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    Parker Quartet

    USC Quartet-in-Residence

  • Master Class with Parker Quartet

    USC Quartet-in-Residence

    Master class with the Parker Quartet

  • Master Class with Parker Quartet

    USC Quartet-in-Residence

    Master class with the Parker Quartet

Parker Quartet Chamber Music Residency

The USC School of Music's Quartet-in-Residence with the world-renowned Parker Quartet brings a series of public concerts, master classes, community outreach and special opportunities for chamber music enthusiasts each fall and spring.

Purchase tickets online or at the door


Inspiring performances, luminous sound and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet (Daniel Chong and Ying Xue, violins; Jessica Bodner, viola, Kee-Hyun Kim, cello).

Renowned for their dynamic, compelling interpretations, expansive colors, and varied repertoire ranging from classical to romantic to new music, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation.

In demand worldwide, the quartet has appeared at distinguished venues, series and festivals throughout North and South America, Great Britain, Europe and South Korea since its founding in 2002.

Founded and currently based in Boston, the Parker Quartet’s numerous honors include winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at France’s Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, and Chamber Music America’s prestigious biennial Cleveland Quartet Award.

Now Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music, as well as in residence at USC School of Music, the Quartet’s numerous residencies have included serving as Artists-in-Residence at the University of St. Thomas, Quartet-in-Residence artists at the University of Minnesota, Quartet-in-Residence with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and as the first-ever Artists-in-Residence with Minnesota Public Radio (2009-2010).

This Residency Partnership Program is supported by the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund. A grant from the provost office brought them to USC for the first residency year and subsequent years have been supported with donations, including an anonymous $100,000 challenge gift to create a permanent endowment for the string quartet residency. 


2016-2017 Parker Quartet Residency

 

Fall Residency: November 2–6, 2016

 

Concerts

Parker Quartet Concert

Thursday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
USC School of Music Recital Hall
Adults $15; senior citizens, USC faculty & staff, and military $10; students $5; Purchase tickets online or at the door.

Parker Quartet Family Concert

Sunday, November 6, 5:00 p.m.
Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business, level 1 (map)
FREE

Master Classes

Master Classes are open and free for the public to observe.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Individual instrument master classes:
violin - room 210
violin - room 214
viola - room 201
cello - room 016
Saturday, Nov. 5, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Chamber Music Master Class
School of Music Recital Hall

Outreach

Wednesday, Nov. 2 - Greenville Fine Arts Center
Friday, Nov. 4 - Charleston County School for the Arts
Saturday, Nov. 5 - Suzuki Strings at USC


 Spring Residency: April 5-10, 2017

 

Concerts

Parker Quartet Concert

Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.
USC School of Music Recital Hall
Adults $15; senior citizens, USC faculty & staff, and military $10; students $5; Purchase tickets online or at the door.

Parker Quartet Family Concert

Sunday, April 9, 5:00 p.m.
Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business, level 1 (map)
FREE


Chamber Music Day and High School String Quartet Competition

Saturday, April 8, 2017


For more information about the Parker Quartet, visit their website.