Musica Pacifica
Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; David Morris, cello; Charles Sherman, harpsichord is celebrating it’s 20th annaversery this month.

The ensemble has achieved recognition as one of North America’s premier baroque ensembles soon after the group’s founding in 1990. 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 they appear with many other prominent early music ensembles nationally and abroad. Musica Pacifica’s stylish, high-energy, and virtuoso performances have consistently received enthusiastic reviews from critics and audiences alike. These qualities have led to appearances on such prestigious chamber and early music concert series as Music Before 1800 and the Frick Collection (NY), Tage Alter Musik (Regensburg), the Getty Museum (LA), the Cleveland Art Museum, the Pittsburgh Renaissance and Baroque Society, the Seattle Early Music Guild, Milwaukee’s Early Music Now, the Houston Early Music Society, the Los Angeles County Museum, the San Diego Early Music Society, and the Cambridge Early Music Society (MA), among many others. They have been a featured ensemble at the Berkeley Early Music Festival on three separate occasions, and their first appearance there was cited in Early Music (UK) as “perhaps the standout of the entire festival.” They have performed at festivals in Germany and Austria and have been heard on German National radio as well as on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and “Harmonia.”

Musica Pacifica with guest artist Dominique Labelle will be performing on the SFEMS Concert Series;  October 29th, 30th and 31st.