Parker Quartet
Kim Kashkashian, viola

Thursday, May 06, 2021 - 6:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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In-person tickets for this event are sold-out. Please join us via livestream or call 215-569-8080 to join the waiting list.

About This Performance

Note: This performance was originally scheduled for December 16, 2020. Tickets to the original date will gain you entrance to this recital. 

Inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of this Grammy Award-winning ensemble. Lauded by the New York Times as “something extraordinary,” the Parkers, in their PCMS return, are joined by celebrated violist Kim Kashkashian for a program performed with their trademark “pinpoint precision and spectacular sense of urgency” (Boston Globe).

Dvořák: Cypresses [Sel.]
Bartók: Quartet No. 3
Dvořák: Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

The Artist(s)

Parker Quartet
Parker Quartet
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, dedicated purely to the sound and depth of their music. The Quartet has appeared at the world’s most important venues since its founding in 2002.… Read More
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Violist and 2012 Grammy Award winner Kim Kashkashian has established herself as one of the most accomplished artists of her generation. Inspiring worldwide critical acclaim, she has been hailed by The San Francisco Chronicle as "an artist who combines a probing, restless musical intellect with enormous beauty of tone." The New York Times has joined in these accolades,… Read More


Parker Quartet plays Beethoven's String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Watch the Parker play Schubert's Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804