Pacifica Quartet Returns to Mary Baldwin to Perform in Carl Broman Concert Series

January 17, 2001

The Pacifica Quartet returns to Mary Baldwin University to perform in the 2000-2001 Carl Broman Concert Series, Tuesday, January 23, at 8 p.m. in the Francis Auditorium, located in the Pearce Science Center at the corner of Coalter and Frederick streets in Staunton. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Bookstack or at the door the night of the concert.

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.

The program will include works by Beethoven, Piazzola, and Dvorak.

The chamber music series is named for Dr. Carl W. Broman, who served on the Mary Baldwin University faculty from 1935 to 1976. During that time, Dr. Broman built one of the strongest undergraduate music programs in the Mid-Atlantic states.

For more information about this year’s Broman Concert Series, please contact Dr. Robert Allen at (540) 887-7294.

Mary Baldwin University is a multi-faceted liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia, with three residential programs for women–the traditional program, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership–as well as coeducational, non-residential Adult Degree and master’s programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and is also the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to house a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

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