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Emerson String Quartet open 'Tuesday Musical' season with world premiere / Akronist

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Tuesday Musical's 2016-17 Main Stage Season opens Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. in EJ Thomas Hall with the Emerson String Quartet's 40th anniversary celebration and world premiere of English composer Mark-Anthony Turnage's "Shroud." The Akron audience will hear the world premiere of "Shroud" before performances of the piece at Lincoln Center in New York City and Wigmore Hall in London. Tuesday Musical is a co-commissioner of the piece, along with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, among others.

Acclaimed by Fortune magazine as "arguably the world's best group of chamber musicians," the Emerson String Quartet has amassed an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than 30 recordings, nine Grammys (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America's "Ensemble of the Year" and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time.

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