Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond, will present Aeolus: Classical String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.

Violinists Nicholas Tavani, Rachel Shapiro, and Gregory Luce and cellist Alan Richardson formed the group in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since its inception, the all-American quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States, said Columbia Theatre director Roy Blackwood.

“Dedicated to bringing music into the community, the Aeolus Quartet has been widely recognized for its highly innovative and engaging outreach programs,” Blackwood says. “They were the 2013-2015 Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, and the group’s members currently make their home in New York City.”

Tickets are $26 in the orchestra or balcony and $40 in the loge. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, which is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; by phone at (985) 543-4371; or by visiting