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Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season promises an eclectic array of sound experiences, with sacred vocal works by Bach, Mozart and Pärt, virtuosic concerti by Vivaldi and Geminiani, and Handel at his dramatic heights. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw completes her PBO-commissioned song cycle for a world-premiere at Lincoln Center and guest artists mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, violinist Rachel Barton Pine, and conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley, all experts in Baroque, Classical and early-Romantic music and versatile champions of boundary-pushing, team up with PBO as we transport audiences to a musical terrain at once familiar and fresh, spare and sumptuous.

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Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season promises an eclectic array of sound experiences, with sacred vocal works by Bach, Mozart and Pärt, virtuosic concerti by Vivaldi and Geminiani, and Handel at his dramatic heights. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw completes her PBO-commissioned song cycle for a world-premiere at Lincoln Center and guest artists mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, violinist Rachel Barton Pine, and conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley, all experts in Baroque, Classical and early-Romantic music and versatile champions of boundary-pushing, team up with PBO as we transport audiences to a musical terrain at once familiar and fresh, spare and sumptuous.

Camille Ortiz

MOZART MAGNIFIED
October 3-7, 2018

MOZART “Litaniae Lauretanae”
MOZART “Exsultate, jubilate”
MOZART Mass No. 15 in C major, “Coronation Mass”

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Camille Ortiz, soprano
Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano
James Reese, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director

Wed.October 3 | 7:30 pm
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, Palo Alto
Fri. October 5 | 8 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Sat. October 6 | 8 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sun. October 7 | 4 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Alana Youssefian

VIVALDI THE TEACHER
NOVEMBER 7-11, 2018

CORELLI Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 7 in D major
VIVALDI Concerto for Two Violins in C major
VIVALDI Concerto for Two Violoncellos in G minor
VIVALDI Concerto for Two Oboes in D minor
VIVALDI Concerto for Two Violins and Two Violoncellos in G major
VIVALDI Concerto for Oboe and Violin in B-flat major
VIVALDI Concerto for Violin in B-flat major
GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor, “La Follia” (after Corelli)

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Elizabeth Blumenstock & Alana Youssefian, violin
Phoebe Carrai & Keiran Campbell, violoncello
Gonzalo X. Ruiz & David Dickey, oboe

Wed. November 7 | 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto
Fri. November 9 | 8 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Sat. November 10 | 8 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sun. November 11 | 4 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Patrick Dupré Quigley

PHILHARMONIC FIRE
With Patrick Dupré Quigley

December 5-9, 2018

MONTEVERDI “Confitebor tibi Domine,” No. 2, from Selva Morale e Spirituale
BACH Cantata No. 61 Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland
VIVALDI Nisi Dominus
PURCELL The Frost Scene (Act III, Scene II), from King Arthur
BACH Cantata No. 140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor
Margot Rood, soprano
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Steven Soph, tenor
Steven Eddy, baritone

Wed. December 5 | 7:30 pm
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, Palo Alto
Fri. December 7 | 8 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Sat. December 8 | 8 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sun. December 9 | 4 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Rachel Barton Pine

VIENNESE PIVOT
With Rachel Barton Pine

February 6-10, 2019

MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
CLEMENT Violin Concerto in D major
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 6 in C major

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Wed. February 6 | 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto
Fri.February 8 | 8 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Sat. February 9 | 8 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sun. February 10 | 4 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Anne Sofie von Otter

ANNE SOFIE von OTTER

March 6-10, 2019

HANDEL Overture to Partenope
HANDEL arias and duets from Partenope, Semele, and Solomon
HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 4 in A minor
PÄRT Summa
PÄRT Vater Unser
PÄRT Es sang vor langen Jahren
SHAW Red, Red Rose
SHAW The Rose i
PURCELL Suite from The Fairy Queen

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Moody, countertenor

Wed. March 6 | 7:30 pm
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, Palo Alto
Fri. March 8 | 8 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Sat. March 9 | 8 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sun. March 10 | 4 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen

HANDEL’S SAUL
April 6-13, 2019

HANDEL Saul

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano (Michal)
Yulia Van Doren, soprano (Merab)
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor (David)
Aaron Sheehan, tenor (Jonathan)
Jonathan Smucker, tenor
(High Priest, Witch of Endor, Abner, Amalekite)
Daniel Okulitch, baritone (Saul)
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director

Sat. April 6 | 8 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sun. April 7 | 4 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Fri. April 12 | 8 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Sat. April 13 | 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

All dates, venues, and programming subject to change.

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