Chamber Music at the Clark: Pacifica Quartet

Sunday, October 4, 2015
2:00 pm PDT – 4:00 pm PDT

Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Building
445 Charles E. Young Drive, East

Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Pacifica Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Lottery registration closes Friday, August 28, 2015.

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Pacifica Quartet

Simin Ganatra, violin
Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin
Masumi Per Rostad, viola
Brandon Vamos, cello

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The Pacifica tours extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, performing regularly in the world’s major concert halls. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was also the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009–12)—a position that has otherwise been held only by the Guarneri String Quartet—and received the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. Formed in 1994, the Pacifica Quartet quickly won chamber music’s top competitions and has carved a niche for itself as the preeminent interpreter of string quartet cycles. The ensemble has been widely praised for these cycles, with critics calling the concerts “brilliant,” “astonishing,” “gripping,” and “breathtaking.”


Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)

String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Minor, op. 138

Adagio – Doppio movimento – Tempo primo

String Quartet No. 14 in F-sharp Major, op. 142

Adagio, attacca
Allegretto – Adagio


String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat Minor, op. 144

Elegy: Adagio, attacca
Serenade: Adagio, attacca
Intermezzo: Adagio, attacca
Nocturne: Adagio, attacca
Funeral March: Adagio molto, attacca
Epilogue: Adagio


Photo Credit
Richard Termine for The News Times

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