Market Square Concerts presents Parker Quartet
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Ohev Sholom 2345 N. Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17110 Directions
Hailed by The New York Times as “something extraordinary,” the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet returns to Harrisburg for a performance of the fiery and poetic “Quartettsatz” by Franz Schubert, spirited String Quartet op.44 in D Major by Felix Mendelssohn, as well as the brand new “Capriccio” for String Quartet by Harrisburg native, composer Jeremy Gill. The concert will take place on Saturday, November 16, at 8 pm at Temple Ohev Sholom. There will be a pre-concert talk with composer Jeremy Gill at 7:15 pm.
The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The quartet began its professional touring career in 2002 and garnered international acclaim in 2005, winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition as well as the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in France. In 2009, Chamber Music America awarded the quartet the prestigious biennial Cleveland Quartet Award for the 2009-2011 seasons.
The music of Jeremy Gill has been commissioned by Chamber Music America, Concert Artists Guild, the Harrisburg Symphony, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Market Square Concerts and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia among many others. In 2011, Jeremy released his second CD on the Albany Records label. Fanfare Magazine hailed this new release, remarking on Jeremy’s “keen ear for exotic sonorities,” while the American Record Guide deemed it “grand, serious in mood…work of considerable intensity.”
Concert Sponsor: Lois Lehrman Grass; Season Sponsor: Capital BlueCross; MSC is also supported by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Cultural Enrichment Fund
This event is free to attend.
Event Website: http://www.marketsquareconcerts.org/#!november-16 Online Registration Available: Yes
Darlene Richter firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (717) 221-9599