Pacifica Quartet – Austin Chamber Music Festival
On July 11 at 7:30 PM, the festival continues as the Grammy-winning Pacifica quartet joins us for a pre-concert talk followed by a performance of Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 2.
A virtual event this year, the 24th Annual Festival includes an exciting lineup with artists that we’ll be seeing up close and personal! Artistic Director Michelle Schumann will host interviews and performances each weekend from June 27 through August 8. As a concert attendee on Zoom, you will have the opportunity to chat with the artists and fellow audience members live during each program.
Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past twenty-five years the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was previously the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. In 2017, the Pacifica Quartet was appointed to lead the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School.