Beethoven and Abrahamsen String Quartets
Due to health concerns raised by the spread of COVID-19, for everyone's safety, no in-person audiences are allowed for indoor performances at this time. Concerts will be pre-recorded and streamed followed by a live Q & A post-concert conversation.
Join us for our second virtual concert of the Parker Quartet fall residency. We will stream this exclusive performance specially recorded at Harvard University by the University of South Carolina’s Quartet-in-Residence. A live Q&A with members of the Parker Quartet will stream on Zoom following the concert.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Parker Quartet Friends and Family Concert
5:00 p.m. Streamed Free
Hans Abrahamsen - String Quartet, No. 4
Abrahamsen wrote his fourth quartet over a 20-year span for the Arditti Quartet. He described it as a "serene and cool piece, which is quiet and soft, like high singing in heaven."
Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
Beethoven's iconic quartet from the late period has always been an audience favorite, the heart of the work being its middle movement, the "Holy Song of Thanksgiving."