Muaica Pacifica
Photo credit Nicholas Kish

MUSICA PACIFICA
Judith Linsenberg, recorder │ Elizabeth Blumenstock & Katherine Kyme, violins │ William Skeen, cello │ Charles Sherman, harpsichord

special guest: Tekla Cunningham, viola

Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Noe Valley Ministry

You’ll hear rarely performed chamber concertos for recorder, two violins, viola and continuo by Alessandro Scarlatti, Francesco Mancini, and Nicola Fiorenza, along with an unusual duo for two violins without bass by Barbella, virtuosic harpsichord sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, a little known “flute” concerto by “Pergolesi” and more!

Program:
Fiorenza Concerto A min
Scarlatti cello sonata
Durante concerto for strings g minor
Pergolesi flute concerto in G major
Scarlatti Concerto A min
Scarlatti harpsichord sonatas: f minor K. 69 and c minor K. 56
Barbella duo for 2 violins
Mancini Concerto G minor

About the Artists:
Musica Pacifica achieved recognition as one of North America’s premier baroque ensembles soon after the group’s founding in 1990. They have been described by the press as “some of the finest baroque musicians in America” (American Record Guide) and “among the best in the world” (Alte Musik Aktuell). At home in the San Francisco Bay area, the artists perform with Philharmonia Baroque and American Bach Soloists, and they appear with many other prominent early music ensembles nationally and abroad. The ensemble regularly collaborates with such early music luminaries as Stephen Stubbs (lute/guitar), sopranos Ellen Hargis and Julianne Baird; and Baroque violinist, Robert Mealy. Musica Pacifica’s stylish, high-energy, and virtuoso performances have consistently received enthusiastic reviews from critics and audiences alike.
For more info: www.musicapacifica.org

This concert has been made possible in part thanks to the support of the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. Additional support generously provided by Bob & Terri Ryan.