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Emerson String Quartet
Nine-time Grammy winners bring luminous intellect, musicality and joy to Mozart, Beethoven and more.
“Technically resourceful, musically insightful, cohesive, full of character and always interesting.” The New York Times
Spend a fall evening with “the one indispensable quartet” (Newsday), bringing luminous intellect to both classics and new work. The quartet’s unparalleled contributions to American chamber music over its 40 years include 30 recordings, nine Grammys and countless other laurels. Long a Hop favorite, the Emerson performs Mozart and Beethoven alongside an intense, emotional new work by Turnage, one of Britain’s most compelling composers.
Mozart String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major (“Hunt”), K. 458
Mark-Anthony Turnage Shroud
Beethoven String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131
Post-performance discussion with the artists.
Funded in part by the Marion and Frederick B. Whittemore ’53, T’54 Distinguished Artists Series Fund and the Frank L. Harrington 1924 Fund No. 3.
The Emerson String Quartet—“the one indispensable quartet” (Newsday) that brings dazzling insight to both classics and new work—performs on Saturday, September 30, at 8 pm, in Spaulding Auditorium of the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Long a Hop favorite, the Emerson performs Mozart and Beethoven alongside a thrilling new work commissioned by Emerson from British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, whose music absorbs jazz elements into a contemporary classical style, with strong appeal for younger audiences.
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