Emerson String Quartet

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage

Emerson String Quartet I Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

The Program

Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 127

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144

The Emerson String Quartet pairs the introspective genius of late Shostakovich with late Beethoven. In Beethoven’s otherworldly Op. 127 quartet, the self becomes four voices unified in a ruminative, tender whole. Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 15, the last composed before his death, is an intense, personal examination of the ailing composer’s mortality.

“Forty years on, the Emerson String Quartet remains at the top of its game.” Financial Times
“This performance was everything that a string quartet should be—an intelligent conversation between four distinct characters.” Bachtrack

Performed without intermission