Belin Quartet

Free noon-time concerts on summer Fridays, downtown Des Moines

The Belin Quartet was established in the year 2000 by a grant to the Civic Music Association by the Iowa Foundation for Education, Environment, and the Arts, a charitable foundation created by David Belin. David Belin’s vision that the whole community should have the opportunity to share the joys of classical music is realized through The Belin Quartet.

David Belin (1928-1999) 
was a prominent attorney, civic leader, and philanthropist who moved to Des Moines in 1954 and had a tremendous impact on the city during the last half of the 20th century. A talented violinist himself, he loved music. He also loved Des Moines, and with his trademark bow tie, he was an ever-present supporter of music and the arts in the city. The Belin Quartet is a memorial to this truly great man.

The Belin Quartet will play a series of free noon-time concerts, mostly on summer Fridays in downtown Des Moines (due to the July 4th Holiday, the performance that week will be on July 2nd). The 2014 Series will debut on Friday, May 30 at 12:15 p.m. and continues for ten weeks, concluding with the annual Children’s Concert on August 1. 

The Belin Quartet consists of alternating violinists Julie Fox Henson, John Helmich, Tracy Engman Finkelshteyn, violist Sherida Josephson, and cellist George Work.

All concerts in the series are free and open to the public.

Are you interested in booking the Belin Quartet for an event, concert or party?  Please call 515.280.4020 or email for more information and rates.