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Arianna String Quartet Concert Series

Arianna String Quartet Concert Series

Arianna String Quartet Concert Series

This unique concert series offers audience members a rare behind the scenes look into the craft of performance, and an opportunity for direct discussion and interaction with the world-class Arianna String Quartet as they examine the dynamic process of interpretation and performance. Join the ASQ for six intimate evenings of music and discussion at UMSL Grand Center. Ticket sales benefit UMSL String Scholarships and the KWMU Classical Music Endowment.

Presented in partnership with St. Louis Public Radio and the University of Missouri, St. Louis at the fabulous new state-of-the-art UMSL at Grand Center building.

All performances are on the first Mondays of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Cash bar (cash only)

Ticket Pricing:
In Advance: $10.00
At the door: $12.00
Students: $5
UMSL faculty and students free

Sponsored exclusively by:

Commerce Trust Company

March 5, 2018

The Beauty of Bartok
The Arianna Quartet dedicates the evening to the beauty, mystery, and expressiveness of Bela Bartok, with an in-depth discussion and performance of his brilliant Second String Quartet. Inspired by soulful Hungarian folk traditions and the tumultuous early 20th century, the ASQ will reveal the inner workings of this emotional masterpiece.

Sponsored by Commerce Trust Company

April 2, 2018

The Radiance of Ravel
The Arianna Quartet presents an evening focused on Maurice Ravel and his luminous String Quartet in F Major. Share the evening with the ASQ as they peer into the acoustic spectrum of Ravel’s only string quartet, a work recognized as one of the true masterpieces of the 20th century, and find out how Ravel created his quintessentially French sound.

Sponsored by Commerce Trust Company

May 7, 2018

An Evening with Shostakovich
The ASQ journeys into the mind and soul of Dmitri Shostakovich with a glimpse into three string quartets from the early, middle and later years of the great Russian master’s life. From the ebullient String Quartet No.1, through the tormented Quartet No.8, to the despair of his final quartet, No.15, the Arianna Quartet presents the music of Shostakovich, as you have never heard it before.

Sponsored by Commerce Trust Company