This groupmuse happened on Sunday, December 8, at 6:30 PM.

Sun, December 8, 2019, 6:30 PM
(Sales closed Dec 6, 4:00 PM)

National Mall

A Groupmuse Night Out

Explore the wider classical music world outside of Groupmuse with exclusive discounts to local concerts.

$20

Discounted tickets
(normally $60)

$15

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The Emerson String Quartet is back in town. They’re one of the greatest string quartets in the history of recorded music and, thanks to our wonderful friends at Smithsonian Associates, which works tirelessly to enrich the culture of our Nation’s Capital, we’re invited along for a Night Out this Sunday!

We’ll gather in the Natural History Museum’s beautiful Baird Auditorium for an evening of epoch-spanning string quartets - a masterpiece, every one.

We start with Joseph Haydn — which is only appropriate given that he’s the father of the string quartet. It’ll be his mid-career masterwork, op. 50/6 “The Frog”. Depth, light, joy - Haydn through and through.

The next piece up is the electrifying 2nd String Quartet, by the Hungarian visionary of musical modernism, Bela Bartok. Paired with the Haydn, you won’t believe how much the string quartet evolved in just 130 years.

The finale is arguably the most significant chamber music piece ever written in America — Antonín Dvořák’s absolutely legendary and beloved American String Quartet. Warm, thrilling, heart-breakingly beautiful, and as American as apple pie. A perfect ending to a night in the Nation’s Capital.

Tickets to an evening of such feeling and beauty typically run $60, but we’ve got an insane holiday discount — you’ll get your tickets for only $20! But sales close up this Friday afternoon, so boogie now!

And have a great Night Out!


Music

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The Emerson String Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 50 No. 6, “Frog”
Bartok: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 17 (1915-17)
Dvorak: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 , “American”


Attendees

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Erika Englund

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Carol Marsh

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John Fackenthal

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Jiayin Peng

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Lydia Lui

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Michele Laudenberger

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Susan Toumanian

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Steve Kantor

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Steve Gottschling

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Mary Slattery

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Rajesh James

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David Kaufmann

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Margaret Clements

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Kyle Chadwick

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Beth Kaufman

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Randall Reade

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Joseph Goins

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Kelsey McCarthy

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Erdmann Waniek

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Judy Havemann

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Benjamin Sela



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