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Marshall, MN Residency

Artaria looks forward to engaging residents of Marshall, MN in participatory chamber music activities as they fulfill the final portion of a significant Minnesota State Arts Board “Arts Learning” Grant which began a year ago in the southwest Minnesota communities of Dawson-Boyd. While the majority of services in Dawson focused on educating students of all ages in chamber music, the Marshall community will hear Artaria in a variety of performances in September and October 2015, collaborating with the Southeast Minnesota Orchestra and its conductor, pianist Daniel Rieppel, as well as family concerts at the Marshall Public Library. Artaria aims to invigorate the chamber music environment of Marshall, a valued partner as was Dawson-Boyd, in the nurturing of the arts for residents of all ages.

 

 

CMA Residency

Artaria is delighted to be joined with the Reif Arts Council of Grand Rapids, MN in a Chamber Music America “Residency Partnership” Grant in January and March of 2016, serving the Itasca Strings Program, Grand Rapids Area Library, Elkington Middle School, Pleasant Seasons Nursing Home, Forest Lake and Murphy Elementary, the Veteran of Foreign Wars Club, KAXE Radio, Grand Itasca Clinic, and the WMCA. Among a variety of well-planned activities, the Artaria String Quartet  presents select repertoire and a community discussion about their history, composition and outreach, teams up with a local gypsy jazz musician  for a unique jam session, and performs for local senior citizens at Grand Rapids' brand new YMCA Active Learning Center. In a special event, which culminates the extensive residency, student chamber ensembles who have mentored with the Artaria String Quartet will share the stage on the Reif Center stage.

 

Check the ASQ calendar for dates, times, and locations for all events.

 

 

ARTARIA
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
2015-2016

 

Program I - “Music of the Great War”

Music by Bartok & Elgar
Béla Bartók Quartet No.2
Elgar Piano Quintet

Sep. 20, 2015 Wayzata Community Church 3pm

Oct. 04, 2015 Sundin Music Hall 3pm


Program II - “Politically Incorrect”

Music by Shostakovich & Weinberg
Mieczyslaw Weinberg Quartet No.4 Op.20
Dmitri Shostakovich Quartet No.3 Op.73

Nov.15, 2015 Sundin Music Hall 3pm

Nov.29, 2015 Wayzata Community Church 3pm


Program III - “It's Revolutionary”

Music by Beethoven & Stravinsky 
L. van Beethoven Quartet in F major, Op.59/1

Igor Stravinsky Three Pieces for Quartet
Feb. 21, 2016 Wayzata Community Church 3pm
Feb. 28, 2016 Sundin Music Hall 3pm

 

Program IV - “Conscientious Objections”
Music by Mozart & Britten
Wolfgang Mozart Quartet in G major, K.387
Benjamin Britten Quartet No.2

May 08, 2016 Wayzata Community Church 3pm

May 15, 2016 Sundin Music Hall 3pm


ACMS EVENTS

The Artaria Chamber Music School is getting warmed up and groups are being formed. Come hear the future!

 

ACMS 2015-16 Calendar Now Up

The ACMS calendar which includes all important performance and masterclass events for the year is now up and running.

 

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The Artaria String Quartet has been learning, playing, teaching, and living in the chamber music world since 1986. We are passionate about string quartets and all the important thoughts and ideas that composers have imbedded in these 4-part scores. Click this link to find out more about us!

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