Parker Quartet Plays Howland Chamber Series

March 29 performance includes Mozart, Widmann, Brahms

The Howland Chamber Music Circle welcomes back the Parker Quartet: Daniel Chong and Ying Xue, violins; Jessica Bodner, viola; and Kee-Hyun Kim, cello, to open the spring portion of its series.

Founded in 2002, the Grammy Award–winning Parker Quartet began touring on the international circuit after winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition as well as the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in France. Chamber Music America awarded the quartet the prestigious biennial Cleveland Quartet Award for the 2009–11 seasons. The Parker Quartet recently joined the faculty of Harvard University’s Department of Music as Blodgett Artists-in-Residence.

The Parker Quartet

The Parker Quartet

For their concert at the Howland Center, the members of the Parker Quartet have chosen to play Quartet No. 17 in B-flat major, K 458, nicknamed The Hunt, by Mozart; Quartet No. 3, Jagdquartett (Hunting Quartet) by Joerg Widmann; and the Quartet No. 3 in B-flat major, Op. 67, by Brahms.

The performance will take place on Sunday, March 29, at 4 p.m. at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St. in Beacon, and will be followed by a reception to meet the artists.

Tickets at $30 ($10 for students) can be reserved by calling845-765-3012 or at the Chamber Music Circle’s website,, where further information on this and other presentations by HCMC can be found.

Photo courtesy of HCMC

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