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String Quartet Celebration: Jupiter & Parker Quartets

| New England Conservatory: Jordan Hall

NEC celebrates its String Quartet Program with three concerts in one week. The Jupiter and Parker Quartets return to NEC to start the celebration.

The Grammy award winning Parker Quartet start the evening with a performance of Stravinsky's Concertino for string quartet, before members of the Jupiter String Quartet join in for the significant and substantial Verklärte Nacht by Arnold Schoenberg.

The Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Jupiter Quartet then take over the second half with selections of Dvorák's melodic Cypresses, with members of the Parker coming back on stage to conclude the night with one of Brahm's string sextets.

Both quartets graduated from NEC's selective and intensive Professional String Quartet Training Program, led by NEC cello faculty and founding member of the Cleveland Quartet, Paul Katz.

Three Jordan Hall concerts in celebration of NEC's 150 anniversary:
April 1 - Jupiter and Parker Quartets, 7:30pm
April 4 - Harlem and Omer Quartets, 7:30pm
April 8 - Ariel and Verona Quartets, 8pm

Program

  1. Concertino for String Quartet

    Composer: Igor Stravinsky

    Ensemble: Parker Quartet

  2. Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4

    Composer: Arnold Schoenberg

    Ensemble: Jupiter String Quartet, Parker Quartet

  3. Selections from Cypresses, B152

    Composer: Antonin Dvorak

    Ensemble: Jupiter String Quartet

  4. Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36

    Composer: Johannes Brahms

    Ensemble: Jupiter String Quartet, Parker Quartet

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