Judith Linsenberg, recorder
Elizabeth Blumenstock, baroque violin
Charles Sherman, harpsichord

Josh Lee, viola da gamba

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San Francisco’s Sizzling Baroque Ensemble

Sparks fly when these high-energy performers get together! Musica Pacifica combines world-class musicianship with a spirited and communicative performing style and brings exuberant vitality to the intimate chamber music of the Baroque. An evening with Musica Pacifica spotlights the unique talents of each musician and combines them in diverse groupings within the ensemble, creating an ever-changing palette of instrumental color.

"Between the last two suites of dances, Elizabeth Blumenstock and the continuo players performed a single movement from a violin sonata by Francesco Maria Veracini (Op. 2, No. 9)... to a fare-thee-well, bringing down the house with loud cheers." -Boston Musical Intelligencer

"Musica Pacifica's [program at the Berkeley Early Music Festival] included a virtuoso performance of Telemann's Quartet No. 3 that left the audience gasping and applauding before it even finished." –Early Music America Magazine

"The effect was transporting — a small miracle of precision and musical electricity." —Washington Post

“ravishingly beautiful . . .warm, expressive, and intensely alive to every nuance, this is playing to ravish the senses.” — Fanfare Magazine


It's Our Silver Anniversary!

Please check out our concert listings for the latest exciting celebrations! If you'd rather get new concerts sent directly to your email, you can subscribe to our newsletter and receive four free Musica Pacifica mp3s to really get the party started.

We've dug up some great vintage pictures to share on our Facebook page. Here's a taste of Musica Pacifica then and now:

The most exciting thing about our 25th anniversary season might be the release of our new album, a collaboration with Dominique Labelle! We now have a cover for it and a new title. Mi palpita il cor: Baroque Passions, has passed the editing stages and will be released on the Parma/Navona label in October! (See photos of our first recording session below)

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