2019-2020 Season

Welcome to Monica’s Dream Season!

Celebrate 25 years of artistic leadership with some of Monica Huggett’s favorite pieces! Purchase tickets below or give us a call at 503-222-6000 to order a subscription.

HANDEL’S “MESSIAH”

Handel’s Messiah

Fri DEC 13, 7:30pm
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Sat DEC 14, 7:30pm
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Sun DEC 15, 3:00pm
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Highlights Performance
Mon DEC 16, 7:30pm
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Hallelujah! Monica Huggett takes the stage to lead one of the most-performed works in musical history– Handel’s Messiah. Portland’s only annual production of this holiday tradition on period instruments… …

TROUSERS & TIARAS: GENDER ROLES IN HANDEL OPERAS

Trousers & Tiaras: Gender Roles in Handel Operas

Fri FEB 14, 7:30pm
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Sat FEB 15, 7:30pm
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Sun FEB 16, 3:00pm
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ORCHESTRA SERIES: For centuries, opera has manipulated gender: men playing women, women singing “trouser roles” as men. In this production, contralto Vicki St. Pierre sings roles written for several of the Baroque era’s famed castrati. …

THEATRICAL CONCERTI: COMEDY, DELIGHT, AND DRAMA

Theatrical Concerti: Comedy, Delight, and Drama

Fri MAR 13, 7:30pm
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Sat MAR 14, 7:30pm
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Sun MAR 15, 3:00pm
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ORCHESTRA SERIES: PBO Concertmaster Carla Moore leads a program of pure fun! Musical characters abound as the orchestra explores the less serious side of the Baroque. …

THE FOUR SEASONS IN CELEBRATION OF MONICA HUGGETT

SPECIAL EVENT: Celebrate Monica’s 25th anniversary as artistic director at this very special event! For one night only, Monica revisits her definitive performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. …

BACH SONATAS: INTIMATE WORKS FOR VIOLIN AND HARPSICHORD

CHAMBER SERIES: Monica Huggett is joined by harpsichordist Elliot Figg in this recital of the beloved six sonatas for violin and obligato harpsichord by Bach. …

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL AND PBO

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and PBO

Fri Apr 24, 7:00pm
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Sat Apr 25, 7:00pm
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GUEST ENGAGEMENT: PBO ushers in Spring with the pomp and ceremony of Handel's Coronation Anthems alongside the choir of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. …

ENGLISH ECHOES: NEOCLASSICAL REFLECTIONS ON 17TH CENTURY ENGLAND

ORCHESTRA SERIES: For over two decades, Monica has dreamed of a program exploring the connection between English music in the 17th and early 20th centuries. Join her in bringing this vision to life! …

MONICA HUGGETT INVITES YOU TO LUNCH

Annual PBO Benefit Luncheon

Past Performance

SPECIAL EVENT: For 25 years, Portland Baroque Orchestra has been led by Monica Huggett. Celebrate her many contributions to the field of historically informed performance alongside orchestra members at our annual benefit luncheon. …

THE BRANDENBURGS: SIX ICONIC CONCERTOS

ORCHESTRA SERIES: Monica Huggett leads all six of J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos while playing violin, viola, and violino piccolo. Harpsichordist Byron Schenkman, trumpeter Kris Kwapis, and flutist Janet See also play starring roles. …

MENDELSSOHN & BRAHMS: GRAND CHAMBER WORKS

CHAMBER SERIES: PBO’s Chamber Series gets Romantic with Brahms’s Sextet No. 2 in G Major followed by Mendelssohn’s Octet, Opus 20 led by Monica Huggett. …

CROSSING THE CHANNEL: IMMIGRANT COMPOSERS IN LONDON

ORCHESTRA SERIES: 18th century London was one of Europe’s great cultural capitals, thanks in part to a tide of immigrant composers. In Crossing the Channel, guest director and harpsichordist Avi Stein explores the music of these new arrivals alongside English-born composers seeking to emulate the sounds of the continent. …