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Eugene Drucker (violin), Lawrence Dutton (viola), Philip Setzer (violin), Paul Watkins (cello)
This legendary ensemble, though retiring, offered a special performance in tribute to a beloved Houston audience and the friendships forged over the past five decades. TIME Magazine describes Emerson as “America’s Greatest Quartet.” Tonight's program features works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven, with a new work by Sarah Kirkland Snider, commissioned for the Emerson String Quartet’s retirement.
SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER new commission for ESQ
BEETHOVEN Quartet in C-sharp minor op.131
MENDELSSOHN Octet in E-flat op.20
PERFORMERS: Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Larry Dutton, viola; and Paul Watkins, cello