Musica Pacifica presented by Noe Valley Chamber Music
On January 15, 2017, at 4pm, NVCM welcomes Musica Pacifica in a program called "Dolci Di Napoli." The ensemble will perform unusual chamber concertos and sonatas for recorder, 2 violins and continuo from 18th-century Naples: works of Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti, Mancini, Fiorenza, Barbella, and more!
Judith Linsenberg, recorder
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
Katherine Kyme, violin
William Skeen, viola da gamba
Charles Sherman, harpsichord
special guest: Tekla Cunningham, viola
3:30pm Doors Open
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including a short intermission with wine and cheese. Audience members have the chance to mingle with the performers immediately following the performance.
Fiorenza Concerto A min
Scarlatti cello sonata
Durante concerto for strings g minor
Pergolesi flute concerto in G major
Scarlatti Concerto A min
Scarlatti harpsichord sonatas: f minor K. 69 and c minor K. 56
Barbella duo for 2 violins
Mancini Concerto G minor
TICKETS are $15-30, FREE for children 12 and under.
($30 at the door; $25 in advance; with a discount for students: $15 and seniors: $25)
Childcare is available. Please allow time to look for street parking.
Musica Pacifica has, since its founding in 1990, become widely recognized as one of Americas premier baroque ensembles, lauded for both the dazzling virtuosity and the warm expressiveness of its performances. They have been described by the press as "some of the finest baroque musicians in America" (American Record Guide) and "among the best in the world" (Alte Musik Aktuell). At home in the San Francisco Bay area, the artists perform with Philharmonia Baroque and American Bach Soloists, and appear with many other prominent early music ensembles nationally and abroad.
They have performed on some of the most prestigious concert series in the U.S., including Music Before 1800 and the Frick Collection (NY), the Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the Cleveland Art Museum, the Pittsburgh Renaissance and Baroque Society, the Seattle Early Music Guild, the Houston Early Music Society, and the Los Angeles County Museum, among many others. The ensemble has been featured at the Berkeley Early Music Festival three times, and their first appearance there was cited in Early Music (UK) as "perhaps the standout of the entire festival." They have performed at festivals in Germany and Austria and have been heard on German National radio as well as on National Public Radios "Performance Today" and "Harmonia" and on Minnesota Public Radio.
Musica Pacifica's eight CD releases on the Virgin Classics, Dorian and Solimar labels have won national and international awards, including the highest ratings in several CD magazines and being chosen as "CD of the Month" by the early music journal Alte Musik Aktuell (Regensburg). The prestigious Gramophone Magazine (UK), called Dancing in the Isles one of the zestiest recordings of recent vintage. Fire Beneath My Fingers, was touted as one of the most exciting Baroque recordings Ive heard on Audiophile Audition. Their Telemann CD won Chamber Music America and WQXR's 2003 Record Award honoring the best chamber music recordings of the year, and their Mancini recording was cited as a "Noteworthy Disc" in the 2000 International Antonio Vivaldi Awards for Italian Early Music in Venice.
*About Noe Valley Chamber Music
Noe Valley Chamber Music (NVCM) has been presenting superb chamber music to audiences in Noe Valley since 1992. NVCM ticket holders have an opportunity to hear and meet the Bay Area's finest musicians, ensembles, and vocalists in the authentic yet informal chamber music tradition. This concert series allows both established and emerging local artists to develop audiences for their work, and to perform new, old or unusual repertoire in an intimate setting.
For more information please contact Tiffany Loewenberg, Executive Director, NVCM at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 648-5236 or visit our website www.nvcm.org.
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