The Hoch Chamber Music Series
Happy 40th Birthday, Emersons!
Friday, May 12, 2017
We will "Live Stream" the concert from the lower level of Schoenfeld Campus Center. There is no charge for the "live stream" and there will be a Cash Bar available.
We have a waiting list for Audience Stage Seating please call 914-395-4507.
The Emerson String Quartet
W.A. Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C major K. 465, “Dissonance”
D. Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 4 in D, Op. 83
Dvorak: String Quartet in C Major
The Emerson String Quartet has accumulated an unparalleled list of achievements over 40 years: 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.
The Emerson’s 2015-16 season begins with the release of a disc with world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming on the Decca/Universal label, featuring Viennese music written in the 1920s and ‘30s: Berg’s Lyric Suite (including an alternate version of the last movement for soprano and quartet), Egon Wellesz’s Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Eric Zeisl’s Komm, süsser Tod (Come, sweet Death).
Formed in 1976 and based in New York City, the Emerson was one of the first quartets formed with two violinists alternating in the first chair position. The Emerson Quartet, which took its name from the American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, is Quartet-in-Residence at Stony Brook University. In January 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.