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 due out in September. Pre-order your copy or preview the recording here.
Collaborating for the first time, British pianist Paul Lewis and the Pacifica Quartet come together to open the University of Chicago Presents' new season on Sunday, October 18 at 3:00 pm. Their program includes works by Ligeti, Beethoven, and Mozart. More information and tickets 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.