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The Artaria String Quartet Performs The Razumovsky Quartets

Saturday, July 16 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$20 – $40

Please join us in the main gallery of TMORA for an evening of classical music by Artaria String Quartet.

In 1805, Count Andreas Razumovsky, the Russian ambassador to Vienna, commissioned Beethoven to write three string quartets. At the time, chamber music was often conceived for the entertainment of aristocratic amateurs. In contrast, Razumovsky’s commission would be premiered by the Schuppanzigh Quartet, a group of highly skilled musicians who formed what was likely the first professional string quartet. The result was groundbreaking music which moved the string quartet decisively into the concert hall.

Two of these quartets will be performed for this concert at the Museum:

Quartet in F minor, Op.59 No.1 “Razumovsky”

Quartet in E minor, Op.59 No.2 “Razumovsky”

Doors open at 6:15 PM, Performance begins at 7:00 PM. The galleries and TMORA Shop will be open prior to the performance.

Tickets: All Reserved Seating $20-40

TMORA Members receive $5 off every Member ticket – Use discount code TMORAMember at checkout.



“Minnesota’s foremost teaching and performing string quartet, Artaria Quartet is likely to give eloquent voice to whatever work it tackles.”

— Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press

Ray Shows, violin | Nancy Oliveros, violin | Annalee Wolf, viola | Patricia Ryan, cello

Described as an “exceptional ensemble with impressive confidence in its interpretations” and “Minnesota’s foremost teaching and performing string quartet,” the Artaria String Quartet (ASQ) recently celebrated its 30th year of chamber music concerts. Winners of the 2004 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, and named 2013-14 Minnesota Public Radio Artists-in-Residence, Artaria was also featured on Twin Cities Public Television as part of
the “Minnesota Originals” series.

Artaria’s refined and thoughtful playing has brought them to major venues throughout the United States and Europe, on national television and public radio stations, and at top summer festivals including the Banff Centre in Canada, Festival de L’Epau in France, and the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA.

Artaria has earned numerous awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and the Minnesota State Arts Board for excellence in performance and educational outreach. They are the directors of the Artaria Chamber Music School, a premiere weekly string chamber music program in Saint Paul, and the Stringwood Chamber Music Festival, featuring the ASQ and renowned guest artists every June in Lanesboro, MN. Additionally, they are founders of the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, which showcases the nation’s top high school age string quartets each April.


Saturday, July 16
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 – $40