UW Cultural Programs' Concert Series Offers 11
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September 12, 2012 - The Pacifica String Quartet will
open the University of Wyoming's Cultural Programs
series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the UW Fine Arts
concert hall. Tickets cost $17 for students and senior
citizens and $20 for the public.
Recognized for its exuberant performance style, and
often-daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet has
gained international stature as one of the finest chamber
ensembles performing today. They tour extensively
throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia,
performing regularly in the world's major concert
"We are happy to bring back the Pacifica, winners of
an Avery Fisher Career Grant award and Musical
America's 2009 Ensemble of the Year, the same year it
won a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance,"
says UW Cultural Programs Director Cedric Reverand. He
says London's Gramophone magazine put the Pacifica on
its cover and called it "one of the five quartets
you should know about."
This year's series will include five concerts in the
fall and six more in the spring, which will culminate
with an April 9 performance by violinist Rae Chen. Season
tickets cost $200 for the public or $170 for students and
senior citizens. A pick-any-five package is $110 for the
public or $95 for seniors and students.
The Cultural Programs series features a variety of
world-renowned performers. The 2012-2013 Cultural
Programs' fall concert series also will feature
pianist Gabriela Martinez (Oct. 6); the classically
trained ensemble Time for 3 (Oct. 26); jazz artists the
Ebene String Quartet (Nov. 11); and a holiday performance
by surprise guests (Nov. 30).
The spring performers are the River North Dance Company
(Jan. 31); jazz pianist Eldar Djangerov (Feb. 8); NOTA a
cappella group (Feb. 22); pianist Stephen Hough (Feb.
28); the Aquila theatre performance of "Cyrano de
Bergerac" (March 7); and violinist Chen's
performance (April 9).