Musica Viva Festival

Pacifica Quartet (USA), photography by Anthony Parmelee
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Country and Region AustraliaNew South Wales
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Phone: +61 2 8394 6666

Festival Description

Musica Viva was founded in 1945 and is considered Australia’s oldest independent professional performing arts organisation. The non-profit organisation relies on donors, funding partners, government support, corporate partners, and the many volunteers. Musica Viva promotes and presents chamber music throughout Australia — presenting more than 2400 concerts in capital cities, regional communities and schools. National and international artists take part in a range of programs that feature quality live music performances by small musical ensembles.

Festival Dates April 4 - 7, 2013
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Artist feature 2013:
  • Musica Viva Festival (USA)
    • Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The Pacifica tours extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, performing regularly in the world’s major concert halls. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009 – 2012)—a a position previously held by the Guarneri String Quartet—and received the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. Prior to their appointment to the Jacobs School, the Quartet was on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana from 2003 to 2012. The Pacifica Quartet also serves as resident performing artist at the University of Chicago.
  • Festival performance information. all concerts at Verbrugghen Hall
    • Friday, April 5, 2013 at 7:30pm
    • Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 2:00pm
    • Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 7:30pm
    • Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 4:30pm


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