Arianna String Quartet & Local Schools
Eureka Chamber Music Series invites local music to enroll their string programs in a week of coachings with The Arianna String Quartet, culminating in a performance where the Arianna Quartet will lead students in a conductorless chamber orchestra.
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 and 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. Since 2000, the members of the Arianna String Quartet have been the full-time string faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where they teach applied violin, viola, and cello, and coach student chamber music ensembles. On the UMSL campus, the Arianna Quartet enriches the academic experience of students outside of the Music Department by visiting classes in physics, business, history, philosophy, art, and language to actively demonstrate the interdisciplinary connections between music and these seemingly disparate disciplines.
String programs from Middle and High Schools, as well as private programs with students aged 10 or older are invited to apply. You’ll prepare your students in advance, the Arianna members will coach each group during the week and all students will gather for a rehearsal and concert as part of a conductorless chamber orchestra led by members of the Arianna String Quartet.
This program is sponsored by the Eureka Chamber Music Series and is free to participating educators.
Coachings: March 11, 12, 13
Held at your site during regular program hours
or during a specially scheduled time TBD.
Rehearsal: Thursday, March 14
After school hours -- location TBD
Concert: Friday, March 15
Evening -- location TBD