Parker Quartet
Fleur Barron, mezzo

Wednesday, November 20, 2024 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

This concert is part of the Brodsky Series. You can subscribe to this series, Build Your Own subscription, or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

Following her thrilling 2023 recital debut with pianist Julius Drake, Singaporean-British mezzo Fleur Barron returns to PCMS with the “fearless, yet probingly beautiful” (The Strad) Parker Quartet. Their collaboration includes the premiere of a new song cycle for string quartet and voice by Anthony Cheung (co-commissioned by PCMS), as well as arrangements of Brahms’s and Mahler’s songs, and John Luther Adams’s stunningly serene The Wind in High Places.

Brahms: Im Herbst from Fünf Gesänge, Op. 104 (Arr. Parker Quartet)
J. L. Adams: The Wind in High Places
Cheung: New Work TBA  Philadelphia Premiere/PCMS Co-Commission
Mahler: Der Einsame im Herbst from Das Lied von der Erde (Arr. Cheung)
Brahms: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 67

The Artist(s)

Parker Quartet
Parker Quartet
Internationally recognized for their “fearless, yet probingly beautiful” (The Strad) performances, the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation, dedicated purely to the sound and depth of their music. Inspired performances and exceptional musicianship are hallmarks of the Quartet, having appeared at the world’s most illustrious venues since its founding in 2002.… Read More
Fleur Barron
Fleur Barron, mezzo-soprano
Hailed as “a knockout performer” by The Times, Singaporean-British mezzo Fleur Barron recently triumphed at the San Francisco Symphony in the title role of Kaija Saariaho’s opera Adriana Mater in a production helmed by Peter Sellars and Esa-Pekka Salonen, and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival as Ottavia in Monterverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea.… Read More


Parker Quartet | Beethoven: String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Fleur Barron | Strauss: Wie du warst