Avalon String Quartet performs Sunday at Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center

Staff Report

As the oldest continuously operated music organization in the United States, Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center has been a source of exciting, personal, interactive music experiences for the residents of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin since October 1884. Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center is pleased to welcome back the Avalon String Quartet for a fifth season beginning Sunday at 3 p.m.

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. Avalon is the quartet-in-residence at Northern Illinois University School of Music, and the quartet’s live performances and conversation are frequently featured on Chicago’s WFMT-FM.

Avalon String Quartet’s 2015-2016 season at MPAC, titled “Celebrating Russian Composers,” includes four concerts on October 4, November 15, February 28, 2016 and April 10, 2016.

Admission for the performance is $25 for general admission and $6 for students. Tickets are available at the door, online at mendelssohnpac.org, or by phone at 815-964-9713.

MPAC offers over 30 concerts in five concert series campus and serve the community with a wide range of youth music programs, master classes, and performing ensembles for all ages. The MPAC campus includes Mendelssohn Hall at 406 N. Main Street, Emerson House at 420 N. Main Street, and Starr Center at 415 N. Church Street. Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts is a division of MPAC. For more information visit mendelssohnpac.org.

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