Saturday, October 19, 2013
Seniors 62+: $16
Youth 18 and Under: $10
Non-Bucknell College Students: $10
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Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today.
Formed in 1994, the Pacifica Quartet quickly won chamber music’s top competitions, including the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Award. In 2002 the ensemble was honored with Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award and the appointment to Lincoln Center’s CMS Two, and in 2006 was awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, becoming only the second chamber ensemble so honored in the Grant’s long history. Also in 2006 the Quartet was featured on the cover of Gramophone and heralded as one of “five new quartets you should know about,” the only American quartet to make the list. And in 2009, the Quartet was named “Ensemble of the Year” by Musical America and received a 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
Pacifica Quartet will perform:
- Haydn: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 , “Sunrise”
- Schnittke: Quartet No. 3 OR Britten: Quartet No. 2, Op. 36
- Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133