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PBO 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.

2022/23 Events

Davóne Tines

Creative Partner

Nola Richardson


David Belkovski


The Artist as Human

Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
Friday, February 17, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
ODC Theater, San Francisco

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 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.

Nola Richardson, soprano
Davóne Tines,
Creative Partner
David Belkovski,
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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