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“With musicians like this there must be some hope for humanity.”—The Times (London)
The Emerson String Quartet has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for nearly fifty years. The quartet has made more than 30 acclaimed recordings and has been honored with nine Grammy Awards (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” award. Known for its “lively, nuanced playing” (New York Times), the quartet brings an all-Beethoven program to Athens for its final visit to Hodgson Concert Hall as part of its farewell tour.
Pre-performance talk in Ramsey Concert Hall at 6:45 pm (free admission).
Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall (View Seating Chart)
Athens, GA 30605
Eugene Drucker, violin (first in Op. 130 and Op. 133)
Philip Setzer, violin (first in Op. 59, No. 2)
Lawrence Dutton, viola
Paul Watkins, cello
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky”
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 as finale
Gregory and Jennifer Holcomb