The Power of Myth

The Power of Myth explores the greatest stories ever told through powerful performances by acclaimed and diverse artists. The season’s crown jewel is our May 2023 presentation of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, featuring a cast for the ages under the direction of founding Artistic Director Stephen Stubbs. Our season begins in October with the stellar voices of baritone Dashon Burton and soprano Maya Kherani in the dramatic tales Of Gods and Mortals. December’s In Mary’s Arms tells the Christmas story through baroque favorites by Bach, Corelli, and Handel. In March, Murder and Mayhem takes you to the turbulent world of 17th century England through the songs and instrumental music of William Lawes, one of the most important composers of the generation before Henry Purcell. Power, majesty, and wonder – all the hallmarks of a great PMW season!

Upcoming Events »

Founders' Series, Mainstage
In Person & VirtualEvent
Trinity Episcopal Church
Sat, Feb 11, 2023 3:00 PM PST
FREE ADMISSION Pacific MusicWorks presents The Resounding Lyre, the second installment of our Founder’s Series. This year we are honoring patron, Bill McJohn by celebrating...
In Person & VirtualEvent
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Sat, Mar 25, 2023 7:30 PM PDT
Epiphany Episcopal Parish
Sun, Mar 26, 2023 2:00 PM PDT
The years leading up to the English Civil War in 1642 were full of riotous discord, reflected in the popular Broadside Ballads. At the same...
In Person & VirtualEvent
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Sat, Apr 15, 2023 7:30 PM PDT
Bastyr University Chapel
Sun, Apr 16, 2023 2:00 PM PDT
The greatest musical myth of all is the story of Orpheus. Monteverdi’s setting was the first unqualified operatic masterpiece, full of dramatic word painting, narrative...
In Person & VirtualEvent
Grace Cathedral
Sat, Apr 22, 2023 7:30 PM PDT
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
Sun, Apr 23, 2023 2:00 PM PDT
We’re taking the show on the road! Experience the power of Monteverdi’s masterpiece, Orfeo in one of San Francisco’s most iconic settings, Grace Cathedral. Join...
Posted: February 3, 2023

Thoughts on our 2nd Founders’ Series concert Last year Pacific MusicWorks launched a new initiative called the Founders’ Series to honor theoutstanding supporters who helped...

Posted: January 17, 2023

Pacific MusicWorks is delighted to welcome Julia Benzinger as our new Managing Director! To help you get to know her better, we’re asking a few questions...

Posted: December 21, 2022

The shortest day of the year invites us to quietly reflect and hope. In this spirit, we have asked our Artistic Directors to share a...

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