915 East Washington
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Formed in the bicentennial year of the United States, the Emerson String Quartet took its name from the great American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. The group made its Ann Arbor debut in 1989, and in 14 appearances since has performed with the integrity, energy, and commitment that it has demonstrated throughout more than 30 years of extensive touring and recording. The Emerson’s unparalleled achievements over the past three decades include nine Grammy awards (two for "Best Classical Album," an unprecedented honor for a chamber music group), three Gramophone Awards, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, membership in the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, and cycles of the complete string quartets of Beethoven, Bartók, Mendelssohn, and Shostakovich in the world’s music capitals. This return appearance features the Quartet in an all-Mozart program, performing three quartets commissioned by the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm II. “With musicians like this, there must be some hope for humanity.” (The Times, London)

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