This performance, pre-recorded at Drew University Concert Hall in Madison, NJ, premiered on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET followed by a live Q&A with Philip Setzer (violin) and Paul Watkins (cello) of the quartet. The performance and recorded Q&A will also be available for on demand viewing until Thursday, March 4 at 7:00 PM.
The Emerson String Quartet has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for more than four decades. “With musicians like this,” wrote a reviewer for The Times, London, “there must be some hope for humanity.” The Quartet has made more than 30 acclaimed recordings, and has been honored with nine GRAMMY Awards (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” award. An Emerson String Quartet performance is simply indispensable.
George Walker Lyric for Strings
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet in D Major, K.575
Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet No. 14
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“These are high-powered performances with at times terrifying attack and explosive accenting...they are mightily impressive.”Gramophone
“The Emerson has staked its claim to being the one indispensable quartet in a world that is constantly creating more, excellent ensembles.”Newsday