After more than four decades of performing together, the Emerson String Quartet will disband in October 2023

Their farewell season will include performances in major concert halls across the United States and Europe, including at New York’s Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, London’s Southbank Centre, Vienna’s Musikverein, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Cologne, and Prague.

The individual members – Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Lawrence Dutton, and Paul Watkins – will continue to perform and teach individually; as a group, they will continue to coach and mentor young ensembles through the Emerson String Quartet Institute at Stony Brook University.

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