For 268 years, George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” has persisted and triumphed, setting the standard for holiday music. With its drama and lyricism, sweeping melodies and mighty choral pieces, “Messiah” is a treasured perennial. Some orchestras have presented “Messiah” annually without interruption for more than a century and a half. Read More
This year marks two interlinked musical milestones: Philharmonia Baroque has announced its 30th season, and music director Nicholas McGegan turned 60 in January.
Both are locals, but they are famous the world over.
Irrepressible McGegan — called “the Energizer Bunny of Baroque” by one reviewer — speaks of the Philharmonia and its distinctive mission in terms unexpected from the leader of “America’s period-instrument orchestra.” Read More