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.

Monday, April 5, 2020

Reading Between the Lines: A Look Inside the Musical Score, the U.S. Constitution and other Foundational Documents

The Arianna Quartet is thrilled to be joined by UMSL Political Science Professor Richard Middleton for an evening discussing the interplay of authenticity and interpretation in classical music and historical documents, such as the U.S. Constitution. Dr. Middleton, a pianist as well as a scholar, will offer fascinating insights to help us approach the 'historical documents', both musical and legal, that live and breathe with us every day. Don't miss this fascinating evening of conversation and performance!

Monday, May 3, 2020

Art of the Brew! with Stephen Hale, Schlafly Beer Founding Brewer and Jared Williamson, Schlafly Beer Lead Brewer

Have you ever wondered what great string quartet playing and great brewing have in common? In an evening devoted to the “Art of the Brew”, Schlafly Founding Brewer Stephen Hale, and Lead Brewer Jared Williamson, join the Arianna String Quartet for what is sure to be an entertaining and memorable discussion focusing on craft, process, working tradition, and the history of two of St. Louis’ small batch specialties - Schlafly beer and the ASQ. Don’t miss this unique evening, featuring six of Schlafly’s celebrated beers, each paired with a dazzling piece of music performed live by the ASQ.

Enhance your experience by purchasing a specially assembled “Art of the Brew” Schlafly six-pack, available for purchase and pickup at the Schlafly Tap Room, Bottleworks and Bankside! Featured beers will include Schlafly’s Park Lager, Tropical Saison, Summer Lager, Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, and APA.


All performances are on the first Mondays of the month at 8 p.m.


Virtual event on Zoom

Ticket Pricing

Complimentary with an invitation to donate