Camerata Pacifica And Guitar Virtuoso Eliot Fisk Perform Bach, Schubert, Ponce, Rochberg, Albeniz And More

Renowned chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica continues its ambitious "Why Beethoven?" project with guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk in a unique program of works of Beethoven's contemporaries, Bach and Schubert, as well as 20th century works by contemporary composers Alard, Ponce, Albeniz and Halffter.

Bach's Suite, BWV 1010 and Schubert's Sonata in A Minor, D. 821, "Arpeggione" establish context for this exploration of Beethoven's influence, and together with Rochberg's Muse of Fire, serve as the emotional heart of the program. Frescobaldi's beautiful Partite sopra l'Aria detta " opens the program; and Fisk concludes the program with Alard's Estudio Brillante; Ponce's Estrellita, Halffter's Habanera; and two works by Albeniz, Torre Bermeja and Sevilla.

Adrian Spence, Camerata Pacifica's Artistic Director and Principal Flute, provides insight on the program here.

Performances take place Thursday, September 27, 8 p.m. at Colburn School's Zipper Hall in Los Angeles; Friday, September 28, 7:30 p.m. at Hahn Hall in Santa Barbara; Sunday, September 30, 3 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County in Ventura; and Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 p.m. at The Huntington Library in San Marino.

Camerata Pacifica's "Why Beethoven?"project continues Oct. 17 - Oct. 21, 2018 with a program of Musgrave, Mozart, Beethoven, Richards, Grime and Adams.

"Why Beethoven?" panel discussions begin in January 2019, and will feature Jan Swafford, author of the acclaimed Beethoven biography, Anguish and Triumph; Derek Katz, musicologist at the University of California at Santa Barbara; Andrea Moore, Professor of Music at Smith College and co-founder of the "Musicology and the Present" conference series; and Richard O'Neill, principal violist for Camerata Pacifica. Jan's book is the recommended companion to Camerata Pacifica's "Why Beethoven?" project. Please click here for more information about the panel discussions.

Subscriptions ($219-$522) and single tickets ($58) can be ordered online at or by calling 805-884-8410.

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