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Emerson String Quartet

July 6 | 7:00 pm

Emerson String Quartet

THE BROYHILL CHAMBER SERIES presents
EMERSON STRING QUARTET 

Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone

This year’s series is dedicated to the memory of Larry Freiman, a generous and devoted supporter of An Appalachian Summer Festival’s classical music programming.

Philip Setzer, Violin (1st in Beethoven)
Eugene Drucker, Violin (1st in Purcell and Shostakovich)
Lawrence Dutton, Viola
Paul Watkins, Cello

The Emerson String Quartet has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for more than four decades. “With musicians like this,” wrote a reviewer for The Times (London), “there must be some hope for humanity.” The Quartet has made more than 30 acclaimed recordings, and has been honored with nine GRAMMYs® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” award. The Quartet collaborates with some of today’s most esteemed composers to premiere new works, keeping the string quartet form alive and relevant. The group has partnered in performance with such stellar soloists as Reneé Fleming, Barbara Hannigan, Evgeny Kissin, Emanuel Ax, and Yefim Bronfman, to name a few.

Musical Program:
Chacony in G minor                    Henry Purcell
Quartet No. 14, Op. 142              Dmitri Shostakovich
Quartet in A minor, Op. 132        Ludwig van Beethoven

LOCATIONS:
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts – Limited in-person seating available for live indoor performance. Due to social distancing requirements, seats are grouped primarily in groups of two to six. Please call the box office for special seating requests.
Livestream – a private link to access the event will be emailed to all registrants one hour prior to event. This event is a one-time stream, available only at the time of the scheduled event.

ESTIMATED SHOW LENGTH: 75 minutes; no intermission

FOR INFORMATION OR TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Contact theschaefercenter@appstate.edu, call 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046, visit in person the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, or purchase online.

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ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

TICKETS:
In-person: $35 per person
Livestream:
$15 per household; (Online sales for livestream tickets will not be available after 4pm on the day of the show; please call the box office at 828-262-4046 to purchase livestream tickets.)

SHOWTIMES:
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | 7pm (in-person); doors open at 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | 7pm ET (livestream) 

ABOUT EMERSON STRING QUARTET


The Emerson String Quartet has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for more than four decades. “With musicians like this,” wrote a reviewer for The Times (London), “there must be some hope for humanity.” The Quartet has made more than 30 acclaimed recordings, and has been honored with nine GRAMMYs® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” award. The Quartet collaborates with some of today’s most esteemed composers to premiere new works, keeping the string quartet form alive and relevant. The group has partnered in performance with such stellar soloists as Reneé Fleming, Barbara Hannigan, Evgeny Kissin, Emanuel Ax, and Yefim Bronfman, to name a few.

The Emerson String Quartet’s 2019-2020 season, which began with a seven-city tour of Australia, included a number of high-profile projects. The Quartet made appearances at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, Friends of Chamber Music in Vancouver, Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing, MI, South Mountain Concerts, Wooster Chamber Music, Chamber Music Cincinnati, Chamber Music Louisville and Friends of Music Concerts in Millwood, NY. Overseas, the Quartet embarked on two European tours, with stops in Serbia, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Denmark.

The Quartet’s extensive discography includes the complete string quartets of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bartok, Webern, and Shostakovich, as well as multi-CD sets of the major works of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, and Dvorak. In October 2020, the group releases a recording of Schumann’s three string quartets for the PENTATONE label. The ensemble also has recorded music by Tchaikovsky, Smetana, Debussy, Ravel, Barber, and Ives. In April of 2019, the Quartet joined forces with GRAMMY®-winning pianist Evgeny Kissin to release their debut collaborative album for Deutsche Grammophon, recorded live at a sold-out Carnegie Hall concert in 2018.

Formed in 1976 and based in New York City, the Emerson String Quartet was one of the first quartets to have its violinists alternate in the first chair position. The Quartet, which takes its name from the American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, balances busy performing careers with a commitment to teaching, and serves as Quartet-in-Residence at Stony Brook University.  In 2013, cellist Paul Watkins — a distinguished soloist, award-wining conductor, and devoted chamber musician —joined the original members of the Quartet to form today’s group. In the spring of 2016, the State University of New York awarded full-time Stony Brook faculty members Philip Setzer and Lawrence Dutton the status of Distinguished Professor, and conferred the title of Honorary Distinguished Professor on part-time faculty members Eugene Drucker and Paul Watkins.  The Quartet’s members previously had received honorary doctorates from Middlebury College, the College of Wooster, Bard College, and the University of Hartford.  In January of 2015, the Quartet received the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award, Chamber Music America’s highest honor, in recognition of its significant and lasting contribution to the chamber music field.

The Emerson String Quartet enthusiastically endorses Thomastik strings.

emersonquartet.com

Anna Deveare Smith

REVIEWS


“The Emerson performances represented an extraordinary fusion of experience and authority  with audacity and freshness.” — The Boston Globe  

“… with musicians like this there must be some hope for humanity.” — The Times (London)

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Details

Date:
July 6
Time:
7:00 pm
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Venue

Schaefer Center
733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States