Camerata Pacifica

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This chamber ensemble performs at the highest levels in a monthly concert series covering Santa Barbara, Ventura, Pasadena, and Los Angeles.
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Based in California, Camerata Pacifica is an American chamber ensemble founded in 1990 by artistic director and flutist Adrian Spence. Made up of musicians drawn from around the world, the group plays a monthly concert series in the cities of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Pasadena, and Los Angeles. Their innovative approaches to building rapport with their audiences have fostered a community of music lovers that welcomes a wide and challenging repertoire, which extends from Baroque masterpieces to contemporary works. Spence has been instrumental in commissioning new music, including works by Lera Auerbach, Jake Heggie, Ian Wilson, Huang Ruo, Bright Sheng, John Psathas, and James MacMillan. In 2014, Camerata Pacifica released its first album of chamber works by John Harbison on Harmonia Mundi.