NIU Offers World-Class Music This Week

Avalon String Quartet

The 2018-19 performance season for the NIU School of Music kicks into high gear this week with performances by the Avalon String Quartet and the NIU Philharmonic.

NIU’s world-renowned quartet in residence, the Avalon Quartet, will perform tonight, Tuesday, October 9, in the Music Building Recital Hall from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 9, the NIU Philharmonic will present their season-opening concert in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall from 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Avalon String Quartet, Tuesday, October 9, 2018
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Members: Blaise Magnière, violin // Marie Wang, violin // Anthony Devroye, viola // Cheng-Hou Lee, cello

Bach: Art of Fugue (selections)
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12
Bartok: String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 7, Sz. 40

Also available in Live Webcast!

NIU Music Building, Recital Hall
550 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

COST: $5/adult, $3/student (Purchase tickets)

“Chicago Based, World Renowned”
The Avalon String Quartet has been concertizing throughout the US and abroad since 1995 and was described by the Chicago Tribune as “an ensemble that invites you — ears, mind, and spirit — into its music.”

Having established itself as one of the country’s leading chamber music ensembles, The Avalon String Quartet continues astonishing audiences across the nation with their performances. Read More About Avalon.

NIU Philharmonic, Wednesday, October 10, 2018
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Danko Drusko, Director

Vaughan Williams Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Schubert Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky Italian Capriccio

Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
550 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

Also Available in Live Webcast!!

$5/adult, $3/student (Purchase tickets)

The NIU Philharmonic has a long, well-earned reputation for excellence and is thriving as an integral part of the NIU School of Music.

The Philharmonic plays five orchestral concerts each season, in addition to two performances of a fully-staged opera production with the Opera Workshop each spring.

Faculty members from the School of Music often appear as guest soloists with the Philharmonic in performance, and each season also features a concert of winners from our annual concerto competition.

To see other upcoming concerts from the NIU School of Music, including the NIU Jazz Band and the Concert Choir, check out their Event Calendar:
NIU School of Music Event Calendar

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