Don’t miss one of the nation’s most dynamic string quartets – Pacifica Quartet – at the Wheeler Theater on June 17, 2018 as part of Centrum’s Port Townsend Chamber Music Series. Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices, Pacifica Quartet received the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance and “Ensemble of the Year” by Musical America.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
2pm, Joseph F. Wheeler Theater
Tickets: $40, $36
Sponsored by Nelly and James Tretter
- Haydn – Quartet in G major, Op. 71, No. 1
- Harold Meltzer – Aqua (NW Premiere)
- Shostakovich – Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73
- Mozart – Quartet in Eb for Piano and Strings, K-4
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.