University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Box Office


Phone: (414) 229-4308

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Fine Arts Quartet

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Fine Arts Quartet

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts is excited to announce the Fine Arts Quartet 2014-15 Season. Enjoy four concerts for only $10 per ticket per concert ($5 per ticket for students).

The Fine Arts Quartet ranks among the most distinguished ensembles of our time, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive recording legacy. Founded in Chicago in 1946, and based at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 1963, the Quartet is one of the elite few to have recorded and toured internationally for over half a century. Each season, violinists Ralph Evans and Efim Boico (who have been playing together nearly 30 years), cellist Robert Cohen and interim violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez perform worldwide in such cities as New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Moscow, Tokyo, Beijing, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mexico City, and Toronto. For more information visit

Season Dates

September 21, 2014
November 9, 2014
February 1, 2015
May 3, 2015

All season performances are at 3 p.m. in the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts. Timothy Noonan, Senior Lecturer - History and Literature, will provide free pre-concert talks before each performance starting at 2pm.

The Fine Arts Quartet 2014-15 season is supported in party by:
Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Norman and Lucy Cohn Family Fund
Sheldon & Marianne Lubar Fund of the Lubar Family Foundation
Katharine and Sandy Mallin

Media Sponsor
Milwaukee Magazine
Milwaukee Magazine

How to purchase tickets:

Tickets will be available for purchase very soon. Please check this page again in early August for more details or call the Box Office at 414-229-4308 with questions.


Summer Evenings of Music

summer evenings of music

How to reserve your seats:

  • If you were a 2013 summer series subscriber, you may purchase your tickets and reserve your seats with the box office through Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
  • Seats will be available for purchase by the general public starting on May 8, 2014.
  • Tickets are $10 per ticket ($5 per ticket for students)

Box office phone: 414-229-4308

Regular Box Office hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-7pm.

Summer Box Office hours beginning Tuesday, May 11, 2014 are Tuesday-Friday from 11am-5pm.

Timothy Noonan, Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature at the UWM Peck School of the Arts will host pre-concert talks beginning at 6:30pm before each concert.  All concerts begin at 7:30 pm in the Helen Bader Concert Hall at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 East Kenwood Boulevard.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014
Haydn Quartet Op.77-2
Shostakovich Quartet No.7 (1960)
Schumann Quartet Op.41-1

SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
Arriaga Quartet No.3
Bruckner Quartet
Mendelssohn Quartet Op.44-1

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014
With guest pianist Alon Goldstein and bassist Rachel Calin
Haydn Quartet Op.103
Mozart Piano Concerto KV 467
Tchaikovsky Quartet No.2

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014
With guest cellist Alexander Hülshoff and violist Gil Sharon

Mozart Quintet KV 406
Strauss Capriccio
Tchaikovsky Sextet "Souvenir de Florence"

Programs subject to change

Available in the Zelazo Center lot, to the south of the building, and in the Union parking garage across Kenwood Boulevard. Parking is free on Sundays only.



The Fine Arts Quartet 2013-14 season is supported in part by:

Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Norman and Lucy Cohn Family Fund
Sheldon & Marianne Lubar Fund of the Lubar Family Foundation
Katharine and Sandy Mallin

Media Co-Sponsors
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Read More

Cellist Robert Cohen, of the Fine Arts Quartet, By Tom Strini, ThirdCoast Digest
Culture Club Chooses Fine Arts Quartet for Friday Five
, by Paul Kosidowski, Milwaukee Magazine
Interview with Ralph Evans,
by Jeremy Siepmann of the Naxos record label.
Fine Arts Quartet recording awarded three distinctions in 2011 Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Pianist Xiayin Wang a hit with the Fine Arts Quartet,
by Michael Barndt, Third Coast Digest
Review: Fine Arts Quartet and guest,
by Tom Strini, Third Coast Digest
Fine Arts Quartet Named Best Classical Musical Ensemble
in the Shepherd Express's Best of Milwaukee
Violinist Ralph Evans Talks About the Past, Present and Future of String Quartets