MPM Alumn

Pacifica Quartet to Debut World Premiere of Hamelin's Piano Quintet

The Grammy Award-Winning Pacifica Quartet, which features MPM alum Masumi Rostad as its violist, will be performing the world premiere of pianist Marc-André Hamelin's Piano Quartet, commissioned for the Segerstrom Center’s Chamber Music Series on February 2nd, 2017. The evening also includes Mozart’s String Quartet in D Minor, K.421 (1785) and Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 (1842). Tickets are available here

Read more about their past collaborations with Hamelin and other great interviews on the Pacifica Quartet's blog, "Conversations with the Pacifica Quartet" hosted by Indiana University, where they have been the Quartet-in-Residence since 2012. Check out the blog here

MPM Alum Adrain Rigopulos Joins the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Congratulations to Music at Port Milford Alum, Adrian Rigopulos, who joins the Helsinki Philaharmonic Orchestra on Tutti Double Bass!

Fun Facts: 

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra was the first professional symphony orchestra to be founded in the Nordic countries, has been operating without a break for 132 years.

The HPO has grown from a band of 36 players to an orchestra of 102 regular members giving concerts attended by a total audience of a good 100,000 a year at the Helsinki Music Centre and abroad!

Between 1892 and 1923 the HPO gave the first performances of almost all the symphonic works by Jean Sibelius with the composer himself conducting.

If you happen to find yourself in Helsinki, make sure to catch one of their amazing performances and cheer on Adrian! Concert schedule here.