Concert Experience

The Belin Quartet

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

The Belin Quartet was established in 1999 by a grant to Civic Music Association by the Iowa Foundation for Education, Environment, and the Arts, a charitable foundation created by David Belin. 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. Belin envisioned a community with the opportunity to share in the joys of classical music, which is realized through the Belin Quartet. After his death in 1999, David Belin’s children made the first of 17 annual grants through the Foundation to underwrite the Belin Quartet.
The Belin Quartet consists of alternating violinists Julie Fox Henson, John Helmich, and Tracy Engman Finkelshteyn, violist Jonathan Sturm, and cellist George Work.
All concerts in the series begin at 12:15pm and conclude at 1:00pm,
and are free and open to the public.
Subscribe to the CMA enewsletter to keep up to date on the quartet’s concerts and rain location announcements.
May 25
Schumann No. 1 in A minor
People’s Plaza
Corner of E. Locust and E. 7th St.
June 1
Beethoven Op. 59 no. 3
Downtown Library Lawn
June 8
Beethoven Op. 18 no. 1
Botanical Garden
June 15
Mozart K. 428
Gershwin Lullaby
Downtown Library Lawn
June 22
Shostakovich Quartet no. 4
Cowles Commons
June 29
Beethoven Op. 132
East Lawn, Meredith Campus
July 6
Brahms sextet in G
Cowles Commons
July 13
Haydn Op. 76 no. 5
Downtown Library Lawn
July 20
Children’s Concert
Downtown Library Lawn
July 27
Mozart Clarinet Quintet
Carl Maria Von Weber Quintet
Principal Financial Group
Corner of 7th St. and Watson Powell Way
Check the Civic Music FaceBook page to stay up-to-date on the locations of the concert. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Civic Music Association office at 515-280-4020 or email to confirm the location!
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.

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