Judith Linsenberg, recorder
Elizabeth Blumenstock, baroque violin
Charles Sherman, harpsichord

Josh Lee, viola da gamba

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San Francisco’s Sizzling Baroque Ensemble

Sparks fly when these high-energy performers get together! Musica Pacifica combines world-class musicianship with a spirited and communicative performing style and brings exuberant vitality to the intimate chamber music of the Baroque. An evening with Musica Pacifica spotlights the unique talents of each musician and combines them in diverse groupings within the ensemble, creating an ever-changing palette of instrumental color.

"Ms. Linsenberg is a recorder player who possesses some astounding virtuosic technique…" —William Fazekas,, April 20, 2011

"The effect was transporting — a small miracle of precision and musical electricity." —Washington Post

“ravishingly beautiful . . .warm, expressive, and intensely alive to every nuance, this is playing to ravish the senses.” — Fanfare Magazine


We've had an exciting summer! In June, we were featured on the main stage of the Berkeley Early Music Festival in a concert of Music and Dance from the Reign of Louis XIV. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of an important French dance manual, we collaborated with a group of four Baroque dancers in period costumes. (See video at left.) In a review of the program, Early Music America commented on our "virtuoso performance of a Telemann Paris Quartet that left the audience gasping and applauding before it even finished."

And in July, we reached a milestone in recording our 10th CD, "Portraits of Love," including cantatas by Handel, Steffani, and Rameau, with the amazing soprano Dominique Labelle, as well as a Paris Quartet by Telemann and a trio by Sammartini. (See photos of recording session below)

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