Viola-piano recital featuring Tony Devroye, Daniel Schlosberg at Mendelssohn May 23

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As a result of an injury within the group, the Avalon String Quartet is unable to perform the final concert of their 2013-14 season. As an alternative for this concert, Mendelssohn has announce a fantastic viola-piano recital featuring Avalon String Quartet violist Tony Devroye and his colleague Daniel Schlosberg at 7 p.m., Friday, May 23, at Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St., Rockford.

For this program, Devroye and Schlosberg will perform works by Bach, Schubert, Hindemith and Enseco as a way of introducing the viola as a featured solo instrument through a variety of wonderful repertoire. They will also engage in conversation from the stage to contextualize and deepen the experience.

Daniel Schlosberg (piano) is a leading collaborative pianist in Chicago and a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame.

Anthony Devroye (viola) was born in Belgium and raised in the United States. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in biological science from Columbia University. He studied at the Juilliard School and earned a diploma in viola from the Curtis Institute of Music.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased online at, by calling (815) 964-9713, or at the door. All seating is first come, first serve.

Since 1884, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center has been a source of exciting, personal, interactive music experiences for the residents of northern Illinois. Mendelssohn PAC, a non-profit organization, consists of a three- building campus and serves the community with a range of concerts, youth music programs and performing ensembles for all ages. The Mendelssohn PAC campus includes Mendelssohn Hall (the former First Presbyterian Church) at 406 N. Main St., the Emerson House at 420 N. Main St., and the Starr Center at 415 N. Church St. The Rock Valley Children’s Choir and Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts are divisions of Mendelssohn PAC. Kantorei, the Singing Boys of Rockford, and the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corp reside on the Mendelssohn campus. Visit

Posted May 22, 2014

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