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ESQ will close La Jolla Music Society - chamber series / San Diego Union-Tribune

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The Emerson String Quartet, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will be in San Diego on Saturday as part of the La Jolla Music Society's Revelle Chamber Music Series. There's no shortage of accolades and achievements for the Emerson String Quartet - violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violist Lawrence Dutton and cellist Paul Watkins. Nine Grammys, including two for best classical album. Three Gramophones, one of the most prestigious awards in classical music. "Ensemble of the Year" by Musical America, the nation's oldest classical music magazine.

The ensemble returns featuring - Mozart's String Quartet in D Minor, Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 4 and Dvořák's String Quartet No. 11, Op. 61. Eugene Drucker, one of the founding members, answered some questions about the quartet's momentous anniversary, the state of classical music and its new album, "Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell," set for release this Friday. PHOTO: (Lisa Marie Mazzucco)

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