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Life in Vivaldi’s Music Program (with Video!)

Vivaldi's Pietà vs. Juilliard By Bruce Lamott If Antonio Vivaldi worked wonders with randomly deposited orphans at the Ospedaie di Pietà in Venice, where he taught sporadically from 1703 and…

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The Compleat Chorale Singer

The Compleat Chorale Singer By Bruce Lamott Philharmonia's recent addition of "and Chorale" to its moniker had more significance than a mere change of logo. It was rather a recognition…

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Mozart in Salzburg: A Tale of Two Prince-Archbishops

MOZART IN SALZBURG: A TALE OF TWO PRINCE-ARCHBISHOPS By Bruce Lamott Mozart's love-hate relationship with Salzburg, his picturesque birthplace, stemmed largely from a regime change that was pivotal in his…

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Q&A with PBO’s Telly Award-Winning Video Director

Q&A with PBO's Telly Award-Winning Video Director More than a year after PBO co-produced the fully-staged version of Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire with CMBV and Cal Performances, the…

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Read the latest Blog: Virtuosity on Ice by Bruce Lamott

Virtuosity on Ice By Bruce Lamott It may be a stretch to suggest that audiences watching the Winter Olympics or PBO's upcoming set, "Corelli the Godfather," are looking for the…

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My Twelve Sons: Home for the Holidays

My Twelve Sons: Home for the Holidays By Bruce Lamott If we are to believe movies and television, holiday dinners are often served with a large dollop of family dysfunction…

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Tribute to Dr. Ross E. Armstrong

A Tribute to Dr. Ross E. Armstrong By Courtney Beck Dr. Ross E. Armstrong September 14, 1954 - August 29, 2017   It is with enormous sadness that we announce…

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William Skeen and his Charming Cello

My Five String Cello Has a Little History By PBO Cellist, William Skeen Most players aren't able to know much of the back story to their instrument, but I know…

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New Music for Old Instruments: Woodwinds and Brass

NEW MUSIC FOR OLD INSTRUMENTS PART I Woodwinds and Brass Bruce Lamott Although Jesus cautioned us that putting new wine into old wineskins is bad idea, his analogy doesn't extend…

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