Cloaked in the English Veil

November 4—8, 2020

This performance has been cancelled.

On the heels of their acclaimed recording, Music Director Richard Egarr and star English soprano Rowan Pierce bring PBO audiences an intimate, inventive English Baroque evening.

In lieu of live performances, our programming through December 2020 has been expanded to a digital platform.

A similar replacement program has been curated for your digital enjoyment.

Explore the 2020/VIRTUAL series!

"Pierce's star is very much in the ascendant."

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About Cloaked in the English Veil

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On the heels of their acclaimed recording, Music Director Richard Egarr and star English soprano Rowan Pierce bring PBO audiences an intimate, inventive English Baroque evening. From the sweetness of Purcell classics to the quirky angularity of Purcell’s contemporary Christopher Gibbons—the first surviving child of father Orlando Gibbons—this delightful concert culminates in joyous selections from Purcell’s celebrated Fairy Queen. The inimitable Richard conducts from the harpsichord, and Pierce, known for her ebullient stage presence and a voice “like a shaft of silvery moonlight,” will surely leave you breathless! Folks, this is Richard Egarr.

The Music

GIBBONS Fantasy
BLOW Songs
LOCKE Curtain tune from The Tempest
PURCELL Songs
PURCELL Chaconne from King Arthur
PURCELL Selections from Fairy Queen

Richard Egarr, conductor and harpsichord
Rowan Pierce, soprano
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

The Artists

Richard Egarr

conductor & harpsichord

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.

Cloaked in the English Veil

WED 11/4/20
7:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto
FRI 11/6/20
8:00 p.m.
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
SAT 11/7/20
8:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
SUN 11/8/20
4:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

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