Taking Classical Music from the Concert Hall to the Campus

The Florida State University College of Music and community partner the Artist Series of Tallahassee have come together to present one of the nation’s largest classical music outreach efforts on the FSU campus from Wednesday, October 5 to Sunday, October 9, 2016. Acclaimed classical chamber music ensemble the Daedalus Quartet will lead a range of initiatives to increase student participation with classical music and encourage arts experiences for non-music majors.

“The College of Music is committed to finding innovative ways to reach new audience members,” stated Dr. Stan Pelkey, Associate Dean of Engagement and Entrepreneurship for the College. “We present over 500 performances and events annually, the majority of which are free for FSU students. Passively inviting attendance doesn’t have the impact needed to change how students use their free time,” he observed. “By taking great music out of the concert hall and into unexpected places around campus, we can proactively share our music while raising awareness of the many musical experiences available to students.” More


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Sunday, September 11, 2016

“Bliss, for this listener, doesn’t get much more unequivocal than the St. Petersburg Quartet’s performance.”
Toronto Globe and Mail

Daedalus Quartet

Daedalus Quartet
Sunday, October 9, 2016

“Seamless and deeply satisfying… Unflagging enthusiasm and depth.”
The Buffalo News

Joseph Haydn – String Quartet in D Major, Op.1, No. 3: I. Adagio

Benjamin Britten – Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, IV: Molto vivace

Daedalus Quartet Concert Program

String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, No. 1 – Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegro con brio
Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
Scherzo: Allegro molto

String Quartet No. 1 “The Kreutzer Sonata” – Leoš Janáček
Con moto
Con moto
Con moto
Con moto


String Quartet in E minor – Giuseppe Verdi
Scherzo fuga – Allegro assai mosso

Fandango 4

Sunday, January 22, 2017

“Joy of sheer technical ability, unanimity of phrasing and beautiful blended tone”
2014 APAP Awards


Simone Porter, violin
with Armen Guzelimian, piano

Sunday, March 5, 2017

“Future star… Wait. Let’s strike ‘future.’ She sounds ready. Now.”
The Los Angeles Times

Lavrova-Primakov-Piano-Duo 2

Vassily Primakov & Natalia Lavrova, Piano Duo
Sunday, April 23, 2017

“Lavrova and Primakov play with brilliance and depth. They have excellent unity and do not hesitate to go with full power.“
-MusicWeb International.

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