Something extraordinary – New York Times
Back by popular demand, the 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. Their recording of Ligeti’s complete works for string quartet won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. They were the last string quartet to win this category. In 2016 they released a recording of Mendelssohn’s Quartets and are planning a European tour featuring performances with violist Kim Kashkashian in 2017. Since 2014 they have been artists-in-residence at Harvard University. This is one of the finest and most exciting string quartets you will hear anywhere.
With generous funding support from the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Music, Diversity Program and A-State Orchestra Society.
Questions and comments regarding the series may be directed to:
Dr. Tim Crist, chair Lecture-Concert Committee, Professor of Music | Phone: 870.680.8441 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org