Los Angeles Music Preview: CAMERATA PACIFICA (Season 29)

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by Frank Arthur on September 11, 2018

in Music,Theater-Los Angeles

CAMERATA PACIFICA’S SEASON 29
BASED IN BEETHOVEN

Camerata Pacifica is a chamber music ensemble based in Santa Barbara that performs a monthly series of concerts in Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Marino (at the Huntington), and DTLA’s Zipper Hall (at Colburn School). Founded by Adrian Spence in 1990, the group is composed of the finest performers of chamber music from around the world. The ensemble is distinctive for artistic excellence, an innovative approach to classical music and a repertoire that ranges from baroque to brand new, from familiar masterworks to works that have yet to become favorites. This season will concentrate on Beethoven, and Mr. Spence elucidates below just why the master is used as a fulcrum for these terrific programs.

The season begins this week with a stunning array of choices from three masters. One visit with Camerata Pacifica will have you hooked. It’s good thing that season subscriptions offer a great deal. Below is the schedule for the season — do put this sterling outfit on your must-see list.

SEPTEMBER 2018
Sunday 9th, 3:00 p.m. Ventura
Tuesday 11th, 7:30 p.m. San Marino
Thursday 13th, 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles
Friday 14th, 7:30 p.m. Santa Barbara

Beethoven Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, Nº.1
Haydn Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI/52
Brahms Sonata in D Minor for Violin & Piano, Op. 108

Paul Huang, Ani Aznavoorian, Warren Jones

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018
Thursday, Sept. 27th, 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles
Friday, Sept. 28th, 7:30 p.m. Santa Barbara
Sunday, Sept. 30th, 3:00 p.m. Ventura
Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, 7:30 p.m. San Marino

Frescobaldi Partite sopra l’Aria detta “La Frescobalda”
Bach Suite, BWV 1010 (originally for Violoncello)
Rochberg Muse of Fire
Schubert Sonata in A Minor, D. 821, “Arpeggione”
Tarrega/Alard Estudio Brillante
Ponce Estrellita
Albeniz Torre Bermeja
Halffter Habanera
Albeniz Sevilla

Adrian Spence, Richard O’Neill, Eliot Fisk

“With Beethoven, music first began to find the speech of pathos,
of the impassioned will,
of the dramatic vicissitudes in the soul of man.” — Nietzsche

OCTOBER 2018
Wednesday 17th, 7:30 p.m. San Marino
Thursday 18th, 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles
Friday 19th, 7:30 p.m. Santa Barbara
Sunday 21st, 3:00 p.m. Ventura

Musgrave Dawn for Solo Oboe
Mozart Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
Beethoven String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, Nº. 2
Richards de Stâmparare for Solo Oboe
Grime Oboe Quartet
Adams Book of Alleged Dances

Nicholas Daniel, Kristin Lee, Jason Uyeyama,
Richard O’Neill, Ani Aznavoorian

NOVEMBER 2018
Thursday 1st, 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles
Friday 2nd, 7:30 p.m. Santa Barbara
Sunday 4th, 3:00 p.m. Ventura
Wednesday 7th, 7:30 p.m. San Marino

Stanford Three Intermezzi for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 13
Beethoven Quintet for Piano & Winds, Op. 16
Glinka Trio Pathètique in D Minor
Martinů Sextet

Adrian Spence, Nicholas Daniel, Jose Franch-Ballester,
William Short, Martin Owen, Molly Morkoski

November/December 2018
Thursday Nov. 29th, 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles
Friday Nov. 30th, 7:30 p.m. Santa Barbara
Sunday Dec. 2nd, 3:00 p.m. Ventura
Tuesday Dec. 4th, 7:30 p.m. San Marino

Arensky String Quartet A Minor, Op. 35
Beethoven String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Kristin Lee, Jason Uyeyama, Richard O’Neill,
Ani Aznavoorian, The Calder String Quartet

“Few realize what a throne of passion each single musical movement is —
and few know that passion itself is music’s throne.” — Beethoven

January 2019
Tuesday 8th, 7:30 p.m. San Marino
Thursday 10th, 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles
Friday 11th, 7:30 p.m. Santa Barbara
Sunday 13th, 3:00 p.m. Ventura

Mozart Quintet for Piano & Winds in E-flat Major, K. 452
Poulenc Sextet
Beethoven Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Adrian Spence, Nicholas Daniel, Jose Franch-Ballester,
Peter Kolkay, Martin Owen, Kristin Lee, Richard O’Neill,
Ani Aznavoorian, Timothy Eckert, Molly Morkoski

February 2019
Friday 8th, 7:30 p.m. Santa Barbara
Sunday 10th, 3:00 p.m. Ventura
Tuesday 12th, 7:30 p.m. San Marino
Thursday 14th, 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles

Beethoven Sonata for Piano & Violin in C Minor, Op. 30, Nº. 2
Beethoven Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111
Reich Different Trains

Kristin Lee, Jason Uyeyama, Richard O’Neill, Ani Aznavoorian, Gilles Vonsattel

March 2019
Sunday 10th, 3:00 p.m. Ventura
Tuesday 12th, 7:30 p.m. San Marino
Thursday 14th, 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles
Friday 15th, 7:30 p.m. Santa Barbara

Ives Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass.,1840–60
Beethoven String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Adrian Spence, Molly Morkoski, The Calder String Quartet

April 2019
Sunday 14th, 3:00 p.m. Ventura
Tuesday 16th, 7:30 p.m. San Marino
Thursday 18th, 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles
Friday 19th, 7:30 p.m. Santa Barbara

Beethoven String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, Nº. 1
Mozart Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478
Schubert String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471
Brahms Sonata in A Major for Violin & Piano, Op. 100

Paul Huang, Paul Coletti, Ani Aznavoorian, Warren Jones

May 2019
Sunday 12th, 3:00 p.m. Ventura
Tuesday 14th, 7:30 p.m. San Marino
Thursday 16th, 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles
Friday 17th, 7:30 p.m. Santa Barbara

Beethoven The Kiss, Dear Maid, Thy Lip Has Left, WoO 153, Nº.9
Beethoven The Return to Ulster, WoO 152, Nº.1
Beethoven The Pulse of an Irishman, WoO 154, Nº.4
Beethoven String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130
Brahms Four Serious Songs, Op. 121

Andrew Garland, Tamara Sanikidze, The Calder String Quartet

Camerata Pacifica
September, 2018 — May 2019
for tickets, call 805.884.8410 or visit Camerata Pacifica

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