Prelude Lectures

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra is pleased to present Prelude Lectures. These informal discussions take place forty five minutes before each concert performance. They are free to all ticket-holders and are designed to enrich the concert experience with thoughtful insights from Nic McGegan, guest artists, musicians, scholars and speakers from the world of classical music. We invite all ticket-holders to join us for our Prelude Lectures throughout the season.

Join us at our next pre-concert talk
Hymns of Praise with Bruce Lamott


April 27, 6:45 p.m. – Bing Concert Hall, Palo Alto
April 28, 7:15 p.m. – Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
April 30, 7:15 p.m. – First Congregational Church, Berkeley
May 1, 6:45 p.m. – First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Chorale Director and Scholar-in-Residence Bruce Lamott will discuss the complex relationship between Judaism and Christianity in Mendelssohn’s family. He will also describe the influences of Bach and Beethoven in the “Hymn of Praise.”