MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Nicholas McGegan with Seattle Symphony

The wonderful Nicholas McGegan pays a visit to the Seattle Symphony podium in this live concert of Bach and Schubert. (Video above is from the April 26 concert, with Farkhad Khudyev conducting Schumann.) The program (available to watch through May 20):

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH    Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066

Overture
Courante
Gavotte I & II
Forlane
Menuet I & II
Bourrée I & II
Passepied I & II

FRANZ SCHUBERT    Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485

Allegro
Andante con moto
Menuetto: Allegro molto
Allegro vivace

Filed under: Nicholas McGegan, Seattle Symphony

Hélène Grimaud and Nicholas McGegan in an all-Mozart concert with the DSO

Today at 8:00PM CET/1:00PM CST: Hélène Grimaud with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan in a digital concert that was recorded live in performances from January 14-16, 2021.

The program includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor, K. 466, which is featured on Grimaud’s latest release, The Messenger. McGegan also leads Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550. This is part of the DSO’s Next Stage Digital Concert Series presented jointly with Deutsche Grammophon.

Filed under: Mozart, Nicholas McGegan, pianists

Bidding A Baroque Adieu: End Of The McGegan Era At PBO

One of the productions I was most keen on seeing this season is the U.S. stage premiere of Jean-Marie Leclair’s only opera, Scylla et Glaucus: planned as Nicholas McGegan’s spectacular farewell as music director of Philharmonia Baroque — originally planned for later this month.

To mark the occasion, I wrote this profile of this extraordinary artist for Early Music America.

Nicholas McGegan looks back on his 34 years as music director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, a tenure that ended suddenly amid the coronavirus pandemic….

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Filed under: Baroque opera, early music, Early Music America, Nicholas McGegan

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