Arianna String Quartet Concert Series
Join UMSL’s internationally acclaimed Arianna String Quartet for “First Mondays with the ASQ”, at UMSL at Grand Center. This one-of-a kind 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 and live 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 March, April and May at 7:30 p.m.
Cash bar (cash only)
In Advance: $10.00
At the door: $12.00
UMSL faculty and students free
Spend an evening with the award-winning Arianna String Quartet as they share rare gems of the classical repertoire from South America. Enjoy the sounds of Argentina and Brazil that convey a unique mix of folk rhythms, modernism, nature, and tradition that will leave you amazed and refreshed.
The Arianna Quartet's engaging conversations take you behind the scenes to reveal essential elements of the artistic process that give meaning to music and make performances come alive. Don't miss this special cultural journey, no passports required!
Food will be available for purchase from the Brazil Express food truck by Yemanja Brasil starting at 6:30 p.m. until the performance begins.
The ASQ welcomes beloved St. Louis jazz pianist and composer, Kim Portnoy, for an evening exploring the intersection of jazz and classical music. How has the classical tradition influenced the evolution of jazz, and where do these two styles meet in compositions being written today?
Join us for a lively discussion that will include the St. Louis premiere of Kim Portnoy's "Blues for Anton" composed for the Arianna String Quartet, along with other recently composed pieces sure to delight and intrigue new and experienced listeners alike! Don't miss this one of a kind evening, part of the ASQ First Monday Series at UMSL Grand Center.
Sponsored by Commerce Trust Company