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Parker Quartet Concert


Parker Quartet Concert
Thursday, October 14, 2021 • 7:30 p.m.


This concert will be performed at the UofSC School of Music Recital Hall and you may purchase tickets for either the live concert or the virtual stream by following the "Buy Tickets" link at the bottom of this page.

This program focuses on virtuosity (Zosha Di Castri's quartet) and the influence of song (Schubert, Kurtag, and Schumann). Zosha's piece was originally written for the Banff String Quartet competition a few years ago.  She wanted to write a tour de force work that would showcase each ensemble's virtuosity. Schubert, of course, was the master of song. He wrote over 600 of them! So even in his string quartets the element and spirit of song lives inside of it. Kurtag's officium breve uses the influence of song through his quotation of Webern's Cantata and Schumann's A Major quartet builds around the Clara motive - a falling interval of the fifth. A musical motive that captures his love for her.


Franz Schubert, Quartettsatz
Zosha Di Castri, String Quartet No.1
György Kurtág, Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, 
    for String Quartet, Op. 28

Robert Schumann, String Quartet No.3 in A Major

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