Haydn – Quartet in G major, Op. 71, No. 1
Harold Meltzer – Aqua (NW Premiere)
Shostakovich – Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73
Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in 2012, the Pacifica was also the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2009 and received the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance and “Ensemble of the Year” by Musical America.
The members of the Pacifica Quartet live in Bloomington, IN, where they serve as quartet-in-residence and full-time faculty members at the Jacobs School of Music. The Pacifica Quartet also serves as resident performing artist at the University of Chicago.
An ardent advocate of contemporary music, the Pacifica Quartet commissions and performs many new works, including those by Keeril Makan, in partnership with the Celebrity Series of Boston and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and Shulamit Ran, in partnership with the Music Accord consortium, London’s Wigmore Hall, and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. The work – entitled Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory – had its New York debut as part of the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center series.