Ensemble | Public Relations
September 5, 2014

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:00PM, the Emerson String Quartet gives its first Carnegie Hall performance with cellist Paul Watkins. Joined by internationally acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman, the program will be Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”, Purcell’s Chaconne in G Minor and Britten’s String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, with Mr. Bronfman joining the Quartet for Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major. 

Paul Watkins, a distinguished soloist, award-winning conductor and devoted chamber musician, joined the ensemble in May 2013 during its 37th season. Mr. Watkins’ dedication and enthusiasm has since infused the Quartet with a rich tone and palpable joy in the collaborative process. He explains, "The extraordinary intensity surrounding a Carnegie Hall concert has the power to inspire musicians to give their very best. As the new cellist of the Emerson String Quartet, I will be honored and thrilled to share this stage with my three wonderful colleagues, along with the exceptional Yefim Bronfman." 

The Emerson String Quartet has an unparalleled list of achievements over 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 the greatest artists of our time. In January 2015, the Quartet will be named Chamber Music America’s Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award recipient in recognition of its significant and lasting contribution to the chamber music field.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8PM
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium
Emerson String Quartet:
Eugene Drucker, violin
Philip Setzer, violin
Lawrence Dutton, viola
Paul Watkins, cello

with Yefim Bronfman, piano

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, "Serioso"
PURCELL: Chaconne in G Minor (arr. Britten)
BRITTEN: String Quartet No. 2 in C Major
SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major

Single tickets from $10 - $104 — Click here for more information


Sept. 26 – Kalamazoo, MI - Fontana Chamber Arts
Sept. 27 – Ann Arbor, MI – University of Michigan
Sept. 28 – Pittsfield, MA – South Mountain Concerts
Oct. 1- Denver, CO – Friends of Chamber Music, Denver
Oct. 2 – Princeton, NJ – Princeton University
Oct. 5 – Wooster, OH – Wooster Chamber Music
Oct. 7 – Vancouver, BC – Friends of Chamber Music, Vancouver
Oct. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – ACE Gallery Institute of Contemporary Art
Oct. 10 – Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Oct. 12 – Eugene, OR – Oregon Bach Festival
Oct. 21 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth College
Oct. 24 – Stony Brook, NY – SUNY Stony Brook


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