Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and sometimes daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The quartet was nominated for Grammy Awards multiple times and won in January 2021 for their album Contemporary Voices.
Now in residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, the Quartet held that same position at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2009 to 2012. In 2009 it received the Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
Orion Weiss is one of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians. The Washington Post wrote, “Weiss has both powerful technique and exceptional insight, and brought an almost sculptural presence and weight to the music.”
He has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim. Weiss’s impressive list of awards includesthe Gilmore Young Artist Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Gina Bachauer Scholarship at the Juilliard School and the Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship.
The Pacifica Quartet and Orion Weiss are planning the following program:
Florence Price: String Quartet no. 1 in G major
Sergei Prokofiev: String Quartet no. 2 in F Major
Antonin Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81