Come to PBO SESSIONS for 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, and complimentary wine follows every performance along with an opportunity to engage with the artists.
THE POETRY OF PAUL CELAN
with Matthew Aucoin, Francesco Spagnolo & AMOC
Explore the world of Jewish Romanian poet and Holocaust survivor Paul Celan, whose work inspired composer Matthew Aucoin to create The No One’s Rose. Aucoin joins PBO’s Jews & Music scholar Francesco Spagnolo and stage director Zack Winokur in dialogue about music, life, and loss, including an exploration of visual artist Anselm Kiefer, whose works were inspired by Celan.
Tuesday, September 29, 8pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
PURCELL, MONKEYS, AND CHOCOLATE
with Richard Egarr & Rowan Pierce
What do dancing apes, chocolate poisoning, and Henry Purcell have in common? Let Music Director Richard Egarr connect the dots through lively, interactive discussion about the English composer and performances by soprano Rowan Pierce.
Monday, November 2, 8pm
ODC Theater, San Francisco