Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and often daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. As the University of Chicago’s Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence, they offer impeccable performances of the finest works written for string quartet. This season, the spectacular Anthony McGill, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal clarinetist and Chicago native, joins the Quartet for a performance of two of the most beloved quintets in the canon.
Anthony McGiill, clarinet
Pacifica Quartet, Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence
2 pm Pre-concert lecture with Steven Rings, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Graduate Studies
3 pm Concert Program
Mozart: Quintet for clarinet and strings in A Major, K. 581
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115