Classic Podger

March 10–14, 2021

This performance has been cancelled.

Star violinist Rachel Podger makes her long-awaited return to the Bay Area as she extends beyond the baroque with PBO for the first time!

In lieu of live performances, our programming through April 2021 has been expanded to a digital platform. Experience 2020/VIRTUAL!

“With melodic lines of alpine crispness, Ms. Podger can be entrusted with just about anything.”

The New York TimesPro Acrobat

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Star violinist Rachel Podger makes her long-awaited return to the Bay Area as she extends beyond the baroque with PBO for the first time! In a program of Haydn and Mozart, Rachel takes audiences on a voyage through the stormy seas of Sturm und Drang. In between the tempestuous Symphony No. 39 of Haydn and the little G minor symphony by Mozart, the prodigy of Salzburg, Podger displays her virtuosity in dazzling violin concertos by each composer, wielding her violin throughout as Mozart or Haydn himself would have in the very first performances.

The Music

HAYDN Symphony No. 39 in G minor, Hob. I:39 “Tempesta di Mare”
MOZART Concerto for Violin No. 2 in D major, K. 211
HAYDN Concerto for Violin No. 1 in C major
MOZART Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183

Rachel Podger, violin and leader
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Pre-Concert Talk

Join us for the Pre-Concert Talk forty-five minutes prior to the concert start time. More information about the talk available here soon.
If you’re unable to join us, the Sunday Pre-Concert Talk will be livestreamed here. Tune in at 3:15PM before the Sunday performance to listen in! The video will be available for viewing after the livestream as well.

Program Notes

The program notes for this performance will be available here one week before the first performance. Refresh the page for the latest updates.

Classic Podger

WED 3/10/21
7:30 p.m.
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford
FRI 3/12/21
8:00 p.m.
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
SAT 3/13/21
8:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
SUN 3/14/21
4:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

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