It's very easy to find dire predictions of the future of classical music: its audience is rapidly ageing, listeners make up only about two percent of the population, and so on. Each generation of artists in any field trains and inspires the next. Classical music, it seems, must also recruit its next generation.
There is something contagious about enthusiasm – indeed, everyone infected by it seems infused with greater vitality, spontaneity and awareness. This is true of music when it is produced by exuberant performers, and it was ever so apparent in last Sunday’s Cavani String Quartet’s performance in Newtown, sponsored by the Newtown Friends of Music.
On the afternoon of February 22 The Pacifica String Quartet performed at Edmond Town Hall with a musical confidence and understanding that rightfully belong only to the most seasoned of string players.
MUSIC REVIEW- THE NEWS-TIMES, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2004
By Jim Pegolotti NEWS-TIMES MUSIC CORRESPONDENT
NEWTOWN – Sunday’s concert by the Pacifica Quartet – four young musicians with the intriguing last names of Ganatra, Bernhardsson, Per Rostad and Vamos – brought ensemble playing of the first rank to a capacity audience in Edmond Town Hall.
Review - The Newtown Bee, Friday, November 21, 2003
by June S April
Three Es describe the performance of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet: eloquent, exhilarating and evocative. In part, because of the enthusiastic reception last year, these energetic musicians were invited back by Newtown Friends of Music to offer another concert at Edmond Town Hall, which took place last Sunday afternoon.