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  • Heft, heart found in the chamber

    November 17, 2008

    Heft, heart found in the chamber: Amid Tea Fire anxieties, Camerata Pacifica gave musical balm SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT November 17, 2008 Sometimes external pressures weigh heavily on the interior life of culture. As Camerata Pacifica performed Friday..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica with Horn and Bassoon

    October 23, 2008

    Santa Barbara Independent By Charles Donelon October 23, 2008 “Some of you may not want to be this close to a bassoon,” said John Steinmetz in his opening remarks, which was surprisingly far from the truth. The performance that he and pianist Kevin Fitz-Gerald gave of the Sonata for Bassoon..more »

  • Lunching in the chamber

    October 20, 2008

    Lunching in the chamber : Camerata Pacifica let the bassoon and the horn shine in concert this month SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT October 20, 2008 For its monthly lunchtime concert, Friday at the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, the venerable..more »

  • IN CONCERT: CamPac strikes its opening chord

    September 15, 2008

    SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS GEORGE GELLES, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT September 15, 2008 Warren Jones gets it. When Camerata Pacifica opened its current season Friday evening in the Music Academy’s Hahn Hall, Mr. Jones offered Haydn’s last and most formidable piano sonata, and his reading,..more »

  • A demanding and diverse role

    July 25, 2008

    SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS GEORGE GELLES, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT July 25, 2008 Up on the Lobero stage, at a Music Academy master class held earlier this month, Warren Jones, like a fish in a stream, is at home in his element. Coaching five pairs of young singers and pianists, he encourages,..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica’s Season Finale and Tour

    May 29, 2008

    Santa Barbara Independent By James Donelan May 29, 2008 When Warren Jones, Catherine Leonard, Richard O’Neill, and Ani Aznavoorian finished Camerata Pacifica’s final concert of the season at the Museum of Natural History on Friday night, they hugged and grinned as if they had won the chamber..more »

  • Camerata’s strings sing sweetly on Mozart’s serenades

    May 26, 2008

    SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS GEORGE GELLES, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT May 26, 2008 As Camerata Pacifica happily reminded us Friday evening, when we heard its season-ending concert at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the blended sonority of violin and viola was music to Mozart’s ear...more »

  • Mighty return

    May 22, 2008

    VENTURA COUNTY STAR By Rita Moran May 22, 2008 Power! Passion! Agility! No, it’s not the first big summer movie blockbuster, it’s the season finale of Camerata Pacifica, just back from its first international tour. The chamber music ensemble, founded in 1990 by Northern Irish..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica at Wigmore Hall

    May 5, 2008

    LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH By Geoffrey Norris May 5, 2008 The solo violin also featured in Camerata Pacifica’s programme, with a Concerto for Violin and Chamber Ensemble by Ian Wilson. Camerata Pacifica, a flexible ensemble of strings, woodwind and brass seeming to number about 15 members, is..more »

  • Catherine Leonard, Camerata Pacifica

    May 2, 2008

    IRISH TIMES By Andrew Johnstone May 2, 2008 Induce a dozen and more high-ranking soloists to take time out of their busy global schedules to give chamber-music concerts in California, and you have the miracle of modern artistic organisation that is Camerata Pacifica. Three of its members happen..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica

    April 26, 2008

    WASHINGTON POST By Daniel Ginsberg Apr 26, 2008 Camerata Pacifica is a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based chamber music ensemble, though you would never know it from the surface trappings of its Thursday evening concert at the Library of Congress. The program and most prominent players lent the..more »

  • Camerata Pacifica at the Santa Barbara Woman’s Club

    April 17, 2008

    SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT By Josef Woodard April 17, 2008 In a season of flux, while their usual home at the Music Academy of the West is undergoing extensive renovation, Camerata Pacifica has gone a-roving, as a genteel squatter in various temporary homes. One of the happier homes has been the..more »

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