Music Concerts: CAMERATA PACIFICA (2021-22 Season)

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by Tony Frankel on June 28, 2021

in Concerts / Events,Music,Theater-Los Angeles

CAMERATA PACIFICA’S 32ND SEASON OF
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
RESUMES IN OCTOBER, 2021

Of all the discoveries my husband and I have made in the last year watching Zoom presentations and YouTube videos, we realized that we missed live music the most. Especially So Cal’s own Camerata Pacifica, a presenter of the most exquisite chamber music concerts you will ever see. Not only are the musicians stratospheric in talent, but the selections are phenomenal — even, surprisingly, the so-called “new music”. Knowing that there will never, ever be a disappointing concert, I recommend that our readers join this estimable organization’s season of wonders. Additionally, the venues are the best for this type of music, versus garrulously lit rooms with lousy acoustics. The programs are performed four times, one at each of these locations:

Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West
1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001

Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108

Zipper Hall, The Colburn School
200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets will go on sale in September. (If you are a previous subscriber, you will be offered your favorite seats.) For now, mark the dates in your calendars, and begin to anticipate the electricity in the hall. For more info, visit CP.

THE 21/22 SEASON

October 5, 2021, 7.30 p.m., The Huntington
October 7, 2021, 8 p.m., Zipper Hall
October 8, 2021, 7.30 p.m., Hahn Hall
October 10, 2021, 3 p.m., Ventura Museum

The season opens with three favorite musicians in a program that can only be described as intensely passionate.

Franck: Violin Sonata in A Major
Corigliano: The Red Violin Caprices
Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15

Paul Huang, Ani Aznavoorian, Gilles Vonsattel

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November 14, 2021, 3 p.m., Ventura Museum
November 16, 2021, 7.30 p.m., The Huntington
November 18, 2021, 8 p.m., Zipper Hall
November 19, 2021, 7.30 p.m., Hahn Hall

November’s program introduces the amazing Emi Ferguson who, with her equally amazing colleagues Paolo Bordignon & William Short, will redefine how you listen to baroque music. Gilles Vonsattel & Beethoven provide comparison and contrast in the most dynamic fashion.

Leonarda: Sonata Duodecima, Op.16, No.12
Blavet: Sonata in G Major, Op. 2, Nº 1, “L’Henriette”
Tartini: Flute Sonata in A Major
Rameau: Pieces de Clavecin en Concert, No.1 in C minor
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 53, Waldstein

Emi Ferguson, William Short, Paolo Bordignon, Gilles Vonsattel

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January 9, 2022, 3 p.m., Ventura Museum
January 11, 2022, 7.30 p.m., The Huntington
January 13, 2022, 8 p.m., Zipper Hall
January 14, 2022, 7.30 p.m., Hahn Hall

In this program you’ll be introduced to the music of Clarice Assad, from whom Camerata Pacifica has commissioned a work, and you’ll hear Nicholas Daniel for the first time in nearly 2 years. You’ll also meet a friend of Nick’s, the astonishing young violist, Timothy Ridout.

Assad: Synchronous
Bliss: Quintet for Oboe & Strings
Brahms: Quintet in G Major, Op. 111

Nicholas Daniel, Kristin Lee, Jason Uyeyama, Timothy Ridout, Ani Aznavoorian

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February 13, 2022, 3 p.m., Ventura Museum
February 15, 2022, 7.30 p.m., The Huntington
February 17, 2022, 8 p.m., Zipper Hall
February 18, 2022, 7.30 p.m., Hahn Hall

The sort of program that Camerata Pacifica loves. Put off by composers you don’t recognize? It’s time to get over it – it’s 2021!! Miss this program at your peril, led by the incomparable Ji Hye Jung, it’s clever, intriguing and virtuosic.

Harrison: Varied Trio
Akiho: Stop Speaking
De MeySilence Must Be
Applebaum: Aphasia
Cerrone: Double Happiness
Puts: And Legions Will Rise

Ji Hye Jung, Kristin Lee, Jose Franch-Ballester, Molly Morkoski

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March 20, 2022, 2021, 3 p.m., Ventura Museum
March 22, 2022, 7.30 p.m., The Huntington
March 24, 2022, 8 p.m., Zipper Hall
March 25, 2022, 7.30 p.m., Hahn Hall

A Camerata Pacifica hallmark is their sensational wind players, and in this program you have Principal players Nick & Jose put through their paces; a flute-player from St. Petersburg, Principal of the Mariinsky Orchestra  Sofia Viland; and a Dutch bassoonist, Bram van Sambeek. Welcome too, the fabulous pianist, Henry Kramer.

Zgraja: Virtuoso Flamenco Study No.1 for flute solo
Reinecke: Trio for Oboe, Horn & Piano, Op. 188
Fagerlund: Woodlands for solo bassoon
Dutilleux: Sonatina for Flute & Piano
Harbison: Quintet for Winds

Sofia Viland, Nicholas Daniel, Jose Franch-Ballester, Bram van Sambeek, Henry Kramer

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April 19, 2022, 7.30 p.m., The Huntington
April 21, 2022, 8 p.m., Zipper Hall
April 22, 2022, 7.30 p.m., Hahn Hall
April 24, 2022, 3 p.m., Ventura Museum

The grand architecture of Bach passes to Handel’s baroque taste, transformed to virtuosic display by Johan Halvorsen. And thus to the final work — Schumann’s ebullient Op. 47 Piano Quartet, celebrating 32 seasons of concerts.

Bach: Overture in the French Style, BWV 831
Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia for Violin & Cello
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47

Kristin Lee, Melissa Reardon, Ani Aznavoorian, Gilles Vonsattel

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Programs and artists subject to change.

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