Musica Pacifica | Feb 14–16

Airs of Caledonia

David Greenberg, baroque violinist and Cape Breton-style fiddler extraordinaire, joins Musica Pacifica for a program of exciting 18th-century Scottish traditional and baroque music. In this high-energy, foot-tapping program, Cape Breton’s driving strathspeys and reels, soulful airs and merry jigs are heard alongside more studied compositions of Purcell, Barsanti, and Matteis and The Division Violin. The music of ancient Scottish composers James Oswald, “Red Rob” Mackintosh, and Niel Gow will delightfully blur distinctions between classical and folk music. Greenberg has been praised as both “one of the most impassioned folk-fiddlers you’ll ever hear,” (Winnipeg Free Press) and “the best baroque violin soloist in Canada, if not North America” (Halifax Mail-Star).

Judith Linsenberg, recorders; Ingrid Matthews and David Greenberg, violin; William Skeen, cello; Peter Maund, percussion; Charles Sherman, harpsichord

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 8:00PM
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street at Lincoln, Palo Alto

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 7:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue, Berkeley

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 4:00PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco

$50 general | $45 seniors | $15 students (under age 30 with ID, available only at box office)

San Francisco Early Music Society