Portland Baroque Orchestra

Portland Baroque Orchestra 40th Anniversary Season

Portland Baroque Orchestra is offering subscriptions and single tickets for their 40th anniversary season. Newly-named Artistic Director Julian Perkins will lead the orchestra in intimate concerts featuring audience favorites alongside lesser-known gems, including Handel’s Messiah, a beloved holiday tradition played on all period instruments. Learn more at www.pbo.org

“I am both honored and excited to share my first season with you as Artistic Director of Portland Baroque Orchestra. From celebratory fanfares to reflections on rebuilding post-war, our programs explore narratives in which old favorites rub shoulders with lesser-known gems. Least known will be the US premiere of an opera pasticcio that I recently devised with librettist Stephen Pettitt, Dinner with Handel. This weaves together a rich tapestry of Baroque arias that seeks to find an answer to the enigma: who exactly was Handel? In putting this on, we show ourselves as advocates of what I term “Historically Inspired Performance,” in which we interact creatively with the past so that this life-affirming art form speaks to each of us afresh. And who better to do this than PBO!”
~ PBO Artistic Director Julian Perkins

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