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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Juilliard415 join forces for a historically informed jam session, November 10

PBO and The Juilliard School’s renowned period instrument ensemble present a program of Baroque heavy hitters, including Bach, Vivaldi, and Rameau

October 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO—To nurture the next generation of historically informed performance, Philharmonia and The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program will collaborate for the third time to bring the star students of Juilliard415, the school’s acclaimed period-instrument ensemble, to practice and perform alongside PBO’s seasoned professionals. Annual residencies include masterclasses, coaching, and a culminating side-by-side showcase of PBO mentors and J415 students. On November 10 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco,
musicians from J415 and the Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players present a bi-coastal celebration of historically informed performance, with works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Rameau. See complete listing information below.

With the growing popularity of historical performance practice among conservatory students, Philharmonia and The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program launched a long-term collaboration in 2016. Several musicians who perform with Philharmonia are also on faculty at Juilliard, including oboist Gonzalo X. Ruiz, violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock and cellist Phoebe Carrai. Richard Egarr, Philharmonia’s Music Director Designate, has also been on faculty for the past seven years. The Juilliard Historical Performance
program celebrate its 10th anniversary this year.

This program featuring the best of the Baroque era begins with Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, comprising a set of dance movements in the French style and opening with a French ouverture. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, among Bach’s most perennially popular works, is also included. Juilliard violinist and San Francisco Conservatory of Music alumna Shelby Yamin steps forward as soloist in Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major for Violin and Double Orchestra. Rounding out the program is the orchestral suite from Rameau’s Castor et Pollux, telling the story of the twins of Greek myth (and brothers of Helen of Troy).

Listing information:


Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Juilliard415
Nicholas McGegan, conductor

BACH Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066
VIVALDI Concerto in D major for Violin and Double Orchestra, RV 582
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
RAMEAU Orchestral Suite from Castor et Pollux

Sunday, November 10, 4:00 pm
ODC Theater, San Francisco
3153 17th Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tickets: $25

Stephanie Li
Marketing Associate