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Phone (650) 331-0202
Price $50/$45 full price; $25/$20 under age thirty
Age Suitability None Specified
Category Classical
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Music@Menlo Winter Series I: Emerson String Quartet

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 4:00p

The renowned Emerson String Quartet presents music by three of the quartet literature’s most seminal composers. Haydn’s g minor Quartet demonstrates the innovative spirit that would establish Haydn as the father of the string quartet. Shostakovich’s penultimate quarte complements Haydn with a distinctly modern tongue. The program concludes with Mendelssohn’s deeply expressive Opus 80 Quartet, likewise composed during the composer’s final months.

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Emerson String Quartet
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Since its formation in 1976, the Emerson String Quartet has gradually achieved recognition as one of the world's top chamber ensembles. The group's reputation partially rests upon its daring interpretations of core string quartet repertory; it has performed the complete quartet cycles of Beethoven, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, and Bartók in major concert halls around the world, and its interpretations tend toward the personal, the passionate, and even the hell-for-leather....
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Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center
555 Middlefield Rd.
Atherton, CA 94025-3493
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