Music Director

Richard Egarr’s

Debut Season

2020/VIRTUAL

Virtual Programming

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2021/LIVE

Live Performances

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The 2020/21 season marks the beginning of a new era at Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale when we welcome Richard Egarr as our esteemed new Music Director. This incredible moment coincides with PBO’s 40th season—a time of change, celebration, and gratitude for all that Philharmonia has been, and will be, as our wonderful Orchestra and Chorale look to the future.

This video montage will provide you with a glimpse of all that makes Richard the unique, musical genius that he is. Take a look!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R24c97eq5JY

ORCHESTRA & CHORALE

“…specializing in the baroque to global acclaim for their accurate and passionate performances…”
Opera Wire

OPERA

“Full and plentiful, luxurious, powerful, the production shone with splendor.”
Opera Wire, reviewing Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (2020)

PBO SESSIONS

“Improvisational boldness…”
San Francisco Classical Voice

PRODUCTIONS

“Encountering it on stage at last was like watching a resplendently bedecked giant stirring to life.”
San Francisco Chronicle, reviewing Le Temple de la Gloire (2017)

COLLABORATIONS

“SF’s renowned period instrument band does not accompany a dance company. No: They collaborate.”
San Francisco Chronicle, reviewing Dido and Aeneas with Mark Morris Dance Co. (2011)

INITIATIVES

“A work of arresting directness, in a performance that seemed to glow with a certain cool inner light.”
San Francisco Chronicle, reviewing The Listeners by Caroline Shaw (2020) as part of PBO’s New Music for Old Instruments initiative

Upcoming Events

Fri 07
Tue 11

KDFC Broadcast: A Cup o’ Johann

August 11 @ 8:00 pm
Fri 14
Fri 21

#PBOReflects

As part PBO’s ongoing efforts to continue to bring music to the world during this difficult chapter of our lives, Philharmonia has launched a weekly series featuring archival recordings from some of the greatest performances of our 40-year history.

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