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the 2013 | 2014 season

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Welcome to Camerata Pacifica’s 24th Season of Chamber Music Concerts I’m excited to present Camerata Pacifica’s 24th season of concerts. Programming this season I was aware that our silver anniversary season is just around the corner, and my mind unavoidably turned to favorite moments of seasons past. So we begin our review in the 24th season — which both looks back and forward. Lera Auerbach joins us in October to reprise the stunning performances of her Cello Preludes with Ani Aznavoorian, and again in March for the premiere of the latest Camerata commission, a new work for Cello & Ensemble. We bring back performances of Huang Ruo’s To The Four Corners, Thea Musgrave’s Narcissus, Harbison’s Piano Quintet, Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, Mozart’s Quintet for Piano & Winds and his E-Flat Major Divertimento, Dring, Howells, Rheinberger… Of the work of the past two and a half decades, I’m probably most proud of the Camerata’s ever expanding commission portfolio. Our season opens with music by Camerata composers Huang Ruo and John Harbison, (who is writing a String Trio to be premiered in the 25th season), and closes with Jake Heggie’s Winter Roses, our first significant commission that premiered with the wonderful Frederica von Stade. And people… our wonderful community of musician friends: Ani Aznavoorian, Richard Yongjae O’Neill, Warren Jones, Adam Neiman, Ji Hye Jung, Nick Daniel, José Franch-Ballester, John Steinmetz, Timothy Eckert, Tereza Stanislav, Kate Allen and Joanne Pearce Martin’s back too, with her husband Gavin. We’ve some new people for you to welcome to the Camerata community, violinists Paul Huang, (First Prize Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 2009 International Violin Competition Sion-Valais in Switzerland), Amy Schwartz-Moretti, (Former concertmaster Florida & Oregon Orchestras) and hornist Martin Owen, (Principal Horn, Berlin Philharmonic). And you! Together we are Camerata Pacifica, and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to celebrating another season of wonderful music, the discovery of pieces new to you and always, always the creativity of live performance by artists with character and talent that marvels and amazes every time. See you at the concerts, Adrian Spence Artistic Director


The 2013 | 2014 Season

September 2013 Harbison*, Serry, Huang Ruo, Novacek* Friday, September 20 | 1 & 7:30pm Santa Barbara Sunday, September 22 | 3pm Ventura Tuesday, September 24 | 8pm Pasadena Thursday, September 26 | 8pm Los Angeles

January 2014 Haydn*, Brahms, Carter*, Harbison* Thursday, January 9 | 8pm Los Angeles Friday, January 10 | 1 & 7:30pm Santa Barbara Sunday, January 12 | 3pm Ventura Tuesday, January 14 | 8pm Pasadena

October 2013 Auerbach, Mozart* Sunday, October 20 | 3pm Tuesday, October 22 | 8pm Thursday, October 24 | 8pm Friday, October 25 | 1 & 7:30pm

February 2014 Bach*, Martinů*, Chopin*, Farr, Psathas Sunday, February 9 | 3pm Ventura Tuesday, February 11 | 8pm Pasadena Thursday, February 13 | 8pm Los Angeles Friday, February 14 | 1 & 7:30pm Santa Barbara

November 2013 Beethoven* Sunday, November 10 | 3pm Tuesday, November 12 | 8pm Thursday, November 14 | 8pm Friday, November 15 | 1 & 7:30pm

Ventura Pasadena Los Angeles Santa Barbara

Ventura Pasadena Los Angeles Santa Barbara

December 2013 Mozart/Grieg*, Rachmaninov*, Mozart, Schubert*, Debussy/Ravel*, Lutosławski Thursday, December 5 | 1 & 7:30pm Santa Barbara Friday, December 6 | 8pm Los Angeles Sunday, December 8 | 3pm Ventura Tuesday, December 10 | 8pm Pasadena *Denotes repertoire for 1 PM Lunchtime Concert. Programs and artists are subject to change without notice.

March 2014 Adès*, Brahms*, Britten*, Auerbach Thursday, March 6 | 8pm Los Angeles Friday, March 7 | 1 & 7:30pm Santa Barbara Sunday, March 9 | 3pm Ventura Tuesday, March 11 | 8pm Pasadena April 2014 Heggie*, Musgrave*, Howells, Dring, Mozart* Sunday, April 6 | 3pm Ventura Tuesday, April 8 | 8pm Pasadena Thursday, April 10 | 8pm Los Angeles Friday, April 11 | 1 & 7:30pm Santa Barbara May 2014 Messiaen, Heggie*, Schumann, Rheinberger* Sunday, May 4 | 3pm Ventura Tuesday, May 6 | 8pm Pasadena Thursday, May 8 | 8pm Los Angeles Friday, May 9 | 1 & 7:30pm Santa Barbara

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JOSÉ FRANCH-BALLESTER PRINCIPAL CLARINET


September 2013 Our September Concert Celebrates the Marriage of David Robertson and Nancy Furman-Alex

“Mr. Harbison...takes a formal approach to structure, pacing, and musical development that ties him to Beethoven and Brahms.” —The New York Times 2012

Camerata Pacifica opens its 24TH season with works by three Americans named John - chamber music, symphony and opera composer John Harbison, and the performercomposers John Novacek (piano) and John Serry (percussion). Along with this American extravaganza is a reprise of the of Huang Ruo’s dramatic “To The Four Corners.” Don’t miss this exciting, virtuosic, and eclectic season opener! Harbison* Four Songs of Solitude Serry Night Rhapsody Huang Ruo To the Four Corners Harbison* Songs America Loves to Sing Novacek* Four Rags for Two Jons Adrian Spence • flute, José Franch-Ballester • clarinet, Paul Huang • violin, Richard Yongjae O’Neill • viola, Ani Aznavoorian • cello, Ji Hye Jung • percussion, Warren Jones • piano Friday, September 20 | 1 & 7:30pm Sunday, September 22 | 3pm Tuesday, September 24 | 8pm Thursday, September 26 | 8pm

Santa Barbara Ventura Pasadena Los Angeles


ANI AZNAVOORIAN, PRINCIPAL CELLO RICHARD YONGJAE O’NEILL, PRINCIPAL VIOLA


October 2013

“[Lera Auerbach offers] drama, big-time theatrical grab-the audience-and shake-them-by-the-neck drama: bold, largescale gestures, biting dissonance and ethereal concords, extreme registers and unusual timbres, huge contracts in dynamics, uninhibited passion and sardonic mockery…” —American Record Guide In October’s program, composer-pianist Lera Auerbach and Ani Aznavoorian perform Auerbach’s 24 Preludes for Cello and Piano, taking the listener through the 24 keys of Western music, each with its own mood, atmosphere, and stories to tell. Mozart’s substantial Divertimento, K. 563, his only work for string trio, rounds out the program. Auerbach Mozart*

24 Preludes for Cello & Piano Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 563

Amy Schwartz Moretti • violin, Richard Yongjae O’Neill • viola, Ani Aznavoorian • cello, Lera Auerbach • piano Sunday, October 20 | 3pm Tuesday, October 22 | 8pm Thursday, October 24 | 8pm Friday, October 25 | 1 & 7:30pm

Ventura Pasadena Los Angeles Santa Barbara


ADAM NEIMAN, PRINCIPAL PIANO


November 2013

“Neiman’s pianism is as formidable as it ever was, combining ferocious technique with an intelligent grasp of formal structure.” —Ionarts, Washington, DC

“Neiman’s playing was so rigorous and crystalline that one could only marvel at it.”—Washington Post Camerata Pacifica favorite, Adam Neiman, returns with a solo recital of two of Beethoven’s most important - and difficult - works for piano. The Diabelli Variations have been called “the greatest set of variations ever written,” and the Hammerklavier sonata set a new standard for difficulty, duration, and depth. Fortunately, Neiman can handle it. Don’t miss hearing these extraordinary works in the hands of an extraordinary musician. Beethoven* 33 Variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli, Op. 120 Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106, Hammerklavier Adam Neiman • piano Sunday, November 10 | 3pm Tuesday, November 12 | 8pm Thursday, November 14 | 8pm Friday, November 15 | 1 & 7:30pm

Ventura Pasadena Los Angeles Santa Barbara


GAVIN MARTIN & JOANNE PEARCE MARTIN, PIANO


December 2013

“superb pianism of Joanne Pearce Martin, a whole world of sounds and expressions...”—Bachtrack.com

Piano works for four hands were often secret sites of courtship among the 19th century European bourgeoisie, creating opportunities for infatuated young couples to sit close together, even touch. In the twenty-first century, married pianists Joanne Pearce Martin (Principal Keyboard, LA Phil. & Principal Pianist Emeritus for the Camerata) and Gavin Martin have been delighting Southland audiences for years. Join them at Camerata Pacifica for a program of two-piano and four-hand works, including Schubert’s gorgeous “Fantasie in F Minor.” Mozart/Grieg* Rachmaninov* Mozart Schubert* Debussy/Ravel* Rachmaninov* Lutosławski

Allegro from Sonata in C Major, K. 545 Barcarolle from Suite No. 1 Op. 5 Sonata in D Major, K. 448, for 2 pianos Fantasie in F Minor, D. 940, for piano 4 hands “Fêtes” from Nocturnes, for 2 pianos “Tears” from Suite No. 1 Op. 5 Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Joanne Pearce Martin & Gavin Martin • piano Thursday, December 5 | 1 & 7:30pm Friday, December 6 | 8pm Sunday, December 8 | 3pm Tuesday, December 10 | 8pm

Santa Barbara Los Angeles Ventura Pasadena


WARREN JONES, PRINCIPAL PIANO


January 2014

Truly an ensemble program, January’s concerts highlight individual voices within the chamber music texture. From the piano-focused Trio of Haydn, to Brahms’ innovative doubling of the viola in his String Quintet, this program also features two of the twentieth century’s most significant composers: Elliott Carter and John Harbison. Haydn* Brahms Carter* Harbison*

Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. 27 Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111 Elegy for Viola & Piano Piano Quintet

Amy Schwartz Moretti • violin, Paul Huang • violin, Richard Yongjae O’Neill • viola, Ani Aznavoorian • cello, Warren Jones • piano Thursday, January 9 | 8pm Friday, January 10 | 1 & 7:30pm Sunday, January 12 | 3pm Tuesday, January 14 | 8pm

Los Angeles Santa Barbara Ventura Pasadena


JI HYE JUNG, PRINCIPAL PERCUSSION


February 2014

“always impressive...let the high caliber chamber music games continue.”—Santa Barbara News-Press

Only at Camerata Pacifica are you likely to encounter a flute, percussion, and piano program ranging from the precision of a Bach sonata to Gareth Farr’s gamelaninspired work for flute and percussion. Percussionist Ji Hye Jung is bound to astonish in John Psathas’ virtuosic “One Study,” while pianist Adam Neiman offers a range of Chopin’s works and musical moods. Bach* Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 Martinů* Sonata for Flute & Piano Chopin* Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38 Nocturne in D-Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2 Waltz No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor Op. 64, No. 2 Nocturne in F-Sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2 Farr Kembang Suling Psathas One Study

Adrian Spence • flute, Ji Hye Jung • percussion, Adam Neiman • piano Sunday, February 9 | 3pm Tuesday, February 11 | 8pm Thursday, February 13 | 8pm Friday, February 14 | 1 & 7:30pm

Ventura Pasadena Los Angeles Santa Barbara


ANI AZNAVOORIAN, PRINCIPAL CELLO


March 2014

“Aznavoorian goes well beyond mere fluency...she is a true artist.” —New York Concert Review

Beginning with Thomas Adès’ whimsical “Catch,” this program also features two of Camerata’s woodwind virtuosi, Nick Daniel and José Franch-Ballester, in works by Brahms and Britten. Principal cellist, Ani Aznavoorian, and composer Lera Auerbach continue their years-long collaboration with the world premiere of Auerbach’s New Work for Cello and Ensemble. Adès* Catch Brahms* Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115 Britten* Temporal Variations Auerbach New Work for Cello & Ensemble World Premiere Commissioned for Ani Aznavoorian & Camerata Pacifica by Sandy Svoboda in Memory of Her Husband Al Adrian Spence • flute, Nicholas Daniel • oboe, José Franch-Ballester • clarinet, Amy Schwartz Moretti • violin, Tereza Stanislav • violin, Richard Yongjae O’Neill • viola, Ani Aznavoorian • cello, Ji Hye Jung • percussion, Adam Neiman • piano Thursday, March 6 | 8pm Friday, March 7 | 1 & 7:30pm Sunday, March 9 | 3pm Tuesday, March 11 | 8pm

Los Angeles Santa Barbara Ventura Pasadena


NICHOLAS DANIEL, PRINCIPAL OBOE ADRIAN SPENCE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


April 2014

This concert features some of the twenty-first century’s most extraordinary wind players in works by some of the twentieth century’s most accomplished composers. Mozart’s Quintet for winds and piano, which he called “the best thing I have written in my life” at the time of its premiere, completes the concert. Heggie* Soliloquy Premiered May 10, 2012, Los Angeles Commissioned by Camerata Pacifica in Memory of Suzanne Makuch Musgrave* Narcissus Howells Oboe Sonata Dring Trio Mozart* Quintet in E-Flat Major for Piano and Winds, K. 452 Adrian Spence • flute, Nicholas Daniel • oboe, José Franch-Ballester • clarinet, John Steinmetz • bassoon, Martin Owen • horn, Warren Jones • piano Sunday, April 6 | 3pm Tuesday, April 8 | 8pm Thursday, April 10 | 8pm Friday, April 11 | 1 & 7:30pm

Ventura Pasadena Los Angeles Santa Barbara


MARTIN OWEN, HORN


May 2014

“Owen’s playing is a luxury for the ear.”—The Sunday Times “Jake Heggie [is] the finest American art song composer of his generation.”—The Classical Review

One of Camerata Pacifica’s first major commissions, Jake Heggie’s sumptuous “Winter Roses,” returns to the Camerata stage in this season finale. The program features two works performed by British horn virtuoso, Martin Owen, and also brings together the largest group of the season for Rheinberger’s “Nonet.” Messiaen Appel Interstellaire Heggie* Winter Roses Premiered October 9, 2004, Santa Barbara, with Frederica von Stade Commissioned by Richard & Luci Janssen for Frederica von Stade and Camerata Pacifica Schumann Adagio & Allegro in A-Flat Major, Op. 70 Rheinberger* Nonet Adrian Spence • flute, José Franch-Ballester • clarinet, John Steinmetz • bassoon, Martin Owen • horn, Amy Schwartz Moretti • violin, Tereza Stanislav • violin, Richard Yongjae O’Neill • viola, Ani Aznavoorian • cello, Timothy Eckert • bass, Adam Neiman • piano Sunday, May 4 | 3pm Tuesday, May 6 | 8pm Thursday, May 8 | 8pm Friday, May 9 | 1 & 7:30pm

Ventura Pasadena Los Angeles Santa Barbara


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Camerata Pacifica Brochure - 2013-2014 Season