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ESQ's Lawrence Dutton discusses 'Passing the Torch' program / Oregon ArtsWatch

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The Emerson String Quartet, one of America's iconic quartets, is coming back for Chamber Music Northwest's summer festival on July 15-17 at Reed College with a three-concert program called "Passing the Torch." This is the Quartet's 39th season, all with the same personnel until three years ago, when cellist David Finckel left the Quartet and was replaced by Paul Watkins. Artswatch talked with Emerson violist Lawrence Dutton about matters of sound, blend, and the body, and how the eminent Emerson is passing the torch to some dynamic young groups.   READ THE Q&A