Emerson String Quartet, wearing black suits and white formal shirts, sit on stools holding instruments. Left to right: Cello, two violins, viola.
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The “indispensable” Emerson String Quartet (Newsday) embarks on an intrepid three-concert series pairing Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” Quartets with the complete Bartók cycle. This first program opens with Bartók’s Third Quartet, an audacious example of tightly constructed modernism. The brave new world of Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” Quartet in F major reverberates through Bartók’s First Quartet, in which the Hungarian pays homage to the German master.

The Program

“Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: The ‘old’ Emerson String Quartet never phoned one in. But this new group complemented their customary power, finesse and unanimity with a fresh, palpable vigor at Tully, and it was electrifying.”
– New York Times


Make a Night of It!


Pre-Concert Lecture

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

FREE for Ticket Holders

6:15 pm

Join us for a pre-concert lecture by Scott Burnham at 6:15 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse


1941 Broadway


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Emerson String Quartet

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm Alice Tully Hall

In light of the circumstances involving the COVID-19 virus, this performance has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. We will be in contact with all ticket holders to facilitate ticketing exchanges and refunds. Should you have additional questions or wish to speak with a guest services representative, please contact CenterCharge at 212.721.6500

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