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!
ORCHESTRA & CHORALE
“…specializing in the baroque to global acclaim for their accurate and passionate performances…”
“Full and plentiful, luxurious, powerful, the production shone with splendor.”
—Opera Wire, reviewing Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (2020)
—San Francisco Classical Voice
“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)
“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)
“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
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.