Pacifica Quartet Immaculate Precision, on-the-mark Intonation, and Incisive Rhythms Performance October 8 With virtuosity and an often-daring repertory, these artists will fulfill your expectation with a remarkable concert in their upcoming performance at 2:30 pm in Faye Spanos Concert Hall, on Sunday October 8, 2017. Over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The Pacifica ( Simin Ganatra, violin; Austin Hartman, violin; Guy Ben-Ziony, viola; and Brandon Vamos, cello) tours extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, performing regularly in the world’s major concert halls. Currently they are the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music since March 2012, and were in previously the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009 – 2012). Formed in 1994, the Pacifica Quartet quickly won chamber music’s top competitions, including the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Award. In 2002 the ensemble was honored with Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award and the appointment to Lincoln Center’s CMS Two, and in 2006 was awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, becoming only the second chamber ensemble so honored in the Grant’s long history. Their artistic talent was also recognized in receiving the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
The Pacifica Quartet has carved a niche for itself as the preeminent interpreter of string quartet cycles, harnessing the group’s singular focus and incredible stamina to portray each composer’s evolution, often over the course of just a few days. The Quartet has been widely praised for these cycles, with critics calling the concerts “brilliant,” “astonishing,” “gripping,” and “breathtaking.” The Pacifica Quartet will provide a rich and rewarding chamber music concert presented by Stockton’s Friends of Chamber Music. Come enjoy the concert. Tickets are $25 and are available in the lobby of Faye Spanos Concert Hall at UOP starting at 2:00 pm, 30 minutes before the concert. Students of any age are admitted free. The audience is invited to meet the musicians at a reception following the concert. Friends of Chamber Music concerts are presented in cooperation with Pacific and its Conservatory of Music.
For a brochure or more information about the FOCM annual series, please call 209-956-2868 or visit www.chambermusicfriends.org. Artists provided through MKI Artists, 115 College St, Burlington, Vermont