Named Musical America’s 2009 Ensemble of the Year, the Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet has received international acclaim as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Recent career honors include appointment as quartet-in-residence at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the position held for 43 years by the Guarneri String Quartet. In 2009 the Pacifica received the Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. The ensemble will perform Beethoven’s Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4 and Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2, along with Shostakovich’s stirring Quartet No. 9.