Portland Baroque Orchestra Announces Three Artistic Director Finalists
Three finalists have emerged in the Portland Baroque Orchestra’s search for a new artistic director, paving the way for the organization’s Festival of Candidates concerts this fall.
“We are thrilled with the caliber of finalists our Artistic Director Search Committee has selected,” said Bette Worcester, Chair of the PBO Board of Directors, in a press release. “The programs put in place by the candidates are the perfect kickoff to our upcoming season. Together with our Acting Artistic Advisor, John Butt, the artistic vision for the 2022-23 season is marvelous, bringing together the tradition and innovation that audiences have come to expect from PBO.
The finalists, who emerged during a multi-year international search, come from all over the world. Aisslinn Nosky is a violinist based in New York, Julian Perkins is a harpsichordist based in London and Peter Whelan is a multi-instrumentalist based in Dublin.
The Festival des Candidates, a mini-festival of three performances, will be held in October and November. Each Artistic Director nominee will direct and execute their own program, and audience members will have the opportunity to share their feedback with the Artistic Director Search Committee.
The committee, which includes PBO musicians and board members, is led by executive search firm Martin Bragg and Associates. “The search committee undertook considerable work to narrow the field to our three finalists who have all made significant contributions to their careers to date,” said Martin Bragg.
Single tickets for PBO’s new season concerts will go on sale August 1st. Subscriptions are available here.
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