By Philip Calinda
There is always something exciting happening at St. John’s College! Last weekend, the Annapolis campus hosted two fantastic events.
On Friday night, the renowned Parker String Quartet returned to the College for the seventh year in a row, performing music by Franz Schubert and György Kurtág. The members of the string quartet were joined by pianist Shai Wosner who performed Schubert’s 6 moments musicaux with deliberate style and gracious ease. The evening ended with a magnificent performance of Schubert’s great Piano Quintet in A Major a.k.a the “Trout” Quintet. The audience expressed their pleasure with a standing ovation lasting long after the musicians left the stage. You can find out more about the Parker String Quartet here.
On Saturday and Sunday, St. John’s hosted the eighth annual “Lift Every Voice” concert and a day of seminar discussions on several key passages from W.E.B. DuBois’ “The Souls of Black Folk” and Claude McKay’s poem, “America.” The whole weekend is dedicated to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A full description of this wonderful weekend can be found here.