Saturday, September 22, 2012
The Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Presents
Generous support provided by Barbara Martinsons and Larry Boutis
7:30pm Show Time
$42.00 advance; $47.00 day of performance
Hailed by The New York Times as “something extraordinary,” the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The quartet began its professional touring career in 2002 and garnered international acclaim in 2005, winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition as well as the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in France. In 2009, Chamber Music America awarded the quartet the prestigious biennial Cleveland Quartet Award for the 2009-2011 seasons.
Performance highlights from the quartet’s 2010-11 season include a European tour, with appearances at the Festival De Musique De Menton, Festival du Comminges, Privatmusikverein Nürnberg, and Musikverein in Vienna; Cleveland Quartet Award concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Krannert Center for the Arts, and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society; appearances with violist Kim Kashkashian at the Chamber Music Society of Philadelphia, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, and Amherst College; and a Midwest tour with Music Alliance, a new concert series co-presented by The Friends of Chamber Music–Kansas City and the University of Missouri–Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, which included concerts and residencies in five Midwestern cities and drew critical acclaim for the quartet’s performances across the region. Also this season, the quartet partners with Grammy Award-winning producer Judith Sherman to launch HaydnLIVE!, a live recording project featuring a series of all-Haydn performances at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston, and the Virginia Arts Festival.
All dates, acts, times, program and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Event Gallery ticket prices DO NOT include applicable service charges.
Fratres for String Quartet, Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
I. Allegro calmo senza vigore
III. Chacony. Sostenuto
String Quartet No. 14 in d minor, “Death and the Maiden”
Franz Schubet (1797-1828)
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo Allegro molto
Parker String Quartet Plays Ligeti for NAXOS records
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