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The Emerson String Quartet 2018–19 Season
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018; Dec. 9, 2018; March 10, 2019; April 7, 2019; and May 19, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
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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


George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Verdi: String Quartet in E Minor
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1 

Sun., April 7, 2019 - UPDATED REPERTOIRE

Mozart: String Quartet No. 18 in A Major, K. 464
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)

Please Note: There is no on-site parking available at each concert.

All programs subject to change.

Smithsonian Year of Music

National Museum of Natural History
Baird Auditorium
10th St & Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle