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Parker Quartet

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 3:00 PM

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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  • Schubert: Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959

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Hailed by the New York Times as “something extraordinary,” the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. Returning to Philadelphia for its fourth PCMS appearance in six years, this young foursome–currently Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University–offers a pair of masterworks by Beethoven and Schumann alongside a set of Kurtág microludes–the endlessly fascinating colors and gestures of which the Parkers studied with the composer himself.

Szymanowski: Quartet in C Major, Op. 37
Beethoven: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”
Schumann: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1

Parker Quartet

Formed in 2002, the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The New York Times hailed the quartet as “something extraordinary,” and the Boston Globe acclaims their “pinpoint precision and spectacular sense of urgency.” The quartet began touring on the international circuit after winning the.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Concerts at the American Philosophical SocietyBenjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of paintings.…more info