Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
2016-17 Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series
Inspiring performances, luminous sound and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy-Award-winning Parker Quartet (Daniel Chong and Ying Xue, violins; Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-Hyun Kim, cello). Renowned for their dynamic, compelling interpretations, expansive colors, and varied repertoire ranging from classical to romantic to new music, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. In demand worldwide, the quartet has appeared at distinguished venues, series and festivals throughout North and South America, Great Britain, Europe and South Korea since its founding in 2002.
Kim Kashkashian is internationally recognized as a unique voice on the viola, and currently teaches viola and chamber music at New England Conservatory.
As a soloist, she has appeared with the great orchestras of Berlin, London, Vienna, Milan, New York, and Cleveland, and in recital at the Metropolitan Museum of New York, Kaufmann Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, as well as in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris, Athens, and Tokyo.
The program will be:
Mendelssohn, Quartet No.1 in E-flat Major, Op.12
Augusta Read, Thomas Helix Spirals*
Dvorak Quintet, No.3 in E-flat Major, Op.97
This piece is a new work written in 2015, which was commissioned by Jeanne Guillemin in celebration of the Meselson-Stahl DNA replication discovery in 1958.
$34 general admission
$31 seniors/VCU Alumni Association members
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