Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8 pm
 at Jordan Hall

co-Presenting with
the Korean Cultural Society of Boston








Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
String Quartet No.22 in B-flat major, K.589

Sergei Prokofiev:
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92

~ intermission~

Franz Schubert:
Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (Trout)


The Parker Quartet
“something extraordinary”  -New York Times
“exceptional virtuosity [and] imaginative interpretation”
  -The Washington Post

Daniel Chong, violin
Ying Xue, violin
Jessica Bodner, viola
Kee-Hyun Kim, cello

Inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet. Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. In demand worldwide, the Quartet has appeared at the world’s most important venues since its founding in 2002.

Following a 2017 summer season that had the ensemble crossing North America for appearances at music festivals including the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, the Strings Music Festival in Colorado, and the Garth Newell Music Center in Virginia, the Parker Quartet will begin its fourth year in-residence at Harvard University with the new prestigious title of Preceptor. The Quartet’s 2017-18 season continues its signature busy schedule with performances and residencies scheduled around the United States, including for the Schubert Club, Skidmore College, St. John’s College, University of South Carolina, Kansas City’s Friends of Chamber Music, and an appearance on the Jukebox series at the Kennedy Center.

Highlights of the 2016-17 season included a January 2017 European tour featuring performances with violist Kim Kashkashian and two concerts in Washington, DC: at the National Gallery of Art and with jazz pianist Billy Childs at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Other performances also included Annapolis Concerts at St. John’s College, the Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series at VCU, and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.

Recent highlights include the project “Schubert Effect” in collaboration with pianist Shai Wosner at the 92nd Street Y, the premiere of a new string quartet by American composer Augusta Read Thomas as part of the Quartet’s four-concert series at Harvard University, and appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, the Slee Series in Buffalo, and New York’s Lincoln Center Great Performers series. The Quartet also continues to be a strong supporter of violist Kim Kashkashian’s project Music for Food by participating in concerts throughout the United States for the benefit of various food banks and shelters.

The Parker Quartet has distinguished itself with acclaimed recordings for Nimbus, Zig-Zag Territoires, Innova Records, and Naxos. The Quartet’s most recent recording featuring Mendelssohn’s Quartets Op. 44, No. 1 and 3 was widely lauded by the international press. The Quartet’s debut commercial recording of Bartók’s String Quartets Nos. 2 and 5 for Zig-Zag Territoires (July 2007) won praise from Gramophone: “The Parkers’ Bartók spins the illusion of spontaneous improvisation… they have absorbed the language; they have the confidence to play freely with the music and the instinct to bring it off.” Their Naxos recording of György Ligeti’s complete works for string quartet won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance (the last string quartet to win this category). In 2015, Innova Records released the world premiere recording of American composer Jeremy Gill’s “Capriccio” written for the Quartet through a Chamber Music America commissioning grant. In April 2016 Augusta Read Thomas’s world premiere recording of Helix Spirals for string quartet on “Of Being is a Bird” was released on Nimbus Records.

Recent collaborations include those with acclaimed artists like violist Kim Kashkashian, violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Shai Wosner, Kikuei Ikeda of the Tokyo String Quartet, clarinetist and composer Jörg Widmann, and clarinetist Charles Neidich.

Founded and currently based in Boston, the Parker 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 prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. Now Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music, and also in residence at USC School of Music, the Quartet’s numerous residencies have included serving as Artists-in-Residence at the University of St. Thomas (2012–2014), Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Minnesota (2011– 2012), Quartet-in-Residence with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (2008-2010), and as the first-ever Artists-in-Residence with Minnesota Public Radio (2009-2010).

The Parker Quartet’s members hold graduate degrees in performance and chamber music from the New England Conservatory of Music and were part of the New England Conservatory’s prestigious Professional String Quartet Training Program from 2006–2008. Some of their most influential mentors include the original members of the Cleveland Quartet, Kim Kashkashian, György Kurtág, and Rainer Schmidt.
June 2017

Jung-Ja Kim
, piano

Kim has won critical acclaim in the United States, Europe, and Asia for her pianistic brilliance and insight. The New York Times called her debut “[b]rilliant playing, a vibrant, compelling performance," and the Boston Globe has consistently praised her over the years, describing her playing as “arresting,” “a virtuosity of imagination,” and “musical advocacy of a high order.” Recent engagements include a recital at New York's Alice Tully Hall (2014) and Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 2 at the Seoul Arts Center with the Korean Chamber Orchestra (2016).

Kim made her New York debut at Carnegie Hall's recital hall as a winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions (1964) and was a winner of the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition (1964). She was selected by Leonard Bernstein to appear with the New York Philharmonic as part of the nationally televised Young People’s Concerts. As a recipient of a Martha Baird Rockefeller grant (1968), she toured in France, Switzerland, England, Holland, Norway, and Germany. In the United States, she has appeared at American venues including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Phillips Gallery, Jordan Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Merkin Hall. Orchestral engagements have included the Baltimore Symphony, St. Louis Chamber Orchestra, Boston Civic Symphony, the Seoul Philharmonic, and the Czech National Symphony. American Record Guide said Kim’s recording of the complete Rachmaninoff Preludes had “a potent emotional current coursing through the music.” Her other CDs include solo piano works by Ravel, Mozart, and Chopin.

Kim holds undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas from the Juilliard School, where she was a recipient of the Olga Samaroff and Frank Damrosch scholarships.

Charles Clements, bass

Double bassist Charles Clements grew up in Westborough, Massachusetts and began playing music at an early age. A 10 year journey through piano, viola, trumpet and electric bass led Charles to the double bass in high school which he began to study privately with Rhode Island Philharmonic bassist Nancy Kidd and play in jazz ensembles and youth orchestras in the Boston area. He attended the New England Conservatory of Music earning his Bacehlor’s Degree studying with Boston Symphony bassist Todd Seeber. Charles went on to receive his Masters Degree at Manhattan School of Music in New York, studying with New York Philharmonic bassist and jazz talent David Grossman.

Charles was a New World Symphony fellow from 2011-2014 and now is a regular substitute in the Boston Symphony. He has performed with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and Boston’s ‘A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra’. Previously, Charles was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center for two summers earning the Maurice Schwartz prize for musical achievement in 2010. Other festivals charles played at include the Britten-Pears program in England, the Schleswig-Holsten Music Festival in Germany, the Aspen Music Festival, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Domaine Forget Institute in Canada.

Charles now resides in Boston where he plays with a variety of different classical music ensembles and collaborates on a wide range of projects ranging from American Roots to Barouqe.




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$50: VIP Reserved Seats
$30: open seating at non-VIP section
$15: student open seating at non-VIP section
Children under 6 not admitted.

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