Emerson String Quartet: New York Times “In Performance”

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The Emerson String Quartet, ahead of their next two Great Performers series concerts, gave a special "In Performance" with their new cellist Paul Watkins. Click here to see their performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 9, and see their concerts at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on April 23 and May 4.

Mostly Mozart Festival 2014 is announced!

This summer’s Festival will feature music ranging from Baroque to contemporary styles, orchestra concerts, recitals, dance, film, and more. Kicking things off are two free events: a world premiere by John Luther Adams (commissioned by Lincoln Center for Mostly Mozart and Out of Doors) and the annual free orchestra preview concert.

Also:
- Music Director
Louis Langrée will lead 9 of 17 concerts with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and welcome soloists Yuja Wang, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Richard Goode, Joshua Bell and more.

- International Contemporary Ensemble returns as Artists-in-Residence, performing music by Sofia Gubaidlina, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, among others.

- The Emerson String Quartet will perform with clarinetist Martin Fröst.

- And, the Mark Morris Dance Group presents the New York premiere of his new opera ballet of Acis and Galatea (co-commissioned by Lincoln Center).

Read about the entire Festival here: http://bit.ly/OCZBSg

Have any unused musical instruments lying around? Donate them to the WQXR Instrument Drive so they can given to local schools!Be the first to donate Friday to win tickets for the Emerson String Quartet: http://bit.ly/1hnlFaXbit.ly/1hnlFaX

Have any unused musical instruments lying around? Donate them to the WQXR Instrument Drive so they can given to local schools!

Be the first to donate Friday to win tickets for the Emerson String Quartet: http://bit.ly/1hnlFaX
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The Emerson String Quartet finds itself in the hot seat, answering (almost) everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask. (See them Sunday at Alice Tully Hall)

The Emerson String Quartet finds itself in the hot seat, answering (almost) everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask. See the first of their three Lincoln Center Great Performers series concerts this Sunday at Alice Tully Hall.

As we welcome 2014, we also welcome some of the world’s greatest artists to Lincoln Center, including Murray Perahia, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Emerson String Quartet, Les Arts Florrissants, and more. Click through to see who’s coming and when between now and June. Learn more about the 2013-14 Great Performers Season here.

Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival 2013 has come to a close, but we’ll leave you with these great photos from the Festival’s highlights, including the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra with Music Director Louis Langree, the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s staged concert of Le nozze di Figaro with Ivan Fischer, innovative contemporary music programs such as the New York premiere of David Lang’s the whisper opera performed by International Contemporary Ensemble and soprano Tony Arnold, the Festival debut of conductor David Afkham, the New York City debut of the Emerson String Quartet with new cellist Paul Watkins, and a memorable closing night featuring Mozart’s final three symphonies. Read more about this summer’s highlights here.

(Photos: Richard Termine)

 

"First of all, for those who were wondering: They’re still standing. The podium is the same, too, only there’s a different man sitting on it. On Monday evening, the Emerson String Quartet made its first New York City appearance with its new cellist, Paul Watkins, who took over the seat vacated by David Finckel early this summer. Playing to a packed Alice Tully Hall in its customary manner — the cellist sitting on a raised platform, the other three standing — the “new” Emerson Quartet sounded and looked enthused, at ease and passionately engaged with the music.”-The New York Times on the Emerson String Quartet’s performance at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival earlier this week.(Photo: Richard Termine)
 

"First of all, for those who were wondering: They’re still standing. The podium is the same, too, only there’s a different man sitting on it. On Monday evening, the Emerson String Quartet made its first New York City appearance with its new cellist, Paul Watkins, who took over the seat vacated by David Finckel early this summer. Playing to a packed Alice Tully Hall in its customary manner — the cellist sitting on a raised platform, the other three standing — the “new” Emerson Quartet sounded and looked enthused, at ease and passionately engaged with the music.”

-The New York Times on the Emerson String Quartet’s performance at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival earlier this week.

(Photo: Richard Termine)

 

The final week of the 2013 Mostly Mozart features an eclectic mix of events, including orchestral favorites, legendary string quartets, a late night recital and world premieres of new works. Discover more about all the events here.

 

The new Emerson String Quartet, featuring new cellist Paul Watkins, makes their first New York City appearance at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, August 19 at Alice Tully Hall. The world famous quartet will perform the complete cycle of Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” quartets.Read how the Emerson String Quartet found Paul Watkins in this Wall Street Journal  article, and come see them play at Alice Tully Hall.
 

The new Emerson String Quartet, featuring new cellist Paul Watkins, makes their first New York City appearance at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, August 19 at Alice Tully Hall. The world famous quartet will perform the complete cycle of Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” quartets.

Read how the Emerson String Quartet found Paul Watkins in this Wall Street Journal article, and come see them play at Alice Tully Hall.