The Parker String Quartet Debuts at Lincoln Center

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The Parker String Quartet Debuts at Lincoln Center

Post by Ralph » Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:18 pm

The four young musicians of the Parker String Quartet, clearly an ensemble to watch, made their Lincoln Center debut Sunday morning as part of the Coffee Concerts series. Each concert is about an hour or a little more.

Haydn's Quartet in G minor, Op/ 74, No. 3 ("The Rider") launched the recital. There followed Webern's Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5 and Ravel's String Quartet in F major.

I could easily have done without the Webern which alternated between boring and annoying. The other two quartets were very enjoyable and reflected the skills of these excellent players.

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Post by Gregg » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:39 pm

I saw them at Barbes, a tiny bar/club in Brooklyn, last year. Pretty good, but there is so much competition. They are named after the Parker House in Boston. So are some sort of bread rolls if I remember correctly.

I heard a little of the Calder quartet at the Chamber Music America conference. They sounded impressive. I wish they had chosen another name, though.


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