Nola Richardson, soprano
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
David Belkovski, keyboard
Kevin Payne, theorbo
William Skeen, cello
PBO SESSIONS is a guided and deconstructed tour of music, social and political history, and art.
Classical music is a meeting place between the highest levels of technical execution and self-expression. The lived experience of musicians is the fuel for beauty and masterful artistry, but do audiences see the humans behind the performances they engage? Singer Nola Richardson, PBO Creative Partner Davóne Tines, and PBO Assistant Conductor David Belkovski explore their personal connections to the music and art they make through lenses of gender, race, and sexuality. The artists will let audiences in on the long-term, iterative process to excavate these themes through old and new music from Henry Purcell, David Belkovski, Katherine Balch, and more.
HENRY PURCELL ‘Evening Hymn’
KATHERINE BALCH ‘these intervals matter’
FRANCESCO GEMINIANI ‘Cello Sonata D Minore’
DAVID BELKOVSKI ‘Tombeau for the Artist as a Young Man’
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI ‘Lasciatemi morire’
TYSHAWN SOREY after “Were you there”
Open Rehearsal Piece: announced by the artists from the stage.
“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