The Axiom Quartet will perform a concert in the Chateau Girardeau “Sundays at Three” series at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
The Axiom Quartet was formed in 2012 and features two violinists, a violist and a cellist. The group has performed sold-out concerts internationally. In 2018, the quartet released its first album, “AXIOMS: Moments of Truth.” Their performance at Southeast is part of the quartet’s Midwest tour.
A proudly Houston-based string quartet whose music is as diverse as its native city, the Axiom Quartet is known for curating concerts that mix traditional string quartet repertoire, classical transcriptions, new compositions with popular rock, electronic, indie, jazz and pop genres.
“I’m so excited to bring Axiom Quartet to the University and Cape Girardeau,” said Dr. Gabrielle Baffoni, assistant professor of single reeds at Southeast. “The program will represent the group’s signature eclectic style. Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 will be presented, along with ‘Axiom,’ a work composed for the ensemble by Houston composer Karl Blench; Gabriela Frank’s ‘Leyendas;’ and a version of ‘Insight’ by electronic music composer and producer Haywyre. It is sure to be a concert that has something for everyone.”
In addition to its “Sundays at Three” performance, the Axiom Quartet also will host masterclasses for Southeast string students Oct. 27 at Southeast’s River Campus.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at RiverCampus.org.