PBO 2007-2008 Concert Schedule

PBO is pleased to announce our 2007-2008 concert season.  To request a season brochure, please click here. Information on concert locations can be found on our Venues and Directions page.  Single ticket purchase information can be found below.

Listen to our special new feature: a podcast preview of each concert.

Season Concerts:

September | October | November | December | February | March | April

Special Events:

Ravinia Festival | Festival Del Sole | Hail Britannia

Season Concerts

The Shepherd King - September 2007 Audio Intro

Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano

Mozart: Il re pastore

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano
Lisa Saffer, soprano
Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano
Iain Paton, tenor
Michael Slattery, tenor

Sat Sept 22 - Berkeley 1
Sun Sept 23 - Berkeley 2
Thu Sept 27 - San Francisco
Fri Sept 28 - Palo Alto

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King of the Concerto - October 2007 Audio Intro

Monica Huggett, violin

Vivaldi: Violin and Oboe Concerti from Op. 11
Vivaldi: Concerto for Oboe and Violin, RV 548
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Violins, RV 522

Monica Huggett, violin & leader
Jolianne von Einem, violin
Carla Moore, violin
Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe

Fri Oct 5 - Palo Alto
Sat Oct 6 - Berkeley 1
Sun Oct 7 - Berkeley 2
Tues Oct 9 - Contra Costa
Fri Oct 12 - San Francisco

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The Royal Dance - November 2007 Audio Intro

Marion Verbruggen, recorder

Rameau: Castor et Pollux, suite d'orchestre
Telemann: Concerto for recorder & flute in E minor
Vivaldi: Concerto for violin in B-flat major
Bach: Recorder concerto in F major (reconstruction by Frans Brüggen)

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Marion Verbruggen, recorder
Stephen Schultz, flute
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

Fri Nov 2 - San Francisco
Sat Nov 3 - Berkeley 1
Sun Nov 4 - Berkeley 2
Tue Nov 6 - Contra Costa
Fri Nov 9 - Palo Alto

guest appearance:
Sat Nov 10
Sunset Center, Carmel

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The Majesty of Christmas - December 2007 Audio Intro

Konrad Junghänel, conductor

Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie (The Christmas Story)
Kuhnau: O Heilige Zeit
Rosenmüller: Sonata in D minor
Rosenmüller: Magnificat

Konrad Junghänel, conductor
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director

Fri Dec 7 - Palo Alto
Sat Dec 8 - Berkeley 1
Sun Dec 9 - Berkeley 2
Wed Dec 12 - Contra Costa
Fri Dec 14 - San Francisco

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The Emperor - February 2008 Audio Intro

Robert Levin, fortepiano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"
Reicha: Overture in D major
Schubert: Symphony No. 3

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Robert Levin, fortepiano

Thu Feb 7 - San Francisco
Fri Feb 8 - Palo Alto
Sat Feb 9 - Berkeley 1
Sun Feb 10 - Berkeley 2

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The Queen of Egypt - March 2008 Audio Intro

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano

Handel: "Piangerò, la sorte mia" from Giulio Cesare
Graun: Overture and Arias from Cleopatra e Cesare
Matheson: The Death of Cleopatra
Quantz: Concerto for Flute

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano
Janet See, flute

Thu Mar 13 - San Francisco
Fri Mar 14 - Palo Alto
Sat Mar 15 - Berkeley 1
Sun Mar 16 - Berkeley 2
Tue Mar 18 - Contra Costa

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Coronation & Victory - April 2008 Audio Intro

Philharmonia Chorale

Handel: Zadok the Priest
Handel: Dettingen Te Deum
Purcell: My Beloved Spake
Purcell: Chaconny in G
Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord Alway

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Kai Wessel, countertenor
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Nathaniel Watson, baritone
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director

Thu Apr 3 - San Francisco
Fri Apr 4 - Palo Alto
Sat Apr 5 - Berkeley 1
Sun Apr 6 - Berkeley 2

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Special Events

Ravinia Festival - June 5 and 6, 2007

Jake HeggiePBO makes its debut at Chicago's renowned Ravinia Festival with a reprise of Jake Heggie's To Hell and Back, commissioned by PBO to commemorate its 25th Anniversary Season.  The program will also include works by Rameau and Handel, and will feature sopranos Isabel Bayrakdarian and Patti LuPone.

Tickets are available exclusively through Ravinia Festival, at (847) 266-5100 or online.

Festival Del Sole - July 14, 2007

Danielle De Niese, sopranoNapa Valley's Festival del Sole presents PBO and Nicholas McGegan in a program featuring soprano Danielle De Niese and countertenor David Daniels singing arias from Handel's magnificent Giulio Cesare.

Tickets are available exclusively through Festival del Sole, at (707) 944-1300 or online.

David Daniels, countertenorSpecial offer for PBO patrons: 10% off any of Festival del Sole's 2007 concerts - use promotion code NVBAROQUE.

An Evening at the Palace: Hail Britannia - October 13, 2007

PBO's Annual Gala & Fundraiser

UK FlagTravel back in time with us as we dine on sumptuous cuisine, drink from the fruit of the vine and vie for grand auction items at Philharmonia's 15th annual gala dinner and auction. All proceeds benefit Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra's artistic and educational endeavors.

To request an invitation, please call PBO at (415) 252-1288 or send us an email.