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When you combine the country’s best period instrument musicians and vocalists with one of the world’s most visionary conductors, the sound is unmistakably PBO. Passionate. Brilliant. Original.

Not all orchestras are the same. And Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale loves being different. We play historically-informed music. Comprised of the most talented instrumentalists and singers in the country, our ensemble comes together each month to play music from the Baroque, Classical and pre-Romantic periods. We also perform new commissions to showcase the extraordinary work of today’s bright composers. It all happens under the inimitable musical direction of Nicholas McGegan who brings fresh interpretations to historic works and pushes the boundaries with a range of music.

Brenden Gunnell
Brenden Gunnell

U.S. Premiere
The Judas Passion

October 4–8, 2017

TELEMANN Tafelmusik, Suite No. 1 in E minor
BEAMISH The Judas Passion

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Brenden Gunnell, tenor
Roderick WIlliams, bass-baritone
Julia Doyle, soprano
Philharmonia Chorale
Bruce Lamott, director

Wednesday, October 4 @ 7:30 pm
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford

Friday, October 6, 2017 @ 8 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 8 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Sunday, October 8, 2017 @ 4 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Elizabeth Blumenstock
Elizabeth Blumenstock

Vivaldi in Venice
featuring Elizabeth Blumenstock
November 8–12, 2017

VIVALDI “l’Autunno” in F major, RV 293 from Le quattro stagioni
LOCATELLI Introduzione Teatrale Op. 4, No. 5 in D major
PISENDEL Concerto for Violin and Two Oboes in G minor
VERACINI Sarabande “Arpeggiata” from Overture No. 4 in F major​
HANDEL Overture to Agrippina in G minor, HWV 6
ALBINONI Concerto for Two Oboes, Op. 9, No. 6 in G major
TARTINI Concerto for Violin in A major, D. 91
CAMPRA Le Carnaval de Venice (selections)

Elizabeth Blumenstock, leader and violin

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Friday November 10, 2017 @ 8 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 8 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 4 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Diana Moore
Diana Moore

HOLIDAY BONUS CONCERT
Handel’s Messiah
December 8–9, 2017

HANDEL Messiah

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano
James Reese, tenor
Philip Cutlip, baritone
Philharmonia Chorale
Bruce Lamott, director

Friday December 8, 2017 @ 7 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 7 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Philip Cutlip
Philip Cutlip

Handel’s
Joseph and his Brethren
December 14–17, 2017

HANDEL Joseph and his Brethren

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Philip Cutlip, baritone
Philharmonia Chorale
Bruce Lamott, director

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 7 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 7 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 4 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Steven Isserlis
Steven Isserlis

Harmonic Convergence
with Steven Isserlis
February 7–11, 2018

MOZART Symphony No. 33
HAYDN Concerto for Violoncello No. 2 in D major
HERSCHEL Symphony No. 8 in C minor
HAYDN Symphony No. 43 in E-flat major “Mercury”

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Steven Issirlis, violoncello

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 8 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 8 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 4 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Richard Egarr
Richard Egarr

Corelli the Godfather
with Richard Egarr
March 8–11, 2018

CORELLI Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 10‎ in C major
MUFFAT Sonata No. 5 in G major from Armonico tributo
HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op.6, No. 4 in A
minor
HANDEL Organ Concerto No. 15 in D minor
CORELLI Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 2 in F major
HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 1 in G major

Richard Egarr, conductor and organ

Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 8 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Friday, March 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford

Saturday, March 10 2018 @ 8 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 4 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

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BEETHOVEN UNLEASHED
featuring Avery Amereau
April 25–29, 2018

BEETHOVEN Mass in C major, Op. 86
BEETHOVEN Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 “Choral Fantasy”
CHERUBINI Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano
Chantal Santon-Jeffery, soprano
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Philharmonia Chorale
Bruce Lamott, director

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 8 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Saturday, Apil 28, 2018 @ 8 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 4 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

All dates, venues, and programming subject to change.

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