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5against4 Reviews



Throughout the set, Parker Woods showcased the range and depth of his instrument through virtuosic performances that combined both technical prowess and delicate grace." Alyssa Kayser-Hirsh
I Care If You Listen
2019



"Cellist Seth Parker Woods did the audience a service in reviving “Lamentations” by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, a singular composer who spent the twilight of his career at the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago. We need to hear more of “Perk’s” music, and in performances as impassioned as Woods’.”
Howard Reich     
Chicago Tribune
2019



"...cellist Seth Parker Woods, who is quickly becoming a groundbreaking new-music star both in the avant-garde and pop worlds.”
Mark Swed
LA Times
2018



The work’s [Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, asinglewordisnotenough 3] narrative was excellent, progressing through a series of evolving episodes each fuelled by the cello, many of them rhythmically taut (though never sounding metrically fixed) with a tendency later to expand out into more sustained soundscapes where the cello’s material was more buoyant. Utterly thrilling, and Woods unstoppable performance was outstanding.-Simon Cummings
5:4
2016