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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Season Announcement Season: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra announced their 2012-13 season this week, and it's a wow. Manny Ax playing Beethoven 4....on a foretepiano! All-Purcell program! Handel's Teseo! And more. Who could resist?

Here are the details (and by the way, their upcoming Alexander's Feast looks great):


Wednesday 3 October          The Center for Performing Arts, Atherton (8 PM)
Friday 5 October                  Herbst Theatre, San Francisco (8 PM)
Saturday 6 October              First Congregational Church, Berkeley (8 PM)
Sunday 7 October                 First Congregational Church, Berkeley (7:30 PM)

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director
Clifton Massey, countertenor

Soloists from the Philharmonia Chorale
PURCELL: Come Ye Sons of Art, Z. 323
PURCELL: Dioclesian, Z. 627

Pre-concert talk begins 45 minutes prior to each concert.
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Wednesday 7 November       Mondavi Center, Davis (8 PM)
Thursday 8 November          The Center for Performing Arts, Atherton (8 PM)
Friday 9 November               Herbst Theatre, San Francisco (8 PM)
Saturday 10 November         First Congregational Church, Berkeley (8 PM)
Sunday 11 November           First Congregational Church, Berkeley (7:30 PM)

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Emanuel Ax, fortepiano

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
BEETHOVEN: Twelve Contredanses for Orchestra, WoO 14
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

Pre-concert talk begins 45 minutes prior to each concert.
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Saturday 8 December           First Congregational Church, Berkeley (7 PM)

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Fabiana Gonzálezmezzo-soprano
Dann Coakwell, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, Director

HANDEL: Messiah
Presented by Cal Performances

Sunday 9 December             Green Music Center, Rohnert Park (3 PM)

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Fabiana Gonzálezmezzo-soprano
Dann Coakwell, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, Director
HANDEL: Messiah
Presented by Sonoma State University
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Thursday 13 December        The Center for Performing Arts, Atherton (8 PM)
Friday 14 December             Herbst Theatre, San Francisco (8 PM)
Saturday 15 December         First Congregational Church, Berkeley (8 PM)
Sunday 16 December           First Congregational Church, Berkeley (7:30 PM)

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Soloists from Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Fabiana Gonzálezmezzo-soprano
Dann Coakwell, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, Director

BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
BACH: Cantata No. 63 Christen, äzet diesen Tag, BWV 63
BACH: Magnificat in E-flat major, BWV 243a

Pre-concert talk begins 45 minutes prior to each concert.
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Saturday 12 January                        MCASD Sherwood Auditorium, La Jolla (8 PM)

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

CORELLI: Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 7 in D major
PERGOLESI: Sinfonia in F major
VIVALDI: Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons]
LOCATELLI: Concerto Grosso Op. 7, No. 6 in E-flat major, “Il pianto d’Arianna”
DURANTE: Concerto No. 5 in A major
Presented by La Jolla Music Society

Sunday 13 January                           Sunset Center, Carmel (8 PM)

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
CORELLI: Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 7 in D major
PERGOLESI: Sinfonia in F major
VIVALDI: Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons]
LOCATELLI: Concerto Grosso Op. 7, No. 6 in E-flat major, “Il pianto d’Arianna”
DURANTE: Concerto No. 5 in A major
Presented by Carmel Music Society

Wednesday 16 January                       Bing Concert Hall, Stanford (8 PM)

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

CORELLI: Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 7 in D major
PERGOLESI: Sinfonia in F major
VIVALDI: Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons]
LOCATELLI: Concerto Grosso Op. 7, No. 6 in E-flat major, “Il pianto d’Arianna”
DURANTE: Concerto No. 5 in A major
Presented by Stanford University
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Wednesday 13 February      Bing Concert Hall, Stanford (8 PM)
Friday 15 February              Herbst Theatre, San Francisco (8 PM)
Saturday 16 February          First Congregational Church, Berkeley (8 PM)
Sunday 17 February            First Congregational Church, Berkeley (7:30 PM)

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Marc Schachman, oboe
Danny Bond, bassoon

HAYDN: Symphony No. 44 in E minor “Trauer”
J.C. BACH: Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe and Bassoon in F major, T. 287/2
J.C. BACH: Symphony Op. 6, No. 6 in G minor, T. 265/7
MOZART: Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201

Pre-concert talk begins 45 minutes prior to each concert.
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Friday 15 March                   Herbst Theatre, San Francisco (8 PM)
Saturday 16 March              First Congregational Church, Berkeley (8 PM)
Sunday 17 March                 First Congregational Church, Berkeley (7:30 PM)
Wednesday 20 March          Bing Concert Hall, Stanford (8 PM)
Rachel Podger, violin and leader

CORELLI: Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 1 in D major
VIVALDI: Concerto for Violin Op. 9, No. 6 in A major “La cetra”
MOSSI: Concerto for Four Violins Op. 4, No. 12 in G minor
VIVALDI: Concerto for Two Violins Op. 3, No. 5 in A major, RV 519
PERGOLESI: Concerto for Violin in B-flat major
LOCATELLI: Concerto for Four Violins in F major, Op. 4, No. 12

Pre-concert talk begins 45 minutes prior to each concert.
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Wednesday 10 April             The Center for Performing Arts, Atherton (7:30 PM)
Thursday 11 April                Herbst Theatre, San Francisco (7:30 PM)
Saturday 13 April                 First Congregational Church, Berkeley (7:30 PM)
Sunday 14 April                    First Congregational Church, Berkeley (4 PM)

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Amanda Forsythe, soprano (Teseo)
Dominique Labelle, soprano (Medea)
Amy Freston, soprano (Agilea)
Céline Ricci, soprano (Clizia)
Robin Blaze, countertenor (Arcane)
Drew Minter, countertenor (Egeo)

HANDEL: Teseo

Pre-concert talk begins 45 minutes prior to each concert.

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