Ariel Quartet opens its CCM concert series on Sept. 6

The performance features Beethoven's first three string quartets

The internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet opens its fall 2022 concert series at UC's College-Conservatory of Music with a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Robert J. Werner Recital Hall. Featuring Beethoven's first three string quartets (Op. 18, Nos. 1-3), tickets for the performance are on sale through the CCM Box Office.

The Ariel Quartet — comprised of Alexandra “Sasha” Kazovsky, violin; Amit Even-Tov, cello; Gershon Gerchikov, violin; and Jan Grüning, viola —  has served as CCM’s string quartet-in-residence since 2012.

The group's opening concert begins with Beethoven's String Quartet in D major, Op. 18, No. 3 and then continues with String Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2. After a brief intermission, the perfomance ends with String Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1. View the digital program for the concert.

"These quartets are true masterworks," Kazovsky says. "Beethoven quartets are regarded as the cornerstone of the string quartet repertoire. For generations after, composers felt intimidated to write their own works for this genre, feeling overshadowed by Beethoven's oeuvre."

The string quartets of Beethoven's Op. 18 were originally published as a set of six in 1801, following a tradition set by Haydn and Mozart. The Ariel Quartet performed these pieces in its debut Beethoven cycle at CCM during the 2013-14 performance season. Learn more about The Cycle and watch archived performance videos on the Ariel Quartet's website.

CCM's String Quartet-in-Residence the Ariel Quartet presents its Opening Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Robert J. Werner Recital Hall. Buy tickets online.

Event Details

Ariel Quartet

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

All of CCM's ticketed events will have digital programs instead of printed programs. QR codes will be displayed at events to give access to the digital programs to patrons. The programs are also accessibile through the link below. Programs for events will be shared shortly before the event date.

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Purchasing Tickets

Tickets are $29.50; student and group discounts available. Purchase your tickets:

CCM’s Box Office is open Mon-Fri from 12:30-6 p.m.Sat. from 12-4 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain for ticketed performances. Hours subject to change based on the University of Cincinnati calendar.

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. For detailed driving directions, visit

Parking is available in UC's CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. CCM OnStage patrons can add pre-paid parking to their checkout carts when purchasing tickets. Pre-paid parking is date/performance specific. CCM Garage parking rates for a performance or special event is usually available for $10-15. Learn more about parking at UC's CCM Garage.

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Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts 
The Strader Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
CCM Digital Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor

Edward Donovan and Cheryl Carter
Jeff Thomas Catering
The Castleberry Family
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan
Graeter’s Ice Cream 
eat well celebrations and feasts 
The Summit Hotel
Event Sponsors
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2022

Additional Contacts

Curt Whitacre | Director of Marketing/Communications | UC College-Conservatory of Music

| 513-556-2683

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