Features

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.

October 12, 2022
The Strad

'Go where there is no path and leave a trail’ - Emerson Quartet: We journey together

As the Emerson Quartet embarks on its final tour, the members talk to Bruce Hodges about their instruments, their future and their past as one of the great string quartets

October 3, 2022
Toronto Star

The Emerson String Quartet embarks on a final coda — and leaves behind an enduring legacy

Arguably America’s greatest string quartet, the ensemble played its final concert in Toronto on Sunday, part of a farewell tour concluding in New York City

June 21, 2022
Ravinia: Backstage Blog

A Very High Sort of Strings

The Emerson Quartet gives its valediction as a vessel of vivid imagination

May 3, 2022
Boston Classical Review

Celebrity Series unveils expansive lineup for 2022-23 season

The Celebrity Series will return in full force next season with a starry array of classical concerts including several programs aimed at diversity and “equity.”

February 24, 2022
Chicago Sun-Times

Emerson String Quartet — ‘the finest in the world’ — playing Chicago one last time

The quartet is undertaking a kind of farewell tour, which includes what is billed as its final stop in Chicago.

September 17, 2021
New York Magazine

The Emerson String Quartet’s Coda Begins

A long good-bye after four decades of ensemble stardom.

August 26, 2021
Strings Magazine

The Emerson String Quartet Celebrates 40 Years

The members of the Emerson Quartet discuss the secrets behind their trailblazing success, their legacy, and what the future holds

August 26, 2021
New York Times

Celebrated String Quartet Will Disband, Ending 47-Year Run

The Emerson String Quartet, a renowned chamber ensemble known for its lively, nuanced playing, announced...

February 3, 2021
The New York Times

5 Minutes That Will Make You Love String Quartets

Listen as our writers and some of our favorite artists share music of intimacy, intensity and joy.

July 5, 2017
The Boston Globe

Exploring a Shostakovich obsession

The Emerson String Quarter in rehearsal for its upcoming "Shostakovich and the Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy." XI WANG

January 10, 2017
Westchester Magazine

Q&A: Emerson String Quartet's Lawrence Dutton

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June 3, 2016
The Washington Post

Renée Fleming, Emerson String Quartet present a rapturous recital of Austrian songs

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April 11, 2014
The New York Times

A Venerable Tapestry, Woven Anew

The Emerson String Quartet: from left, Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Paul Watkins and Lawrence Dutton.

April 6, 2012
NPR

Beethoven's String Quartet Of Transcendence

The Emerson Quartet play Beethoven at the Savannah Music Festival. From left: Philip Setzer, Eugene Drucker, David Finckel and Lawrence Dutton