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Emerson String Quartet 2019-2020 Concert Series

3 Weekend Concerts

DATES: Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019; Dec. 8, 2019; and April 5, 2020

TIME: 6:30 p.m.
Quick Tix Code: BPS1
$135 Package Member
$162 Package Non-Member
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Please Note: This series will be available for purchase starting August 26, 2019. Individual concerts are available for purchase starting October 1, 2019.

The Emerson String Quartet (violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violist Lawrence Dutton, and cellist Paul Watkins) has maintained its stature as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for more than four decades. It has made more than 30 acclaimed recordings and has been honored with nine Grammys (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, and the Avery Fisher Prize. This is the 41st season the quartet is performing at the Smithsonian.


Sun., Nov. 3

Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E-flat Major
Bartok: String Quartet No. 3
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 51

Sun., Dec. 8

Mozart: String Quartet No. 21 in D, K. 575 (“King of Prussia”)
Bartok: String Quartet No. 1
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 ("American")

Sun., April 5

Barber: String Quartet, Op. 11 (with the famous Adagio in the second movement)
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op 18
Bartok: String Quartet No. 6

All programs subject to change.

FULL SERIES (3 concerts)

Smithsonian Year of Music

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