Friends of Music Concerts has entered into a mutually beneficial relationship this season with the Arianna String Quartet and its summer program, the Arianna Chamber Music Festival. On Sunday, December 2, 2018 The Arianna String Quartet performed a concert on our 2018/2019 season featuring Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” Quartet (based on a Schubert song by that name) and the remarkable Quartet in C# minor Op. 131 by Beethoven. This is the first season that the Arianna String Quartet has performed for Friends of Music Concerts.
Each year, Arianna Arts, Inc. holds the Arianna Chamber Music Festival; an international program that emphasizes intensive study of chamber music and cultural exchange. Students from across the U.S. and abroad, as well as from St. Louis, work together and socialize for a memorable, enriching and rewarding experience. On the evenings of Sunday, June 2, 2019 and Tuesday, June 4, 2019, students from the Arianna Chamber Music Festival will perform for us at Eliot Chapel. Half of the proceeds from these two concerts will go to Arianna to support the Festival.