Reviews

  • Review: Camerata Pacifica at Hahn Hall

    November 18, 2013

    Santa Barbara Independent By Joseph Miller Monday, November 18, 2013 Adam Neiman Scales the Heights of Beethoven on Friday, November 15 Adam Neiman is one of those rare musicians who makes audible distant worlds otherwise unreachable. Friday night the prodigious pianist was not merely a tour guide,..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica: Two Worlds

    November 1, 2013

    CASA Magazine By Daniel Kepl November 1, 2013 Camerata Pacifica: Two Worlds Pianist/composer Lera Auerbach and cellist Ani Anzavoorian have been working a successful gig together of late, performing Auerbach’s 24 Preludes for Violoncello and Piano, Op. 47 (1999) with Hamburg State Ballet,..more »

  • Titanic Auerbach “24 Preludes” dominates Camerata Pacifica program

    October 31, 2013

    Crescenta Valley Weekly By Ted AYALA October 31, 2013 Titanic Auerbach “24 Preludes” dominates Camerata Pacifica program Whether or not Arnold Schoenberg actually uttered the well-known quote about there still being great music to be composed in the key of C major, there is no doubt..more »

  • Best Classical Ensemble: Camerata Pacifica

    October 17, 2013

    Santa Barbara Independent By D.J. Palladino October 17, 2013   Best of Santa Barbara, 2013 – Best Classical Ensemble: Camerata Pacifica   It’s hard to credit arguments that say classical music audiences are dying off, or even those who complain that people will only come out to..more »

  • Review: Camerata Pacifica Season Opener at Hahn Hall

    September 26, 2013

    Santa Barbara Independent By Joseph Miller September 26, 2013   Violinist Paul Huang Performed a Stunning Debut on Friday, September 20   The inaugural performance of Camerata Pacifica’s 24th season planted itself firmly on this side of the Atlantic and in this moment in history, with..more »

  • Huang & Harbison

    September 26, 2013

    Montecito Journal By Richard Mineards September 26, 2013   Camerata Pacifica kicked off its 24th season at the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall in grand style with the debut of 23-year-old Taiwanese violinist Paul Huang playing John Harbison’s Four Songs of Solitude. Huang, who plays..more »

  • In Concert: Further Adventures in the Chamber

    September 20, 2013

    Santa Barbara News-Press, Scene Magazine By Josef Woodard, News-Press Correspondent September 20, 2013   Humbly born in Santa Barbara 23 years ago, Camerata Pacifica has become a notable chamber music institution in Southern California, and launches its new season locally   Once upon a..more »

  • Violinist Paul Huang Opens the 2013-2014 Camerata Pacifica Season

    September 18, 2013

    Santa Barbara Independent By Tom Jacobs September 18, 2013   How One Young Artist is Creating Converts to Classical Music at the Airport   Camerata Pacifica, the area’s premier chamber music ensemble, begins its 24th season on Friday, and its programming is as adventuresome as ever...more »

  • The Spaniard is Coming!

    September 13, 2013

    CASA Magazine By Daniel Kepl September 13, 2013   Camerata Pacifica season begins September 20th   There was happy anticipation in the voice of Spanish clarinetist José Franch-Ballester during a recent interview about the opening concert of the new Camerata Pacifica season on Friday,..more »

  • Eclectic treats await Camerata Pacifica fans on Sunday in Ventura

    May 18, 2013

    Ventura County Star By Rita Moran May 18, 2013 An Irish mezzo-soprano singing a Czech composer’s “Gypsy Songs” in a German translation, a U.S. premiere of a work built around a sonnet by a Nobel Prize winner, an opening “extra” featuring a high school string orchestra..more »

  • Concert Review: The Winds Have It

    March 17, 2013

    Santa Barbara News-Press By Josef Woodard March 17, 2013 For this month’s encounter in the Camerata Pacifica season, at Hahn Hall, the woodwinds mostly held sway, in a welcome “equal time” stage presence moment for the chamber group’s fine wind division. Like many a..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica March Concert

    March 13, 2013

    Santa Barbara Independent By Joseph Miller March 13, 2013 Art imitates nature, and a bracing after-the-storm wind swept through Santa Barbara Friday night even as Camerata Pacifica presented a tender and whimsical all-wind program. One of the most refreshing facts about this ensemble is the way..more »

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