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PBO is Bringing Back Baroque!

Friday June 11, 2021 @ 8:00 pm PDT

Live music is all about our shared experience. Join us LIVE for the first time since February 2020when violin virtuoso Augusta McKay Lodge makes her Philharmonia debut as leader! Augusta will lead the Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players at our San Francisco home — the venerable Herbst Theatre — marking Herbst’s first live performances since the pandemic began. 

As a historically informed violinist based in Paris, Lodge performs regularly as a soloist and concertmaster, appearing on the world’s most important stages including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Concertgebouw and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  A graduate of Juilliard’s Historical Performance program as a Kovner Fellow, McKay Lodge first performed with PBO in a side-by-side partnership with the conservatory’s premiere ensemble Juilliard415. She will lead a gorgeous and intriguing program of concertos by HandelVivaldi and Valentini and Telemann’s “Bizarre” orchestral suite. Don’t miss this dynamic musical event — we’re bringing Baroque back…together!


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HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 7 in B flat Major
VIVALDI Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 157
VIVALDI Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro RV 169
TELEMANN Orchestral Suite “La Bizarre”, TWV 55:G2
VIVALDI Concerto for 2 Violins and Cello in D minor
VALENTINI Concerto Grosso in A Minor, Op. 7 No. 11
HANDEL Chaconne from Terpsichore

About Augusta McKay Lodge

Augusta McKay Lodge, “the real thing, a true virtuoso” and “an exceptional violinist” (Seen and Heard International), enjoys a flourishing career as an international prize-winning baroque and modern violinist based in New York and Paris. She has had solo appearances in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully, Kennedy Center, Concertgebouw, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Kosciuszko Foundation, the French Consulate in NYC, and more, and performed concertos with Juilliard415 and Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. Recently, she gave a solo performance of Handel’s Violin Sonatas alongside William Christie. As a creative director, McKay Lodge founded her own ensemble Voyage Sonique.

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How We’re Keeping You Safe: The health plan for this event is being developed in accordance with regulations set by the State of California, San Francisco Department of Public Health, the City and County of San Francisco, and the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center.

This performance will be approximately 75 minutes in length and will be performed without intermission. All patrons, musicians, and staff must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival, and masks are required at all times. There will be significantly reduced concert hall capacity, seating by household pods with appropriate physical distancing between each pod, increased ventilation and filtration standards, social distancing requirements, and other safety measures in place.

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Friday June 11, 2021
8:00 pm PDT
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