2016-17 Concert Series

ST. PAUL – November 2016
The Artaria String Quartet (ASQ) is presenting a double series of captivating chamber music concerts in Hamline University's Sundin Music Hall and at Wayzata Community Church.

Programs feature special guest artists, chosen from former membership, plus a long-time piano collaborator.


Along with string quartets by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, and Janacek, celebratory works include:


Brahms G-Major String Sextet

Ute Miller, viola

Roberta Janzen, cello


Dvorak A-Major Piano Quintet, Op. 81

Mary Ellen Haupert, piano


Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence

Renee Skerik, viola

Laura Thielke, cello


Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht

Kenneth Martinson, viola

William Rounds, cello


2016-17 "30th" Concerts

Program I - “Inaugural Program”

Haydn: Quartet in B-flat major "Sunrise"
Brahms: String Sextet in G major

September 18

Wayzata Community Church 3pm
($20 suggested donation)

Sundin Music Hall 6pm

Students are free

Program II - “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Janáček: Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major, op.81

November 20 @ 6pm

Sundin Music Hall

*Individual Tickets = $20

Students are free

November 27 @ 3pm

Wayzata Community Church

Suggested $20 donation at the door

Students are free

Program III - “Russian Souvenirs”
Beethoven: Quartet in E minor, Op.59/2
Tchaikovsky: "Souvenir de Florence"
February 19, 2017 @ 3pm

Wayzata Community Church

February 19, 2017 @ 6pm
Sundin Music Hall

Program IV - “Transfiguration”

Schubert: "Death & the Maiden"
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht

May 7, 2017 @ 3pm
Wayzata Community Church

May 7, 2017 @ 7pm

Sundin Music Hall

Recent MPR Broadcast

In August, Artaria was recorded and interviewed at the Maud Moon Weyerhauser studios in downtown St. Paul. Have a listen!.


MSAB 2016-17 Residency

The ASQ is one-third of the way through an "Arts Learning" grant sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board. Free public concerts and educational events are taking place in Winona, Caledonia, Rushford, and Lanesboro throughout the season..


In October, Hal Cropp, convincingly portrayed composer Leos Janacek before an appreciative audience at the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, and school children composed essays based on the composer's string quartet "Kreutzer Sonata". More to come.



ACMS 2016-17 Calendar


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Artaria's latest Cd - music by Haydn & Dvorak


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About Us

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!

"What a stunning performance, quieting me to appreciation for such music and such glorious talent" - Note sent from audience member
“The precision of execution was striking. It gave the excellent Artaria String Quartet a chance to do some beautifully keen, precise, self-possessed playing. Artaria's Bartok Fifth was sure, eager, and understanding.” — Richard Buell, Boston Globe
“Nationally acclaimed, Artaria performed with exquisite refinement. Their technical skills cannot be overstated.” — Carol Winfield, Newport Express
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