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Meany On Screen: Feature Performance

Jun 04Jun 11

Performance Dates

  • Fri Jun 04 2021 through Fri Jun 11 2021


Meany Center Digital Stage


Watch here on our website:
June 4, 12:00 noon — June 11, 11:59 p.m. (PDT)

FREE. Streaming on demand. No pre-registration required.

The Emerson String Quartet has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for more than four decades. Their performances combine “an extraordinary fusion of experience and authority with audacity and freshness” (The Boston Globe). The Emerson has accumulated an impressive list of achievements: more than 30 notable recordings, nine Grammys, three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year.”

In a concert recorded at the Concert Hall at Drew University for the Celebrity Series of Boston, these longtime friends of Meany perform works by Shostakovich, Mozart and the poetic Lyric for Strings, composed by George Walker — the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music — as an elegy to his grandmother. 

The Emerson is one of the most impressive of American string quartets.
The New York Times



George Walker: Lyric for Strings

W. A. Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 575

Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 14


International Chamber Music Series generously underwritten by Eric and Margaret Rothchild​

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