Thanks to the continued generosity of the Belin Family, the Belin Quartet performs free summer concerts in Des Moines.
Summer 2020 Concert Season Goes On-Line!
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. See below for concert repertoire.
How To Tune In
Instructions for Facebook Live:
– Like our Facebook Page
– Go to our Facebook Page on Wednesday evenings at 6 PM
NEW! CMA Studio Summer Session begins June 16
Are you an elementary student or do you have children at home who would be interested in learning about the music the Belin Quartet will play this summer? Click here to learn more.
The 2020 Summer Season is supported through a generous in-kind gift from our technology partners Applied Art and Technology of Urbandale. With their help we are able to livestream the Belin Quartet’s concerts on Facebook Live this summer.
Concert Schedule and Repertoire
BACH Orchestral Suite Gigue
MOZART Dissonance K. 465
DVORAK E Flat, no. 10, Op.51
ARVO PART Spiegel im Spiegel
MOZART Viola Quintet in D K. 593
BACH Brandenburg Concerto #3, 3rd mvmt
BEETHOVEN Op. 18/4
GLAZUNOV 5 Novelettes
FAURÉ Pavane, Op. 51
HAYDN Sunrise, Op. 76/4
WILLIAM GRANT STILL Panamanian Dances
BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3, 2nd mvmt (Air)
SMETANA From My Life
TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty Waltz
CAROLINE SHAW Valencia
TCHAIKOVSKY Quartet in D
JOPLIN Maple Leaf Rag
BEETHOVEN Op. 18/5
GLAZUNOV 5 Novelettes
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.