The Emerson String Quartet will open Wilton Candlelight Concerts’ 71st season with a performance on Sunday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m., in Wilton Congregational Church on Ridgefield Road. The quartet will present a program of works by Haydn, Bartók, and Dvořák.
The ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary last season. It continues to present classical chamber music as well as collaborate with modern composers to premiere new works. In 2016 its entire Deutsche Grammophon discography was reissued in a 52-CD boxed set, and in April 2017, the quartet released its latest album, Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell. It was released on the new U.S. classical record label, Decca Gold.