The Emerson String Quartet will have its final season of concerts in 2022–23, disbanding after more than four decades as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles. The Quartet has made over 30 acclaimed recordings, and has been honored with nine GRAMMYs®, three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” award. Don’t miss this final chance to see the Quartet perform in Austin!
Subject to availability, $12 Student Rush (with student ID), $40 General Admission, and $80 Premium tickets may be purchased at the box office on the evening of the concert. The box office will open at 7:00 PM that day. Please note that tickets are extremely limited as of Friday, August 11. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance to secure your seats.
String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12 | Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
- Adagio non troppo – Allegro non tardante
- Canzonetta: Allegretto
- Andante espressivo
- Molto allegro e vivace
String Quartet No. 12 in D-flat Major, Op. 133 | Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
- Allegretto – Adagio – Allegretto
Drink the Wild Ayre | Sarah Kirkland Snider (b. 1973)
String Quartet in F Major | Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
- Allegro moderato
- Assez vif, très rythmé
- Très lent
- Vif et agité
EMERSON STRING QUARTET
Eugene Drucker & Philip Setzer, violins | Lawrence Dutton, viola | Paul Watkins, cello
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Emerson String Quartet
The Emerson String Quartet will have its final season of concerts in 2022–23, disbanding after more than four decades as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles. “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. As part of their larger mission to keep the string quartet form alive and relevant, they have commissioned and premiered works from some of today’s most esteemed composers, and have partnered in performance with leading soloists such as Renée Fleming, Barbara Hannigan, Evgeny Kissin, Emanuel Ax, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yefim Bronfman, James Galway, Edgar Meyer, Menahem Pressler, Leon Fleisher, André Previn, and Isaac Stern, to name a few.