Pacifica Quartet with Anthony McGill, Clarinet
November 9, 2021
Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2 in F major
James Lee III: Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
Simin Ganatra, violin
Austin Hartman, violin
Mark Holloway, viola
Brandon Vamos, cello
“The ensemble of violinists Simin Ganatra and Austin Hartman, violist Mark Holloway, and cellist Brandon Vamos played with such a degree of unanimity that they seemed to breathe and move as one.”
– Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“Mr. McGill played with his trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character.”
– The New York Times
Anthony McGill, Clarinet
Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often daring repertory choices, over the past twenty-six years the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The members of the Pacifica Quartet live in Bloomington, Indiana, where they serve as quartet-in-residence and full-time faculty members at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.
Clarinetist Anthony McGill is one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. In addition to his dynamic international solo and chamber music career, McGill is principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic — the first African-American principal player in the organization's history. In 2020, he received the Avery Fisher Prize, one of classical music’s most significant awards given in recognition of soloists who represent the highest level of musical excellence.