Aris in June: "Of domes, premieres and tractors"

Crisis in classical music? Fewer and fewer concert series and falling ticket sales? There is another way, as the idyllically located Fleckenbühler Hof in Schönstadt proves: a newly founded series, a dedicated team and a sold-out hall - a wonderful start to the month for the musicians of the Aris Quartet on June 1st! 

From the great outdoors, it was straight on to the big city - with a special highlight in the Cologne Philharmonie on June 2: once again together with a fantastic Christiane Karg!

Meanwhile, there was more than just music to marvel at on June 13 in Leipzig: the Aris Quartet gave a fascinating open-air concert in the breathtaking setting of the "TECHNE SPHERE" designed by star architect Oscar Niemeyer - great pictures included!

The ensemble performed two concerts for the first time at the Musikfest in Kassel (14.+15.06.) - it was also the first joint appearance with cellist Nico Treutler and - logically enough - also with a premiere! The Bärenreiter publishing house has rearranged Robert Schumann's famous cello concerto for quartet and solo cello - an extremely well-executed version that brings completely new facets to this much-played work.

Back to nature they went to Buchholz in the Nordheide on June 16th - the anniversary celebration of the history and museum association provided a rustic but extremely charming setting for the performance with pianist Michael Dorner - and provided a successful conclusion to a highly varied concert month!

Aris in May: “Of anniversary celebrations and rehearsal rooms”

After the stresses and strains of touring in recent weeks and months, the musicians of the Aris Quartet had a relatively quiet month of May. But as they say: after the concert is before the concert - so more than just the odd hour or two was spent individually and collectively in the rehearsal room, as the next concerts in June and July are already just around the corner!

There was also a special anniversary to celebrate: 15 years of the Aris Quartet! On May 27, 2009, the ensemble gave its very first performance at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt - in the meantime, it has performed over 850 more concerts and with the same line-up! Congratulations on this achievement and here's to many more successful years!