Renée Fleming curates her May 4th Carnegie Hall concert, including ACA's new edition of Five Songs for Soprano and String Quartet by Karl Weigl


May 4 2013 - 7:30pm

The finale of Renée Fleming's Perspectives series, Vienna: Window to Modernity, features the internationally-celebrated soprano together with the Emerson Quartet. The theme is a thoughtful tribute to the time and place where the European musical tradition, under the influence of literary and visual arts, gave way to the 20th century.

Performers for the May 4th Carnegie Hall concert include Renée Fleming, Soprano and Host, Jeremy Denk, Piano, Emerson String Quartet: Eugene Drucker, Violin, Philip Setzer, Violin, Lawrence Dutton, Viola, David Finckel, Cello, Paul Neubauer, Viola, Colin Carr, Cello. Works to be performed include ACA's Five Songs for Soprano and String Quartet by KARL WEIGL, and works by R. STRAUSS, BRAHMS, WAGNER, WEBERN, SCHOENBERG, AND ZEISL.

Emerson String Quartet's final concerts: Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Houston, and at New York's Carnegie Hall on May 4th with Renée Fleming. The Quartet's final public New York City concert presented by WQXR at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space on May 6th.

One of the most beloved musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. Known as "the people's diva" and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world's greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media.

The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: over thirty acclaimed recordings since 1987, nine Grammy® Awards (including two for Best Classical Album, an unprecedented honor for a chamber music group), three Gramophone Awards, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and cycles of the complete Beethoven, Bartók, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich string quartets. For press inquiries, please contact Kirshbaum Demler & Associates: 212-222-4843 | [email protected]

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