October 12, 2022

Anthony, Pacifica Quartet Tour ‘American Stories’ Album, with Works by Living Composers

This season, Anthony and the Grammy-award-winning Pacifica Quartet embark on a seven city tour in support of their new album "American Stories" (November 11, Cedille Records).  Each work on the album is by a living composer, and shares unique perspectives shaped by the American experience.

Arts/KSU (Kennesaw State University) in Kennesaw, GA  February 3
University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC, February 21
Wallis Center in Los Angeles, February 23
Chamber Music Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA, April 24, 2023
Denver Friends of Chamber Music in Denver, CO April 26
Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music in Syracuse, NY April 29
Ladies' Morning Musical Club in Montreal, QC Canada, May 7, 2023

The album includes Ben Shirley: High Sierra Sonata, traversing Mr. Shirley’s journey from a life of addiction and homelessness on Los Angeles’s Skid Row to the summit of the glorious Sierra Nevadas; James Lee III: Quintet for Clarinet & String Quartet, acknowledging indigenous Americans; Richard Danielpour: Four Angels, remembering the 1973 Alabama church massacre, and Valerie Coleman: Shotgun Houses for Clarinet and String Quartet, honoring Muhammed Ali, and the community that surrounded him in his early years.

Anthony and the Pacifica Quartet photos, credit Eric Rudd photography