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Reviews

  • Brahms for Lunch

    May 18, 2009

    Santa Barbara News-Press By Josef Woodard, News-Press Correspondent May 18, 2009 For the final lunch concert of its current season Friday at Hahn Hall, the Camerata Pacifica menu was all about Brahms, including the yawningly, nearly hour-long Piano Quartet in A, Opus 26. At the risk of..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica at Zipper Hall

    May 14, 2009

    LA Times By Richard S. Ginell May 14, 2009 Santa Barbara’s Camerata Pacifica – which also maintains outposts in Ventura, San Marino and downtown Los Angeles – announced the final program of its 19th season with a fairly provocative news release. “Camerata Pacifica is not your parent’s..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica Martini Club

    April 23, 2009

    Santa Barbara Independent By Charles Donelan April 23, 2009 Camerata Pacifica prides itself on a tradition of vital interaction between the performers, the presenter, and the audience. As much as artistic director Adrian Spence loves to talk, he seems even more interested in getting others,..more »

  • Camerata’s lunchtime show dished up tasty trios

    April 20, 2009

    Santa Barbara Independent By Charles Donelan April 23, 2009 Camerata Pacifica prides itself on a tradition of vital interaction between the performers, the presenter, and the audience. As much as artistic director Adrian Spence loves to talk, he seems even more interested in getting others,..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica at Hahn Hall

    March 19, 2009

    Santa Barbara Independent By Charles Donelan March 19, 2009 One of the benefits of having a world-class chamber music organization in town is the opportunity to listen to great players change and develop over time. Camerata Pacifica’s Catherine Leonard came to Santa Barbara five years ago..more »

  • CamPac makes good on Mozart’s sweeping sonata

    March 16, 2009

    SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS Georrge Gelles, News-Press Correspondent March 16, 2009 While completing “Don Giovanni” in the summer of 1787, Mozart composed the greatest of his sonatas for violin and piano, K. 526 in A major. He made his earliest efforts in the genre a generation earlier,..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica at Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West

    February 10, 2009

    Santa Barbara Independent By James Donelan February 10, 2009 As usual, Adrian Spence had the audience swooning in his pre-concert talk at Hahn Hall—everyone finds him too charming to resist. But this time, his audience was shorter, smaller, and less likely to find a classical impresario..more »

  • Five the hard way

    February 9, 2009

    SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS GEORGE GELLES, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT February 9, 2009 HiIn the popular imagination of an earlier age, Mozart and Mendelssohn were yoked. They were portrayed as twin child prodigies, adorable in their personalities, abundant in their gifts, attenuated in vitality by the..more »

  • A violin that sings

    January 12, 2009

    SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS GEORGE GELLES, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT January 12, 2009 Nurit Pacht is a terrific violinist, and in her demi-recital on Friday evening, presented by Camerata Pacifica in the Music Academy’s Hahn Hall, she gave two terrific performances by two neglected..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica at Hahn Hall on Friday, January 9

    January 9, 2009

    Santa Barbara Independent By Charles Donelan January 9, 2009 Camerata Pacifica greeted 2009 on Friday with an excellent, wide-ranging program performed by pianist Anna Polonsky and violinist Nurit Pacht. Artistic director Adrian Spence mostly refrained from his customary role as master of..more »

  • None but the lonely viola

    December 8, 2008

    None but the lonely viola: In the latest Camerata Pacifica program, the main spotlight went to a fascinating new work for solo viola by Chinese-born composer Huang Ro SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT December 8, 2008 In classical music circles over the past..more »

  • Local Heroes 2008: Adrian Spence

    November 26, 2008

    Santa Barbara Independent By Indy Staff November 26, 2008 (Excerpt from the Local Heroes 2008 article) Adrian Spence Chamber Music Champion Adrian Spence—an outstanding flutist and indefatigable promoter of music, ideas, and dialogue—decided in 1990 that Southern California needed a new..more »

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