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Pacifica Quartet with Karen Slack, soprano

“…spine-tingling intensity” – New York Times

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 Pacifica Quartet returns to FCM’s Chamber Series, this time in concert with star soprano Karen Slack.  The varied program features Mendelssohn’s Quartet No. 2 in A minor, a new commission by James Lee III, and Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 3 in F major.

PRE-CONCERT TALK:  Join us at 6:30 PM for the pre-concert talk.  Our own Alix Corboy will discuss the Colorado premiere of James Lee III’s A Double Standard, as well as upcoming FCM commissioning projects. The talk is scheduled to end by 7 PM when the doors open for patron seating.

Click here to view complete concert program.

LIVESTREAM:  This concert will be live streamed; tickets available at the link below.

Simin Ganatra, violin
Austin Hartman, violin
Mark Holloway, viola
Brandon Vamos, cello

Karen Slack, soprano

Event Details

January 17, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
$55 general admission; $15 for guests 30 and younger; $5 for students (with ID)

Venue Information

Gates Hall, Newman Center
2344 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO 80208 United States


  • Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
  • James Lee III: Double Standard for Soprano and String Quartet
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Quartet No. 3 In F major, Op. 73
  • Traditional: "Ride Up in the Chariot" (encore)
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