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Pacifica Quartet to Perform at U of I Auditorium Chamber Music Series

January 06, 2020

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 6, 2020 — The third performance of the season for the Auditorium Chamber Music Series will feature the Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Administration Building Auditorium.

Formed in 1994, the Pacifica Quartet quickly won chamber music’s top competitions and established itself as the epitome of American quartet sound. Known worldwide for performing both classical and contemporary music, artists Simin Ganatra (violin), Austin Hartman (violin), Mark Holloway (viola) and Brandon Vamos (cello) perform over 90 concerts a year in prestigious venues, such as Lincoln Center in New York, Wigmore Hall in London and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

The quartet’s performance will include Beethoven’s Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130, Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108 and Shulamit Ran’s Quartet No. 3, “Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory.”

A pre-concert social will be held at 6:30 p.m. prior to the start of the concert in the Administration Building east entrance. Director Leonard Garrison and ACMS board members will be in attendance and available for discussion about ACMS and the Pacifica Quartet performance. Representatives of partnering businesses Moscow Brewing Co. and Colter’s Creek Winery will also be there selling their current products. A percentage of proceeds will go toward supporting ACMS. A social will also be held during intermission.

The subsequent and final concert of the Auditorium Chamber Music Series 2019-20 season:

  • April 7, 2020 – Chanticleer: Founded in San Francisco in 1978, this 12-member male a cappella choir is known around the world as an orchestra of voices. This seamless ensemble features original interpretations of vocal music ranging from Renaissance to jazz, gospel, pop and everything in between.

Tickets for the Auditorium Chamber Music Series, a program in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, are available at BookPeople in downtown Moscow, online and at the door prior to each concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Individual concert tickets are $25, $20 for patrons ages 60 and older and $10 for students. Youth, aged 12 or under, are admitted free with a paying adult.

Media Contacts

Leonard Garrison
Director, Auditorium Chamber Music Series
Associate Director, Lionel Hampton School of Music

Becca Lunstrum
Special Events Coordinator, Lionel Hampton School of Music

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