AMPAG, Musica Viva Musica Viva:Pacifica Quartet

Pacifica Quartet

June 2017

Thu 22 

07:30 PM

Musica Viva

Musica Viva

Corner of Laman & Auckland Sts

NewcastleNSW

 
 

Exhilarating, exuberant, virtuosic: the Pacifica Quartet has won hearts around the world for its passionate performances. Such intensity throws a brilliant light on quartets by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Nigel Westlake.

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.

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.

Shostakovich holds a special place in the life of the Pacifica Quartet. Their recordings of all of his quartet works have few rivals; and their visionary performances of his complete quartet cycle at Wigmore Hall were unanimously hailed as outstanding. Shostakovich’s Quartet no 3 reflects the dark days of the USSR, veering between tragedy and satire in music that leaves no listener unmoved.

For more information and to buy tickets visit:

musicaviva.com.au/Pacifica

or call our friendly box office on: 1800 688 482