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Arianna String Quartet: Spotlight

September 6, 8:00 pm | The Touhill Performing Arts Center | $29

The Arianna Quartet opens their 2019-20 series with a concert spotlight on the genius of Mozart, the remarkable imagination of Gideon Klein, and the artistic achievement of featured alumna, guest artist, Elisabeth Oar. Mozart’s regal Divertimento for string trio kicks off the season, showcasing the lyricism and shimmering beauty of Mozart in one of his most celebrated and heralded masterpieces in all of classical music. Gideon Klein’s enthralling String Trio, written in 1944 just before his tragic death, takes us inside the mind and spirit of this young brilliant composer, a talent taken far too soon who was destined to shape and impact the music of the 20th century. UMSL alumna Elisabeth Oar joins the ASQ in Anton Arensky’s soulfully rhapsodic quartet gem for violin, viola, and two cellos, a seldom heard work that finds its inspiration in the rich, expressive depth of the Russian tradition.  Come kick off the St. Louis concert season with the ASQ!

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