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Avalon String Quartet to perform Nov. 21

November 11, 2014
Avalon String Quartet

Avalon String Quartet

NIU’s Avalon String Quartet will continue its fall season at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.

The program includes Brahms’ String Quartet No. 3 Op. 67 in Bb Major, the Debussy String Quartet Op. 10 in G Minor and the Garrop String Quartet No. 4, “Illuminations.”

The concert is free and open to the public, and the auditorium is accessible to all. The concert also will be live-streamed.

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).

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].