pacifica quartet

april 28, 2021

“…nothing short of phenomenal…

— The Telegraph

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past twenty-six 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. In 2017, the Pacifica Quartet was appointed to lead the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School. 

For their performance on the Cornell Concert Series, the Pacifica Quartet presents a lecture-performance of Jennifer Higdon’s triptych, Voices, which is featured on the group’s 2021 GRAMMY-nominated album, Contemporary Voices. Composed for the Pacifica Quartet, the music evokes explosive energy, otherworldly calm, and spiritual serenity. This GRAMMY nomination follows their 2009 win for Best Chamber Music Performance.

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