All concerts take place at 2:00 PM in the Narthex of St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School
301 First Street NW – Waverly, Iowa
Admission is Free
Trio 826 was created in 2011 by three friends to explore ideas for innovation in the performance of classical music. The members of the trio have vast experience as orchestral and chamber musicians, soloists, and educators. The mission of Trio 826 is to be an agent of change in the classical arena. We hope to be curious about our audience, take on risk in new presentations, and bring classical music to life. We perform new and standard repertoire works in a variety of venues, from formal concerts to shows in intimate, informal, and unusual settings. We are committed to expanding the repertoire for string trio through the commission and performance of new works. For 2012, the trio commissioned a work entitled "Soneando" by UNI Faculty Composer Robert Washut, and we look forward to premiering more such new and exciting works in future seasons. We love to collaborate with institutions, other musicians and artists of all disciplines.
The Artaria String Quartet was recently lauded by Rob Hubbard of the St. Paul Pioneer Press -- “Artaria Quartet is likely to give eloquent voice to whatever work it tackles.” Artaria has served as MPR Artists-in-Residence and was featured on Twin Cities Public Television as part of the MN-Original Television series. The quartet has appeared at major summer festivals including the Banff Centre in Canada, Festival de L’Epau in France, and the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. Artaria is the recipient of a highly coveted McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, and has received Teaching Artist grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, Midori's Partners in Performance, and the Heartland Fund for performance and educational outreach. Members of the quartet are founders and directors of the Artaria Chamber Music School, a weekly chamber music program for young string players, Stringwood, a two-week summer festival held in Lanesboro, MN each June, and the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, an annual national event that showcases America’s finest young string quartets from around the country.