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The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet makes their highly anticipated Bowdoin Festival debut. While remaining Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University, they have spent the past season touring the United States and Europe, collaborating with classical and jazz artists and releasing a recording of Mendelssohn Quartets. Their program opens with the Third String Quartet of Shostakovich, one of the twentieth-century masters of the quartet genre. For the second half, their forces will be doubled for Schubert’s resplendent Octet, the composer’s grandest chamber music work.
Daniel Chong, Ying Xue, violin • Jessica Bodner, viola • Kee-Hyun Kim, cello
String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73