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

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

December 1, 2022

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

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The Emerson String Quartet announces their Farewell Season Performance Dates

The Emerson String Quartet announces their Farewell Season Performance Dates

September 13, 2022

After more than four decades of performing together, the Emerson String Quartet embarks on their Farewell Tour

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“America’s string quartet” will bid farewell after 47 years together

“America’s string quartet” will bid farewell after 47 years together

September 2, 2022

The members of the Emerson Quartet have decided enough Mozart and Brahms and Beethoven is enough

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Emerson String Quartet to disband in 2023

Emerson String Quartet to disband in 2023

August 26, 2021

The Emerson String Quartet, the incomparable American ensemble, will disband at the October 2023

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 NY Times: Celebrated String Quartet Will Disband, Ending 47-Year Run

NY Times: Celebrated String Quartet Will Disband, Ending 47-Year Run

February 28, 2021

The Emerson String Quartet, known for its energy and nuance, will retire in 2023 so its members can pursue...

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Emerson Quartet Releases New Schumann Recording

Emerson Quartet Releases New Schumann Recording

February 26, 2021

The Emerson String Quartet, widely regarded as one of the world’s premier chamber...

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Emerson Quartet Performs 3-Concert Series with Lincoln Center's Great Performers

Emerson Quartet Performs 3-Concert Series with Lincoln Center's Great Performers

March 10, 2020

The Emerson String Quartet embarks on a three-concert series at Lincoln Center's Great Performers

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Season Preview

Season Preview

September 10, 2019

The Emerson String Quartet stands apart in the history of string quartets with unparalleled list of achievements.

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Emerson String Quartet 2018-2019 Season Highlights

Emerson String Quartet 2018-2019 Season Highlights

June 6, 2018

The Emerson String Quartet stands apart in the history of string quartets with unparalleled list of achievements.

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Emerson String Quartet to Premiere The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy

Emerson String Quartet to Premiere The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy

June 7, 2017

The Emerson String Quartet will be at world premiere of Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy.

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Emerson String Quartet Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall

Emerson String Quartet Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall

April 6, 2017

The Emerson String Quartet returns to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium on May 7 at 3 PM.

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ESQ To Release Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell

ESQ To Release Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell

March 27, 2017

The Emerson String Quartet celebrates its 40th season this year and presents a new recording.

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Lawrence Dutton Interviewed by Westchester Magazine

Lawrence Dutton Interviewed by Westchester Magazine

January 10, 2017

We speak to the Quartet's violinist to understand their connection to the county

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Emerson String Quartet Graces Cover of Strings

Emerson String Quartet Graces Cover of Strings

October 26, 2016

The Emerson String Quartet are featured in November's edition of Strings Magazine.

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40th Anniversary Season, 2016-2017

40th Anniversary Season, 2016-2017

September 19, 2016

The Emerson String Quartet’s 40th Anniversary -- named “America’s greatest quartet” by TIME Magazine.

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Emerson Quartet Gives Three-Concert Series with Lincoln Center's Great Performers

Emerson Quartet Gives Three-Concert Series with Lincoln Center's Great Performers

March 23, 2016

The Emerson String Quartet performs a three-part series “Passing the Torch”

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Emerson Quartet Set To Receive Richard J. Bogomolny Award

Emerson Quartet Set To Receive Richard J. Bogomolny Award

July 30, 2014

The Emerson String Quartet, will receive the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award.

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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.

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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

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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

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June 21, 2022
Ravinia: Backstage Blog

A Very High Sort of Strings

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

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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.”

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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.

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September 17, 2021
New York Magazine

The Emerson String Quartet’s Coda Begins

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

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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

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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...

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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.

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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

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January 10, 2017
Westchester Magazine

Q&A: Emerson String Quartet's Lawrence Dutton

This website is seriously the best of the best, and that's all there is to say about it

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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.

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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

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