Reviews

  • Camerata delivers a charge of the new

    January 15, 2008

    SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT January 15, 2008 There always is a buzz of curiosity, anticipation — and nerves — surrounding a world premiere, especially in a classical world that still hosts too few. That palpable atmosphere was in the air at..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica at El Montecito Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall

    December 13, 2007

    SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT By Charles Donelan December 13, 2007 The holidays are a great time to revisit the music of Mozart, and Camerata Pacifica took a distinctly adventurous path in this all-Mozart program, yet never strayed far from the sound of the viola. First up was the Duo No. 1 in G..more »

  • In Concert: All Mozart, all the time

    December 10, 2007

    SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT December 10, 2007 A good news/bad news scenario has befallen Camerata Pacifica this season, in regard to the Santa Barbara component of its monthly traipsing around Southern California. While the Music Academy of the West is being..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica at El Montecito Presbyterian Church, Friday, November 16

    November 21, 2007

    SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT By James Donelan November 21, 2007 Due to construction at the Music Academy of the West, Camerata Pacifica has been moving from venue to venue for its Santa Barbara performances this year, but this group has a way of turning disadvantages into opportunities. The first..more »

  • A little windy night music

    October 22, 2007

    SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT October 22, 2007 During intermission at the Camerata Pacifica concert Friday night at the Fleischmann Auditorium, the group’s dogged and charming founder/flutist Adrian Spence was noting the attendance for this month’s..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica at the Museum of Natural History

    October 22, 2007

    SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT October 22, 2007 During intermission at the Camerata Pacifica concert Friday night at the Fleischmann Auditorium, the group’s dogged and charming founder/flutist Adrian Spence was noting the attendance for this month’s..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

    September 20, 2007

    SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT By James Donelan September 20, 2007 Among the dinosaurs and butterflies at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the crowd sensed something powerful would arrive soon, and it did. Barry Douglas and a string quintet of Camerata Pacifica veterans—Catherine Leonard..more »

  • IN CONCERT: Camerata begins solid fifth season

    September 19, 2007

    SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT September 19, 2007 For the past few years, locally based Camerata Pacifica has been a moveable chamber music feast in Santa Barbara venues. It has moved five times in as many years, roaming from Santa Barbara City College to Lobero..more »

  • Guest pianist makes easy work of Mozart

    September 18, 2007

    LOS ANGELES TIMES By Josef Woodard Sep 18, 2007 A few logistical snafus crept into the house when Camerata Pacifica gave the second full concert of its 18th season Sunday afternoon at Temple Beth Torah in Ventura. Seating plans were in disarray, and the season catalog had yet to arrive. But..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica caps its season with stirring new work

    May 24, 2007

    VENTURA COUNTY STAR By Rita Moran May 24, 2007 It was a dark and stormy day inside Music Academy of the West’s Abravanel Hall last Friday when Ian Wilson’s “Messenger” Concerto for Violin and Chamber Ensemble premiered under the auspices of Camerata Pacifica. The..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica’s May Concert at Abravanel Hall, Music Academy of the West

    May 24, 2007

    SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT By James Donelan May 24, 2007 The concerto gives us the heroic image of a single player, bravely making a musical statement with a huge orchestra behind and an even bigger audience in front. On Friday night, Catherine Leonard gave this image new meaning when she..more »

  • IN CONCERT: Inspired by bombs dropping

    May 18, 2007

    SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS TOM JACOBS, NEWS-PRESS STAFF May 18, 2007 The horrors of war have inspired many works of art, from “Guernica” to “All Quiet on the Western Front.” Today at the Music Academy of the West, Camerata Pacifica will perform an addition to that..more »

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