Chamber Music at the Clark: Pacifica Quartet

Photo of Pacifica Quartet by Lisa Marie

Sunday, December 3, 2017
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street

Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Zorá String Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Lottery registration closes Thursday, October 26, 2017.

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Pacifica Quartet

Simin Ganatra, violin
Austin Hartman, violin
Guy Ben-Ziony, viola
Brandon Vamos, cello

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices, over the past two decades 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. The ensemble is a recipient of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award (1998) and was honored with Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award (2002). The Pacifica became only the second chamber ensemble to earn an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2006. The group won the Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance for its recording of Elliott Carter’s String Quartets Nos. 1 and 5 (Naxos) in 2009. That same year, it was named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America. Appointed the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was previously in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009–2012)—a position that has otherwise been held only by the Guarneri String Quartet.


Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
String Quartet in G Major, op. 76, no. 1

Allegro con spirito
Adagio sostenuto
Menuetto: Presto
Finale: Allegro ma non troppo


Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
String Quartet No. 1, op. 7

Introduzione: Allegro vivace


Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, op. 13

Adagio – Allegro vivace
Adagio non lento
Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto – Allegro di molto
Presto: Adagio non lento


The Pacifica Quartet is represented by MKI Artists,

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