Join UMSL’s internationally acclaimed Arianna String Quartet for “First Mondays with the ASQ”. This one-of-a kind interdisciplinary concert series offers audience members a rare behind the scenes look into the craft and artistry of the string quartet, and an opportunity for informal, direct discussion and interaction with UMSL’s renowned Arianna String Quartet, as they examine the dynamic process of interpretation, live performance, and connections between classical music and our world.
Ticket sales benefit UMSL String Scholarships and the KWMU Classical Music Endowment.
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Monday, March 4, 2024
“From the Boardroom to the Stage: An Inside Look at the Art of Effective Teamwork”
STLPR and the ASQ welcome celebrated business professor and scholar Dr. Joseph Rottman, director of UMSL’s prestigious International Business Institute, for an evening devoted to the exploration of string quartet playing as a model for a high functioning business partnership. With specific focus on the art of teamwork, communication, individual creativity and deadline management, Dr. Rottman will team up with the ASQ for what is sure to be an insightful and in-depth look into the delicate balancing act that fuels success and innovation for individuals and companies.
Monday, April 1, 2024
“Drama and Sound”
With special guest, Dr. Robert Henke, Washington University Professor of Drama and Comparative Literature
In this fascinating evening of behind-the-scenes insights, the members of the Arianna Quartet team up with Washington University Professor of Drama and Comparative Literature, Robert Henke, for a great conversation about acting, character, storytelling and its relationship to quartet playing. Both actors and musicians bring years of study, technique, and experience to the writings of playwrights and composers in order to bring them to life. Additionally, Rob will bring his own insights as a musician into the conversation!
Monday, May 6, 2024
Art of the Brew 4! Schlafly Tap Room
With Lead Brewer, Jared Williamson
Join the Arianna String Quartet and Lead Brewer Jared Williamson for the fourth annual “Art of the Brew”, Monday May 6th at 7 PM at the Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street. The Arianna String Quartet will play chamber music masterpieces, selected specifically to pair with six favorite Schlafly beers, and talk with Schlafly Lead Brewer Jared Williamson about how the ingredients that create great music and great beer are not as different as you might expect. This evening of distinctive Schlafly brews and inspiring string quartets has become a St. Louis spring tradition and an audience favorite!
Don’t miss this unique evening featuring Schlafly’s celebrated beers paired with the dazzling playing of the ASQ!
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