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ASO Continues Artisan Series

March 11, 2013
  • Who: The Austin Symphony Artisan Series
  • What: The Artisan String Quartet
  • When: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Smith Family Chapel, Riverbend Church
  • Cost: $30

The Austin Symphony continues its new chamber music series on Thursday, March 28 with the second concert of The Artisan Series. The Artisan Series will features performances by the Artisan String Quartet, principal players of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. This second concert of this season takes place on Thursday, March 28th at the Smith Family Chapel at Riverbend Church, and will feature works by Mozart, Borodin and Schumann, as well as guest pianist Melissa Marse.

Mozart – String Quartet in C Major, K. 465 “Dissonance”
Borodin – String Quartet No. 2 in D Major
Schumann – Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

In its brief history, The Artisan Quartet has already performed many concerts around central Texas, including at the Victoria Bach Festival, the Incarnate Word University in San Antonio, the Blanco Performing Arts Association Series, the Twilight Series (Jonestown/Lago Vista), the Santa Cecilia Series (Austin), Texas State University (San Marcos), and the Salon Concert Series (San Antonio). The Artisan’s also offer future performances in Austin through the Fall of 2013. The Quartet was invited by MidAmerica Productions to make its Carnegie Hall debut in March 2012, performing to rave reviews on the Weill Hall Chamber Music Series to a sold out audience.

The quartet is made up of principal players of the Austin Symphony Orchestra: Paula Bird and Richard Kilmer, violins; Bruce Williams, viola; and Douglas Harvey, cello.

Tickets for The Artisan String Quartet are $30. Charge tickets online at, where you will find seating maps, price options and a wealth of concert information. Tickets are also available at the Austin Symphony Box Office, 11th and Red River or call 476-6064 or 1-888-4-MAESTRO (toll-free).