Barefoot Chamber Concerts presents Musica Pacifica – ‘We’ve got your Bach’ Saturday, December 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Barefoot Chamber Concerts (“an enterprise noted for both its quality and informality” – San Francisco Classical Voice) presents really good music in the right acoustic and without the formality of most classical music events.
Barefoot is delighted to be able to present a very special event: the Bay Area’s favorite period instrument ensemble, Musica Pacifica in a milestone concert which marks the changing of the guard: Elizabeth Blumenstock, after nearly thirty years as the Musica Pacifica violinist, passes the baton (bow?) to the equally celebrated Ingrid Matthews, who will take over the position. Both violinists will play, and this concert marks the last appearance with Musica Pacifica for a while for Ms. Blumenstock and the first of many future appearances for Ms. Matthews.
The program features a smorgasbord of music by Bach and his contemporaries, including Telemann, Handel, Pachelbel, Purcell, and others.
There will, of course, be the usual Barefoot snacks, and there will also be a champagne reception after the concert. The newly acoustically refurbished hall at the El Cerrito Hillside Swedenborgian church will provide the perfect place for this concert and party. Don’t miss this unique occasion!