Our Next Concert: Ying Quartet

Our Next Concert: Ying Quartet

Feb. 10, 2019
Faye Spanos Concert Hall, University of the Pacific (directions)
2:30 PM

Scheduled Program

Joseph Haydn – Quartet in A Major, Op. 20, No. 6
Christopher Theofanidis – The Conference of the Birds
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11

Program Notes


Watch the Ying Quartet perform Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, Op 12.

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Regular adult: $25

Pacific Faculty & Staff: $15

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About the Artists

Ying Quartet

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Now in its third decade, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert halls; at the same time, the Quartet’s belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has also drawn the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as the workplace, schools, juvenile prisons, and the White House. In fact, the Ying Quartet’s constant quest to explore the creative possibilities of the string quartet has led it to an unusually diverse array of musical projects and interests.

The Ying Quartet’s many other recordings reflect many of the group’s wide-ranging musical interests and have generated consistent, enthusiastic acclaim. The group’s CD “American Anthem” (Sono Luminus), heralding the music of Randall Thompson, Samuel Barber, and Howard Hanson, was released in 2013 to rave reviews; their 2007 Telarc release of the three Tchaikovsky Quartets and the Souvenir de Florence (with James Dunham and Paul Katz) was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music Performance category.

The Ying Quartet first came to professional prominence in the early 1990s during their years as resident quartet of Jesup, Iowa, a farm town of 2000 people. Playing before audiences of six to six hundred in homes, schools, churches, and banks, the Quartet had its first opportunities to enable music and creative endeavor to become an integral part of community life. The Quartet considers its time in Jesup the foundation of its present musical life and goals.


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