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Virtual Concert Series 2021



“First Mondays with the ASQ” Spring 2021

Streaming Live on Zoom!  8PM




Fridays at 7:30 p.m., streamed live on the Arianna Quartet YouTube Channel.

Some of our favorite repertoire, from our living room to yours!


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February 19

Janacek: Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”


March 19

Kevin Puts: “Credo” for String Quartet (2005)


April 16

Tchaikovsky: Quartet in No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. Op. 30


May 7

Mendelssohn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.44, No.3


Each Friday will feature one piece, specially chosen by a member of the ASQ, introduced and performed live on the Arianna Quartet YouTube channel.


Afterward, join the ASQ for a Virtual Reception on Zoom!

*Sign up in advance for our post-concert Virtual Reception!

Join UMSL’s internationally acclaimed Arianna String Quartet as they restart “First Mondays with the ASQ”, at UMSL Grand Center!  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 the members of the Arianna String Quartet, as they examine the dynamic process of interpretation, live performance, and connections between classical music and our world.


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Monday, February 1

"Triumph and Hope: An Evening Inside Beethoven's Op.132"

The ASQ kicks off their spring series with an evening devoted to Beethoven’s poignant Quartet in A minor, Op.132, a work inspired by strength in overcoming overwhelming adversity, and perhaps the ultimate musical depiction of hope and triumph.  The ASQ will examine Beethoven’s methods for expression and reveal the connections between the challenges of Beethoven’s personal journey and the tribulations of our current times.


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Monday, April 5

"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Richard Middleton for an evening discussing the interplay of authenticity and interpretation in classical music and historical documents, such as the U.S. Constitution.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!


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Monday, May 3