The 1999-2000 Carl Broman Concert Series will begin at Mary Baldwin University on Thursday, October 14, at 8:00 p.m. in Francis Auditorium with a performance by the Pacifica Quartet. Tickets are $7.00 ($5.00/senior citizens) and can be reserved in advance by calling (540) 887-7193. Tickets will also be available at the door. Francis Auditorium is located in the Pearce Science Center at the corner of Coalter and Frederick Streets in Staunton.
The performance will feature pieces from Schubert, Stravinsky, Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
Founded in Los Angeles in 1994, quartet members include Simin Ganatra and Isabel Trautwein, violins; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; and Brandon Vamos, cello. The Pacifica Quartet also serves as Resident Quartet at the Music Institute of Chicago and participates in the Music Integration Project, an innovative educational outreach program for musical performance and teacher training in inner-city elementary schools.
The Pacifica Quartet has impressive awards to its credit, including the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the 1997 Nathan Wedeen Management Award at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and the 1996 Grand Prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition.
Extensive touring has taken the Pacifica Quartet across the country from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York and as far away as Panama and Australia. In 1999, the Pacifica Quartet had the honor of participating in Performance Today’s Artist-in-Residence program at National Pubic Radio in Washington D.C.