Parker Quartet

Event details

  • Friday | January 13, 2023
  • 7:30 pm
  • Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
  • 800 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
  • Tickets: $37.50, $52.50, $67.50
  • 713-524-5050 |

“fiercely committed performances”

— The Boston Globe

James K. Schooler Memorial Concert

Dvořák: Selections from “Cypresses”
Bartók: Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102
Mozart: Quartet in E Minor, K. 417d [fragment]
Vijay Iyer: Mozart Effects  (DACAMERA co-commission)
Dvořák: Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, “American”

Parker Quartet (Daniel Chong, violin; Ken Hamao, violin; Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-Hyun Kim, cello)

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. Artists in residence at Harvard University, Parker Quartet’s DACAMERA program ranges from the beloved – a selection of Dvořák’s charming Cypresses and his “American” quartet, one of the most popular pieces of chamber music – to the adventurous: contemporary composer Vijay Iyer’s response to an unfinished Mozart fragment.

The James K. Schooler Memorial Concert is an annual event recognizing the generous bequest of this loyal DACAMERA subscriber and supporter.

The Juilliard String Quartet has cancelled their January performances as first violinist Areta Zhulla welcomes the birth of her second child. We wish Areta and her family the best, and look forward to having the quartet back at DACAMERA in a future season. Replacing the Juilliard String Quartet on January 13 will be the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet in their first DACAMERA appearance.

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