“America’s Greatest Quartet” at Caltech

Oct 26, 2009
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The Emerson String Quartet

With eight Grammys, 20-plus albums and more than 30 years as an ensemble under their belt, the Emerson String Quartet is easily one of the best and most prestigious in the nation. And on Sunday November 1st, they’ll be performing at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium — for the eighth time. The program, presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association, consists of Mendelssohn’s Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12, Janáček’s Kreutzer Sonata or Quartet No. 1 and Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117, which is receiving its Coleman Chamber Concert premiere. E-flat major is a bold, “heroic” key — think Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony — and the performance ought to be quite stirring.

Emerson String Quartet at Caltech
Sunday, November 1 3:30 p.m.
Beckman Auditorium, Caltech
332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena
Tickets $40, $34, $28, $22, / $10 youth
For tickets call 626.395.4652
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