Emerson String Quartet
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Tickets: $15.00, $20.00, $30.00, $40.00
Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 in e, Op. 59, No. 2 “Razumovsky”
Britten String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94
Beethoven String Quartet No. 9 in C, Op. 59, No. 3 "Razumovsky"
The iconic Emerson Quartet returns to Caramoor for their American debut appearance with new cellist, Paul Watkins. Watkins, a much-lauded cellist, as well as Music Director of the English Chamber Orchestra, replaces David Finkel, who left after thirty-four years with the group. Hailed by The New York Times as a “superb ensemble: technically resourceful, musically insightful, cohesive, full of character and always interesting," this much-acclaimed group will perform two of Beethoven’s peerless “middle period” quartets (opus 59, no.2 and no.3,) dedicated to Beethoven’s patron, Prince Razumovsky. From Benjamin Britten, the great and dramatic composer of operas, Emerson String Quartet will present one of his most personal statements - his intimate, serene Quartet No. 3.