Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Nov 4: Pacific Rim Quartet, "Music At Pacific"

I'm very proud to be launching a new project at Pacific Theatre, a chamber music series under the artistic direction of noted cellist Brian Mix. It's going to be splendid: top quality playing in the most intimate of settings. I'll let Brian tell you more...

Hello friends,

I want to tell you about an exciting new concert series at Pacific Theatre, of which I am the Artistic Director. The series features the Pacific Rim String Quartet (www.pacificrimstringquartet.com) along with guest artists.

The first concert is coming up on Sunday, November 4, at 3:00 pm. The program consists of American composer Samuel Barber’s String Quartet (including the famous and beautiful “Adagio for strings”), UBC composition professor Dorothy Chang’s quartet “Beautiful Things” (with the composer in attendance), and Schubert’s string quartet masterpiece “Death and the Maiden.” We will be performing on the sets of Pacific Theatre’s current production of “Driving Miss Daisy.”

I’ve also attached information about the complete “Music at Pacific” series below. Concert 2 (February 17, 2008) features Haydn, Pärt, and Shostakovich, while Concert 3 (May 25, 2008) includes guest musicians Paolo Bortolussi, flute, and Eric Wilson, UBC cello professor.

Tickets are available through the Pacific Theatre box office. The theatre is located at Hemlock and W. 12th in the ‘Granville Rise” district. The intimate space of the 124-seat theatre is perfect for chamber music - the furthest seat from the stage is only 9 rows away. Go to www.pacifictheatre.org for more details.

Hope to see you at the concert!


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