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Avalon Quartet will play Sunday at Mayne Stage, WFMT will broadcast concert live on radio, web

October 11, 2010

Avalon QuartetNIU’s Avalon Quartet is the featured artist at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, for “WFMT Presents Live from Mayne Stage.”

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.

WFMT radio logoThe WFMT Classical Music Concert Series, with music being broadcast live from the entertainment venue, will host 20 Sunday morning concerts by the end of January.

Listeners also can enjoy the performances on WFMT 98.7-FM on the air and simultaneously on

For more information, call the box office at (773) 381-4554 or e-mail [email protected].