Catherine Leonard • Nicholas Daniel • Richard Yongjae O'Neill • Ani Aznavoorian • Photos by Steve Rogers
Hailed as “one of the finest chamber music operations on the west coast” by the Los Angeles Times, internationally acclaimed Camerata Pacifica
(which features renowned British oboist Nicholas Daniel and music by Scottish composer Thea Musgrave) performs two evening concerts during BritWeek:
Auerbach: “Prayer” for English Horn Solo, Op. 33a (1996)
Saint-Saëns: Caprices sur des airs danois et russes
Camerata Pacifica is one of America’s leading chamber ensembles. The west coast based group has garnered international acclaim for its musicality, programming and innovative approach to chamber music presenting. Founded in 1990 by Belfast flautist Adrian Spence, the group will mark its 21st anniversary in the 2010/2011 season.
Camerata Pacifica is set apart from other chamber music organizations by its mission: to positively affect how people experience live classical music. The group brings together chamber musicians of international stature and creates a stimulating concert atmosphere in which the music is to be both enjoyed and discussed. In addition to the principal players, musicians who have performed with Camerata Pacifica include guitarist Eliot Fisk, soprano Frederica von Stade, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and flautists Jean-Pierre Rampal and James Galway.
April 2008 saw the Camerata Pacifica’s first international tour, which took the group to New York, Washington, DC, London, Dublin and Northern Ireland. Called “a very serious group of fine artists…both innovative and intrepid” by London’s Daily Telegraph, Camerata Pacifica performed to great critical and audience acclaim throughout the tour.
With an emphasis on dialogue and creating community as well as a commitment to the future of this great music, Camerata Pacifica offers the essential chamber music experience throughout Southern California and beyond.