Emily Dahl, violin
Lisa Goddard, violin
Zoe Kemmerling, viola
Emily Davidson, cello


The Emergence Quartet is a period-instrument ensemble that explores the advent of the string quartet through performance of the earliest works for two violins, viola, and cello. Drawing on a unique combination of baroque rhetoric and classical and romantic language, Emergence Quartet brings to life a time of fascinating growth, evolution, and creativity in the history of one of western music’s most beloved genres.

Emergence Quartet on the Radio

The quartet was recently featured on NPR, and gave an interview and performance on WBUR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook. The radio piece tracks the early history of the string quartet through Emergence's debut program of music by Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Friedrich Fasch, Franz Xaver Richter, and Franz Joseph Haydn.

Emergence Quartet on NPR →

Emergence Quartet in Concert

Groves of England to the Halls of Vienna: Music by Purcell, Vivaldi, Locatelli, Richter, and Haydn

April 9 and 10 (details)


See our calendar for all upcoming concerts.

Emergence Quartet in the Boston Globe →

Emergence Quartet in the Boston Musical Intelligencer →

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