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Grammy-Winning Quartet to Headline Washington Adventist University Concert, Master Class

The Parker Quartet

The Parker Quartet will headline a concert series and conduct a master class for select students at Washington Adventist University. Photo provided by Washington Adventist University

The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet will headline the next Anna H. Wang Presidential Concert Series performance on the campus of Washington Adventist University (WAU) on Saturday evening, Nov. 10, 2018.

The Parker Quartet will also work with selected WAU students during a master class on at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at The Leroy and Lois Peters Music Center’s James T. Bingham Rehearsal Hall at the university.

Following a busy 2017-18 season that had the ensemble crossing North America for performances and residencies around the United States, including for the Schubert Club, the Parker Quartet finished its fourth year in-residence at Harvard University.

The Parker Quartet has distinguished itself with acclaimed recordings on numerous labels. Its most recent recording featuring Mendelssohn’s Quartets Op. 44, Nos. 1 and 3, was lauded by press around the world.

Inaugurated last year, the Anna H. Wang Presidential Concert Series commemorates the life of a remarkable woman whose great passions were music and education. Anna Wang devoted her life to service, both in nursing and health care administration, and was honored posthumously at the 2017 WAU Visionaries Gala for her Excellence in Benevolent Service to Humanity. Ticket sales for the performances will contribute to the building of the new concert hall, which will complete Phase II of the Leroy and Lois Peters Music Center.

“We are deeply indebted to the family of Anna Wang for making it possible for our school to present these preeminent artists to our neighbors in the Washington-area community,” said WAU President Dr. Weymouth Spence. “This world-class ensemble shines a distinctive highlight of excellence on our growing music program at Washington Adventist University.”

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— Doug Walker is the vice president of Integrated Marketing & Communications at Washington Adventist University.