Gather! Music & Stories with Susan Reed
Back by popular demand, Parent’s Choice winner Susan Reed returns for a new participatory program featuring her own hit songs and music on violin, guitar, banjo, and mountain dulcimer. With special guest, The Parker Quartet. FREE to all under 18! Adults, $5 at the door.
(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 their dynamic, compelling interpretations, expansive colors, and varied repertoire ranging from classical to romantic to new music, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. In demand worldwide, the quartet has appeared at distinguished venues, series, and festivals throughout North and South America, Great Britain, Europe, and South Korea since its founding in 2002. 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 biennial Cleveland Quartet Award.
Based in Boston, 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 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.
Learn more at http://www.parkerquartet.com/index.html.
Wednesday, August 10
Susan Reed, KidsFest
Boston's Susan Reed uses original songs and stories to work magic with families. Her aim is to inspire a life-long love of music. Common to all of her performances is a trademark sense of humor and optimism. She has won many Parents' Choice, Mom's Choice, Creative Child Magazine, and National Parenting Publications awards for her recordings and books. Reed performs with orchestras nationwide, drawing audiences into the rich world of classical music. She also plays in her family string trio, Tatu Mianzi.
Reed is dedicated to the future of music education. She is active as a Suzuki clinician and also chairs the Board of Overseers at the New England Conservatory of Music. She is a mentor in the NEC's Entrepreneurial Musicianship program. Before launching her solo career, Ms. Reed was Director of Suzuki Studies at New England Conservatory of Music. She founded the Ogontz Suzuki Institute in Lyman, New Hampshire, named one of the "Best Family Camps in the U.S." by Parents Magazine. Her formal training includes both a bachelors and a Master's degree in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Learn more at www.susanreed.com.
Wednesday, August 10
Concert Sponsors:Faye Panasci
Guest Artist Sponsors:Parker Quartet sponsored by David and Deirdre Stam