Musica Pacifica Plays Bach's "Brandenburgs" - Feb 22nd.

Musica Pacifica, one of the nation’s leading performers of Baroque music, returns to Sonoma with several friends on Sunday, February 22, 2015, to perform in concert under the auspices of the Sonoma Classical Music Society. The concert will at Vintage House Sonoma, 264 First Street East, at 3:00 pm. Tickets will be $35 for adults, $30 for Sonoma Classical Music Society members, and $10 for students. They can be purchased from Readers’ Books, Pharmaca, and Vintage House, about three weeks prior to the performance, at the Society’s website, www.sonomaclassical.org, and at the door.

The program features two of Johann Sebastian Bach’s great Brandenburg Concertos, the Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G major, BWV 1049, and the Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D major, BWV 1050. Musica Pacifica will also perform Johann Gottlieb Graun’s Concerto for recorder, violin, and strings; Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for strings in G minor, RV 156 and his Concerto for strings in D minor, RV 129 (Madrigalesco), and George Phillipp Telemann’s Concerto for flute and recorder in E minor, 52:e1.

Since its founding in 1990, Musica Pacifica has become widely recognized as one of America’s premier baroque ensembles, lauded for both the dazzling virtuosity and warm expressiveness of its performances. They have been described by the press as “some of the finest baroque musicians in America,” and “among the best in the world.” At home in the San Francisco Bay Area, the artists perform with Philharmonia Baroque and the American Bach Soloists, and appear with many other prominent early music ensembles nationally and abroad.

They have performed in some of the most prestigious concert series in the U.S., have performed at festivals in Germany and Austria, and have been featured on German National Radio as well as on NPR’s “Performance Today” and “Harmonia” and on Minnesota Public Radio. Musica Pacifica’s eight CD releases on the Virgin Classics, Dorian, and Solimar labels have won national and international awards, and online, Musica Pacifica can be heard on radio station 1.fm., Last..fm, Celtic Radio, and Recorder-radio.com.


For this concert, Music Pacifica (Judith Linsenberg, recorder, Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin, and Charles Sherman, harpsichord) will be joined by Stephen Schultz, flute; Frances Baker, recorder; Lisa Weiss and Anthony Martin, violins; David Wilson, viola; Gretchen Claassen, cello; and Farley Pearce, violone.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the greatest baroque ensembles in some of the finest works of the baroque, including two of Bach’s magnificent Brandenburg Concertos, on Sunday, February 22, at Vintage House, Sonoma, 264 First Street East, at 3:00 p.m.! See you there!

The next concert in the Sonoma Classical Music Society’s 2015 season will be Sunday, April 26, at 3:00 p.m. at Vintage House, Sonoma, when the Italian Saxophone Quartet returns to Sonoma with its eclectic mix of classical, crossover, jazz, and film music, accompanied by their super hi-jinks!

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About the Sonoma Classical Music Society

The Sonoma Classical Music Society was formed in 2004 with the mission of sponsoring a series of classical music concerts in Sonoma of the highest professional quality. An application for membership in the Sonoma Classical Music Society may be obtained at the website: www.sonomaclassical.org. .

Detailed press releases for each concert will be issued approximately six weeks before the performance date. If you have questions, please call (707) 939-3683, or e-mail
wa11yb@hughes.net.

Mark Your 2015 Calendars!

February 22. Musica Pacifica. Program to include Bach's Brandenburg Concertos #4 and #5.

April 26. Italian Saxophone Quartet. A return engagement with classical, contemporary, and film music, accompanied with superb hijinks.

May 17. Alexander String Quartet. Program TBA.