Chamber Music Columbus

photograph of the members of the Emerson String Quartet, each wearing black, sitting down and holding his instrument
Lisa Mazzucco / Emerson String Quartet/publicity photo

When the Emerson String Quartet's cellist of 34 years, David Finckel, announced to his colleagues in 2011 that his decision to retire from the group, for the first time in more than three decades the quartet briefly faced an uncertain artistic future.

Columbus Symphony conducted by form music director Jean-Marie Zeitouni
Columbus Symphony

This morning, in a state of happy exhaustion, I take a look at performing arts activities in Central Ohio April and May.