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Pacifica String Quartet

Complete Beethoven Cycle,
The Conclusion
Pacifica String Quartet

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012

Opening our 59th season, the Pacifica Quartet returns for 3 concerts, completing their performance of the cycle of all 16 Beethoven String Quartets. The Grammy award-winning Pacifica Quartet, named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America, is dedicated to performing cycles of various composers' works. Not only are these quartets masterpieces in their own right, but they also clearly outline the course of Beethoven's creative career.

Concert Programs

September 19th

Quartet in A major, Op. 18, no. 5
Quartet in B-Flat major, Op. 130, "Liebquartett" with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Talk-back following the concert
Program Notes

October 7th

Quartet in D major, Op. 18, no. 3
Quartet in C major, Op. 59, no. 3, "Hero"
Quartet in E-Flat major, Op. 127

Pre-concert lecture with the Pacifica Quartet, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Program Notes

October 8th

Quartet in G major, Op. 18, no. 2, "Compliments"
Quartet in E-Flat major, Op. 74, "Harp"
Quartet in c-sharp minor, Op. 131

Talk-back following the concert
Program Notes

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