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Concert Artists Guild and M-Prize Winner: Argus Quartet

Praised for playing with “supreme melodic control and total authority” and “decided dramatic impact,” the Argus Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young ensembles, winning First Prize at both the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition at the University of Michigan—the largest prize for chamber music in the world, of which Krannert Center is a Founding Presenting Partner (Calgary Herald). Argus Quartet’s core mission is to connect with and build up a community of engaged listeners, with the strong belief that today’s ensembles can honor the storied chamber music traditions of our past while forging a new path forward. The Argus Quartet is the graduate quartet in residence at the Juilliard School where they work closely with the Juilliard String Quartet.

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12
Theofanidis: Visions and Miracles (1997)
Cerrone: Can’t and Won’t (2017)
Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is a member of Concert Artists Guild’s Performance Prize Presenter Network, a growing community of arts presenters who partner with Concert Artists Guild to engage its competition winners on an ongoing basis.

Salon-style performances offer a close connection between artists and guests, as audience members sit in six rows of seats on stage with the performer. Light refreshments are served before and after the performance. Balcony tickets (without refreshments) are also available.

Patron Sponsor

  • Anonymous

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Mary & Kenneth Andersen
  • Anne Mischakoff Heiles & William Heiles
  • Claudia Reich & Gary Olsen

With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.

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Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall, Salon-Style
Su Jan 27, 2019 - 3:00pm
Pick Five+: 53 / SC 48 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 55 / SC 50 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Balcony: 10 / UI & YTH 5* *Balcony tickets do not include food and beverage Sunday Salon Series (4 events): 204 / SC 184 / STU 60 / UI & YTH 40