26. May 2016 · Comments Off on Steampunk by David Bruce · Categories: Chamber Music, Fun, Listen, live performance, Videos

Enjoy! What a fine work this is … I’d love to do it, and I’d love to have hair, makeup and clothing help like they had, too.

Recorded LIVE in concert. From Camerata Pacifica’s January 15, 2016 performance at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA; David Bruce’s “Steampunk”. (For a video that includes the Artistic Director’s Steampunk introduction, click: https://youtu.be/Nqnx96cUKEE)

With Nicholas Daniel, oboe & English horn; Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet & bass clarinet; Amy Harman, bassoon; Martin Owen, French horn; Kristin Lee, violin; Morgan O’Shaughnessey, viola; Ani Aznavoorian, cello; Tim Eckert; double bass

Costume Design by E.B. Brooks. Hair & Makeup Yulitzin Alvarez.

http://www.cameratapacifica.org. Camerata Pacifica is a chamber music ensemble based in Santa Barbara that performs a monthly series of concerts in Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Marino, and Zipper Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. Founded by Adrian Spence in 1990, the group is composed of the finest performers of chamber music from around the world. The ensemble is distinctive for artistic excellence, an innovative approach to classical music and a repertoire that ranges from baroque to brand new, from familiar masterworks to works that have yet to become favorites.

15. April 2016 · Comments Off on Ah, The Beauty! · Categories: Baroque, live performance, Videos

We are so blessed to have access to music so easily, aren’t we? I don’t often think about this, but of course back when compositions such as these were written and then initially performed the only way you could hear it was to go to a performance. Now we can get on to YouTube and find these amazing things!

That being said, there is nothing, and I truly mean nothing like a live performance. Truly. If you’ve not been, you owe it to yourself … and to performing musicians … to go!

I’m sorry to say this particular video is interrupted by commercials at the most unpleasant of times, but, well, that’s what you get for free, I suppose. Be ready to hit mute. Honestly, it’s horrendous! They don’t even wait until the end of a work or movement.

This is Vox Luminis, and I think they are performing with Belgian Baroque group, but I don’t know the name. I’ll investigate further when I have the time, or perhaps someone who reads French will fill me in. I ran it through Google translate, but who knows if I’m getting the correct info?!

For me the sound gets turned way up for things such as this!