Wednesdays at 6 pm
Thanks to the continued generosity of the Belin Family, the Belin Quartet performs free summer concerts in Des Moines. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Belin Quartet concerts will take place via Livestream on Facebook Live on Wednesday evenings at 6 PM starting Wednesday, June 17.
Concert Schedule and Repertoire
ARVO PART Spiegel im Spiegel
MOZART Viola Quintet in D K. 593
BACH Brandenburg Concerto #3, 3rd mvmt
GLAZUNOV 5 Novelettes, 3rd & 4th mvmts
BEETHOVEN Op. 18/4
FAURÉ Pavane, Op. 51
HAYDN Sunrise, Op. 76/4
WILLIAM GRANT STILL Panamanian Dances
July 17 – Children’s Concert, 10:00 AM
PROKOFIEV Peter & the Wolf
MASSENET “Méditation” from Thaïs
SMETANA From My Life
TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty Waltz
CAROLINE SHAW Valencia
TCHAIKOVSKY Quartet No. 1 in D
JOPLIN Maple Leaf Rag
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18
GLAZUNOV 5 Novelettes, 1st mvmt
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.