The exquisite Pacifica Quartet performed with the inimitable guitarist Sharon Isbin

 
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The exquisite Pacifica Quartet performed with the inimitable guitarist Sharon Isbin during the group’s tour of Florida last week. The program, which offered an homage to Isbin’s childhood in Italy, featured works for guitar, quartet, and quintet.

Turina: La Oracion del Torero, Op. 34
Vivaldi: Concerto in D major for guitar and strings, RV 93
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Quintet in F major, Op. 143
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Francisco Tarrega: Capricho árabe
Boccherini: Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D major, G. 448

The collaboration continues this week as the five some is set to record a selection of these works together for Cedille Records.

Over the past two decades, the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices. In 2017 these Grammy winners were appointed to lead the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival. 

Katie Backus