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The Emerson String Quartet stands apart in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s "Ensemble of the Year," and collaborations with the greatest artists of our time. In a season of over 85 performances, the Emerson played extensively throughout North America and multiple tours of Europe comprised dates in Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Austria, Hungary, and the United Kingdom, including two concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall. They also visited Moscow, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul. This spring, they were presented by Lincoln Center’s “Great Performers” in a three-part series of late Haydn and early Beethoven string quartets in April and May. Formed in 1976 and based in New York City, the Emerson continues its series at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. for its 36th season and is quartet-in-residence at Stony Brook University. In January 2015, the Quartet received the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award, Chamber Music America’s highest honor, in recognition of its significant and lasting contribution to the chamber music field.

Robert Spano, Music Director

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