FIRST

ASQ

MONDAYS

2018-19

Join UMSL’s internationally acclaimed Arianna String Quartet for “First Mondays with the ASQ”, at UMSL 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.

 

 

 

TICKETS & INFORMATION

In advance: $10 www.stlpublicradio.org/arianna

Students: $5

$12 at the door

UMSL Faculty and Students FREE

 

 

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.

Monday, October 1, 2018

“The Business of Beethoven”

 

The ASQ welcomes celebrated business professor and scholar Dr. Joseph Rottman, director of UMSL’s prestigious International Business Institute, for an evening devoted to exploration of the string quartet and the music of Beethoven as a high functioning business partnership.  With specific focus on the art of teamwork, communication, individual creativity and deadline management, Dr. Rottman will team up with the ASQ for what is sure to be an insightful and in-depth look in to the delicate balancing act that fuels success and innovation for individuals and companies.

 

 

Monday, November 5, 2018

“What Makes a Classic? – An Evening with Schubert and Beethoven”

 

The Arianna Quartet joins forces with UMSL philosophy theorist and aesthetics scholar, Dr. Stephanie Ross, for an inspiring and entertaining look at the inner workings of how great compositions and live performance come together to create lasting masterpieces.  What makes a musical masterpiece a masterpiece, or a movie, or book, or even a building, truly great?   Why do we enjoy revisiting favorite works again and again?  If we treat favorite works like cherished friends, what determines which new works we can come to love?   Do we ever outgrow works we once admired?  Don't’ miss this opportunity to join the ASQ and philosopher Stephanie Ross at UMSL Grand Center for a thought provoking evening of performance and insight that is sure to change how you see and hear the world around you.

 

 

Monday, December 3, 2018

"The Physics of Performance"

With special guest Dr. Sonya Bahar, Director UMSL Center for Neurodynamics

Join the Arianna String Quartet and their guest, UMSL Professor of Biophysics Dr. Sonya Bahar, in a fascinating evening exploring the interplay of science and chamber music.  Enjoy a unique, thought-provoking conversation that will leave you with a new appreciation for the elements of sound, communication, composition, and performance!

 

 

Monday, March 4, 2019

“Viva Brazil” with Yemanja Brazilian Restaurant

Enjoy sounds of the Arianna String Quartet and tastes of Yemanja Brazilian restaurant in a unique evening celebrating the music and cuisine of South America.  With infectious rhythms, new forms, and compelling harmonies, South American composers bring a unique expression to chamber music.  The Arianna Quartet will take you on a tour through several fascinating 20th Century works, while the flavors of unique Brazilian dishes are fresh on your palate!  Don’t miss this great evening of food and music; no passport required!

 

 

Monday, April 1, 2019

TBA

 

 

Monday, May 6, 2019

“Creative Cross-Over”

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.

 

7:30 P.M.

 

Tickets available at the door, or by visiting

www.stlpublicradio.org/arianna/

 

UMSL Grand Center

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