The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present the Pacifica Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Riverside Recital Hall (405 N. Riverside Drive) in Iowa City. The concert is a collaboration with the UI String Quartet Residency Program.
Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was also the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009-2012)—a position that has otherwise been held only by the Guarneri String Quartet—and received the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
The program will feature Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory, a new work by Pulitzer Prize winner Shulamit Ran, co-commissioned by Hancher via Music Accord. The program will also include Beethoven’s Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6 and Mendelssohn’s Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80.
The performance by the Pacifica Quartet is supported by the Hancher Partners and gifts to the Hancher Circle through the University of Iowa Foundation.
Tickets are $35 ($31 for senior citizens, $10 for college students and youth) are available from the Hancher Box Office. Located on the first floor of the south end of the Old Capitol Mall near the parking ramp, the Hancher Box Office is open for phone (319-335-1160 or 800-HANCHER) or walk-up business from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. Any remaining tickets will be available for sale one hour before show time at Riverside Recital Hall.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319-335-1158.