Arianna String Quartet Concert
Date(s) - 07/03/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kulas Recital Hall
The Arianna String Quartet, one of the country’s leading chamber ensembles and this summer’s ensemble-in-residence at Credo Music, will present a virtuosic program of Shostakovich, Portnoy, Bartok, and Brahms on Tuesday, July 3 at 7:30pm in the Kulas Recital Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory. The concert is part of the Credo Music Chamber Music Festival in Oberlin.
The public is invited to experience a world-class string quartet in the intimate setting of Kulas Recital Hall at Oberlin Conservatory. The Arianna String Quartet is on faculty at the University of Missouri-St Louis, known not only for their international performance accomplishments but also for their dedicated and engaging teaching. As the ensemble-in-residence at the Credo Music festival, Credo students will have the opportunity to study with the Quartet members in rigorous chamber music coaching and professional development.
$10 general admission, $5 students/seniors. Tickets available at the door. For complimentary admission, join the “Friends of Credo” program, and new program for 2018 which builds meaningful connections with our community. See www.credomusic.org/friends for more details.
About the Arianna String Quartet:
Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles. 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)
Celebrating their 25th Season, highlights for 2016-17 also include return trips to Brazil for the FEMUSC Festival in Jaragua do Sul, the Barra Mansa Music Festival, and concerts in Rio de Janeiro, as well as live performances on Chicago’s WFMT radio, returns to the Madeline Island Music Camp (WI) and Credo Festival, the completion of their recordings of the complete quartets of Beethoven for Centaur Records, and concerts throughout the United States. The ASQ also looks forward to the continuation of the Arianna Chamber Music Festival, in St. Louis, where they have been full-time faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis since 2000. The Arianna Quartet is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis, where they present their own series of concerts.