Festivals & Series

Parker Quartet

Part of the Winter Chamber Music Festival

Friday, January 19, 2024 at 7:30pm CST

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Daniel Chong and Ken Hamao, violin; Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-Hyun Kim, cello 

"Fearless, yet probingly beautiful"—The Strad

The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The quartet’s numerous honors include winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at France’s Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, and Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award. Recent seasons included performances throughout the United States and Europe, with engagements at Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Strathmore, and the San Antonio Chamber Music Society. The quartet is committed to working with composers of today, with recent commissions including works by Augusta Read Thomas, Felipe Lara, Jaehyuck Choi, and Zosha di Castri. In the 2022-23 season, the Quartet marked their 20th anniversary with The Beethoven Project, a multi-faceted initiative which includes performances of the complete cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets; the commissioning of six composers to write encores inspired by Beethoven’s quartets; the creation of a new video library spotlighting each Beethoven quartet; and bringing Beethoven’s music to non-traditional venues around the quartet’s home base of Boston, including homeless shelters and youth programs. 

The Winter Chamber Music Festival is made possible in part by a gift from the Allan R. and Ellen Drebin Opportunities Fund.

Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 1
Grażyna Bacewicz, String Quartet No. 4
Donnacha Dennehy, Wig
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

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Single tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with valid ID.

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Pick-Staiger Concert Hall


50 Arts Cir Dr
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Pick-Staiger is a 972-seat hall located in the Arts Circle on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The main lobby entrance for concerts is on the west side of the building (revolving and regular doors). Since its inception in 1975, the hall has functioned as both a classroom and performance facility for Bienen School of Music performing ensembles, faculty recitals, festivals, and professional guest artists.