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Guest conductor Nicholas McGegan puts on an enthusiastic 'Baroque Brass' show at the Sheldon / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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International conducting star and Baroque specialist Nicholas McGegan is a regular visitor to St. Louis, usually doing a gig at the St. Louis Symphony and dropping by the St. Louis Chamber Music Society, where he directs musical experiences with members of the symphony, Charles Metz at the harpsichord and special guests.

A McGegan date is not merely an appearance - it is more like an event. He is always the enthusiastic host, giving witty oral program notes and generally inviting both audience and performers to have a good time. And that was the case Monday at the intimate Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries space for an evening of "Baroque Brass" music, including one horn and two trumpet concertos.

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