AMPAG, Musica Viva Musica Viva:Pacifica Quartet

Pacifica Quartet

June 2017

Sun 11 

07:30 PM

Musica Viva

Musica Viva

5 St Georges Terrace

PerthWA

 
 

Exhilarating, exuberant, virtuosic: the Pacifica Quartet has won hearts around the world for its passionate performances. Such intensity throws a brilliant light onto quartets by Haydn and Mendelssohn, as well as the welcome return of Nigel Westlake’s second quartet.

Exhilarating, exuberant, virtuosic: the Pacifica Quartet has won hearts around the world for its passionate performances. Treading that miraculous line between naked emotion and scrupulous musicianship, a concert with the Pacificas becomes an engrossing sensory experience for the audience.

Such intensity throws a brilliant light onto the pure, architectural beauty of a cherished Haydn quartet. Mendelssohn’s magnificent first string quartet shows its teenage composer’s obsession with Beethoven. The heart-on-sleeve, melodic riches of these two early Romantic geniuses are natural territory for these performers.

Although it’s only a little over a decade old, the second quartet by master Australian composer Nigel Westlake fits perfectly in this context, offering players and listeners an enticing palette of lyricism and rhythm.

For more information and to buy tickets visit:

musicaviva.com.au/Pacifica

or call our friendly box office on: 1800 688 482