Pacifica Quartet to Give Complete Beethoven Cycle in Free Concerts at Columbia University

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The Pacifica Quartet will perform the Beethoven String Quartet cycle over eighteen free concerts during the fall and spring at Columbia University in New York.

Formed in 1994, the ensemble won the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Competition and received an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2006. It also released last year a recording of works by Leos Janšcek, Paul Hindemith and Ruth Crawford Seeger from the 1920s and early 1930s. The Pacifica last performed at Columbia in 2002 in a marathon survey of Elliott Carter's five string quartets.

The free concerts of Beethoven's String Quartets will be held at Columbia's Philosophy Hall. All will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Fall 2007
Monday, September 24: Opus 18, No. 3
Tuesday, September 25: Opus 74
Wednesday, September 26: Opus 131
Monday, October 8: Opus 18, No. 2
Tuesday, October 9: Opus 59, No. 3
Wednesday, October 10: Opus 127
Monday, October 22: Opus 14, No. 1 (arranged by Beethoven)
Tuesday, October 23: Opus 18, No. 1
Wednesday, October 24: Opus 59, No. 1

Spring 2008
Monday, February 11: Opus 18, No. 6
Tuesday, February 12: Opus 95
Wednesday, February 13: Opus 132
Monday, February 25: Opus 18, No. 5
Tuesday, February 26: Opus 130 with GroêÈe Fuge
Wednesday, February 27: encore, 2nd Finale for Opus 130
Monday, March 10: Opus 18, No. 4
Tuesday, March 11: Opus 59, No. 2
Wednesday, March 12: Opus 135

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