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“American’s greatest quartet”

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The Emerson String Quartet has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for more than four decades. The Quartet has made more than 30 acclaimed recordings, and has been honored with nine GRAMMYs® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” award. They have worked with some of today’s most esteemed composers to premiere new works, and have partnered with soloists such as Renée Fleming, Barbara Hannigan, Evgeny Kissin, Emanuel Ax, and Yefim Bronfman, to name a few.

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The Emerson String Quartet announce feature length documentary, LATE STYLE: THE FINAL NOTES OF THE EMERSON QUARTET
December 1, 2022

The Emerson String Quartet announce feature length documentary, LATE STYLE: THE FINAL NOTES OF THE EMERSON QUARTET

Approaching the end of an almost five decade-long, one of the foremost string quartets in the world looks back...

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Concerts

December 8, 2022

Chamber Music Houston

Stude Concert Hall

Houston, TX

Mozart: Quartet No. 15 in d minor, K. 421 Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12 Brahms: Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67 Time: 7:30 pm

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December 9, 2022

Wolf Trap

Chamber Music at The Barns

Vienna, VA

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2 String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge as finale Time: 7:30 pm

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December 13, 2022

The Buffalo Chamber Music Society

Kleinhans Music Hall

Buffalo, NY

Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5 in G Major, Hob. III: 41 Shostakovich: String Quartet in D-flat Major, Op. 133 Intermission Dvorak: String Quartet in A-flat Major, Op. 105 Time: 7:30 pm

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latest album

Schumann: String Quartets

The Emerson String Quartet makes its PENTATONE debut with a recording of Schumann’s three string quartets.

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Feature

December 7, 2022
Classical Voice North America

Amid Old Friends Again, Emerson Quartet Offers Farewell To Remember

The Emerson String Quartet, which retires from the concert stage at the end of this season, played an eloquent valedictory program Dec. 4 for Vancouver’s Friends of Chamber Music, which has long been the ensemble’s host on Canada’s West Coast.