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The ASO Presents the Artisan String Quartet

September 18, 2012
  • Who: The Austin Symphony presents the Artisan String Quartet
  • When: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Smith Family Chapel - Riverbend Church - 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy. N.
  • Cost: $30

The Austin Symphony is introducing a new chamber music series this season. The Artisan Series will feature performances by the Artisan String Quartet, principal players of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. The first concert of this season takes place on Thursday, September 27th at the Smith Family Chapel at Riverbend Church, and will feature works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.

Haydn – String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76 No. 2 “Die Quinten”
Mendelssohn – String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13 “Ist es Wahr”
Tchaikovsky – String Quartet in D Major, Op. 11 “Accordion”

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 2012 with their own “Genius at Play” Series, featuring the complete string quartets of Beethoven. 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).