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Parker Quartet Chamber Music Residency

Our Chamber Music Residency with the world-renowned Parker Quartet brings a series of public concerts, masterclasses, community outreach and special opportunities for chamber music enthusiasts each fall and spring.

The Parker Quartet has been called "something extraordinary"

— The New York Times

2023 Spring Residency 

Historic Columbia logo In celebration of its tenth anniversary as artist-in residency with The University of South Carolina, the Parker Quartet will perform the complete Beethoven cycle over the course of six concerts in a special partnership with Historic Columbia

Thursday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.

Rutledge Chapel*
University of South Carolina Horseshoe

Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127
Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3

Friday, March 24, 7:30 pm.

Robert Mills House*
1616 Blanding Street / Columbia, SC 29201

Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 (“The Harp”)
Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Sunday, March 26, 5:30 p.m.

Darla Moore Johnson Performance Hall

Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
“Grosse Fuge,” Op. 133
Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral*
1100 Sumter Street / Columbia, SC 29201

Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 “Serioso”
Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

Wednesday, March 29,  7:30 p.m.

Seibels House and Gardens*
1601 Richland Street / Columbia, SC 29201

Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130

Thursday, March 30,  7:30 p.m.

School of Music Recital Hall

Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2

*Historic Columbia location

Masterclass Schedule

March 25,  1:00 p.m.
Instrumental Masterclasses
Violin 210 and 006
Viola 232 Cello 040

March 28, 7:30 p.m.
Chamber Music Masterclass
School of Music Recital Hall

About the Parker Quartet

Inspiring performances, luminous sound and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet (Daniel Chong and Ken Hamao, 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).

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

About the Chamber Music Residency

This Quartet-in-Residence Program has received support from the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund, grants from the UofSC Provost's Office, and donations including an anonymous $100,000 challenge gift to create a permanent endowment for the string quartet residency, the Jesselson Family Endowment Fund.

Our goal is to match this gift dollar for dollar in order to receive the full amount, bringing the total Endowment to $200,000. Please let us know if you would be interested in helping us to meet this challenge!

For more information, contact Audra Vaz.

Chamber Events

New Sounds Quartet Fall Recital

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: FREE

Fall Chamber Music Night

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: FREE

Carmen Borregales Doctoral Clarinet Chamber Recital

Friday, Dec. 2, 2022

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: FREE

Morgan Owen Doctoral Chamber Recital

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: FREE

Ears Wide Open Concert

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

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