CORNELL CONCERT SERIES RECOMMENDS

Friday, April 9, 9:30 pm ET: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven Serioso. Music Director Jaime Martín and Director and Designer James Darrah seek to create a digital series that celebrates collaboration in an age of isolation through classical music performances set to images and art created and processed in a first-of-its-kind digital studio at Wilhardt + Naud. In this episode, concertmaster Margaret Batjer leads a performance of Beethoven’s Serioso String Quartet in F-minor, arranged for string ensemble by Mahler. Cinematographer Michael Elias Thomas is filming from within the orchestra, presenting the audience with a seat on stage. View here.

Monday, April 12, 7:30 pm ET: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Inside Chamber Music: Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. Bruce Adolphe is joined by Arnaud Sussmann and Gilles Vonsattel to examine Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. With Ravel’s style considered old-fashioned he deliberately issued a more modern aesthetic statement with this bold, elegant, and humorous sonata. From Stravinsky to Jazz, Ravel seized upon a variety of musical ideas, made them his own, and kept it completely French. Register, view here and on demand for one week.

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.

This episode will premiere on CornellConcertSeries.com at 7PM on Wednesday, April 28, where it will remain viewable for 14 days. You will not need an account to view the video during this time. 

All episodes will be available for future viewing by logging in to our ticketing site, cornellconcertseries.universitytickets.com

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