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Last updated: May 21, 2020

Concert Updates

5/19/2020: NYC tour performance as part of Naumburg Orchestral Concerts cancelled (July 21, 2020)

4/23/2020: UK tour performances at the Ryedale Festival cancelled (July 24-25, 2020)

3/15/2020: Scylla et Glaucus opera performances cancelled (April 15-19, 2020)

3/7/2020: SESSIONS: Jewish Songlines cancelled (March 10, 2020)

3/7/2020: Romantic Reflections performances cancelled (March 11-15, 2020)


Dear Friends and Patrons of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale,

We deeply regret to announce that we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel all remaining performances of the 2019-20 season:

  • SESSIONS: Jewish Songlines at Bing Concert Hall Studio
  • Romantic Reflections in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Berkeley
  • Scylla et Glaucus in San Francisco

We have been constantly and carefully reviewing the very latest information from the Center for Disease Control and various public health departments across the Bay Area in regards to COVID-19. By order of the San Francisco Mayor as of March 13, all events and large gatherings over 100 people are prohibited in San Francisco until April 30. Santa Clara County issued a similar order on the same day, and the City of Berkeley’s Health Officer has recommended all large community events be cancelled as of March 10.

We are extremely disappointed to suspend these performances but the health, safety, and well-being of our audience, musicians, and staff is paramount. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we navigate through this ongoing and ever-changing situation together.


Please note that PBO Offices will be closed temporarily beginning March 16. PBO staff will be working from home and will not be able to answer phone calls to the office, but will continue to be available via email. Please feel free to get in touch with us using our online contact form or by emailing a staff member directly. If this matter is about a cancelled concert, please email We are currently responding to a high volume of emails and your inquiry may take longer than normal to answer. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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