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MUSICA PACIFICA: Airs of Caledonia

San Francisco Early Music Society

San Francisco Early Music Society MUSICA PACIFICA: Airs of Caledonia

For our February concert, SFEMS embarks on another journey to the remoter borderlands of early music. David Greenberg, baroque violinist and Cape Breton-style fiddler extraordinaire, joins one of our most beloved and venerable ensembles Musica Pacifica (Judith Linsenberg, recorders; Ingrid Matthews and David Greenberg, violin; William Skeen, cello; Peter Maund, percussion; Charles Sherman, harpsichord) for a program of exciting 18th-century Scottish traditional and baroque music. In this high-energy, foot-tapping program, Cape Breton’s driving strathspeys and reels, soulful airs and merry jigs are heard alongside more studied compositions of Purcell, Barsanti, and Matteis and The Division Violin. The music of ancient Scottish composers James Oswald, “Red Rob” Mackintosh, and Niel Gow will delightfully blur distinctions between classical and folk music. Greenberg has been praised as both “one of the most impassioned folk-fiddlers you’ll ever hear,” (Winnipeg Free Press) and “the best baroque violin soloist in Canada, if not North America” (Halifax Mail-Star). Read about the program here:

Additional Dates:
Sat February 15, 2020 7:30pm
St. John's Presbyterian Church
Sun February 16, 2020 4:00pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church

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David Greenberg

baroque violin

Ingrid Matthews

baroque violin

Peter Maund