News of Friends of Music Concerts, St. Louis

Every summer, the Arianna String Quartet hosts an intensive chamber music festival right here in St. Louis. Young artists from St. Louis to Santiago (Chile), California to Korea, engage in a cultural exchange of musical ideas.

The Arianna Chamber Music Festival uses the art of chamber music playing to teach life skills of creative and critical thinking, collaborative team work, and self-expression. Skills and ideas that they take back with them to build connections and communities.

Support the Arianna Chamber Music Festival


Dear Viewers,


Friends of Music Concerts has entered into a mutually beneficial relationship this year with the Arianna String Quartet and its summer program, the Arianna Chamber Music Festival.  The Arianna String Quartet will be performing a free concert on our series on Sunday, December 2nd, 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 Friends of Music Concerts will present the Arianna String Quartet, and on our June 2, 2019 concert, the students from the Arianna Chamber Music Festival.  Each year, Arianna Arts, Inc., raises funds to support 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 our very own in St. Louis, work together and socialize for a memorable, enriching and rewarding experience. 


Sincerely yours,


Jeffrey Kurtzman, Co Director

Friends of Music Concerts  



All concerts are free and scheduled at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons in the comfortable atmosphere and excellent acoustics of Eliot Unitarian Chapel at 100 South Taylor (at Argonne) in Kirkwood. The schedule for our concerts is listed below. Put these dates on your calendar so you don't miss any.

Our season has now expanded to seven concerts, thanks to the Arianna String Quartet. The Quartet itself will perform the December 2 concert, and the June 9 concert will feature young artists of the Arianna Chamber Music Festival. For further information, phone (314) 596-2519, or contact us by e-mail at [email protected].