Souvenir de Florence

Wednesday June 14, 2017
7:30pm Commonweal Theatre
(Lanesboro, MN)

Beethoven: String Quartet in e minor, Op.59 No.2
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

Festival Concert I will feature music of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky as the Artaria String Quartet and their guests Roberto and Andres Diaz. In this stunning program, the Artaria String Quartet addresses America’s persistent love affair with Russian music which belies the political disagreement that has beset the two nations. Even in the worst of times we never give up our passion for Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Shostakovich, to say nothing of Borodin, Glinka, Glazunov—and of course—always Tchaikovsky.  Add to this the Artarias’s honoring of Beethoven’s bow to Russian folk music in his Op. 59, No. 2 String Quartet which opens the program.


Our guest artists:

Roberto Diaz (viola)


Andres Diaz (cello)










Festival I Program Notes

Death & the Maiden

Wednesday June 21, 2017
7:30pm Commonweal Theatre
(Lanesboro, MN)

Schubert: String Quartet in d minor, D.810
Mozart: String Quintet in g minor, K.516

Festival Concert II is entitled Death & the Maiden. This concert will feature two mature chamber works in the minor mode: Schubert's remarkable quartet "Death & the Maiden" and Mozart's brilliant string quintet in g minor.

Artaria will be joined by renowned violin/violist Geoff Nuttall of the St Lawrence String Quartet.

Our guest artist is violin/violist Geoff Nuttall