Last Chance To See The Lauded Emerson String Quartet

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

On Saturday, March 4, the highly acclaimed Emerson String Quartet will perform at the Sanibel Music Festival. “Following many visits here over the past four decades, Emerson String Quartet presents their grand finale concert in Florida,” said Jana Stone, President of Sanibel Music Festival. “We are honored to be part of their final tour. The ensemble will retire in the fall of 2023.”

Classical Music Hall of Fame Members, the Emerson String Quartet, Paul Watkins cello, Eugene Drucker violin, Philip Setzer violin, Lawrence Dutton viola

Emerson String Quartet’s unparalleled list of achievements spanning four decades includes more than thirty renowned recordings, nine Grammys (including two for the Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year. They were inducted into the Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2015, the Emerson received The Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award, the highest award in classical chamber music.

Tickets are on sale now at ; in-person at Peace Lutheran Church in Ft Myers; or by phone at 239-344-7025. The concert is March 4 at 7:30pm at the Festival’s temporary venue, Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers, Florida, 33908. “We are grateful that Peace Lutheran Church, less than five miles from the Sanibel causeway, has welcomed us to present our selected season in 2023,” continued Stone. “Peace Lutheran offers the intimate space, excellent acoustics, and easy accessibility that we value.”

Emerson String Quartet program includes the Beethoven Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky” and the Schubert Quartet in G major, D. 887.

Throughout March, Sanibel Music Festival presents a series of renowned artists, including Calidore String Quartet on March 11 and Lysander Piano Trio on March 18. Back by popular demand, the Opera Theater of Connecticut will perform Lerner and Loewe hits from Brigadoon, Camelot, My Fair Lady, and others with both matinee and evening performances on March 21. The highly acclaimed and entertaining New York Brass Arts Trio will return March 28. The season closes with the popular FGCU Bower School of Music Chamber Strings performing as part of the Emerging Artists Series on April 4. All evening performances are at 7:30 pm. The matinee is at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $50 with discount packages available. Tickets for students and accompanying adults are complimentary, underwritten by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank.

The Sanibel Music Festival, celebrating its 36th season, presents world renowned artists during the month of March. Incorporated in 1987 as a non-for-profit organization, its mission is to present classical music of the highest standard at affordable prices and to promote the careers of young artists through performance opportunities. The Festival is grateful for the support of Lee County Tourist Development Council.

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