a concert to honor the memory of Susan Dubin
First Presbyterian Church
340 5th Avenue South, St. Cloud
Florence Price: String Quartet No. 1 in G major
Prokofiev: Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
Concert sponsor: Julie Aronson Dehnel
We invite you to this special concert to honor the memory of Susan Dubin,
our founding Executive Director, by one of her favorite ensembles.
Susan led the Chamber Music Society for more than three decades
before retiring in 2013.
About the Pacifica Quartet
With a career spanning nearly three decades, the multiple Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The Quartet is known for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices. Named faculty string quartet-in-residence at the Indian University Jacobs School of Music in 2012, the Quartet was previously quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and most recently received its second Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance for Contemporary Voices (2020), featuring the works of three Pulitzer Prize-winning women. The Quartet also leads the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Formed in 1994, the Pacifica Quartet quickly won chamber music’s top competitions, including the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Award. In 2002 the ensemble was honored with Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award and the appointment to Lincoln Center’s The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two), and in 2006 was awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. With its powerful energy and captivating, cohesive sound, the Pacifica has established itself as the embodiment of the senior American quartet sound. www.Pacificaquartet.com
This activity is made possible in part, by a grant from the Central MN Arts Board with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from its general fund.
For the well-being of all and following current CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend our audience members wear a mask while in the concert hall or lobby. Updates as needed will be posted to the home page of our website.