St. Looey Chamber Blitz Nov. 15-17 Features Altius String Quartet

| October 31, 2013
Altius String Quartet

The Altius String Quartet performs Nov. 16 as part of the CMS St. Looey Chamber Blitz.

The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) again welcomes the Altius String Quartet to its annual St. Looey Chamber Blitz taking place the weekend of Nov. 15-17. The program is presented as part of the CMS Preparatory Program.

In addition to other activities, the Altius Quartet will perform a concert Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Music School concert hall. The concert will feature works including Haydn’s Quartet Op. 50, No. 1, Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 9, and Schubert’s famous Death and the Maiden.

Concluding the concert, the Quartet will be joined by members of the CMS Prep program and SIUE Suzuki Strings for the collaboration on the performance of Michael Abels’ Dances and Delights, conducted by Webster music professor Paul Davis.

An intensive weekend workshop offered by the Quartet features master classes, chamber coaching, private lessons, juried mock competition, lectures and a collaborative public performance with students and guest artists.

The weekend activities also include two public lectures:

  • Saturday, Nov. 16, 1:15 p.m. – Leigh Deusinger, Washington University’s Career Counselor, addresses students’ calling as young musicians who are striving to find where their gifts lie.
  • Sunday, Nov. 17, 12:30 p.m. – The Altius Quartet presents a talk on how to start an ensemble in today’s musical climate.

For more information, contact the Community Music School at 314-968-5939.

The Altius String Quartet is Quartet-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. For more information about the Quartet visit:


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