Presented by the NIU School of Music, the Avalon will play operatic quartets by Puccini (“Crisantemi”), Britten (“3 Divertimenti”) and Verdi (“String Quartet”) at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Chicago.
Tickets are $10 and are available online. Doors open at 10 a.m.
Members of the Avalon Quartet are Blaise Magniere – first violin, Richard O. Ryan Endowed Chair in Violin; Marie Wang – second violin; Anthony Devroye – viola; and Cheng-Hou Lee – cello. The members of the Avalon Quartet teach applied lessons and coach chamber music, and are active in their performance career bringing attention to the NIU School of Music from the concert stage and in other outreach activities. They annually perform a number of concerts on campus and on a concert series produced by NIU at Symphony Center in Chicago.
Founded in 1995, the Avalon Quartet held residencies at NIU and the Hartt School, and prior to their appointment at NIU School of Music in 2007 was the faculty quartet-in-residence at the Indiana University-South Bend Raclin School of the Arts for four years.
Listeners also can enjoy the performances on WFMT 98.7-FM on the air and simultaneously on www.wfmt.com.
For more information, call the box office at (773) 381-4554 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.