September 17, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
AMHERST, Mass. – The 2010-2011 Music at Amherst Chamber Series begins on Wednesday, Oct. 6, with works by Schumann, Shostakovich and Beethoven performed by the Pacifica Quartet. The concert is at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College and requires tickets; seats may be reserved by calling 413/542-2195 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pacifica Quartet is winner of the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance and was named Musical America’s 2009 Ensemble of the Year. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette describes their playing as “luscious, edge-of-your-seat music-making that is nothing short of brilliant.” The quartet, which is celebrated for breathtaking virtuosity, razor-edged intellect and gorgeous sound, will perform Schumann’s Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1; Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 3, and Beethoven’s Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3.
The box office for this performance opens on Sept. 22. Ticket prices are $28 for the general public, $22 for senior citizens, $12 for students and $7 for Amherst College students. Amherst College students can also request free student rush tickets at the door beginning at 7 p.m. on the evening of the performance.