Arianna String Quartet Concert Series

Join UMSL’s internationally acclaimed Arianna String Quartet for “First Mondays with the ASQ”, virtually this season. This one-of-a kind interdisciplinary concert series offers audience members a rare behind the scenes look into the craft and artistry of the string quartet, and an opportunity for informal, direct discussion and interaction with UMSL’s renowned Arianna String Quartet, as they examine the dynamic process of interpretation, live performance, and connections between classical music and our world.

Ticket sales benefit UMSL String Scholarships and the KWMU Classical Music Endowment.

Keep an eye on this page for more information on upcoming performances.

Monday, October 4, 2021

The Power of the Pulse with Matthew Henry

The ASQ celebrates the start of the 2021-22 “First Mondays” series with a dynamic discussion and collaboration with the University of Missouri - St. Louis world music percussionist and scholar, Matthew Henry. With a look at elements of cultural confluence in the art of music performance, the ASQ and Professor Henry will lead audience members through a visceral experience of the power of rhythm in music, and illuminate how the pulse of live performance influences our sense of time, space, and motion.

Monday, November 1, 2021

The Revolution of Sound and Style: The Art of Engaging the Imagination, with author Curtis Sittenfeld

The Arianna String Quartet welcomes bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld for an engaging evening of discussion and insight focused on the challenges of creating dynamic characters, dramatic interplay, and lasting structures of expression that breathe vivid color and dimension into words and music. Don’t miss this opportunity to peer behind the curtain, and to hear the story behind the story!

Monday, December 6, 2021

Conjuring Character, Story and Drama: An Evening with Prokofiev, Debussy and Dvorak

Join the Arianna Quartet as they perform and discuss the revolutionary work of Dvorak, Debussy, and Prokofiev, three mavericks of style, whose innovation in sound, structure and expression, sparked the boundless creativity of the 20th century. Peer inside the music with the ASQ as they share insights into the ongoing impact and story of these three unique sound worlds.


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


St. Louis Public Radio
3651 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Ticket Pricing

General Admission: $10
UMSL Faculty and Students: $5