Posted on April 22, 2016 12:09 pm by Portland Baroque Orchestra
Preview Vivaldi’s Spell with the following recordings of works on the program featuring PBO director Monica Huggett!
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 » »
Posted on March 10, 2016 4:15 pm by Portland Baroque Orchestra
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(Credit: toriavaphotography.com)
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 » »
Posted on February 17, 2016 9:34 am by Portland Baroque Orchestra
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
Posted on January 28, 2016 11:05 am by Portland Baroque Orchestra
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 » »
Posted on December 9, 2015 1:01 pm by Portland Baroque Orchestra
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 » »
Posted on December 1, 2015 11:05 am by Portland Baroque Orchestra
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