Praised for its contemporary approach to classical music, the award-winning Parker Quartet will perform at Missouri University of Science and Technology at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, as part of the university’s Campus Performing Arts Series. The group’s performance will be held in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students and youth. The first 75 tickets for Missouri S&T students are free.
Tickets are available online, or from the Leach Theatre Box Office. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 573-341-4219 for more information.
Formed in 2002, this youthful ensemble of New England Conservatory graduates sparked international acclaim in 2005 by winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition and the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in France. Most recently, the Parker Quartet received the prestigious 2009-2011 Cleveland Quartet Award, which is given biennially by Chamber Music America.
Leach Theatre will offer discounted tickets through its “Back Row Club” one hour prior to the event, should tickets remain for the show. The seats in the last row of the theater will be sold for $10 each prior to the performance.
The Parker Quartet is sponsored in part by public radio station KMST and Brewer Science. Support for this event is provided by the James and Vera Olson Fund, and additional funding for the Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series is provided by the Missouri S&T Endowment for the Performing Arts.
For more information about the Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series, call the Leach Theatre Box Office at 573-341-4219 or go online.