Classical Ensemble Pacifica Quartet at Weis Center Oct. 19

LEWISBURG – Pacifica Quartet will perform works by Haydn, Britten and Beethoven at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

The evening’s program includes Haydn’s Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4, “Sunrise”; Britten’s Quartet No. 2, Op. 36; and Beethoven’s Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with Grosse Fugue, Op. 133.

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today.

Formed in 1994, the Pacifica Quartet quickly won chamber music’s top competitions, including the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Award. In 2002 the ensemble was honored with Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award and the appointment to Lincoln Center’s CMS Two.

Named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2009, the Quartet received a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance the same year.

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