Emerson String Quartet
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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. For this second pairing, the illustrious ensemble delves into the folk influences of these inventive European masters. The exotic Russian folk elements in Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” Quartet in E minor, named for the Russian ambassador in Vienna, mirrors the vibrant folk echoes in Bartók’s Second and Fifth Quartets, alive with the dancing spirits of traditional Hungarian, Romanian, and Slovak songs.

The Program

“The Emerson has staked its claim to being the one indispensable quartet in a world that is constantly creating more, excellent ensembles.”
– Newsday


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, April 21, 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

Performance Details

  • Two hours, including one intermission