The Arianna String Quartet (ASQ) recently returned from a month-long tour performing and teaching in South Africa. That experience is reflected in the opening concert of the quartet’s 2013-14 season on September 6. Titled “Out of Africa,” the concert is highlighted by Five Elegies by South African composer Arnold van Wyk. The program also includes Mendelssohn’s Quartet in F minor, Op. 80 and Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.
When a family has 10 children who all study music, it’s natural that some of them might form an ensemble. In the case of the Dickson family, 4 of them not only formed a string quartet, but all entered college at the same time, halfway across the country.