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Concert: Avalon String Quartet

May 13, 2018
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission, no registration required

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Avalon String Quartet as they perform Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No 15 in G Major, D 887 and Florence Price’s Five Folk Songs in Counterpoint.

Support for Live Arts programming is provided by the Woman's Board of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

The Avalon String Quartet will present its 2018-19 concert series in Roosevelt University's celebrated Ganz Hall. Please join us in Fullerton Hall for the acclaimed ensemble's May 13 Mother's Day performance, and visit to learn more about the quartet's 2018-19 season. The Art Institute's Learning and Public Engagement Department is grateful for seven seasons of extraordinary performances and valuable partnership.

About the Artists 

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. The quartet performs in major venues worldwide, including an annual concert series in historic Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago, where it has presented the complete quartet cycles of Beethoven, Bartok, and Brahms in recent seasons.

The Avalon captured the top prize at the ARD Competition in Munich (2000) and first prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York City (1999). In its early years, the ensemble trained intensively with the Juilliard Quartet at the Juilliard School, the Emerson Quartet at the Hartt School of Music, and the Vermeer Quartet at Northern Illinois University.

Learn more about the Avalon String Quartet.