Friends of Music Concerts is excited that the Arianna String Quartet will perform the December 2, 2018 concert. They will perform:
Franz Schubert, Quartet no. 14 in D minor (Death and the Maiden)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartet no. 14 in C# minor, Op. 131
The Arianna String Quartet (ASQ) is a world-renowned professional string quartet which has established itself as one of America's finest chamber ensembles. Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, their performances have been praised for “tonal warmth, fastidious balance…expressive vitality” (Chicago Tribune) and “emotional commitment and fluent virtuosity,” (Pretoria News, South Africa). Formed in 1992, the ASQ garnered national attention by winning the Grand Prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, First Prize in both the Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Competitions, and were Laureates in the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition.
The Arianna Quartet has appeared throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia, with frequent visits to Brazil and South Africa. They have collaborated with many of the world’s finest musicians, including members of the Vermeer, Tokyo, Cleveland and Juilliard Quartets, and their live performances have been heard on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today,” and “Live from Music Mountain”, which broadcasts to 125 stations in the U.S. and to 35 countries. The ASQ has recorded for Albany Records and Urtext Digital Classics, and has a long-term contract with Centaur Records. Their most recent release of the two string quartets of Janácek, which has already received critical acclaim, is now available. (“These performances of the Arianna String Quartet demonstrate how technical excellence, in alliance with imagination and the human heart, can come to create something truly transcendent.” – Fanfare Magazine)
You can learn more about this outstanding group of players at https://music.umsl.edu/arianna-quartet.html and their website http://www.ariannaquartet.com/