PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS PRESENTS THE EMERSON STRING QUARTET
Even Dream Teams must weather the retirement of a superstar. After 35 years of incomparable artistry with David Finckel, the Emerson Quartet has drafted a “young phenom”—44-year-old superstar cellist Paul Watkins, Music Director of the English Chamber Orchestra and longtime member of The Nash Ensemble of London. In Duke University’s The Thread, Watkins said his decision to join the multi-Grammy-winning Quartet was due to “the extraordinary verve and vigor to their playing, which is incredibly infectious—you just get swept up in it. These guys are absolute masters of their instruments, with phenomenally high standards.” Just as important, however, is the “real unanimity of thought” that characterizes this superlative group. “[During ‘tryout’ rehearsals] it felt so natural to make music with these three gents that, before too long, we stopped for some champagne. At that moment, I decided that life in the Emerson Quartet was for me. They’re all romantics at heart.”
HAYDN Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5
BEETHOVEN Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95 (“Serioso”)
RAVEL Quartet in F Major
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Location: Richardson Auditorium
Date/Time: 10/02/14 at 8:00 pm - 10/02/14 at 10:00 pm