Pacifica Quartet Beethoven Cycle Part 2

Pacifica Quartet Beethoven Cycle Part 2

Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 7:30pm | Foellinger Great Hall

Commanding “musical gifts held in ideal balance,” the Pacifica Quartet prevails with concertgoers and critics no matter what it undertakes (Washington Post). This season, Simin Ganatra, Sibbi Bernhardsson, Masumi Per Rostad, and Brandon Vamos return to the mammoth scope of Beethoven’s complete string quartets they last conquered during the 2007-08 season during traditional concerts, performances at Napa Valley wineries, and lunchtime conversations amid the music at Columbia University. These 16 quartets written over nearly 30 years encompass the Classical style of Beethoven’s early pieces, the budding Romanticism of his middle years, and the mature complexity of his last modern-feeling works. His music has swelled into an entire language of shifting, restraining, railing, blazoning dynamism. In the hands of the Pacifica Quartet members, the music is sung with four voices, one voice, their rapport “a thing of wonder” (Chicago Tribune).

In part 2, the Pacifica Quartet will take on String Quartets No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3; No. 9 in C Major,Op. 59, No. 3, “Razumovsky”; and No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127.

Make plans for the rest of the cycle:
Tu Sep 27 at 7:30pm
We Dec 7 at 7:30pm
Th Feb 2 at 7:30pm
Tu Feb 21 at 7:30pm
Th Mar 1 at 7:30pm

A co-presentation of the School of Music and Krannert Center

This performance will last approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes.

Corporate Gold Sponsor
Crandall, Rapier, Englehardt Group Morgan Stanley of Champaign

Patron Sponsors
Jean & Howard Osborn

Patron Co-sponsors
Elizabeth & Edwin Goldwasser
Melanie Loots & George Gollin
Diana Sheets & Stephen Levinson
Gay & Donald Roberts
Joy Thornton Walter & John Walter

Corporate Bronze Sponsor
Barham Benefit Group