EMERSON STRING QUARTET
APRIL 15, 2021, AT 7:00 PM
Free event. Registration required.
The concert will premiere at 7:00 pm EST.
Benjamin Britten praised the “clarity, brilliance, tenderness, and strangeness” of fellow English composer Henry Purcell’s music, arranging Purcell’s Chacony for a string quartet. This arrangement opens the Emerson String Quartet’s upcoming Explorers Series program. Beethoven’s mighty String Quartet in A minor (op. 132) follows, one of the composer’s most celebrated chamber works written in the final years of his life.
The Emerson String Quartet and Music@Menlo Audience Engagement Director Patrick Castillo will introduce and discuss these works before the performance, and you can read the program notes here . The performance premieres at 7:00 p.m. est on April 15.