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Emerson String Quartet 2013-2014 Concert Series

Haydn, Britten, and Beethoven

View this year's Emerson String Quartet concerts!

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0355

Travel Advisory for Program Attendees: Metrorail Blue/Orange line stations between Federal Triangle and Eastern Market will be closed from 10 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 1 through Sun., Nov. 3. Please add extra time to your travel time if you intend to use public transit.

If you prefer to drive, parking is available for Smithsonian Associate members at the Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street, S.W. (accessed from 6th Street, S.W.) The rate is $6.00 per day. Smithsonian Associate members must show their program ticket to the attendant upon leaving the garage.

The Emerson String Quartet’s list of achievements includes everything from nine Grammy Awards to the coveted Avery Fisher Prize to their 2011 induction into the Classical Music Hall of Fame. In a January 2013 review of the quartet’s Carnegie Hall appearance, the New York Times noted that “their impeccable blend and rich, muscular sound have long impressed in a range of repertory” and singled out their performance of a Brahms work for its “beautifully shaped, polished reading, distinguished by its expressive phrasing and the glowing tone of individual performers.” Time has declared them “American’s greatest quartet.” To learn more about this quartet, click here.


Haydn: String Quartet No. 26 in G Minor, Op. 20, No. 3
Britten: String Quartet No. 2
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major (“Rasumovsky 1”), Op. 59, No. 1


This program subject to change.

To view other performances in this classical concert series, click here.


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