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Gloria Chien and the Emerson String Quartet Farewell Tour

July 19, 2019

On July 8, 2023, Gloria performed alongside the world-renowned Emerson String Quartet on their farewell tour stop at Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, OR. 

The performance was met with bittersweet anticipation for the sold-out Portland crowds. Gloria joined the Grammy-winning quartet for the finale performance of “a flat-out glorious rendition of” Schumann’s Piano Quintet.

“A lot of the success was due to Chien’s super-attentive listening skills. It’s as if she has a pair of antennas in the back of her head. Her playing perfectly meshed with the Emerson Quartet for each and every measure. Together, they shaped the music in such a way that the result was mesmerizing, and it all built up to the dancing, rhapsodic, and effusive finale that had people jumping out of their seats with ecstatic applause and cheering. That led to an encore, the “Scherzo furiant” from Dvořák’s Piano Quintet, which alternated delightfully between the fun and fast theme and the slower, nostalgic theme – a fitting end.” - James Bash, Oregon ArtsWatch

Read the full review here.

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