Fall 2020 Performances
Music programs are added to this schedule throughout the year. Please continue to check back for updated information.
The Parker Quartet
Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Friday, October 16 at 8 p.m.
The Parkers will talk about Beethoven’s famous string quartet. Following the introduction, they will share their performance of the work, professionally recorded in acoustically superb Jordan Hall, on the campus of The New England Conservatory in Boston.
Longtime friends of St. John’s College, the Grammy winning ensemble has performed dozens of the greatest quartet works in the St. John’s College Concert Series over a period of more than a decade. Each season they look forward to visiting Annapolis and speaking with Johnnies, this time in virtual format.
“pinpoint precision and spectacular sense of urgency.” Boston Globe
The lecture and performance will be at the links below at 8 p.m. ET:
- Daniel Chong: Taking a Closer Look at Beethoven’s Musical Language
- The Parker Quartet: Beethoven Op. 59, No. 2
The Question Period will be on Zoom at 9:15 p.m. ET:
- Join the Zoom meeting
- Meeting ID: 937 8514 9866
- Passcode: 874132
The Quartet will return on November 13 with Beethoven’s Quartet in A minor, Op. 132.
BRICK BY BRICK: CHANGING AMERICA THROUGH SONG
Performance date TBA
Dashon Burton, baritone
This concert explores the thin line between the concert world of art songs and traditional songs and spirituals. Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs will be followed by a series of works by African American composers. The second half of the concert includes spirituals and a group of songs of protest.
Dashon Burton has been praised for his “nobility and rich tone,” (The New York Times) and his “enormous, thrilling voice seemingly capable ... [of] raising the dead,” (Wall Street Journal).