PBO 2018-2019 Season at a Glance

Portland Baroque Orchestra — 2018-19: The 35th Season

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Explore each individual concert, or have glance at a season overview, below:

Vivaldi: The Red Priest, The Poet
First Baptist Church
Kaul Auditorium

Oct. 19-20
Oct. 21
Monica Huggett leads PBO in an all-Vivaldi program including concerti for one, two, and four violins from L’Estro armonico, Opus 3. Soprano Hana Blažíková, who made her PBO debut in 2016 with Breathtaking: A Voice and Cornetto Intertwined, returns to perform a pair of Vivaldi motets, including Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630.
Telemann in Paris
First Baptist Church

Oct. 26 & 27*
* matinee!
Monica Huggett and PBO’s principal flutist Janet See celebrate France’s love affair with the flute. We explore Telemann’s impressions of France through his beloved Paris Quartets, and sample Couperin’s Les Nations with La Françoise and L’Impériale. For the first time since we began our Chamber Music series, you can choose from an evening (Oct. 26) or matinee performance (Oct. 27).
An Empire of Silver & Gold
First Baptist Church
Kaul Auditorium
Nov. 16 & 17
Nov. 18
Daniel Zuluaga guest directs this trailblazing program of works he gathered in archives of Latin American cathedrals. Five singers, two guitars, dulcian, violins, cello, cornetto, harp, and percussion blend familiar baroque sounds with distinct Latin American flavors.
Handel’s Messiah
First Baptist Church

Dec. 7-10
Guest director and harpsichordist Desmond Earley leads PBO and Cappella Romana in Portland’s only annual production of this holiday tradition on period instruments. Guest soloists include Miriam Allan, soprano; Laura Beckel Thoreson, mezzo-soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; William Gaunt, bass-baritone. Choose a full-length or highlights performance. Hallelujah!
Bach and the Young Prince
First Baptist Church
Kaul Auditorium

Feb. 15 & 16
Feb. 17
Pondering the impact of Bach’s influence on all of music, Beethoven once said, “Not Brook but Ocean should be his name.” His concerti are one part of that nearly endless sea, and Monica Huggett leads a program of that canon for violins and oboe highlighting PBO’s extraordinary violin section and principal oboist and fan favorite Gonzalo X. Ruiz.
Love, Chaos, and Restoration
First Baptist Church

Feb. 22
Monica Huggett and John Lenti join forces for this intimate English Baroque chamber program, featuring works by Henry Purcell, John Blow, Matthew Locke, and others. Portland soprano Arwen Myers will join the ensemble for a selection of songs.
The Road to Dresden
First Baptist Church
Kaul Auditorium

Mar. 15 & 16
Mar. 17
Acclaimed British and Brazilian violin virtuoso Rodolfo Richter, who studied with Monica Huggett, makes his PBO debut leading a program of Telemann, Biber, Muffat, Pisendel, and more on a journey through the cosmopolitan centers of Northern Europe. The program features Telemann’s quirky and evocative violin concerto, “The Frogs.”
Leclair, Rameau, and the Age of Enlightenment
First Baptist Church

Apr. 6
PBO and Byron Schenkman & Friends co-present an evening of decadent music from the late French Baroque, the age of Voltaire and the Philosophes. Monica Huggett and harpsichordist Byron Schenkman will perform Couperin’s La Paix du Parnasse and Leclair’s Deuxième Récréation de Musique for two violins and continuo; and selections from Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concerts.
Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony
First Baptist Church
Kaul Auditorium

Apr. 26 & 27
Apr. 28
PBO concludes its 35th season with a Mozart feast, including the C Minor piano concerto (featuring fortepianist Eric Zivian) and his Symphony No. 41, his final large symphony commonly known as Jupiter. The program will also shine the spotlight on our full complement of winds with Mozart’s utterly charming Wind Serenade No. 11 in E-flat Major.

Special Events

Guest Engagement:
J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
Friday, December 14 (Cantatas 1-3) & Saturday, December 15 (Cantatas 4-6), 2018, 7pm   |  Trinity Cathedral

PBO is delighted to once again join forces with the choir of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral for J.S. Bach’s spectacular Christmas Oratorio! Celebrated Bach scholar & interpreter Matthew Dirst will lead PBO, the Trinity Cathedral Choir, and soloists from across the country for a performance of the full oratorio over two nights. Celebrate the season with other concertgoers at a festive Wassail Party after each concert!

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Purchase tickets online at Purchase tickets online beginning May 1, 2018. Patrons purchasing tickets for both concerts will enjoy a discount!