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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale Kick Off May Tour

The spring tour kicked off on Friday May 6 with Scarlatti’s La Gloria di Primavera at Carnegie Hall followed by dates with Andreas Scholl and Ann Sophie von Otter performing a world premiere commission by Caroline Shaw. Read the reviews here.

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Read the praise for Hymns of Praise from local critics

“McGegan and his crew of musicians — including the excellent Philharmonia Chorale and a lineup of first-rate vocal soloists — unveiled an expansive and eloquent masterpiece…” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

“[McGegan] could not have delivered a more energetic performance, given more clarity than one usually experiences thanks to the PBO instrumental resources.” – Stephen Smoliar, SF Examiner

“McGegan…brought it all together in a flowing, rhythmically exuberant performance.” – Georgia Rowe, Bay Area News Group

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Berkeley Festival & Exhibition Remembers PBO Founder Laurette Goldberg

The upcoming Berkeley Festival & Exhibition has reproduced a wonderful article from 2005 that honors our Founder, Laurette Goldberg. Read about her incredible achievements in establishing an early music community in the bay area and building artistic institutions like including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Read the article here.
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Graham helps to celebrate McGegan in song

By Joshua Kosman
SF Gate

Nicholas McGegan’s 30-year tenure as music director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, which was celebrated with a gala dinner and concert on Thursday night, has been marked by a combination of innovation and steadfast consistency. The performance style that these musicians have cultivated together over the decades is dynamic, vivid, often surprising, and it’s been applied to a broad range of repertoire from the 18th century and beyond. (Read more!)

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PBO Goes for Baroque

By Beth Spotswood
San Francisco Chronicle | SFGate

After her first aria to a nearly sold-out crowd at the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra gala, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham warned her thrilled fans, “It’s only going to get louder.”

San Francisco City Hall was decked out in massive bouquets and open bars for a gala dinner honoring PBO conductor Nicholas McGegan on his 30th anniversary as the orchestra’s leader. “Nicholas McGegan is an inspiration,” (Read more!)

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