Preview Vivaldi’s Spell on YouTube

Preview Vivaldi’s Spell with the following recordings of works on the program featuring PBO director Monica Huggett!

Vivaldi’s Spell

Monica Huggett, director + violin

The most virtuosic of the Brandenburgs, No. 2 featuring trumpet, and No. 4 with its Italianate details, match up with works by Vivaldi, the most important composer of the Italian concerto. Hear works by Vivaldi that Bach knew intimately. Featuring Josh Cohen as… Read More » »

Mark Powell to step down as Director of Development and Marketing

PORTLAND, OR — Mark Powell, Portland Baroque Orchestra’s Director of Development and Marketing since 2006, will step down from his position April 15, 2016, to accept a full-time position as executive director of Cappella Romana.

Mark Powell

Cappella Romana, the Northwest’s leading chamber choir, is perhaps best known to PBO audiences as the chorus for PBO’s annual productions of Handel’s Messiah,… Read More » »

Baroque Wars: The Harpsichord Strikes Bach!


Witness the invention of the keyboard concerto as Alexander Weimann performs the virtuosic Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 with its spectacular harpsichord solo. Music featuring the harpsichord with two instruments (a “triple” pairing) match those by or attributed to Bach’s son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. Featuring Janet See as flute soloist.

February 19-21, 2016

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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