Parker Quartet

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Chamber Music at the Clark: Parker Quartet

Formed in 2002, the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The New York Times has hailed the quartet as “something extraordinary,” the Washington Post has described the group as having “exceptional virtuosity [and] imaginative interpretation,” and the Boston Globe acclaims its “pinpoint precision and spectacular sense of urgency.” The quartet recently joined the faculty of Harvard University’s Department of Music as Blodgett Artists-in-Residence. Highlights of the 2014–2015 season include the project “Schubert Effect” in collaboration with Shai Wosner at the 92nd Street Y, the premiere of a new string quartet by Augusta Reed Thomas as part of the quartet’s four-concert series at Harvard University, and return engagements at Wigmore Hall and Music at Amherst. The Parker Quartet was founded and is currently based in Boston. This season’s performance at the Clark comprises works by Haydn, Prokofiev, and Dvořák.