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Commonweal Theatre presents the Artaria String Quartet

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company once again welcomes the renowned Artaria String Quartet for a two-night concert series in the Events Hall of the Commonweal Theatre in historic downtown Lanesboro. Concert dates are Wednesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the Commonweal Box Office at (800) 657-7025.

Experience Vienna Madness in Festival Concert I on June 11th as Artaria explores the range of that great city’s impressive musical offerings. Festival Concert II on June 18th will feature the Schubert Cello Quintet which is regarded as one of the greatest compositions in chamber music. Members of the Artaria String Quartet include Ray Shows, Nancy Oliveros, Annalee Wolf, and Laura Sewell. Joining the members of the quartet for this year’s festival is internationally heralded cellist Norman Fischer.

The Artaria String Quartet have been presented at celebrated venues in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Cleveland, Boston, and St. Paul and have performed to critical acclaim on national television and radio, in Europe, and throughout the United States.

Formed in Boston in 1986, Artaria was mentored by Eugene Lehner of the legendary Kolisch Quartet and by members of the Budapest, La Salle, Juilliard, Emerson, and Cleveland Quartets. The ASQ performed at the 4th Banff International String Quartet Competition and are winners of a prestigious McKnight Performing Artists Award.

Artaria is based in St. Paul, MN where they present their own series of concerts in Hamline University’s warm and ambient Sundin Music Hall and in the magnificent acoustics of Wayzata Community Church. Annually, the Schubert Club of St. Paul sponsors their January composer-cycle concerts at the Landmark Center and Hennepin Art Gallery. Artaria is active on college and university campuses throughout the state of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, as well as in rural settings, the Mayo Clinic’s “Harmony” series, and at “Flash” appearances in unusual settings throughout the Twin Cities.

Tickets for the performances are on sale at Commonweal Theatre’s Box Office by calling (800) 657-7025 or stopping by the theatre at 208 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN. Admission prices for the concert are $20 for adults and $15 for students (grade school through graduate school). The $15 ticket price is also offered to Commonweal Season Pass holders and members of Commonweal’s Million Dollar Club.

The Stringwood Chamber Music Festival is funded in part by The Minnesota State Arts Council through The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated through the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota of November 4, 2008.

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