Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet
David Shifrin
, Clarinet

Martin Theatre
Friday, July 2, 2010
4:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
5:00 PM
Public Gates Open
8:00 PM
Concert Starts
Reserved $50-$30
Lawn $10
Ticket & dining package $70


The genius and versatility of Mozart is revealed in the Emerson’s intriguing program featuring Wolfgang’s arrangements of fugues from J.S. Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier alongside the last of his quartets dedicated to Haydn (the subtitle “Dissonance” comes from the highly unconventional harmonies of the slow introduction) and his sublime Clarinet Quintet, which was heard by a record-breaking audience of over 100 million on the soundtrack of the historic 1983 telecast of the last episode of M*A*S*H. Former artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and principal clarinetist for half a dozen prestigious American orchestras, guest artist David Shifrin is one of only two wind players ever to receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize.
“Impeccable blend and balance among ensemble voices, poise and abundant energy.”
The New York Times

Bach/Mozart:    Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Mozart:             String Quartet in C Major, K. 465 (“Dissonance”)
                         Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

Park Details

2 p.m. – Bennett • Gordon Hall
    Master Class
Kim Kashkashian, Viola
Tickets: FREE

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