SESSIONS

SESSIONS is a guided and deconstructed tour of music, social and political history, and art.

Each 90-minute program includes multimedia, illuminating dialogue from the stage, and incredible orchestral and vocal performances.
Tickets to these lively experiences are always $25, with complimentary wine and an opportunity to engage with the artists.
Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 8:00 p.m.
Bing Studio, Stanford

A Meetup with Davóne

'Recital No. 1: MASS' transforms the Catholic Mass into a vessel for holding, comparing, contrasting, and connecting music of faith from the Western European, African American, and 21st Century traditions including the music of J.S. Bach, Margaret Bonds, Moses Hogan, and newly commissioned works from Caroline Shaw, Tyshawn Sorey, and Composer in Residence Tarik O'Regan. The program reveals that diverse cultures and aesthetics share equally deep connections throughout our collective human journey. Creative Partner Davóne Tines will curate and perform this dynamic program, which also "features" the audience as they engage deeply with Davóne in topics ranging from why we go to concerts, why baroque and new music, how together we set the tone for the future of classical music.

Davóne Tines, Creative Partner
Philharmonia Chamber Players
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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 8:00 p.m.
ODC Theater, San Francisco

Voice Crossing

Using striking examples from his own output and those of his contemporaries, as well as some vivid gems from as far back as the 14th century, Tarik O’Regan explores the role of the human voice from a composer’s perspective. Beginning with a solitary singer and culminating in the combined forces of PBO’s Chamber Players and Chorale, Tarik will trace a unique journey across centuries and cultures to arrive at the very music he is writing today, here in San Francisco, as PBO’s Composer in Residence.

Tarik O’Regan, Composer in Residence
Richard Egarr, Music Director
Philharmonia Chamber Players
Philharmonia Chorale
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“PBO SESSIONS manifests the PBO core: authenticity, belief that audiences (of all ages) are intelligent, and fascination with the culture and context of classical music.”

Lou FancherSan Francisco Classical Voice
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