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Join us on Sunday, April 26 for a virtual encore performance of selected works from a November 2016 Music in the Park Series concert with Pacifica Quartet. In this beautiful and moving program, German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser, top prize-winner in the 2002 Tchaikovsky Competition, joined the Pacifica Quartet at Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ.
Terry Blain wrote in the Star Tribune: “…the Pacifica Quartet’s interpretation [of Schubert’s String Quintet] was bracingly robust and full of vigor, a sharp reminder of how fiercely Schubert’s creative fires were burning…”
Giacomo Puccini—Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums)
Franz Schubert—String Quintet in C major, D. 956
About Pacifica String Quartet
Simin Ganatra, violin
Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin
Masumi Per Rostad, viola
Brandon Vamos, cello
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. The Pacifica tours extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, performing regularly in the world’s major concert halls. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was also the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009 – 2012) – a position that has otherwise been held only by the Guarneri String Quartet – and received the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
About Johannes Moser
Born into a musical family in 1979 as a dual citizen of Germany and Canada, Moser began studying the cello at the age of eight and became a student of Professor David Geringas in 1997. He was the top prize winner at the 2002 Tchaikovsky Competition, in addition to being awarded the Special Prize for his interpretation of the Rococo Variations.
- Audio Recording: William Lund and Kathrine Handford of Digital on Location
- Photography: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
- Video Production: Galen Higgins
- St Anthony Park United Church of Christ