On Sun 2 Feb at 4pm, the St. Francis de Sales Church at 1600 Madison Rd. is hosting a free classical concert, featuring the Avalon String Quartet!
The Avalon is quartet-in-residence at the Northern Illinois University School of Music. Additional teaching activities have included the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute, Interlochen Advanced Quartet Program, Madeline Island Music Camp, and the Britten-Pears School in England, as well as masterclasses at universities and conservatories throughout the United States.
The Avalon has performed in major venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd St Y, Merkin Hall, and Bargemusic in New York; the Library of Congress and National Gallery of Art in Washington DC; Wigmore Hall in London; and Herculessaal in Munich. Other performances include appearances at the Bath International Music Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Caramoor, La Jolla Chamber Music Society, NPR’s St. Paul Sunday, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Dame Myra Hess Concerts, Los Angeles Music Guild, and the Ravinia Festival.
Sunday’s concert will feature Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18 No. 2 and String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131.