This November, the Pacifica Quartet teams up with pianist Marc-André Hamelin for a coast-to-coast tour. One focus of their collaboration will be Leo Ornstein’s 1927 Piano Quintet, op. 92, which they will go on to record together this winter in London for Hyperion. The Pacifica will also present Hamelin’s 2002 Passacaglia for Piano Quintet and Dvorak’s A Major Quintet, op. 81. Abroad, they are scheduled to appear together in Italy, Belgium and Great Britain.
The Pacifica Quartet completes its traversal of Dmitri Shostakovich’s complete string quartets on Cedille Records with the highly anticipated fourth and final volume in the set. This album, titled The Soviet Experience Volume IV: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries, features Shostakovich’s String Quartets nos. 13-15 and Schnittke’s Quartet No. 3. Download the album or order the discs here.
This season, the Quartet tours Europe on three occasions with concerts across Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Spain, France, and Belgium. January takes them to Paris for the Cite de la musique's String Quartet Biennial, a gathering of premier ensembles from around the globe. In March and April, they will return to London’s Wigmore Hall for two performances and a debut appearance in Antwerp, Belgium. View complete tour info.