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Pacifica Quartet will share works by Shostakovich and Beethoven

The Pacifica Quartet will perform for Charlottesville audience members in the next event for the Tuesday Evening Concert Series.

The Grammy Award-winning quartet will play “Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73” by Dmitri Shostakovich and “Quartet No 15 in A minor, Op. 132” by Ludwig van Beethoven starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Cabell Hall Auditorium. Members are violinists Simin Ganatra and Austin Hartman, violist Mark Holloway and cellist Brandon Vamos.

The quartet has served as quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music for a decade and leads the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School. The quartet received its second Grammy Award for “Contemporary Voices,” which explored the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Shulamit Ran, Jennifer Higdon and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, in 2021.

Tickets are $45 for orchestra seats, $35 for full-view loge and balcony seats and the ADA box, and $12 for loge and balcony seats with partial views. Student tickets are $12, and one-hour student rush tickets are $5. Get tickets online at or by calling the box office at (434) 924-3376.

Current series subscribers have until April 1 to renew their seats for the 2024-2025 season, and new subscriptions will begin during the first week of April. The following performances are planned for the upcoming season:

Oct. 1: Viano Quartet, playing works by Beethoven, Price and Piazzolla.

Oct. 22: Pianist Richard Goode, performing Beethoven’s “Late Sonatas,” Opp. 109, 110 and 111.

Nov. 12: Danish String Quartet, playing Haydn, Stravinsky and Schubert.

March 4, 2025: McGill/McHale Trio, performing works by Poulenc, Coleman and Rogerson.

March 18, 2025: “Curtis on Tour” featuring guitarist Jason Vieaux and violist Roberto Diaz, playing music for guitar and string quartet from Piazzolla to Pagnini.

April 1, 2025: Les Arts Florissants with violinist Théotime Langois de Swarte, playing Antonio Vivaldi’s “’Four Seasons’ at 300.”

April 29, 2025: Pianist Emmanuel Ax, performing works by Barber, Schubert and Schumann.

Learn more about the upcoming season and renew subscriptions at


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