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Emerson String Quartet plays Alice Tully Hall / New York Times concert review

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The Emerson String Quartet, according to its standard biography, "stands apart in the history of string quartets." It's a wink toward one of the things that makes this venerable ensemble special: cellist aside, its members stand, rather than sit.

They have been doing this since the early 2000s, when a collaboration with the director Simon McBurney and another with the Cleveland Orchestra inspired them to make the unusual arrangement permanent. So Emerson regulars might have been puzzled to enter Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday and find four piano benches onstage. READ THE FULL New York Times REVIEW.