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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

30th Anniversary CelebrationNicholas McGegan, music director and conductorSusan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:00pm

Pre-performance Talk
Friday 7PM • Jackson Hall

Nicholas McGegan, Music Director and Conductor, in conversation w/ Don Roth, Executive Director, Mondavi Center, UC Davis

One of the most prominent period instrument orchestras in the world, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra is led by Nicholas McGegan, “one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation” (London Independent). McGegan celebrates 30 years with the PBO with an all-Handel program showcasing the composer’s Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks, pieces written for outdoor performance under the patronage of King George I and II, respectively. Joining McGegan once again is mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, recently nominated for a 2015 International Opera Award in the Readers’ Choice category. Ms. Graham returns to Jackson Hall after her 2009 appearance with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and a solo recital in 2015.

Handel Water Music in D Major
Music for the Royal Fireworks
“Scherza infida” and “Dopo notte” from Ariodante
“Ombra mai fu” and “Se bramate” from Xerxes

Event Info

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:00pm
Bartholomew Room