Friday, Feb. 14, 7pm, NMM Live! presents the Mahr Quartet, "Classical Valentine," in Farber Hall/Old Main Bldg, USD campus, Vermillion

Sunday, February 2, 2020

The National Music Museum to host “Classical Valentine” as part of NMM Live! concert series on Friday, February 14

Fall in love with the Mahr String Quartet this Valentine’s Day. The Friday, February 14 concert “Classical Valentine” will serenade you and your guests with music that makes your heart happy. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Farber Hall (Old Main building, University of South Dakota campus) you can expect to hear classical favorites as well as popular tunes from the movies, Beatles and more!  

With Melissa Holtmeier and Erin Aguirre on violin, Debbie Martinez playing the viola and Rachael Means on cello, the Mahr String Quartet is one of the premier string quartets in Omaha, and surrounding areas. Collectively, the group has been playing together since their college days at UNO. As individuals, the musicians have played with the Omaha, Lincoln, Des Moines and Sioux City symphonies as well as China and US tours with the Mantovani Orchestra and the Mannheim Steamroller Orchestra.

The National Music Museum is still closed to the public while it is undergoing architectural expansion, but the NMM Live! concerts, as well as NMM social media and website news are ongoing. Tickets are $7, but free for NMM Members, children under 18 and USD students and staff. More information at


Coming up in NMM Live! 2020 series:

February 14 (Fri.) -- TBA

March 27 (Fri.) -- Luehrmann, Schaffer and Check. Americana trio from Missouri. 

April 16 (Fri.) -- T. Wilson King,"Three Guitars." Regional acoustic-guitar favorite, virtuoso Tom King plays three historic Gibson guitars from the NMM's John Barmeyer collection. [This is a reschedule of the show that got snowed out in January.]

May 1 (Fri.) -- Maggie in the Meantime. Celtic, folk & storytelling.