Emerson Quartet on its way to Israel

The complete Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich string quartets are among their more than 30 recordings for Deutsche Grammophon.

December 25, 2008 08:11
Emerson Quartet on its way to Israel

Emerson Quartet 88 248. (photo credit: Courtesy)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Last in Israel in 1996, the world-renowned Emerson Quartet opens the Master Musicians series at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center on January 10 at 11 a.m. with Schubert and Shostakovich string quartets. Violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer founded the quartet in 1976; they alternate as first violin. The pair is joined by violist Lawrence Dutton and cellist David Finckel. In its glittering 32-year history, the Emerson, named for American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, has walked off with eight Grammy Awards - including two for Best Classical Album - three Gramophone Awards and the Avery Fisher Prize (the first quartet to win this honor). The complete Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich string quartets are among their more than 30 recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, with whom they've worked since 1987. The Emerson also plays in Jerusalem on January 8 at the YMCA and in Haifa at Rapaport Hall on January 7.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Sarah Silverman
August 26, 2014
Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys