The Parker String Quartet pushes the boundaries of classical music, taking it into concert halls and rock clubs alike. This performance pairs the group with pianist Tanya Bannister for the world premiere of a piano quintet by Suzanne Farrin. The concert also features Gyorgy Ligeti's earth shattering "Quartet No. 2" and a world premiere for solo piano by Chris Theofanidis. A rare opportunity to see the traditional piano quintet constructed, deconstructed and flipped on its ear. Winners of the 2005 Concert Artist Guild International Competition and the 2005 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, the Parker String Quartet "propels music irresistibly with extraordinary grace and flexibility" (The Washington Post). A 2005 New Orleans International Piano Competition winner, Tanya Bannister has been hailed as a "poet of her instrument" by The Utah Desert Morning News.