Fri, Feb 17, 7:00pm • Occidental Center for the Arts

Expressive, dynamic, sensational: the Aris Quartett has been at home on the international stages for over a decade. With its unmistakable tonal language, it has long been one of the top echelons of chamber music. The musicians’ performance venues include halls such as London’s Wigmore Hall, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Philharmonie de Paris or the Konzerthaus Wien. The Aris Quartett is often a sought-after partner for soloists, including Christiane Karg, Daniel Müller-Schott, Eckart Runge, Kit Armstrong, William Youn and Nils Mönkemeyer.

The ensemble also devotes itself to cross-genre projects, such as with the jazz pianist Omer Klein. From the very beginning, the musicians also paid special attention to contemporary music. Composers such as Gerald Resch, Misato Mochizuki and Pierre-Dominique Ponnelle entrust the quartet with the world premieres of their works.

Founded in Frankfurt am Main in 2009, the Aris Quartett, whose most important mentors include Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet), still plays with the same line-up today. The success of the ensemble is no coincidence: the Aris Quartett quickly achieved their international breakthrough with numerous first prizes at renowned competitions. The musicians have also been recognized as “ECHO Rising Stars” by the European Concert Hall Organisation, are among the BBC’s “New Generation Artists” and won five prizes at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.


MOZART: String Quartet in C major, K. 465, “Dissonance”

MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80

GRIEG: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27

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Occidental Center for the Arts (OCA)

3850 Doris Murphy Ct Occidental, CA 95465

Getting to the OCA:

The OCA is located adjacent to the intersection of the Bohemian Hwy and Graton Rd. Please note: GPS frequently does NOT work in Occidental, and most of our audience coming from Sebastopol and areas East prefer driving through the town of Graton. They take Graton Rd, through Graton, when traveling to the OCA at night.


Parking spaces immediately adjacent to the Arts Center are for patrons with mobility issues.

For patrons with NO mobility issues, please use the 12 parking spaces along Bohemian Highway and the many parking spaces across the Bohemian Hwy, (shown on our Parking/Directions Page). Look for a staff member who will assist with parking.

For your safety, please use your cell phone as a flashlight if parked across Bohemian Hwy.

More about the OCA:

Handicap parking is located next to the center. Refreshments are available before and during intermission. The OCA is housed in a former school that has been transformed into an outstanding performance space with a large stage, excellent sight lines, comfortable seating, and an acoustically tuned ceiling. It is a premier space for chamber music and is loved by both audiences and musicians.

All facilities are ADA compliant.
Doors are open at 6:30 pm for seating.
Seats are not reserved, except for Season Ticket Holders
Masks are encouraged but not required.
Call (707) 874-1124 for questions.