Avalon String Quartet returns to Mendelssohn

Staff Report

Now in their fifth consecutive season being featured as a part of the MPAC Main Stage series, the Avalon String Quartet returns for the second installment of their series, Celebrating Russian Composers. 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 two more concerts on February 28 and April 10. All concerts are at 3 p.m. and take place in Mendelssohn Hall, located at 406 N. Main Street.

Admission is $25 for general admission, $6 for students. Tickets are available at the door, online at mendelssohnpac.org, or by phone 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 information on this and other upcoming events at Mendelssohn visit mendelssohnpac.org.

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