The Ladies’ Morning Musical Club presents

Pacifica Quartet with Anthony McGill

“Brilliant,” “astonishing,” “gripping,” and “breathtaking” are just some of the descriptions that have been bestowed on the Pacifica Quartet. Formed in 1994, the Quartet quickly began winning the chamber music competitions, including the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Award and in 2006, a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. The Quartet is renowned for its presentations of complete cycles, including those of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich (in Montreal, among other cities), and Carter. The Pacifica Quartet has been the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University since 2012. Prior to that it was on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana from 2003 to 2012. It also served as resident performing artist at the University of Chicago for seventeen years, and as the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

For its fourth LMMC appearance, the Pacifica Quartet is joined by Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic and the first African-American principal player in the Philharmonic’s history. Among other honors, McGill was a participant in the inauguration of President Barack Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams.

PROKOFIEV (1891-195)
Quartet No. 2 in F major,
Opus 92 (1941)

WEBER (1786-1826)
Quintette in B-flat major,
Opus 34 (1811-1815)

BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Quintette in B minor,
Opus 115 (1891)

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