Internationally acclaimed American quartet known for its classical and contemporary repertoire. Has 6 Grammy, 2 Best Classical Album awards for CDs on DG label.
Emerson String QuartetSept. 24, 2006

Philip Setzer - violin Eugene Drucker - viola
David Finckel -
cello
with Wu Han - piano

Acclaimed internationally for its brilliant artistry and technical mastery, the Emerson String Quartet has numerous achievements to its credit, among others, six Grammy Awards, including two unprecedented honours for Best Classical Album, three Gramophone Magazine Awards and the 2004 Avery Fisher Prize, a first for a chamber music ensemble. It has a reputation for both classical and contemporary repertoire which it approaches with equal interpretative skill and enthusiasm. Important commissions and premieres include compositions by André Prévin, Edgar Meyer, Richard Danielpour and John Harbison. In addition to its active performance schedule in the major halls of North America and Europe, the Quartet performs at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., in its regularly sold-out seasons, and remains Quartet-in-Residence at Stony Brook University, coaching chamber music, giving master classes, and providing instrumental instruction.

Thirteenth LMMC engagement.

Programme:

Mozart Divertimento en mi bémol, K. 563 (Trio à cordes)
Allegro
Adagio
Menuetto: Allegretto
Andante
Menuetto: Allegretto
Allegro
Brahms Quatuor en sol mineur, opus 25
(Quatuor piano et cordes)
Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo
Andante con moto
Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto