Posted on Sep 27, 2004

music fans will have a rare privilege at this year's Union College chamber music series as the
acclaimed program features the complete Mendelssohn String Quartets performed
in two concerts by the Emerson String Quartet.

The Emerson, a perennial favorite of the Union series, will
perform on consecutive Sundays, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, both at 3 p.m. at Union's Memorial Chapel.

The concert by the Emerson coincides with their CD release
of the Mendelssohn works on Deutsche Grammophon. The quartet this year received
the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize for outstanding achievement, the first time
the award has gone to an ensemble.

The 16-concert season opens on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. with a performance by violinist
Chee-Yun and pianist Barry Douglas. It concludes on Thursday, May 26, at 8 p.m. with the Meininger Trio. (This last
concert was added to the schedule after the printing of the season brochure.)

Series favorites, pianists Yefim Bronfman and Arnaldo Cohen
will be returning, while new to the series is world renowned Polish pianist
Krystian Zimerman. The Boston Camerata
will make their 17th annual appearance to the series.

All concerts are in the acoustically-superb Memorial Chapel.
Parking is available at nearby campus lots. The Union College trolley will be available to shuttle
concert goers from the Nott/Seward lot one hour before the start of the concert
and one hour after the end of each concert.

The complete schedule is on the web at

Single tickets are available for purchase in advance at the
Union College Central Scheduling office. For tickets phone (518) 388-6098; for
mailing list and brochures (518) 388-6131; and for other information please
call (518) 372-3651.