Parker Quartet

Parker Quartet

7 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Polsky Theatre

$10 - $50 Individual Tickets

Co-Presented as part of the Heartland Chamber Music Festival


JCCC welcomes the Parker Quartet as artists-in-residence for a two-day clinic with the students who are part of the Heartland Chamber Music Festival.

For this lovely summer program, the quartet will perform three works.

Program:

  • W.A. Mozart, String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat major, K. 428/421b
  • Janacek, String Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata
  • Ravel, String Quartet in F Major

Daniel Chong, violin
Ken Hamao, violin
Jessica Bodner, viola
Kee-Hyun Kim, cello

Inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet. Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. In demand worldwide, the Quartet has appeared at the world’s most important venues since its founding in 2002.

Following a 2017 summer season that had the ensemble crossing North America for appearances at music festivals including the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, the Strings Music Festival in Colorado, and the Garth Newell Music Center in Virginia, the Parker Quartet will begin its fourth year in-residence at Harvard University with the new prestigious title of Preceptor. The Quartet’s 2017-18 season continues its signature busy schedule with performances and residencies scheduled around the United States, including for the Schubert Club, Skidmore College, St. John’s College, University of South Carolina, Kansas City’s Friends of Chamber Music, and an appearance on the Jukebox series at the Kennedy Center.

Highlights of the 2016-17 season included a January 2017 European tour featuring performances with violist Kim Kashkashian and two concerts in Washington, DC: at the National Gallery of Art and with jazz pianist Billy Childs at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Other performances also included Annapolis Concerts at St. John’s College, the Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series at VCU, and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.