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Florence Price (1887–1953)Drink to Me with Thine Own Eyes from Five Folksongs for String Quartet
Thomas Adès (b. 1971)Arcadiana
I. Venezia notturno
II. Das klinget so herrlich, das klinget so schön
III. Auf dem Wasser zu singen
IV. Et… (tango mortale)
VI. O Albion
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132 (excerpt)
Vijay Iyer (b. 1971)Mozart Effects
Daniel Chong, violin
Ken Hamao, violin
Jessica Bodner, viola
Kee-Hyun Kim, cello
Based in Boston, the Grammy-Award winning Parker Quartet has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards. The members hold graduate degrees in performance and chamber music from the New England Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School, and the Quartet was part of the New England Conservatory’s prestigious Professional String Quartet Training Program from 2006–2008.
Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the group is one of the preeminent ensembles of our time, dedicated purely to the sound and depth of their music. The Quartet has appeared at the world’s most important venues and is on the faculty of Harvard University’s Department of Music as Blodgett Artists-in-Residence.
Florence Beatrice Price was an American classical composer, pianist, organist and music teacher. Price is noted as the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra.
Thomas Adès CBE is a British composer, pianist and conductor. Five compositions by Adès received votes in the 2017 Classic Voice poll of the greatest works of art music since 2000
Vijay Iyer is an American composer, pianist, bandleader, producer, and writer based in New York City. The New York Times called him a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker and multicultural gateway.”
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