Ariel String Quartet
Ariel String Quartet
The Ariel String Quartet, a group formed in Israel that moved to the United States in 2004, will perform an all Beethoven program Friday at Hanover College.

The young ensemble is the quartet-in-residence at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. The Ariel String Quartet has won a number of international prizes, including the grand prize at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Székely Prize.

In addition to performing the traditional quartet repertoire, the Ariel String Quartet regularly collaborates with many musicians and composers.

Additionally, the Ariel was quartet-in-residence in the Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival for two consecutive years. The Quartet recently celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year.

Next year, as part of a series of performances the quartet is calling "The Cycle," the group is performing all of Beethoven's 17 quartets in six concerts between January and March.

The performance is part of Hanover College's Community Arts Series.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Fine Arts. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Senior tickets are $12 and youth tickets, for high school aged students and younger, are $5.