Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Pacifica Quartet with Anthony McGill (replaces Marc-André Hamelin)
The inventive Pacifica Quartet makes its Fortas debut with Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 7 and is joined by clarinetist Anthony McGill in performances of clarinet quintets by Mozart and Brahms.
- Tue., May 20, 2014, 7:30 PM
- Terrace Theater
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We regret to announce that Marc-André Hamelin is unable to perform due to injury. The Kennedy Center welcomes clarinetist Anthony McGill to perform with the Pacifica Quartet.
Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin
Masumi Per Rostad, viola
Brandon Vamos, cello
"[The Pacifica performs] with remarkable unanimity of vibrato, attack and volume."
--The New York Times
with Anthony McGill, clarinet
Fresh and daring, the Pacifica Quartet performs strikingly personal interpretations of classical and contemporary composers with "remarkable unanimity of vibrato, attack, and volume" (The New York Times). This inventive group makes its Fortas debut with Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 7 and is joined by clarinetist Anthony McGill, who was just named principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, in performances of clarinet quintets by Mozart and Brahms.
Program and Notes
- Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
- String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108
- Quintet for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello in B minor, Op. 115
- Pacifica Quartet
- Anthony McGill, clarinet
The Fortas Chamber Music Concerts are supported by generous contributors to the
Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, and by a major gift to the fund
from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.