“I’ve known the members of this group since we were all kids. We were just straight out of school, we used to read chamber music in anybody’s apartment who would let us until 3 am most nights. So we have a really long history and it’s great to be back with them.” – Kim Kashkashian
Our Video of the Week is both a celebration and a reunion, taking us back to the Opening Celebrity Series concert from the Heifetz Institute’s 20th Anniversary season. To mark the occasion, Heifetz faculty members Philip Setzer and Lawrence Dutton brought the rest of their Emerson Quartet mates along for a rollicking concert in freshly-renovated (and filled-to-the-rafters) Francis Auditorium by the multi-Grammy award-winning foursome.
And for the finale, fellow faculty member (and longtime friend) Kim Kashkashian stepped in to join the band to cap off the night with a little goulash, courtesy of Johannes Brahms: The finale of Brahms’ String Quintet in G, Op. 111, filled, in violist Kashkashian’s words, with “Hungarian melodies, rhythms, and grammar.” Enjoy the performance – and check out what’s coming for the Heifetz Institute’s Festival of Concerts for summer 2017! You can also stay up to date with all of our video releases by subscribing to us on YouTube.