Aspen Music Festival And School

Winter Music Recital Series:
Pacifica Quartet

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SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 2 in A major, op. 68
SHULAMIT RAN String Quartet No. 3, "Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory"
DVOŘÁK  String Quartet in F major, B. 179, op. 96, "American"

To view the entire 2023 Winter Music Recital Series, click here.


Praised by The New York Times for its “spine-tingling intensity,” the Pacifica Quartet ushers in a welcome return of classical music to Aspen this winter. Since its appointment to lead the AMFS's Center for Advanced Quartet Studies in 2017, the multiple Grammy Award-winning quartet has been a fixture at the Festival with world-class performances and instruction.
Pacifica Quartet will kick off its Aspen recital with Shostakovich's brilliant and forceful Quartet No. 2. Next, the ensemble showcases its insightful musicality with a work from their recent Grammy-winning album: Shulamit Ran's Third String Quartet, "Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory."  Ran pays tribute to and transforms the powerful artwork of German-Jewish painter Felix Nussbaum in this heart-wrenching four-movement work. The program concludes with Dvořák's lively and evocative "American" Quartet. 
Share in the joy of live music this winter with this virtuosic quartet!

To learn more about supporting winter recitals in Aspen, please click here or contact Chandler Martin, Annual Giving and Events Manager, at or 970 205 5065.

Associate Corporate Sponsors: The St. Regis Aspen ResortClark's Market




Additional Support from: Harrington Smith Floral

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO