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The Emerson String Quartet 2017-2018 Concert Series

Evening Performance

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Code: 1P0606

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Emerson String Quartet (Photo: Lisa Mazzuccos)

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The 2017–­18 season marks the Emerson String Quartet’s 38th year in residence at the Smithsonian. The Grammy Award-winning ensemble (violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violist Lawrence Dutton, and cellist Paul Watkins) offers a repertoire that includes masterworks by Purcell, Beethoven, Britten, and Shostakovich, as well as a solo recital featuring Watkins.


Recital with Paul Watkins, piano and cello, featuring Philip Setzer, violin

Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major for solo violoncello, BWV 1009
Schubert: Sonata in A minor for violin and piano, D 385/op. posth. 137 No. 2
Mozart: Sonata in E minor for violin and piano, KV 304 (300c)
Bach: Canon per Augmentationem in Contrario Motu No. 14 for violin and cello, from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello 1920-22


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