The Emerson String Quartet stands apart in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades, including more than 30 acclaimed recordings, nine Grammy’s (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, and the Avery Fisher Prize.
The Quartet (violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violist Lawrence Dutton, and cellist Paul Watkins) continues its series at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. for its 40th season.
Note: As of Aug. 15, single concert tickets are available for purchase.
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
Solo recital with violinist Eugene Drucker
Selections from J.S. Bach
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018
Schumann: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 41 No. 2
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 6 in G Major, Op. 101
Schumann: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 No. 1
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019 - POSTPONED
George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1
Sun., April 7, 2019
Verdi: String Quartet in E Minor
Wernick: String Quartet No. 10 (Washington, D.C., Premiere)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68
Sun., May 19, 2019
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59 No. 2
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3
FULL SERIES (5 concerts)
All programs subject to change.