The University of Iowa
Elias String Quartet

Elias String Quartet

Presented by
University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program
Adults $25
Students & Youth $10
Thursday, February 15, 2024, 7:30 pm

Presented in collaboration with the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program

Part of Hancher's 51st season

When it comes to the Elias String Quartet, we agree with BBC Music Magazine: The musicians are "simply astounding, in the freshness, intensity, assurance, and seeming spontaneity of their playing." Hancher will welcome back one of our favorite ensembles to introduce a new chamber music experience at Hancher. 

Join us in Strauss Hall for an intimate setup—the audience will surround the musicians who will be facing one another on a raised stage—as the quartet performs music by Stravinsky and Mendelssohn as well as Schubert's Death and the Maiden, a gorgeous masterwork written on the themes of anguish and yearning that has been called "one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire" (Los Angeles Philharmonic Association). 

Igor STRAVINSKY: Three Pieces for string quartet
Felix MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, op. 80
Franz SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D 810 ("Death and the Maiden")

There will be one intermission.

Elias String Quartet Website

Mace & Kay Braverman
Lowell A. Luhman, M.D.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Young in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at