Emerson String Quartet

The Emerson String Quartet has achieved its exalted place in the hierarchy of American quartets for good reason. The ensemble has an impeccable track record, dozens of admired recordings, and a consistent history of serious dedication to chamber music literature. This season, in what will be the first change in the quartet’s membership since 1979, Paul Watkins—a distinguished soloist, award-winning conductor, and dedicated chamber musician—will join the ensemble for its return concert with ArtPower!. Marking a major milestone in the history of American chamber music, the evolution of the Emerson String Quartet will undoubtedly open up a whole new chapter of excellence. Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Paul Watkins, cello.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 16 in E flat major, K. 428 (K.421b); Dmitry Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122; Ludwig van Beethoven:String Quartet No. 8 in E minor (“Rasumosky No. 2”), Op. 59/2


Amnon and Lee Ben-Yehuda, Joan Jordon Bernstein, Alexa Kirkwood Hirsch