ASO Quartet Demos

Learning Through Music: String Quartets in Your Classroom | See program descriptions below!


In-School Quartet Demos

Each demo is tied to the curriculum. Student/Teacher Supplements specific to your demo are available hereDemos are not available on Mondays. Per diem and mileage fees apply for visits outside Pulaski County. 30 minute duration.

All Demos are interactive

PRICE: $90 each or 3 for $200 - 75 person limit.

Demo Add-Ons

Instrument Petting Zoo (Best for grades 2-8) Add an instrument petting zoo to any demo and give each of your students the chance to touch and play a violin, viola, and cello with the guidance of a quartet member. This hands-on experience will be the highlight of the day!

"Recorder Karate" Student Recital (Best for grades 2-5) Students perform selected pieces from "Recorder Karate" with the string quartet in a mini recital! This recital can be added to any demo. Songs include: Hot Cross Buns, Merrily We Roll Along, It's Raining, Old MacDonald, Twinkle, Twinkle, Ode to Joy 1, When the Saints Go Marching In, Amazing Grace, Ode to Joy.

ADD-ON PRICE: Either add-on can be added for $35, are 15 minutes long. Approximately 75 person limit.


Call or email Joanna Klett at (501)666-1761, ext. 121 or 

Meet the String Family (Quapaw Quartet)

Observe the quartet play and discuss their instruments: violin, viola, and cello. Students will then try their own hands on the instruments with the musicians,


Bartok, Mozart, Haydn

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Exploring Beethoven (Quapaw Quartet)

Learn about the legendary composer's life, the history of Vienna, and musical concept of form.


Beethoven's String Quartet Opus 18, No. 4

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Listen Up! (Rockefeller Quartet)

Explore how musical elements like dynamics, harmony, melody, and texture influence emotions.


Mozart's String Quartet in G Major, K. 156, 1st Mvt (Presto)

Mozart's String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat Major, K.589, 1st Mvt (Allegro)

Beethoven's String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135

Beethoven's String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130, 1st Mvt

Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, 1st and 2nd Mvt (Largo and Allegro Molto)

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Women in Music (Rockefeller Quartet)

Women have been writing music for at least 1,000 years. Explore their experience, and compare and contrast the lives of women composers with other famous women who lived at the same time.


Saint Hildegard von Bingen's Antiphonae

Fanny Mendelssohn's Gebet in der Christnacht (Christmas Prayer)

Ethel Smyth's Quartet in E minor, 1st Mvt

Teresa Carreño's String Quartet

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