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The Emerson String Quartet 2012-2013 Concert Series
FULL SERIES (5 concerts): Sat., Nov. 10, 2012; Sat., Feb. 2, 2013; Sat., Mar. 23; Sat., Apr. 27; and Sat., May 11
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
This year is particularly special in that it marks the departure of cellist David Finckel at the end of the 2012-2013 concert season. We invite you to join us in celebration of Mr. Finckel’s 33 years of dedication and artistry with the Emerson String Quartet.
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The Emerson String Quartet begins another season of unparalleled musical magic at the Smithsonian. Their list of achievements includes everything from nine Grammy Awards to the coveted Avery Fisher Prize to induction into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame last year.
Everywhere they play, they exhibit the same benchmark intensity, integrity, energy, and commitment that they have demonstrated since forming the Emerson String Quartet in 1976. To learn more about this quartet, click here.
Sat., November 10, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Schumann: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Brahms: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12 in D Flat Major, Op. 133 (1968)
Sat., February 2, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Concert with Philip Setzer, violin and Gilbert Kalish, piano
Ives: Largo for Violin and Piano (1901)
Lan-In Winnie Yang: Sonata for Violin and Piano (2011-12), Washington, D.C. Premiere
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1922-27)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2
Sat., March 23, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Mozart: String Quartet No. 20 in D Major, K. 499 “Hoffmeister”
Janacek: String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters" (1928)
Dvorák: String Quartet No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 34
Sat., April 27, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Copland: Lento (1928)
Berg: “Lyric Suite” (1928)
Grieg: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27
Sat., May 11, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4
Bartok: String Quartet No. 3 (1927)
Schubert: Cello Quintet in C Major, D. 956
with Paul Watkins, Cello
All programs subject to change.
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