Belin Quartet Kicks off FREE Summer Concert Series on Friday5/22/2017
DES MOINES – The Belin Quartet, managed by Civic Music Association (CMA), in their 18th season, will play a series of FREE lunchtime concerts in downtown Des Moines beginning Friday, May 26th at 12:15 pm at the People’s Plaza, located at the foot of the Iowa State Capitol West Terrace.
The Belin Quartet is partnering with Ballet Des Moines and the Des Moines Public Library and will perform Friday noontime concerts throughout downtown Des Moines this summer. All concerts are free and open to the public.
The Belin Quartet consists of alternating violinists Julie Fox Henson, John Helmich, Tracy Engman Finkelshteyn, violist Benjamin Davis and cellist George Work. The quartet was established in the year 2000 by a grant to CMA by the Iowa Foundation for Education, Environment, and the Arts, a charitable foundation created by David Belin. His vision that the whole community should have the opportunity to share the joys of classical music is realized through the Belin Quartet.
The Belin Quartet 2017 Summer Concert Series will include a special children’s concert, partnering with the Downtown branch of the Des Moines Public Library on July 14th, 2017. The season will conclude at Meredith East Lawn on July 28th.
Belin Quartet 2017 Summer Concert Series
May 26 – 12:15pm Schubert Quartet no. 15 in G major People’s Plaza, Corner of E Locust St. and E 7th St., Des Moines, IA
June 2 – 12:15pm Mozart Quartet K. 499 Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines
June 9 – 12:15pm Borodin String Quartet no. 2 Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines
June 16 – 12:15pm Mendelssohn Op. 44 no.2, in E minor Cowles Commons, 221 Walnut St, Des Moines
June 23 – 12:15pm Beethoven Op. 18 no. 3 Cowles Commons, 221 Walnut St, Des Moines
June 30 – 12:15pm Dvorak Quartet in F, “American” Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr. Des Moines
July 7 – 12:15pm Brahms Viola Quintet no. 2 in G major American Enterprise Group, 601 6th Ave, Des Moines
July 14 – 10:30am Children’s Concert Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines
July 21 – 12:15pm Collaboration with Ballet DSM Cowles Commons, 221 Walnut St, Des Moines
July 28 – 12:15pm Mendelssohn Op. 80 in F minor Meredith East Lawn, Corner of 15th St. and Locust St., Des Moines