Conductor Nicholas McGegan: Three Decades of Bringing Baroque to the Masses

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Nicholas McGegan has conducted the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra for nearly 30 years, and he's made it his personal mission to make baroque music fun and appealing to everyone. He's known for sharing juicy tidbits about 18th-century composers and introducing audiences to obscure instruments, such as a violin bow made from Mongolian horse hair or flutes made of mammoth tusks. McGegan joins us for a crash course in Baroque musical masterpieces.


Nicholas McGegan, music director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Pasadena Symphony and artist in association with Australia's Adelaide Symphony