Explore the 2021/22 season below.

August 25–29, 2021
SPECIAL EVENT

The No One’s Rose

Music, poetry, dance and theatre combine in The No One’s Rose, each playing a crucial part in the telling of this multifaceted, genre-defying piece. PBO, in partnership with the American Modern Opera Company and Stanford Live, is heartened to bring this life-affirming work to the stage after more than six years in the making and a reschedule from its original premiere in October 2020.

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October 14–17, 2021

Schumann’s Reawakened Masterpieces

We return to live performance in grand style, with music from one of the greatest composers of the romantic era and finally welcome Music Director Richard Egarr for his first in-person performances since his appointment. Added to all this joy, we welcome the distinctive and engaging violinist Shunske Sato as he makes his PBO debut.

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November 10–14, 2021

Something Old, Something New, Something…Mad

A thrilling potpourri of baroque, classical and modern sounds make up this program, featuring conductor Jonathan Cohen and cellist Keiran Campbell.

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December 9–12, 2021

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

The perfect start to the holiday season, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio combines the drama of an oratorio with the religiosity of a cantata, resulting in a piece of astonishingly vivid musical color and intensity of emotion — and sure to be thrillingly realized by the award-winning Philharmonia Chorale.

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February 2–5, 2022
SPECIAL EVENT

Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Direct from its premiere performances at New York’s Lincoln Center, Bach’s epic Mass forms the centerpiece of our 2022 Winter Gala, together with additional performances in the Bay Area.

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February 10–13, 2022

Mozart the Radical

Mozart was a composer who loved to test boundaries, and in his Symphony No. 38 you hear him pushing the orchestra of the day to the limit, expanding the horizons of the symphony — it’s a veritable smorgasbord of invention, a riot of creativity.

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March 9–13, 2022

From Versailles to the English Court

England and France might be separated by 30-odd miles of water but their musical traditions are distinct and enlivening, each suggesting an instantly recognizable style, as demonstrated by this concert showcasing music from each.

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April 20–24, 2022

Handel’s Radamisto

Starring countertenor Iestyn Davies OBE (former star of Farinelli on Broadway) and a cast of exquisite voices, this spectacle will come to life in the hands of director Christophe Gayral, a familiar name in some of Europe’s most prestigious opera houses.

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The health and safety of our patrons, musicians, staff, and volunteers remains our top priority. We continue to monitor and follow state and local guidelines closely and work with our respective venues to develop and implement health protocols for our safe return to the concert halls.