The 22nd edition of Camerata Pacifica’s “Concerts at Home” will feature the talents of Cameratans Paul Huang (violin), Amy Schwartz Moretti (violin), Richard O’Neill (viola), Jonathan Moerschel (viola), Ani Aznavoorian (cello) and Michael McHale (piano).
For anyone who misses the 10 a.m. showing, the concert will be “available to view at your pleasure from 11.30 a.m.” — that is, as soon as it finishes streaming, it will be archived on Camerata Pacifica’s YouTube channel, according to the organization.
Always looking for ways to keep connected with its audience, Camerata Pacifica notes that “many of us have more time to read, so we’re going to ask our musicians to briefly review books they’ve recently read. The first three reviews come from Artistic Director Adrian Spence, who dicusses Vikram Seth’s ‘An Equal Music’ (which he finds self-indulgent and declines to recommend), Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall’ (which he finds ‘not at all a challenging read yet consuming and delightfully rewarding’) and Haruki Murakami’s ‘Kafka on the Shore’ (‘a masterwork which, if you have not, you must read as soon as you can!’).”
Ever considerate of Camerata Pacifica’s supporters among local businesses, Spence adds: “If at all possible, please purchase your books from our sponsor, Chaucer’s Books. If that’s not possible, please do your best to support your independent bookseller!”
To read Spence’s reviews, and those of the other musicians, click here to get on Camerata Pacifica’s email list.
This edition, again curated and hosted by the symphony’s music and artistic director, Nir Kabaretti, showcases the students of all levels from the symphony’s Music Education Center programs, including alumni.
“As a key pillar of the symphony’s mission,” Maestro Kabaretti says, “music education is perhaps more important now than ever. It has been incredible to watch how our young musicians have adjusted to the pandemic through creative virtual activity. This demonstrates to us just how critical music is, and its ability to keep our community connected against all odds.”
“We are proud to support students at all ages and levels of musical development,” said Kristine Pacheco-Bernt, the symphony’s director of education. “Despite not being together in person, it is an absolute joy to see students continue to grow and thrive through our continuum of music education programs.”
“Sundays with the Symphony” will screen live at 3:30 p.m. Sunday and can be accessed via the symphony website by clicking here.
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