The Ladies’ Morning Musical Club presents


Simin Ganatra – violin      Masumi Per Rostad – viola
Sibbi Bernhardsson – violin      Brandon Vamos – cello
with Orion Weiss – piano

The Pacifica Quartet enjoys international stature as one of the finest ensembles of its kind. The Quartet has toured extensively on four continents and is recognized for its virtuosic approach, exuberant style and often daring repertory choices. It currently serves as the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University, a position it formerly held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2009 – 2012). In 2015 the Quartet began an additional two-year residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Prior to its appointment to Indiana University, the Quartet was on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana for ten years. The Pacifica Quartet also serves as resident performing artist at the University of Chicago. Formed in 1994, the Quartet quickly began winning the top chamber music competitions, including the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Award. In 2006 the Quartet was featured on the cover of Gramophone magazine and heralded as one of “five new quartets you should know about,” the only American quartet to make the list. In 2009, the Quartet was named “Ensemble of the Year” by Musical America; also that year it received a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. In May 2012, the Pacifica Quartet was in Montreal for a complete cycle of the fifteen Shostakovich quartets. In collaboration with pianist Orion Weiss, the Quartet returns to play this composer’s Piano Quintet, along with Schumann’s Quintet.
3rd LMMC appearance.


MOZART  (1756-1791)
String Quartet in D minor, K. 421 (1783)
Menuetto: Allegretto
Allegretto ma non troppo

SHOSTAKOVICH     (1906-1975)
Piano Quintet in G minor,
Opus 57 (1940)
Prelude: Lento
Fugue: Adagio
Scherzo: Allegretto
Intermezzo: Lento
Finale: Allegretto

SCHUMANN  (1810-1856)
Piano quintet in E flat major,
Opus 44 (1842)
Allegro brillante
In modo d’una Marcia: Un poco largamente
Scherzo: Molto vivace
Allegro ma non troppo

To learn more about the Pacifica Quartet, visit:

The LMMC is a non-profit organization.

For more information and to purchase tickets: online at
(Please note that web reservations must be done by 1pm on the Friday before the concert.)
By phone at 514-932-6796 Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1pm.
Reservations are recommended as concerts often sell out.
If tickets are still available, they can be purchased at Pollack Hall’s box office as of 2:30pm on the day of the concert. The concert begins at 3:30pm.

Pollack Hall
555 Sherbrooke Street West

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