Emerson String Quartet to Open Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series, 10/10

Emerson String Quartet to Open Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series, 10/10

The esteemed Emerson String Quartet returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m. in Samueli Theater performing an all Beethoven program that will kick off the Center's 25th year of presenting the world's great chamber ensembles. The program will illustrate the Emerson's mastery of the Beethoven chamber repertoire with his Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6; Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" and Quartet in B-flat minor, Op. 130 with Grosse Fugue, Op. 133. The Quartet has planned its evening to demonstrate the arc of Beethoven's composing, represented by works from his early, middle and late periods. All performed with the Quartet's astounding cohesive energy and masterful musicianship.

"The Emerson String Quartet has long been one of the supreme and most celebrated chamber ensembles in the world and lucky for us a regular visitor to Orange County for more than a dozen years," states the Orange County Register. The Emerson String Quartet includes Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola and Paul Watkins, cello. A free Preview Talk with musicologist and author Herbert Glass will take place at 7:15 p.m. in Samueli Theater.

Tickets for Emerson String Quartet are available now by subscribing to the 2014 - 2015 Chamber Music Series. Single tickets, starting at $29, will go on sale Sunday, September 14 at 10 a.m. PST and will be available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds the E. Nakamichi Foundation for its support of this engagement and the Colburn Foundation for its support of the Chamber Music Series. Kia is the Official Automotive Partner of the Center and United Airlines is the Official Airline of the Center. Classical KUSC is the Media Partner of the Chamber Music Series.

Segerstrom Center's 2014 - 2015 Chamber Series will also welcome the Hagen Quartett, Szymanowski String Quartet with pianist Joseph Kalichstein, Calder Quartet and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. For further information, please visit www.scfta.org/chamber.