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Discover more about the artists at their websites: Pacifica String Quartet and Jörg Widmann.


While many groups dabble in the modern idiom, few leap as fearlessly as the Pacifica Quartet. The foursome, who commission up to eight new works a year, earned breathless accolades for their performances of the complete Elliott Carter quartets—heard here in 2005 and 2008._

The Telegraph (UK) _says Jörg Widmann is “truly a marvelous player” and calls his quartet writing “masterly.” Now these electric artists combine forces: the Pacifica performs Widmann’s Quartet No. 3, and are joined by the composer/clarinetist for Brahms’ Quintet in B minor.

The Pacifica Quartet:

Simin Ganatra, violin

Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin

Masumi Per Rostad, viola

Brandon Vamos, cello


Haydn:* *Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5, Lark

Stravinsky: 3 Pieces for Clarinet Solo

Widmann: Quartet No. 3, _Hunting Quartet _

Brahms: Quintet in B minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Performances

Founded in 1979, San Francisco Performances is the Bay Area’s leading independent presenter of chamber music, vocal and instrumental recitals, jazz and contemporary dance. Under the artistic direction of its founder, Ruth Felt, the organization presents internationally acclaimed and emerging performing artists, introduces innovative programs, and builds new and diversified audiences for the arts through education and outreach activities that also strengthen the local performing arts community.