For their Segerstrom Center premiereand to ensure a solid first impressionGrammy-winning Pacifica Quartet bring out the big guns (classically speaking, of course). The ensembles debut consists of an all-Beethoven program: String Quartet Op. 18 No. 4 in C Minor, String Quartet Op. 59 No. 1 in F Major and String Quartet Op. 59 No. 2 in E Minor. To the non-Ludwig-speaking people out there, just know that means a lot of exquisitely composed, breathtaking music from one of the greats. Prior to the concert, musicology professor Byron Adams gives a free preview talk in the Samueli Theater.
Wed., April 13, 8 p.m., 2011