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The Emerson String Quartet 2010-2011 Season
Sun., May 8, 2011
Concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m.
The performances were everything we have come to expect from this superb ensemble: technically resourceful, musically insightful, cohesive, full of character and always interesting.
—The New York Times
The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements spanning three decades: 30 acclaimed recordings produced with Deutsche Grammophon since 1987, eight Grammy Awards (including two for Best Classical Album, an unprecedented honor for a chamber music group), three Gramophone Awards, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, and cycles of the complete Beethoven, Bartok, and Shostakovich string quartets in the world’s musical capitals, from New York to London to Vienna. The quartet has collaborated in concerts and on recordings with some of the greatest artists of our time. After years of extensive touring and recording, the Emerson Quartet continues to perform with the same benchmark intensity, integrity, energy, and commitment that it has demonstrated since it was formed in 1976.
Sun., Sept. 26, 6 p.m.
Haydn: String Quartet No. 68 in D Minor, Op. 103, H. 3/83 (unfinished)
Berg: String Quartet, Op. 3 (1910)
Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G, D. 887, Op. posth. 161
Sat., Oct. 30, 6 p.m.
Dvorak: Terzetto for 2 Violins and Viola, Op. 74
Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C, K. 465 (“Dissonant”)
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61
Sun., Dec. 19, 6 p.m.
Webern: Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement), for string quartet (1905)
Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, L. 85, Op. 10 (1893) Webern: Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5
Bartok: String Quartet No. 6 (1939)
Sat., Jan. 15, 6 p.m.
Schubert: String Trio in B-flat major, D. 471
Yura Lee, violin; Beth Guterman, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello
Beethoven: Trio in B-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 97, "Archduke"
Wu Han, piano; Kristin Lee, violin; David Finckel, cello
Schubert: Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos, D. 956, Op. 163
Yura Lee, Kristen Lee, violins; Beth Guterman, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, David Finckel, cellos
Sun., May 8, 6 p.m.
Mendelssohn: Tema con Variazioni (Andante) Op. 81, No. 1/Scherzo Op. 81, No. 2
Pierre Jalbert: String Quartet (Washington premiere)
Beethoven: Quartet for Strings No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
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