Courtroom Concert Program Details

October 16, 2014, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center

Artaria String Quartet

Ray Shows, violin • Nancy Oliveros, violin
Annalee Wolf, viola • Laura Sewell, cello

Ignaz Pleyel – String Quartet in G minor, B. 309
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – String Quartet in C major, K. 465, “Dissonance”

artariaNow in its 28th season, the Artaria String Quartet was recently lauded by Rob Hubbard of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: “Artaria Quartet is likely to give eloquent voice to whatever work it tackles.” Artaria has served as MPR Artists-in-Residence and was featured on Twin Cities Public Television as part of its Minnesota Original series. The quartet has appeared at major summer festivals including the Banff Centre in Canada, Festival de L’Epau in France, and the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA. Artaria is the recipient of a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, Midori’s Partners in Performance, the Heartland Fund and the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council for performance and educational outreach. Members of the quartet are founders and directors of the Artaria Chamber Music School, a weekly chamber music program for young string players; Stringwood, a two-week summer festival held in Lanesboro, MN each June; and the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, an annual national event.