Join us Tuesday evenings at 5:30 PM on the lawn at Salisbury House and Gardens for free performances by the Belin Quartet. Chairs and bottled water will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs, beverages, and snacks.
Belin Quartet Summer Concert Series
Salisbury House and Gardens - Rain Location: Temple for Performing Arts Grand Hall
We’re presenting free outdoor concerts all summer long.
For more than 20 years, Belin Quartet concerts have been presented to our community at no charge through the generosity of the Belin Family.
Salisbury House and Gardens
2023 Concert Season
Belin Quartet Summer Schedule
Meet the Musicians
About the Belin Quartet
The Belin Quartet has been harmonizing with the Des Moines community for more than 20 years. With instrumental support from the Civic Music Association since its founding, the Belin Quartet honors the enduring legacy of David Belin (1928-1999) and Connie Belin (1930-1980).
Tracy was a member of the first violin sections of the Winnipeg Symphony and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and has served on the faculty of several Universities including Northwestern, St. Olaf College, Carleton College and North Carolina State University.
Since she finished her undergraduate degree in 2014, Rebecca has been teaching private violin, viola, and piano lessons. During her time in Nebraska, she was a full-time instructor at Nissa’s String Studio, a premier string studio in Lincoln, while also coaching chamber music for the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra. In Boston, she taught with the Worcester Music Academy, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra Intensive Community Program,City Strings Studio, and Noteworthy Experiences. Rebecca has had students perform in All-State and District Orchestras as well as various youth symphonies around the country. During her time in Hartford, Rebecca studied under Terri Einfeldt to become a registered Suzuki teacher.
Rebecca has performed around the country with various symphonies and chamber ensembles. She’s played with such groups as the Des Moines Symphony, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the Lincoln Symphony, and the Sioux City Symphony and shared the stage with artists such as Joshua Bell and Ben Folds. During her time in Nebraska, she was a member of the Rangbrook Ensemble and Co-founded the Star City Strings Ensemble. While at Boston University, she served as the orchestra manager and rotating principal in the BU Symphony Orchestra. When she’s not teaching or performing, Rebecca enjoys playing and coaching volleyball, hiking, and spending time with her dog, Rey Feta Skywalker, and her husband, Chris.
Directions and Parking
Salisbury House and Gardens
Salisbury House was built in the 1920s by cosmetics magnate Carl Weeks and his wife Edith. Called a “national treasure,” the home was modeled after the King’s House in Salisbury, England.
Salisbury House is located at 4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines, IA 50312. Please take 42nd St. Tonawanda is closed at Salisbury.
You can park in the main parking lot of Salisbury House lot off of Tonawanda Drive. Overflow parking is available on the south side of Tonawanda Drive. You may also park on 42nd St. Look for parking attendants on the street to guide you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do the concerts last?
Belin Quartet concerts are approximately 1 hour, starting at 5:30pm.
Is the event ADA-accessible?
Yes. Handicap parking is available on the North side of the house in the designated accessible parking area. Volunteers will assist with directions to the handicap parking. Accessible portable toilets will be available on site.
Are public restrooms provided?
Yes. Portable restrooms and hand washing stations will be available.
Are chairs provided?
Yes. Chairs will be arranged in socially distanced pods. Guests may also bring their own chairs and blankets to sit on the lawn.
Are refreshments or food provided?
Bottled water will be provided. You may bring your own food, wine, and beer. Please take all empty beverage and food containers with you when you leave.
Can I bring my children?
Yes! CMA encourages young audiences, and coming and going throughout the concert is admissible. There will be space on the lawn for families if they do not wish to sit in the provided seating in front of the stage.
Can I learn what the musicians will perform?
Yes. Information about each week’s program can be found here.
What is the rain location? When do you make announcements?
If the forecast calls for rain, CMA will issue an announcement via email and on the CMA website by 10am on concert day. Performances will move indoors at the Grand Hall at the Temple for Performing Arts downtown (1011 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309).
Are umbrellas allowed?
No. Salisbury House and Gardens does not permit umbrellas on the grounds.
Are pets allowed?
No. You may bring your service animal, but please leave your pets at home. The Salisbury House & Gardens does not allow pets on the grounds. Service animals are permitted in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Service animals are defined by the ADA as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Pets whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.