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What kind of music do you play? I know you’re called Portland Baroque Orchestra…but?
PBO specializes in works of the Baroque and Classical eras, but also explores the musical world outside of those time constraints, performing with period instruments or replicas of instruments that were available when the music was composed. This means that our concerts feature familiar instruments that may look or sound a little different (for example, violins with gut strings or flutes made of wood and bone) as well as instruments that are no longer a part of the modern orchestra (like the theorbo).
Who performs with PBO?
Our Artistic Director for twenty-five years is Monica Huggett! You can see a list of all of our orchestra members here. Each season we also feature guest artists and directors. In 2019-2020 PBO was thrilled to present harpsichordist Avi Stein, contralto Vicki St. Pierre, and others.
Did you know:
In our monthly newsletter, The Baroque Enquirer, our Executive Director Abigail McKee answers questions in her very own Dear Abby column. You can subscribe to our newsletter by clicking the E-News Sign Up button on the left-hand side of the page.