Nicholas McGegan http://wrti.org en It's All Bach With Nicholas McGegan And The Philadelphia Orchestra: August 11, 2 PM http://wrti.org/post/its-all-bach-nicholas-mcgegan-and-philadelphia-orchestra-august-11-2-pm <p><span style="color: rgb(36, 31, 32); font-family: proxima-nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">Virtuosic soloists from The Philadelphia Orchestra will be featured in five sparkling and propulsive works by J.S. Bach this Sunday. The performance is further enhanced by Baroque specialist <strong>Nicholas McGegan, </strong>who brought a fresh and animated approach to these familiar masterworks when the performances took place at Verizon&nbsp;Hall back in mid-April.</span></p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 12:06:08 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6298 at http://wrti.org It's All Bach With Nicholas McGegan And The Philadelphia Orchestra: August 11, 2 PM The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI: An All-Bach Broadcast! http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-all-bach-broadcast <p>Bach specialist Nicholas McGegan conducts The Philadelphia&nbsp;Orchestra this Sunday, May 19th, 2 to 4 pm, in an all-Bach concert - bringing a special touch to the Orchestra, and throwing the spotlight on several Philadelphia Orchestra soloists.</p><p>Concertmaster David Kim, Principal Oboist Richard Woodhams, Principal Horn Jennifer Montone, and Principal Flute Jeffrey Khaner are just some of the stellar players of the Orchestra who will play major roles in a program including:</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 17:13:19 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 5535 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI: An All-Bach Broadcast! Nicholas McGegan: A Time-Traveling Conductor http://wrti.org/post/nicholas-mcgegan-time-traveling-conductor <p></p><p>The renowned British conductor and early-music&nbsp;expert<strong> Nicholas McGegan</strong> is the conductor on Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcast on WRTI.</p><p>McGegan, an accomplished harpsichordist and flutist, specializes in Baroque, and early Romantic repertoire. But as WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, this doesn’t stop him from being a strong advocate for new music.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 01:22:06 +0000 Jim Cotter 5495 at http://wrti.org Nicholas McGegan: A Time-Traveling Conductor Conductor Nicholas McGegan At 63 http://wrti.org/post/conductor-nicholas-mcgegan-63 <p>The renowned British conductor and early music&nbsp;expert<strong> Nicholas </strong><strong>McGegan</strong>'s 63rd birthday is January 14th. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter discovered, he’s a musician with a special talent for talking about music.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Nicholas </strong><strong>McGegan</strong>’s uncomplicated, witty discourses on the works of the great composers have made him an in-demand speaker at places such as Oxford, Cambridge, and London’s Royal College of Music. What does he say is his reason for mostly conducting without a baton? He’s a klutz. "The less things I have to drop, throw, or break, the better."</p><p>In truth, says McGegan, his focus on Baroque, and early romantic repertoire means that his communication with the musicians has a different goal to those doing later and modern works.</p><p>MCGEGAN: Generally, when I'm doing the kind of music I d,o which is essentially 17th, 18th and 19th century music, the beat is fairly stable. So I don't have to do those fancy beat patterns that (you) have to do if you're doing <em>The Rite of Spring.</em> We don't have to count in eleven, I'm not sure I <em>can </em>count to 11! What I am doing is trying to communicate the gestures in the music -&nbsp; and hopefully there's enough of a beat that the orchestra can play together.</p><p>COTTER: Often he leads not from the podium, but as an instrumentalist, which presents a different set of challenges.</p><p>MCGEGAN: When I'm working with, say, a period instrument orchestra, I'm very often playing the harpsichord as well.&nbsp; And so if I were to use a baton I'd have to put it between my teeth, and then I would probably look like Carmen with a rose.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 03:39:09 +0000 Jim Cotter 4976 at http://wrti.org Conductor Nicholas McGegan At 63 Conductor Nicholas McGegan--Founding Theater Companies--Figure Painter Antonio Mancini http://wrti.org/post/conductor-nicholas-mcgegan-founding-theater-companies-figure-painter-antonio-mancini <p>Nicholas McGegan, conductor, talks about his Philadelphia Orchestra program of Haydn and Mozart. </p> <p>Three Philadelphia theater founders discuss what it takes to start a company in the region. </p> <p>The Philadelphia Museum of Art explores the unique works of nineteenth-century figure painter Antonio Mancini.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2007 14:21:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Thomas Keels & Jason Peifer 1893 at http://wrti.org Conductor Nicholas McGegan--Founding Theater Companies--Figure Painter Antonio Mancini