Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Music Director Richard Egarr “ ‘is smack in the middle of pandemic hell,’ [said executive director] Courtney Beck when I asked her about her organization’s crazy schedule,” writes Janos Gereben in Tuesday’s (1/25) San Francisco Classical Voice. “ ‘Band is flying from S.F. to New York on Monday; Egarr is flying from Amsterdam to New York on the same day. Chorale was supposed to come too but had to cut them because of COVID. We’ll do B Minor Mass highlights at Lincoln Center and then the whole megillah in three Bay Area performances with starry cast.’ … The long-planned Philharmonia Gala has been postponed to April 4, featuring countertenor Iestyn Davies, Creative Partner Davóne Tines, violinist Rachel Podger, and others…. After … resuming live concerts as early as last June … PBO is working on the ‘new normalcy,’ however difficult 2022 still remains…. ‘We spent hours debating whether we could make it to Lincoln Center for the full B Minor with the Philharmonia Chorale.… Omicron made the painful decision for us…. It’s ridiculously hard and exhausting, but we have a winning recipe, one that can constantly adapt.’ ”