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Emerson String Quartet

The Emerson Quartet

by B.A. Nilsson May 7, 2015


  The concert finished abruptly, in mid-phrase. The players lowered their instruments and it became clear to the puzzled audience that, for whatever reason, the piece they were playing had finished. The reason is that Bach died ...

Union College Memorial Chapel


by B.A. Nilsson May 1, 2013


  David Finckel made his goodbye appearance as cellist with the Emerson String Quartet at Union College on Sunday—he permanently leaves the group later this month—in a program that made considerable demands on his talents. This may ...

Union College Memorial Chapel

David Finckel’s Lyric Goodbye

by B.A. Nilsson April 24, 2013


  Just over a year ago, cellist David Finckel announced his intention to leave the Emerson String Quartet, with whom he’s been performing since 1979—three years after the quartet was founded. The group appears Sunday afternoon ...

Union College Memorial Chapel