REVEL IN THE UNIQUE SOUNDS OF ACCLAIMED CHAMBER MUSIC GROUP CAMERATA PACIFICA AIRING ON KCET'S 'OPEN CALL' SEPTEMBER 27 @ 9 PM

Burbank, CA - September 25, 2012 - KCET, the nation's largest independent television station serving Southern and Central California, invites viewers to tune-in to a brand new episode of its original series, Open Call, featuring the acclaimed Santa Barbara chamber music group, Camerata Pacifica.

Premiering Sept. 27 at 9 p.m., Camerata Pacifica will perform both classic and contemporary pieces, including a diverse program of 20th century music ranging from Shostakovich to Xenakis. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "the best chamber music and reason to get out of the house," this celebrated chamber music group cultivates a highly enthused and passionate audience with every performance through their non-traditional approach to the timeless art form.

Camerata Pacifica's artistic director Adrian Spence along with host Suzanna Guzmán will discuss the company's unconventional musical techniques and how they are helping to change the face of chamber music on the west coast. Spence has created one of the most noted chamber music ensembles in the United States with the development of a truly dynamic relationship between the audience and the performers.

Catch the repeats on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 1, at 1:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 12 a.m. 

ABOUT CAMERATA PACIFICA

Called "the best chamber music reason to get out of the house" by the Los Angeles Times - Camerata Pacifica performs monthly in Los Angeles, San Marino, Ventura and Santa Barbara. Bringing together musicians and audiences from around the world, the chamber music group is committed to musical excellence and exploration, repertoire that reflects the breadth of the chamber music genre and discovering new voices. Camerata Pacifica programs revolve around a core of principal musicians: Catherine Leonard, Richard Yongjae O'Neill, Ani Aznavoorian and Warren Jones. These artists bring incredible depth, skill and passion to their work, energizing and reenergizing both standard and new repertoire. The principals are joined for most programs by a stellar roster of guest artists from all over the world. Many of these guests have been with Camerata Pacifica for years, but each season brings new faces as well.

ABOUT KCET

On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.

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