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Eugene Drucker (violin), Lawrence Dutton (viola), Philip Setzer (violin), Paul Watkins (cello)
This legendary ensemble, though retiring, offers 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. Program: Sarah Kirkland Snider - new commission for ESQ; Beethoven - Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131; Mendelssohn - Octet in E-flat, op. 20.