Avalon String Quartet presents ‘Serendipitous Harmony’ Sept. 7

• Concert originally scheduled for March and rescheduled for Sept. 7 will explore the power and passion of Beethoven

Staff Report

Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center (PAC) will present the Avalon String Quartet in the concert “Serendipitous Harmony” at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, in Mendelssohn PAC’s Emerson Auditorium, 415 N. Church St., Rockford.

Concertgoers can experience the power and passion of Beethoven and mingle with the artists after the concert.

The Avalon String Quartet, one of the country’s leading string ensembles, was formerly in residence at Juilliard School and Indiana University, and is now in residence at Northern Illinois University.

During the 2011-2012 concert season, the Avalon String Quartet presented a six-concert series of Beethoven’s string quartets for the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center. The concert “Serendipitous Harmony,” originally scheduled for March, was rescheduled for Sept. 7.

In this program, three works in closely related tonalities will be brought together in the same way one might study an artist’s diverse treatments of a single theme (i.e., Picasso’s use of the guitar in his artwork, or architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s fascination with Japanese woodblock prints).

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Mendelssohn PAC can be reached at (815) 964-9713 or online at www.mendelssohnpac.org.

From the Sept. 5-11, 2012, issue

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