“In the nine-movement “Ode,” McGegan’s lively conducting and joyful interactions with the vocalists and lush-sounding orchestra instilled the occasion with vibrancy…
“In “Terpsichore,” a prologue of the opera “Il pastor fido,” McGegan guided the orchestra with stately grace through the Prelude. It was followed by an energetic gallop culminating in a foot stomp from the conductor in the Sarabande, French-styled flair for the Gigue, playfulness through the Air (with its enchanting interplay of strings and woodwinds), pure majesty in the Ballo, and, finally, a glorious Chaconne.
“Earthlings in the audience gave McGegan, an on-hand Shaw, the vocalists and the PBO a hearty applause after the performance.”
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