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Emerson String Quartet

Farewell Performance

Dec 01

Performance Dates

  • Thu Dec 01 2022 7:30 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Tickets for this event are now on sale. If you purchased tickets for the April 1 performance event prior to the cancellation, your tickets will be reissued in August.

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, these longtime friends of Meany perform works by Haydn and Schubert, alongside Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber and George Walker’s poetic Lyric for Strings.


With musicians like this there must be some hope for humanity.
— The Times (London)



GEORGE WALKER: Lyric for Strings 

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN: Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5, Hob.III:41, "How do you do?"

SAMUEL BARBER: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Quartet No. 15 in G Major, Op. 161, D. 887


The ENCORE+ digital program for this performance is available to READ ONLINE


Emerson String Quartet generously underwritten by Dave and Marcie Stone


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