Virginia Tech presents the Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning Emerson Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning Emerson Quartet

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 15, 2010 – On Friday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m., the Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet will perform at The Lyric Theatre, 135 College Avenue. The concert is presented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech and Virginia Tech's Department of Music.

Tickets are $35 for the general public, $30 for seniors, and $15 for students. To purchase tickets, call (540) 951-4771, go to The Lyric website (only general admission tickets available for purchase online), or stop by The Lyric Theatre during regular box office hours, 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The world-renowned Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades, including nine Grammy Awards, two of which they won for Best Classical Album, an unprecedented honor for a chamber music group. Established in 1976, the Emerson String Quartet, which derived its name from the American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, features violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violist Lawrence Dutton, and cellist David Finckel.

The program for Jan. 28 includes Beethoven's "Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131" and Schubert's "String Quartet in G Minor, D. 877."

Watch the Emerson String Quartet perform Dmitri Shostakovich's "String Quartet no. 3, III. allegro non troppo". 

Launched in 2005 as an arts initiative, Arts@Virginia Tech encompasses all efforts within departments and colleges and at the university level to expand creative practice and support interdisciplinary learning, engagement, and discovery through the arts. The cornerstone project of Arts@Virginia Tech is the Moss Arts Center, which houses the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech professional presenting program; the university-level Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology; and television and lab spaces for the Department of Communication.