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-renown 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!




In advance, $12

At the door, $15, Students, $5, 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.



“Forces of Nature: An Evening with Schubert, Janacek and Beethoven”

MON, OCT 2, 2017, 7:30 PM

In an evening dedicated to gaining a better understanding of how great music can conjure timeless images and emotions of love, loss, struggle and exultation, the Arianna Quartet performs and discusses music of Schubert, Janacek, and Beethoven.  Don't miss this opportunity at a glimpse into the composition techniques behind the stormy expressiveness of these three genius composers.



“The Architecture of Expression, featuring music of Haydn, Brouwer, and Schumann”

MON, NOV 6, 2017, 7:30 PM

In an evening dedicated to the music of Franz Joseph Haydn, Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, and romantic giant Robert Schumann, the Arianna String Quartet presents an in-depth look at how their musical interpretation springs from the musical architecture of these three brilliant composers.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get closer to the music with the Arianna String Quartet.