Quartet opens Candlelight Concerts season

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.

The Congregational Church can be counted among the quartet’s many musical venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, and sites in South America, Asia and Europe

Tickets for the Wilton concert may be obtained at the door for $30; $25 for seniors; 16 years old and under are admitted free. For more information on this concert or on the Candlelight series, go to www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org. To be added to the brochure mailing list for the 2019/2020 season, call 203-762-3401.  Candlelight Concerts benefit the Wilton Library Association and accepts individual and corporate tax-deductible contributions.