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The Parker Quartet returns for Fall Residency in November

The University of South Carolina School of Music welcomes back the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet for their fall chamber music residency. Begun in 2013, the Quartet-in-Residency Program provides world-class instruction to our students and outstanding concerts for our community of music enthusiasts.

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 begins its fifth year in-residence at USC.

The Quartet's 2017-2018 season continues its signature busy schedule with performances and residencies scheduled around the United States, including for Harvard University, 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.

In addition to two public concerts and master classes that are open to the public, the Parker Quartet will be doing outreach at the Charleston School for the Arts, giving master classes for the Charleston International Music School, and working with students of the Suzuki Strings program at USC.

2017 Fall Parker Quartet Residency

November 8-12, 2017

Parker Quartet Concert

Thursday, November 9 - 7:30 p.m.
School of Music Recital Hall (813 Assembly St)
Adults $15; Students $5; Seniors/Military/USC Faculty & Staff $10; School of Music free
Purchase tickets online or at the door.
The program:
Mozart - Quartet in B-flat major, K. 589
Ligeti - Quartet No. 1 “Metamorphoses nocturnes”
Sibelius - Quartet in D minor, Op. 56, “Voces intimae”

Master Classes

Master classes are free and open to the public.
Individual Instrument Master Classes
Fri., Nov. 10, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Violin: Room 210
Violin: Room 214
Viola: Room 201
Cello: Room 040
Chamber Music Master Class
Fri., Nov. 10, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Free Family Concert

Sun., Nov. 12 - 5:00 p.m.
Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business, level 1 (1014 Greene St.)
The program:
Stravinsky - Concertino
Stravinsky - Three Pieces for String Quartet
Brahms - Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 with Joseph Eller, clarinet