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Musica Pacifica Baroque LIVESTREAM

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Calliope: East Bay Music & Arts Musica Pacifica Baroque LIVESTREAM

Hijinks of the High Baroque: Composers Behaving Badly! - Works by Telemann, Handel, Veracini, Rameau and more

With Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Cynthia Black, violin; Alexa Haynes-Pilon, viola da gamba; Katherine Heater, harpsichord

Musica Pacifica Baroque has, since its founding in 1990, become widely recognized as one of America’s premier baroque ensembles, lauded for both the dazzling virtuosity and the warm expressiveness of its performances. 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 appear with many other prominent early music ensembles nationally and abroad. The Washington Post noted: “the effect was transporting­ – a small miracle of precision and musical electricity.” Cinemusical recently said: “Musica Pacifica remains one of the most interesting ensembles available on recording.”

They have performed on some of the most prestigious concert series in the U.S., including the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, Music Before 1800 and the Frick Collection (NY), the Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the Cleveland Art Museum, Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, DC), Pittsburgh Renaissance and Baroque, Seattle Early Music Guild, Early Music Society of the Islands (Victoria, BC) and Houston Early Music Society, among many others.
The ensemble has been featured at the Berkeley Early Music Festival three times, and their first appearance there was cited in Early Music (UK) as “perhaps the standout of the entire festival.” Their appearance on the mainstage at the Boston Early Music Festival in 2015 was reviewed as “little short of sensational… astonishing… breath-taking throughout” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer).

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Judith Linsenberg

Recorder, Leader

Katherine Heater


Alexa Haynes-Pilon

Viola da Gamba