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Handel’s Messiah

December 14-18, 2022

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Old Friends Made New

February 9-12, 2023

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“America’s leading historically informed ensemble”—The New York Times

Davóne Tines
Creative Partner

Richard Egarr
Music Director

Tarik O’Regan
Composer in Residence

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

“Intensely personal and charged with a sense of ritual and sacrament.”
San Francisco Chronicle, reviewing The No One’s Rose (2021)

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

PBO/VIRTUAL

Musical Postcard:

Thomas Carroll, Clarinet

SESSIONS: Bach’s Air “On the G String”

Handel: ‘Caro! Dolce! Amico amplesso’ from Aci Galatea, e Polifemo

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