Date(s) - 09/13/2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Camerata Pacifica, a chamber music collective renowned for its musical versatility and bold programming demonstrating the limitless scope of the chamber music repertoire, launches its 2023-24 season with turn-of-the-20th-century English romanticism on a program featuring Elgar’s mighty Piano Quintet in A Minor.
Other works include Mozart’s Piano Sonata in F Major, a musical mosaic that shifts from dancelike to dramatic, and one of Beethoven’s remarkable early works, the String Trio in D Major. Camerata Pacifica presents the program in four locations across Southern California, from the San Gabriel Valley to Santa Barbara, with a matinee performance on Sunday, September 10, 3 pm, at Thousand Oaks’ Janet and Ray Scherr Forum; and evening performances on Wednesday, September 13, 7:30 pm, at The Huntington’s Rothenberg Hall in San Marino; Thursday, September 14, 8 pm, at Zipper Hall in Downtown Los Angeles; and Friday, September 15, 7:30 pm, in Hahn Hall at Santa Barbara’s Music Academy.
Five virtuosic artists comprise the unparalleled ensemble on Camerata Pacifica’s 34th season opener, including violinist Paul Huang, The Bob Christensen Chair in Violin, recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a winner of the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists. Violinist Jason Uyeyama has performed and toured regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2005. British violist Timothy Ridout is “that rare kind of musician who could play a cardboard box and make it sing” (Guardian). Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, Gold Medal winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition, was named a BBC New Generation Artist. Celebrated Principal Piano Irina Zahharenkova is acclaimed for her “impressive…musical color” (Bachtrack).
Artistic Director Adrian Spence says, “The repertoire of masterpieces was specifically selected to showcase the strengths and boundless talent of the program’s five exceptional musicians.”
For tickets ($75 at The Huntington, Hahn Hall and Zipper Hall; $80 at Janet and Ray Scherr Forum) and information, visit www.cameratapacifica.org.