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Parker String Quartet to Perform in Lecture-Concert Series



JONESBORO – The 2016-17 Lecture-Concert Series at Arkansas State University continues Tuesday, April 11, with a concert by the Grammy Award-winning Parker String Quartet.

The group's performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Dr.  Admission is free.

In addition to the Lecture-Concert Series, the College of Liberal Arts and Communication, the Department of Music, the Diversity Program, and the A-State Orchestra Society are providing support.

Inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the 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's recording of Ligeti’s complete works for string quartet won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.  Parker was the last string quartet to win this category.

In 2016 the group released a recording of Mendelssohn’s Quartets and has planned a European tour this year featuring performances with violist Kim Kashkashian.  Since 2014 the musicians have been artists-in-residence at Harvard University.

The Lecture-Concert Series serves Arkansas State and the surrounding communities by bringing notable guest speakers and performers of diverse backgrounds and wide appeal to the campus, according to Dr. Tim Crist, chair of the Lecture-Concert Committee.

For more details about the series, interested individuals may visit the Lecture-Concert Series website, http://www.AState.edu/lectureconcert, or contact Crist, tcrist@AState.edu, (870) 972‑2094.

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