Haydn, Britten, and Brahms. For a certain segment of the classical music audience, this is all that I need to say to signal a concert of interest. When I add "quartet" to the word play, another segment gets in line. And before we know it, Kilbourn Hall will be packed for the upcoming performance by the Pacifica Quartet. The Pacifica Quartet recently finished recording the complete string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich, and this spring its members are off to European venues that include the Paris String Quartet Biennial and performances in London's Wigmore Hall.
The Pacifica Quartet performs Sunday, March 2, 3 p.m. at Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. $15-$25 (discounts to UR ID holders). 454-2100, esm.rochester.edu.