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Emerson String Quartet
Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm$20 – $25
“Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startles out wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto,” wrote poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, the guiding spirit (and namesake) of the world-renowned ensemble.
Nearly four decades since its founding during the American Bicentennial, the Emerson String Quartet continues to earn accolades for its spellbinding performances: nine Grammys®, three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year.
“With musicians like this, there must be some hope for humanity,” The London Times proclaimed. Newsday saluted “The one indispensable quartet in a world that is constantly creating more, excellent ensembles.”
Haydn — Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2, “Quinten”
Shostakovich — Quartet in A-flat Major, Op. 118, No. 10
Dvořák — Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 “American”