Our Next Concert: Musica Pacifica

Our Next Concert: Musica Pacifica

Oct. 10, 2018
Faye Spanos Concert Hall, University of the Pacific (directions)
2:30 PM

Scheduled Program

“Dancing in the Isles” – A collection of 16th, 17th & 18thScottish, Irish, and English tunes

Complete program with notes


Watch Musica Pacifica perform “Ciaccona” by Tarquinio Merula (1595-1665).

Purchase Tickets

Regular adult: $25

Pacific Faculty & Staff: $15

Students and children

About the Artists

Musica Pacifica group photo
Musica Pacifica

Musica Pacifica has, since its founding in 1990, become widely recognized as one of America’s premier baroque ensembles, lauded for both the dazzling virtuosity and the warm expressiveness of its performances.  They have been described by the press as “some of the finest baroque musicians in America” (American Record Guide) and “among the best in the world” (Alte Musik Aktuell).

At home in the San Francisco Bay area, the artists perform with Philharmonia Baroque and American Bach Soloists and appear with many other prominent early music ensembles nationally and abroad. The Washington Post noted:  “the effect was transporting­ – a small miracle of precision and musical electricity.” Cinemusical recently said: “Musica Pacifica remains one of the most interesting ensembles available on recording.”

Musica Pacifica’s nine CD releases on the Virgin Classics, Dorian, Solimar, and Navona labels have won national and international awards, including the highest ratings in several CD magazines and being chosen as “CD of the Month” by the early music journal Alte Musik Aktuell (Regensburg).

Dancing in the Isles was lauded in the prestigious British journal, Gramophone, as “one of the zestiest recordings of recent vintage,” and featured on WFIU’s nationally syndicated program, Harmonia; Fire Beneath My Fingers was featured as CD of the Week on Minnesota Public Radio and touted as “one of the most exciting Baroque recordings I’ve heard” on Audiophile Audition.

Learn more about Musica Pacifica