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Emerson String Quartet with guest artists Calidore String Quartet

When

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 8:00 PM EDT

Where

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

Tickets

Tickets to this concert are SOLD OUT.  Returned tickets will go on sale at the Richardson Box Office the night of the performance.  The box office will open at 6pm.  We encourage patrons who want to attend this concert to arrive early on the 24th to buy any returned tickets.

Single ticket prices:

$50, $40, $25 General / $10 Students

Obstructed View seats:  $10

Concert Classics Series

About the Event

Charles S. Robinson Memorial Concert

In 1976, four students at The Juilliard School discovered a shared interest in string quartet repertoire and decided to start making music together. Nearly four decades later, the Emerson Quartet has made unparalleled contributions to the genre, amassing thirty recordings, nine Grammys, and a rare induction into the Classical Music Hall of Fame. They graced our stage last season with an unforgettable program, energized by the lineup’s new addition of cellist Paul Watkins (formerly of the The Nash Ensemble of London). And now, it is a pleasure to invite them back to kick off our 2015-16 season. The evening will culminate with the youthful, exuberant, and beloved Octet in E-flat Major by Felix Mendelssohn, written just a few months after the composer’s sixteenth birthday— no better way to herald opening night! Joining the Emersons onstage for the Octet will be their current protégés, the quickly rising Calidore String Quartet, lauded as “four highly intelligent, deeply sensitive virtuosos.” (Strings Magazine) It will be an intergenerational meeting of the minds, and we can’t wait to see what will happen.

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Program

HAYDN Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 “Sunrise”
SHOSTAKOVICH Quartet No. 10, Op. 118
MENDELSSOHN Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20


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