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Reviews 2016: (US) San Francisco Classical Voice Review Article: "The Soothing Simplicity of Musica Pacifica" (by Niels Swinkels 15 Nov 2016)

Contributed by admin on Nov 16, 2016

"When the members of Bay Area baroque ensemble Musica Pacifica put together their program for the opening of the 40th season of the S.F. Early Music Society, little could they have suspected that sacred and secular music from 17th century Italy would offer much needed distraction, comfort and soothing in the wake of an emotionally turbulent week. ...

... Musica Pacifica, which consists of Judith Linsenberg (recorders); Elizabeth Blumenstock (violin); William Skeen (cello); Charles Sherman (harpsichord/organ); and John Lenti (theorbo/baroque guitar) invited British countertenor Ryland Angel to perform a pair of sacred cantatas and two secular arias that illustrate 17th-century Italian sentiments about religious and worldly love and the way they overlap." ...

Visit the San Francisco Classical Voice website for the whole concert review.