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Pacifica Quartet wins a Grammy

Pacifica Quartet, an ensemble-in-residence in the University’s Music Department, received a Grammy for “Best Chamber Music Performance” of 2008. The string quartet, which as been in residence at Chicago since 1998, was honored for its Naxos recording of the Elliott Carter String Quartets Nos. 1 and 5.

It is the second big award for the quartet this year: they were also named “Ensemble of the Year” by Musical America, a highly regarded professional performing arts organization.

The next chance to see the Grammy-winners will come on April 19. They will be performing on the University of Chicago campus with saxophonist Erik Ronmark. For more information, visit The University of Chicago Presents.

Click here to view the full University press release.

Click here for more information about the Pacifica Quartet.

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