Celebrity Series presents

Emerson String Quartet

Eugene Drucker, violin
Philip Setzer, violin
Larry Dutton, viola
Paul Watkins, cello

PURCELL
Two Fantasias
Chacony, arranged by Benjamin Britten

LOWELL LIEBERMANN 
String Quartet (Boston premiere)*

BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Opus 132

The Boston debut of the new Emerson, with cellist Paul Watkins, is greatly anticipated.

"One of the characteristics of the Emerson Quartet is that its players (the violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer and the violist Lawrence Dutton in addition, now, to Mr. Watkins) all have the ability and the instruments to produce a sweet and glossy sound — but do so sparingly ... Listening to them pass tiny rhythmic motifs around the group, I was struck by how evenly calibrated these timbres were." —The New York Times

"Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: The "old" Emerson String Quartet never phoned one in. But this new group — Mr. Watkins alongside the violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, and the violist Lawrence Dutton — complemented their customary power, finesse and unanimity with a fresh, palpable vigor at Tully, and it was electrifying." —The New York Times

Date: January 22, 2015 - 8:00:PM
Price: TBD
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall


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