Pacifica Quartet "Astounding" in Summer Performances
The summer of 2019 is shaping up to be a typically whirlwind summer for the Pacifica Quartet, starting first with a visit to the Sarasota Music Festival and a collaboration with Jeffrey Kahane, then off to a four-week residency at Aspen, where it was their recital that started the whole celebration. Next they’ll take a quick visit to the Eastern Music Festival to play the Schoenberg Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra with Gerard Schwarz, and then will travel to the Victoria Music Festival, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Montreal International String Quartet Academy, and Music in the Vineyards before taking a well-deserved break before their 2019-20 season begins.
The review from the Pacifica’s Sarasota performance captures the essence of the quartet, and what audiences experience time and again:
“An established ensemble brings the expectation of heightened performance value. Even knowing this, I was not prepared for the astounding performance of the Pacifica Quartet in Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No 3 (Razumovsky). The ensemble of violinists Simin Ganatra and Austin Hartman, violist Mark Holloway, and cellist Brandon Vamos played with such a degree of unanimity that they seemed to breathe and move as one.”
Read the full review here: