfield sings Winter Songs by Brett […]

McGegan, Moore, Panthaki’s recording of “Joseph makes a strong impression”

McGegan, Moore, Panthaki’s recording of “Joseph makes a strong impression”

“Conductor Nicholas McGegan makes the musical points tell precisely and his energy affects the entire performance, carrying it through the slow parts of the piece. Diana Moore is simply perfect, her crystalline diction making it possible to distinguish every word she sings. Nicholas Phan as Simeon and Sherezade Panthaki as Joseph’s wife Asenath are similarly […]

Vinikour’s Magnificent 20th Century Harpsichord Concertos

Posted on Jul 15, 2019 in Artist News, Jory Vinikour, Recording | No Comments
Vinikour’s Magnificent 20th Century Harpsichord Concertos

“For imaginative choice of repertoire married to sterling performances, this has got to be one of the outstanding discs of 2019. “ Read more at Classics Today