Notes from ACMC Artistic Director Michelle Schumann
What’s great about it: “Phenomenal,” “brilliant,” “astonishing,” “gripping,” and “breathtaking.” These are the words that have been used to describe the Pacifica Quartet, and with multiple Grammys under their belt, they will join us in Austin on July 17 to perform landmark works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Jennifer Higdon, and Antonin Dvorak. Hearing one of the world’s finest quartets play music of the masters will be unforgettable.
Why you should go: When we had to forgo plans for a live Festival in 2020, missing the Pacifica Quartet saddened me the most. Truly, they are a group that I have been wanting to bring to Austin to perform for years, and now that we have the chance, I think it’s going to be more exuberant than ever. This will be our redemption concert! Hurrah!
You’ll love it if you love: On-the-edge-of-your-seat playing, fueled by passion, commitment, and unbridled energy. The sparkle and delight of Haydn’s “Sun” Quartet, the evocative and immersive images of Jennifer Higdon’s “Voices,” the earthy and fulfilling quality of Dvorak’s final string quartet… All of these will carry you into a world of total musical transcendence. Come get lost with me!
Stay tuned for more Festival Focus features from Michelle in the coming weeks! The whole ACMC team is looking forward to sharing these concerts with you in July; check out the full lineup on our Festival page and reserve your tickets now! If you’re buying tickets for three events or more, don’t forget to order our flexible discount packages.