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    Portland Baroque Orchestra (PBO)

    The Portland Baroque Orchestra is dedicated to presenting spirited, authentic interpretations of 17th and 18th century music to a wide audience and, through outreach and dialogue, to educating the community about baroque music: its composers, themes, instruments, and performance practices.




    main: pbo@pbo.org


    main: (503) 222-6000
    main fax: (503) 226-6635


    1020 SW Taylor St. Suite 200
    Portland, OR 97205
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    • Benvenue Trio

      Benvenue Trio

      Pianist Eric Zivian joins PBO's Monica Huggett and Tanya Tomkins for their longtime passion project: the Benvenue Trio. This program of works highlights the classical piano trio through works by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, and features the debut performance of PBO's beautiful fortepiano.

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    • Flights of Fantasy

      Flights of Fantasy

      Monica Huggett directs a program of early Italian works for strings, lute, and organ. This intimate ensemble will perform the witty Capriccio Stravagante by Carlo Farina, Buonamente's brilliant Canzon Quarta, and more. The program recreates Monica's acclaimed Flights of Fantasy recording, chosen by Alex Ross in The New Yorker as 2010's Classical Recording of the Year.

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    • The Leipzig Audition

      The Leipzig Audition

      PBO's season concludes with a program of works by Georg Friedrich Telemann and Christoph Graupner, who declined offers for the job of Thomaskantor of Leipzig-which was subsequently offered to J.S. Bach. Also: a suite constructed of instrumental interludes from Bach's cantatas alongside an Adagio and Fugue by his eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.

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    • 2 CD: St John Passion

      2 CD: St John Passion

      Monica Huggett conducts PBO and Cappella Romana, and Charles Daniels, Evangelist. Other soloists Shannon Mercer; K. McCarthy; Jacques-Olivier Chartier; Joshua Hopkins, Jesus; Tyler Duncan. "This is simply a superb reading of the score in every respect. " -- Fanfare.

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    • 2 CD: Vivaldi Four Seasons and Opus 11

      2 CD: Vivaldi Four Seasons and Opus 11

      PBO's latest release features Monica Huggett playing Vivaldi's Four Seasons, as well as new recordings of concertos recently heard on PBO's Vivaldi 3+11 concerts.

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    • CD: J.S. Bach Concertos for One, Two and Three Violins