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Emerson String Quartet 2012-2013 Concert Series

Violinist Philip Setzer and Pianist Gilbert Kalish

View this year's Emerson String Quartet concerts!

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0315

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.



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



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.


 Emerson String Quartet plays Dvorák's "String Quartet no. 11 in C major"


This program is subject to change.

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