Pushing the Performers: 414 Quartet

The 414 Quartet is comprised of four musicians who also play with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: Paul Hauer, Alex Ayers, Alejandro Duque and Peter Thomas. Three of the four of them are originally from Wisconsin. Answers given by Peter Thomas.

How can we help you right now? 414 Quartet
Live stream concerts. Support the MSO. Support all musicians during this time.

Where are some of the places you’d normally be playing at, if this pandemic was not currently happening?
With the MSO, all over the city; at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Riverside Theater, Pabst Theater, Wilson Center, etc. As a quartet, in Colectivo coffee shops, retirement communities like St. John’s on the Lake, UPAF and large corporate events and conventions, weddings, etc. As educators, in middle/high schools and youth orchestras across the state.

Where can we find you on social media?

More on the Quartet: 
The Milwaukee-based 414 Quartet strives to raise awareness of classical music through performance, education, and community outreach. Formed in 2017, the quartet comprises Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinists Alex Ayers and Paul Hauer, violist Alejandro Duque, and cellist Peter Thomas. Deeply committed to education and outreach, the quartet’s individual musicians have decades of experience as teachers, coaches, and music advocates. They have worked with students at public and private schools across the Midwest by giving masterclasses, conducting school orchestras, and coaching student ensembles. The quartet aims to attract new audiences by performing a wide range of repertoire in non-traditional venues often collaborating with guest artists. Whether an avid classical music lover or a first time listener, the accessible and innovative 414 Quartet is an experience not to miss.

Wisconsin Music Ventures is committed to “Pushing the Performers” during this Coronavirus crisis. More info here.


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