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Sarasota Concert Association celebrates its 75th anniversary with the Pacifica Quartet / YourSun.com

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The Sarasota Concert Association is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a lineup of world-renowned classical artists and ensembles. Its 2020 Great Performers Series season continues March 12 with Pacifica Quartet and pianist Orion Weiss. The program features Beethoven's "Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1," Ligeti's Quartet No. 1, "Metamorphoses Nocturnes" and Dvofak's "Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81." 

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and often-daring repertory choices, over the past 25 years the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition 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 previously the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. In 2017, the Pacifica Quartet was appointed to lead the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School. The Pacifica Quartet has proven itself the preeminent interpreter of string quartet cycles, harnessing the group's singular focus and incredible stamina to portray each composer's evolution, often over the course of just a few days. An ardent advocate of contemporary music, the Pacifica Quartet commissions and performs many new works. The members of the Pacifica Quartet live in Bloomington, Ind., where they serve as quartet-in-residence and full-time faculty members at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.

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