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Monica Huggett: Eric Clapton of the Violin?

Monica Huggett Eric Clapton Rock and Roll

Monica Huggett, Rock Goddess?

Bill Mayr Reveals Monica Huggett’s Rock Roots:

Coming of age in swinging London of the 1960s, Monica Huggett wanted to become the next Eric Clapton. She became a violinist rather than a rock-guitar goddess, but any disappointment has been eased by a long international career as a top specialist in baroque music and a leader of chamber orchestras in Europe and the United States. … Music from the baroque… Read More » »

Praetorius Christmas Vespers - Program Notes

David Fallis - Praetorius Christmas Vespers

The following notes are courtesy of guest director David Fallis:



Michael Praetorius is one of the most prolific and influential composers of the early German Baroque. There is some uncertainty about his birth date – contemporary sources suggest from as early as 1569 to as late as 1572 – but the most generally accepted date is February 15, 1571. He died on February 15, 1621 at the height of his powers, on his fiftieth birthday. During… Read More » »

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After Two Days of Shopping, #GivingTuesday is a day to give back

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TODAY, December 1st, is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global movement born in 2012 to shine a light on giving back. Make a gift to Portland Baroque Orchestra TODAY!.

It is a holiday designed to rival Black Friday and Cyber Monday: a day to focus on what really matters.

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Blazing Strings Guest Director Carla Moore

Carla Moore, Guest Director Blazing Strings

How well do you know PBO concertmaster Carla Moore?

Learn more before she leads the soloists of the orchestra in a thrilling display of fire and passion in Italian concertos, capped by Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, perhaps the most Italian of the six.

Carla Moore

Carla Moore is one of America’s foremost Baroque violinists acclaimed for her stylish and virtuosic playing. A First Prize winner of the Erwin Bodky Competition for… Read More » »

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