Last updated: October 9, 2020

PBO’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Dear Friends and Patrons of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale,

In response to continued uncertainty surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, I’d like to assure you that we are wholeheartedly committed to the safety of the entire PBO community of San Francisco, Palo Alto, Berkeley, and beyond. We continue to carefully review updates from the Center for Disease Control as well as from local and state government officials, and are working closely with trusted colleagues in the field of live performance to precisely and safely determine our course of action amidst this unprecedented crisis. We are aware that this situation is ongoing and constantly changing, and remain steadfast in protecting and communicating with our staff, our artists, and our audience, and adhering to recommended safety protocols if and when we are able to safely hold live performances. We understand that our community may still be contemplating the risks of attending future performances; that is of course entirely understandable. Know that we are exploring a plethora of ways to ensure that anyone involved in creating or attending our concerts is treated with the utmost care, and with the utmost safety in mind. There are creative, innovative ways to allow our performances to take place while abiding by social distancing guidelines, and we are constantly investigating these possibilities with our colleagues—no stone unturned. We will certainly keep you updated as we move forward into this uncharted territory.

If we ultimately decide that a future live performance cannot safely take place without putting our musicians, our production team, or our audience in a situation with any ounce of risk, we will let you know right away. We are committed to making these tough decisions with all aspects of public safety taken with extreme seriousness and with a conservative mind.

Amidst all of this, we at Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale are here for—and because of—you. And we know the world is full of uncertainty right now and we listen.  Apprehension is everywhere nowadays—and we also need you now more than ever. On behalf of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, we thank you for your support—and for your continued trust in us.

Be well,

Courtney Beck
Executive Director

Concert Announcements

  • July 21, 2020 — Tour to New York for Naumburg Orchestral Concerts performance cancelled. For more information, please visit Naumburg’s website.
  • July 24–25, 2020 — Tour to the United Kingdom for Ryedale Festival performances cancelled. For more information, please visit Ryedale’s website.
  • September 13, 2020 — Egarr on Beethoven performance cancelled. Refund checks for ticket holders will be issued by August 31, 2020. Check our FAQ page for more information.
  • September 19, 2020 — Tour to Montreal’s Arte Musica cancelled.
  • September 20, 2020 — Tour to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario cancelled.
  • September 29, 2020 —  PBO SESSIONS: The Poetry of Paul Celan at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco cancelled. Refund checks for ticket holders will be issued by August 31, 2020. Check our FAQ page for more information.
  • October 7–10, 2020 —  The No One’s Rose subscription concerts cancelled. Check our FAQ page for more information.
  • October 15, 2020The No One’s Rose tour to Krannert Center in Champaign/Urbana cancelled.
  • October 17–18, 2020 — The No One’s Rose tour to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York cancelled.
  • November 2, 2020 — PBO SESSIONS: Purcell, Monkeys & Chocolate at ODC Theater in San Francisco cancelled. Refund checks for ticket holders will be issued by August 31, 2020. Check our FAQ page for more information.
  • November 4–8, 2020 — Cloaked in the English Veil subscription concerts cancelled. Check our FAQ page for more information.
  • December 2–4, 2020 — Messiah subscription concerts cancelled. Check our FAQ page for more information.
  • February 3–7, 2021 — Mr. Beard, Mr. Pears & Mr. Gilchrist subscription concerts cancelled. Check our FAQ page for more information.
  • February 12, 2021 — Richard Egarr’s Season Debut Gala will be reimagined on a virtual platform. More information soon.
  • February 13–14, 2021 — Masses for Troubled Times special performances cancelled. Refund checks for ticket holders will be issued. Check our FAQ page for more information.
  • March 10–14, 2021 — Classic Podger subscription concerts cancelled.  Check our FAQ page for more information.
  • April 11, 2021 — Tour of Corelli the Godfather to Washington University, St. Louis cancelled.
  • April 15–18, 2021 — A Wolf in Bear’s Clothing subscription concerts cancelled. Check our FAQ page for more information.