Video Premieres

Great Arts. Period.

A project led by Portland Baroque Orchestra

For PBO’s 20-21 all-digital season performances, please click here.

Great Arts. Period. is an admission-free digital concert hall created by Portland Baroque Orchestra in response to the live event ban. We provide one-stop access for audiences to discover and enjoy reliably excellent, interesting, and new content. Our goal is to ensure the arts remain relevant, responsive, creative, and solvent. PBO’s 20-21 Season will be premiered on Great Arts. Period.‘s YouTube channel.

For general information about Great Arts. Period. email us .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you’re an arts organization interested in premiering a performance email us .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Stay up-to-date by signing up for Great Arts. Period.‘s newsletter HERE.

Video streaming questions?

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Example Premieres

Portland Baroque Orchestra, Bach Sonatas: Part I | Friday, August 7, 2020, 7:30pm

Great Arts. Period.

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Video Streaming FAQ

What’s a YouTube Premiere?

A YouTube Premiere is a video scheduled to premiere at a certain time, just like a movie or TV show premiere. Before and during the premiere viewers can interact in the chat (moderated by us). Viewers can also comment on the video during and after the premiere. Premieres allow PBO patrons, musicians, staff, and board members to all enjoy performances together in a digital concerthall.

What if I cannot watch the performance at the time it premieres?

No problem! Following the premiere, videos will be live on YouTube and at Great Arts. Period. for at least two years.

Will I have access to all the performances?

Yes! Anyone can visit YouTube and watch these performances. It’s a great way to get a taste of what PBO does if you’ve never attended a concert. Plus, you can share the link with friends and family.

Do I have to make a donation to watch these performances?

While all performances are free and available to all, PBO is reliant upon your generous contributions. Normally, ticket sales make up 55% of our revenue. Your contributions make it possible for us to produce Great Music during the ban on large gatherings. Support us today!

Here’s a list of all the devices you can use to watch YouTube Premieres.

In addition to your computer, phone, or tablet, you can watch YouTube on TV through many devices available around the world. Click here to see a constantly updated list of devices.

Health & Safety

August 3, 3030 | We are thrilled to announce Portland Baroque Orchestra’s 2020-21 Season, an all-digital series of twelve new performances launched on our newest initiative: Great Arts. Period. Each performance is brand new footage shared with the world free-of-charge on our new digital concert hall, Great Arts. Period.
April 20, 2020 | Sadly, we have had to cancel the remainder of our in-person concerts for our 2019-2020 Season. Subscribers and ticketholders have been contacted directly, but if you have not received a communication, please see Ticketholder Information below.

As we look ahead, we plan to livestream a series of chamber music performances as soon as it is safe to do so. Artistic Director Monica Huggett is hard at work planning those programs, and we will share them with you as soon as we can.

Please consider donating your ticket back to PBO, in lieu of a refund. As we look ahead, we have plans to continue creating Great Music. Period. alongside our extraordinary musicians. Converting your ticket purchase into a donation makes this work possible. If you feel strongly that you would like a refund, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you would like to donate, no response is needed. We will issue you a tax receipt for the amount of your ticket over the summer.
March 19, 2020 | Portland Baroque Orchestra’s Board of Directors has approved a temporary mission change. For the duration of public gathering restrictions, PBO will anchor a city-wide livestreaming operation, offering single-camera livestreaming and outreach support to other Portland-area arts organizations. For information about livestreaming, click HERE.
Portland Baroque Orchestra is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of all those who attend our performances. We are closely monitoring the evolving local and global COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, and are receiving updates from World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, Multnomah County, and Oregon Health Authority.

Thank You

Thank you for your recent purchase. Please check your email for your confirmation code. We also encourage you to take the time to complete our very brief survey by clicking here as your feedback is very important to us.

If you have questions or concerns about your order, please contact our Patron Services and Donor Relations Manager, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call the box office at (503) 222-6000.

Want to know more about just a few of the musicians who make PBO so special? Take a moment to watch our short video: This is who we are. This is what we treasure.


PBO’s 20-21 Season will be presented in an admission-free digital concert hall, so you can enjoy Great Music. Period. from the comfort of your home!

For in-person events PBO primarily uses two venues: First Baptist Church and Kaul Auditorium at Reed College.

Please always check specific concert details for accurate venue information.

Directions to First Baptist Church
Note: Entrance is located on SW Taylor Street.

Directions to Kaul Auditorium


If you’ve made it to our FAQs there’s probably a good chance you’ll be joining us for an event soon! If you don’t see your question answered here, feel free to give us a call or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Video streaming questions?

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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.


Single Tickets

Portland Baroque Orchestra will present an all digital season for our 2020-21 Season which will be presented in an admission-free in a digital format via Great Arts. Period.

While all performances are free and available to all, PBO is reliant upon your generous contributions. Normally, ticket sales make up 55% of our revenue. Your contributions make it possible for us to produce Great Music during the ban on large gatherings. Support us today!

Under normal circumstances, Single Tickets for the 2020-21 Season would go on sale on August 1. Stay up to date on when performances will be premiering by signing up for our e-newsletter by clicking the E-Newsletter Sign Up button on the left of the screen.

If you have further questions don’t hesitate to call us at 503-222-6000 or look to our FAQ.

Exchanges & Refunds

There are no refunds on purchased tickets. You may donate unused tickets back to the orchestra for sale at least 30 minutes prior to the performance for a tax receipt. Ticket exchanges are subject to a $5 ticket exchange fee.

Discounted Tickets

Student & Senior Discounts | Discounted student and senior (65+) rates apply to our Section C seating for all of our concerts, subject to availability in that section. Student Rush tickets can be purchased on the day of show only at the venue box office and are $5 (valid for one ticket per student ID). PBO does not offer senior discount tickets at the door.

Arts for All | PBO is a founding member of the Arts for All program which offers $5 tickets, subject to availability, to patrons with an Oregon Trail card. You may purchase these in advance from the Box Office or at the door; showing your Oregon Trail card to be eligible.

Group Discounts | Group tickets may also be purchased at a discount for parties of 10 or more. For group sales, call or e-mail our Patron Services and Donor Relations Manager, Matt Eilar, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | 503-222-6000