Philharmonia Baroque’s 2022-23 season: Handel, Rameau, Muffat, Davóne Tines, Mason Bates, U.S. and European tours

Posted on: March 10, 2022

“A rich program encompassing centuries, 13 major guest artists, and the first-time return of … Nicholas McGegan to the podium as music director laureate—these are some of the attractions of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra’s 2022–2023 season,” writes Janos Gereben in Tuesday’s (3/8) San Francisco Classical Voice. “Richard Egarr returns for his third year as music director in a season that offers both adventurous and core repertory, large-scale choral works by Handel and Muffat; new twists on the acclaimed series ‘Jews & Music’ and ‘SESSIONS’; tours in Europe and on the East Coast (details to be released later)…. ‘Vaudeville Baroque’ will pair Jean-Philippe Rameau’s suite from the opéra-ballet Les Surprises de l’Amour with André Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise. Egarr will conduct his first PBO Messiah… ‘SESSIONS,’ PBO’s alternative concert series … returns … in a program titled ‘The Artist as Human,’ designed by Davóne Tines and his colleagues, conductor and keyboardist David Belkovski and soprano Nola Richardson…. The season comes to a close with … the ‘Missa in labore requies’ (Muffat Mass) … a Baroque work rarely performed and richly textured with orchestra, chorale and eight voices,” on a program with newly commissioned music by Mason Bates.