Chamber Music Northwest (CMNW) presents the Grammy award-winning string ensemble, Parker Quartet, Saturday, April 24, 7 pm, and available for streaming through Saturday, May 1. The Quartet will perform Thomas Adès’ Arcadiana and Beethoven’s Opus 132 String Quartet recorded at the acoustically superb Mechanics Hall in Worchester, Massachusetts.
Luminous sound and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Quartet. The group is Daniel Chong, violin; Ken Hamao, violin; Jessica Bodner, viola; and Kee-Hyun Kim, cello. It has distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation.
In connection, CMNW will livestream Song of Thanksgiving – The Interior World of the String Quartet with Ara Guzelimian, free, Tuesday, April 20 at 6 pm. Guzelimian will explore how Beethoven and Adès, along with Haydn, employed the string quartet medium as a vehicle for personal expression. The show is moderated by Co-Artistic Director Soovin Kim.