The Pacifica Quartet makes its long-awaited debut at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on December 9. The unique program, entitled "Last Words," showcases the versatility of the ensemble and features the final quartets by three composers spanning 200 years. Works include Carter's Fragments and his String Quartet No. 5, Janáček's Intimate Letters, and Beethoven's String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135. Buy tickets here.
The Pacifica Quartet and pianist Marc-André Hamelin recently embarked on a successful international tour. The artists were invited to record Leo Ornstein's 1927 Piano Quintet for Hyperion. The much anticipated release is now available. Purchase it here.
On its 20th anniversary tour in Canada, Europe, and Japan this past season, the Pacifica performed a new quartet by Shulamit Ran, a longtime collaborator and colleague from their residency at the University of Chicago. Titled Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory, the commission was funded by Music Accord, a consortium of presenters from the US, as well as Suntory Hall and Wigmore Hall. Up next are performances in Tulsa, Denver, Raleigh, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Baton Rouge, Portland, and San Francisco.