Conductor (and flutist) Nicholas McGegan fell in love with opera as a kid. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Conductor Nicholas McGegan loves to languish in the late music of Richard Strauss. Sasha/Getty Images hide caption

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The Nashville Symphony celebrates the return to its acoustically rich concert hall after last spring's devastating flood. Harry Butler hide caption

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Nicholas McGegan has built a career on conducting Handel's music. /Schwalbe And Partners hide caption

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