Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was previously the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. The Pacifica Quartet has carved a niche for itself as the preeminent interpreter of string quartet cycles, with critics calling the concerts “brilliant,” “astonishing,” “gripping,” and “breathtaking.”
Sharon Isbin is an American Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist and the founding director of the Guitar Department at Juilliard. Isbin has appeared as soloist with over 170 orchestras and has commissioned more concertos than any other guitarist—including works by John Corigliano, Tan Dun, Aaron Jay Kernis, Joseph Schwantner, Lukas Foss, Chris Brubeck, and Christopher Rouse. In 2015, she performed with Josh Groban on the Billy Joel: Gershwin Prize concert broadcast nationally on PBS, and in February 2015 she was featured on the Tavis Smiley PBS television series.
An internationally acclaimed one-hour documentary on her titled Sharon Isbin: Troubadour, produced by Susan Dangel and presented by American Public Television, has been broadcast on over 200 public television stations throughout the United States since November 2014, and is the winner of the 2015 ASCAP Television Broadcast Award.
Our Sincere Appreciation to this Year’s 2018 Evening Classical Series Circle
Jim & Dulce Doss
Jack and Helen Gracey
John and Lana Jacobs
Attila and Patty Molnar
Joel and Bunny Ospa
Joe and Ellen Thomas
Penny Wilkinson and Dick Boehning