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Coming up: Legends of the Celtic Harp - Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 7:30 pm
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“The Door Between the Worlds”

Featuring Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter

Legends of the Celtic Harp presents:
“The Door Between the Worlds”

"The Door Between the Worlds" is a dramatic journey in music and story into the realms of the Celtic “Otherworld.”
The Celtic people have always believed that there are two worlds. There is the world that we live in. And there is
“The Otherworld.” This Land of Faery is filled with wonder and delight but also darkness and peril.

The acclaimed ensemble, Legends of the Celtic Harp, opens the door into this mystical world with music played on Celtic harps, Irish bouzouki, mandolin, cittern, and Swedish nyckelharpa and tells the tales of that legendary land…
from which no one returns unchanged. www.LegendsOfTheCelticHarp.com

Patrick, who grew up in California and studied in Ireland and in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, plays the rare wire strung Celtic harp and tells mesmerizing stories. The San Francisco Chronicle calls him “an American master of the Irish instrument, a peripatetic modern day bard, combining tale-telling, history, and music into a seamless compound that reaches all ages and all types of listeners.” Variety praises his “hauntingly beautiful ballads and lilting storytelling.”

Lisa Lynne plays Celtic harp, Irish bouzouki, and mandolin. Windham Hill Records calls her music “quite possibly the most beautiful music you have ever heard.” Aryeh Frankfurter plays Celtic harp, cittern, and the Swedish nyckelharpa. He played classical violin starting at age three, moved on to progressive rock, and found himself most at home with folk and traditional music from around the world.

Together, Patrick, Lisa, and Aryeh create a rich tapestry threaded with history and myth, fact and legend, and music of exquisite artistry.


Mads Tolling, John Santos and Dan Zemelman
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 7:30 pm

World Music

Mads Tolling, John Santos and Dan Zemelman

Three of the Bay Area’s finest jazz musicians – violinist Mads Tolling, percussionist John Santos, and pianist Dan Zemelman – join forces to play music from all over the world. At the forefront of the trio are the rhythms and melodies of Afro-Cuba and Puerto Rica. John Santos strong background in Latin music shines through along with the folk traditions of Scandinavia, where violinist Mads Tolling is from. The group even has creative arrangements of classical music along with a few from the Great American Song Book.
Mads has won two Grammy awards as part of the pioneering string group Turtle Island Quartet and toured for many years with acclaimed bassist Stanley Clarke. As leader of the Mads Tolling Quartet, he released The Playmaker in 2009, featuring Stanley Clarke, Russell Ferrante, and Stefon Harris, and Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty – Live at Yoshi’s in 2012.
John is a five-time Grammy nominee and one of the foremost bandleaders, composers, producers, percussionists, and educators in the field of Afro-Latin music. He has worked with a long line of acknowledged masters including Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Cachao, Eddie Palmieri, Omar Sosa, and McCoy Tyner, and currently directs the John Santos Sextet. Recently John was one of the resident artistic directors for SF Jazz hosting a series of concerts.
Dan is a jazz innovator who studied at the University of Wisconsin, toured India and Sri Lanka as a Jazz Ambassador, contributed to Face to Face, the final album of blues legend John Lee Hooker, and toured with John Lee’s daughter Zakiya Hooker.

To purchase tickets, go to “Concerts” from menu on left, and find the “Mads Tolling”

Call 650-355-1882 to purchase 6 admissions in advance and reserve a table! (First come first serve)
Note: Please bring your Paypal receipt as to the show as proof of payment/ticket if you have already purchased online.

See our current art exhibit at the hall:

January - March

Michele de la Menardiere

Fine Art / Design


go to “Art Exhibit” in menu for more info on Michele de la Menardiere

Mildred Owen Concert Hall
Mildred Owen Concert Hall is
the home of Pacifica Performances.

Welcome to Pacifica Performances at the Pacifica Center for the Arts, a jewel on the coast nestled in the hills surrounding Linda Mar Beach, just off Hwy 1, 20 minutes south from San Francisco. You will find a comfortable, welcoming hall, with a beautiful hand-crafted stage, fantastic sound system and walls filled with local art. Each week, you can experience world class artists in an intimate, casual environment that enhances and enriches the experience for both the listener and performer. We showcase a variety of musical styles, including blues, Americana/roots, world music, bluegrass, classical, and jazz, as well as dance, comedy and spoken word events.

We offer easy, free parking and reasonable admissions and memberships. Our programming is accessible to everyone--unless otherwise noted, children under age 18 receive free admission. Refreshments are available and fine dining is nearby.

Our hall is also available to rent for parties, meetings, recitals or concerts. Call our office at: 650-355-1882

Pacifica Performances is a non-profit, primarily volunteer, organization with an active Board of Directors.
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NOTE: Please bring your paper receipt to the show as confirmation of your ticket.
If you have purchased 6 tickets, you can reserve a table by calling the office at 650-355-1882 and leaving a message. Your call will be returned and your request confirmed at that time.