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Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet returns for Spring Residency

The Parker Quartet concerts have been rescheduled: April 16 and 19, 2020.

 

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

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.

The Quartet has appeared at the world’s most important venues since its founding in 2002. Ensemble members are Daniel Chong and Ken Hamao, violins; Jessica Bodner, viola; and Kee-Hyun Kim, cello.

In addition, the spring residency offers an extraordinary opportunity for high school students during the Chamber Music Day and String Quartet Competition. The Quartet mentors pre-formed string quartets through intensive coachings and master classes throughout the day, leading to a performance and competition in the evening. Coaches are members of the Parker Quartet and the USC School of Music string faculty. Please join us for the competition to hear these talented young artists.

The March concerts promise to be as breathtaking as ever, and the Sunday concert is free to encourage families to attend. We look forward to seeing you there.

These events are rescheduled:

Parker Quartet Concert
Thursday, April 16 - 7:30 p.m.
School of Music Recital Hall
The Program:
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Homunculus
Karol Szymanowski - Quartet No. 2, op. 56
Ludwig van Beethoven - Quartet in A minor, op. 132
Adults $15; Students $5; Seniors/Military/USC Faculty & Staff $10 (School of Music free)
Buy tickets here.

Chamber Music Master Class
TBA
School of Music Recital Hall

Parker Quartet Family Concert
Sunday, April 19 - 5:00 p.m.
Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business, level 1
FREE

The Program:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Quartet in D major, K. 499
Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 57
With Phillip Bush, piano


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2020 Chamber Music Day and High School String Quartet Competition
High School String Quartet Performance and Competition
Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
School of Music Recital Hall

Advanced high school string quartets have a unique opportunity to work with the world-renowned Parker Quartet. The Quartet mentors pre-formed student string quartets through intensive coachings and master classes throughout the day, leading to a performance and competition in the evening. Coaches are members of the Parker Quartet and the USC School of Music string faculty.


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