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- Fri Apr 01 2022 7:30 PM
After nearly half a century, the esteemed Emerson String Quartet “known for its lively, nuanced playing” (The New York Times) is retiring and saying farewell. Over the decades, the quartet has accumulated an impressive list of achievements, including over 30 notable recordings, nine Grammys, three Gramophone Awards and the Avery Fisher Prize. For their final performance at Meany, the Emerson perform works by Haydn and Schubert, 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.
With musicians like this there must be some hope for humanity.
— The Times (London)
G. WALKER: Lyric for Strings
F.J. HAYDN: The Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51, Hob. XX:1b
F. SCHUBERT: Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”
Chamber Music Series generously underwritten by Eric and Margaret Rothchild.