The first night of the Bridge Chamber Music Festival will bring a performance by the Parker Quartet, a young ensemble once described as "something extraordinary" by The New York Times. The string quartet formed in 2002. Since then, the group has one many accolades, including the prestigious biennial Cleveland Quartet Award for the 2009-2011 seasons (described by Pioneer Press reviewer Rob Hubbard as "the Nobel Prize for string quartets") and a Grammy as well.
The quartet also has ample ties to the Twin Cities area, serving as Quartet-in-Residence with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the first-ever Artists-in-Residence with Minnesota Public Radio for the 2009-2010 season.
Tuesday night, they will take on Northfield with a performance of pieces by Antonin Dvorak, Bela Bartok, and Mozart at Urness Recital Hall. Tickets to festival concerts are only $5. They are available at the door. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Also on Tuesday:
• Northfield Historical Society requests city funding and the council will also discuss development of the Crossings Property and a study of the Cannon River. The city meeting begins at 7 p.m. at city hall.