Thanks to the continued generosity of the Belin Family, the Belin Quartet is celebrating its twentieth season of free Friday concerts in downtown Des Moines. Be a part of the celebration by attending one or more concerts this year!
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Discover the Belin Quartet and experience some of central Iowa's most talented musicians.
The Belin Quartet was founded by David Belin (1928-1999), who was a prominent attorney, civic leader, and philanthropist who had a tremendous impact on the city during the last half of the 20th century. A talented violinist himself, David Belin loved chamber music. He also loved Des Moines, and with his trademark red 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, a vision realized through the Belin Quartet. In 2000, David Belin’s children made the first annual grant through the Iowa Foundation for Education, Environment, and the Arts, a charitable foundation created by David Belin, to support the ongoing operations of the quartet. Their support continues to underwrite the concerts and programs of the quartet today.
The Belin Quartet consists of violist Jonathan Sturm, cellist George Work, and alternating violinists Julie Fox Henson, Tracy Engman Finkelshteyn, and John Helmich.