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Argus Quartet

We dedicate this concert to the memory of Susan Dubin
in deep gratitude for her vision and passionate work
to lead our organization as its first Executive Director.

Concert sponsor:  Julie Aronson Dehnel

  Watch the virtual concert below!

ARGUS QUARTET   

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 7:30 pm
This concert premiere’s on February 20
and remains available for viewing through March 22.
[scroll down to view the virtual concert]

PROGRAM:
JURI SEO  Winter-Spring from Infinite Season
KATHERINE BALCH  drip music
FANNY MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL  String Quartet
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“vivacious foursome … [that] plays canonical standards with authority and verve and approaches modern music with care and assurance”
— The New Yorker

Pre-concert Interview
Michael Barone talks with the Argus Quartet

https://youtu.be/VGjRGTV2uWo

Watch the program below or at https://youtu.be/3zdyGsHlHtk through March 22, 2021.

About This Performance

The young Argus Quartet is dedicated to encouraging the joys of human connection, community, and discovery by bringing a wide-ranging repertoire to life through bold and meaningful programming and a vibrant commitment to collaboration and education. Praised for playing with “supreme melodic control and total authority” and “decided dramatic impact” (Calgary Herald), the Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile ensembles, winning First Prize at both the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition.

Program: 
JURI SEO Winter-Spring from Infinite Season

KATHERINE BALCH drip music

FANNY MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL String Quartet

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This activity is funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

These programs are only possible because of generous support of chamber music lovers like you, who have sustained our concert series for 42 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you are able when viewing these programs. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated.

ARTARIA QUARTET

 Saturday, March 27, 2021, 7:30 pm


GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings (Molto adagio, from String Quartet No. 1)

RHIANNON GIDDENS At the Purchaser’s Option

FRANZ SCHUBERT String Quartet in G Major, Op. 887

[ Video will premiere here on March 27, 2021 at 7:30 ]

Watch the broadcast concert via the video player below:

About This Performance

The Artaria String Quartet is embarking on its fourth decade of performance and teaching. They write of themselves that in coming so far together, “we have learned to trust each other in a deep and profound way. A conversation among equals, each voice in Artaria is heard and respected and the remarkable music we are privileged to study and perform guides us through the greatest thoughts and emotions humanity can express.”

GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings

RHIANNON GIDDENS At the Purchaser’s Option

FRANZ SCHUBERT String Quartet in G Major, Op. 887

“An exceptional ensemble with impressive confidence in its interpretations.”

— Pioneer Press

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These programs are only possible because of generous support of chamber music lovers like you, who have sustained our concert series for 42 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you are able when viewing these programs. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated.

MILL CITY STRING QUARTET

Saturday, May 1, 2021, 7:30 pm

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN String Quartet No. 3, “Powell”

SAMUEL COLERIDGE TAYLOR Five Pieces for String Quartet

JESSIE MONTGOMERY Source Code

WILLIAM GRANT STILL Lyric Quartet

[ Video will premiere here on May 1, 2021 at 7:30 ]

Watch the broadcast concert via the video player below:

About This Performance

Founded in the fall of 2007, the Mill City String Quartet seeks to create exciting and diverse concerts for from tangos and traditional fare to original material. In addition to their season of public concerts. The quartet frequently collaborates with other musicians and singers around the state, and works with students across Minnesota, and have premiered several new or lesser-known chamber music works.

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN String Quartet No. 3, “Powell”

SAMUEL COLERIDGE TAYLOR Five Pieces for String Quartet

JESSIE MONTGOMERY Source Code

WILLIAM GRANT STILL Lyric Quartet

“The quartet received what can best be described as the raucous applause and cheers usually reserved for rock concerts…”

— Classical MPR

Download Program notes >

These programs are only possible because of generous support of chamber music lovers like you, who have sustained our concert series for 42 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you are able when viewing these programs. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated.

Grant Funding

This activity is funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and also, in part, by a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from its general fund.