NIU’s Avalon String Quartet will begin its fall season at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building.
The quartet will perform the Schumann String Quartet Op. 41 No 3 in A Major and the Brahms String Quartet No 2 in A Minor.
The concert is free and open to the public, and the auditorium is accessible to all. The concert also will be live-streamed.
Described by the Chicago Tribune as “an ensemble that invites you – ears, mind and spirit – into its music,” the Avalon String Quartet has established itself as one of the country’s leading chamber music ensembles.
In the 2011-2012 season, the Avalon performed the complete Beethoven quartet cycle at the Art Institute of Chicago in historic Fullerton Hall.
During the 2013-2014 season, the quartet embarked on the complete Bartok cycle at the Art Institute of Chicago. In each of the six concerts, a different Bartok quartet was paired with another masterpiece from the string quartet repertoire.
For more information, call (815) 753-1546 or email [email protected].