Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra’s ‘Mozart Meets Ravel’ set for Oct. 28

Staff Report

Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center will present the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, directed by Stephen Squires, in concert with violin virtuoso Darwyn Apple in “Mozart Meets Ravel” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, at Court Street United Methodist Church.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for students. Groups of 10 or more adults receive $5 off per ticket.

Apple debuted with the Detroit Symphony at age 17. He has extensive solo and ensemble experiences in the United States, the Virgin Islands, Europe and South America, as well as solo appearances with many American orchestras, including those of New Orleans and Toledo, and many return engagements with the Detroit Symphony.

Apple performed for the presidential inaugural festivities in 1993. He was first violinist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for many years, and was previously a member of The New Orleans Symphony Orchestra.

Founded more than 20 years ago by Eleanor Stanlis, the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra (MCO), under the baton of Squires, is the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s highly-respected professional chamber orchestra. The MCO recently won the Illinois Council of Orchestras 2011 “Chamber Orchestra of the Year” Award, which will be presented at the concert.

To purchase concert tickets or for more about upcoming Mendelssohn events, call (815) 964-9713 or visit

From the Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2011, issue

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