Thirty-seven years is a long time to be together (probably longer than most Yale School of Music students have been alive). That togetherness has paid huge dividends for the Emerson String Quartet, who will perform two Viennese gems (Haydn’s Quartet in G minor, Op. 20, No. 3. and Beethoven’s Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3, of the Razumovskys) and a 20th-century work (Britten’s Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36, from 1945) at Yale’s Morse Recital Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.
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The Yale School of Music presents the Emerson String Quartet, hailed as “arguably the world’s best group of chamber musicians” (Fortune Magazine), on Tuesday, December 10 at 8 pm. The concert, which features string quartets by Haydn, Britten, and Beethoven, takes place in Morse Recital Hall.
The Emerson String Quartet is comprised of violinist Eugene Drucker, violinist Philip Setzer, violist Lawrence Dutton, and cellist Paul Watkins. The quartet boasts an impressive list of achievements over its three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year, and collaborations with many of today’s greatest artists. MORE