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Avalon String Quartet Brings Sounds of Russia to Windy City

There are many similarities between winters in Chicago and Moscow. The snow, the bitter cold, the bone-chilling winds. So, it may not surprise you that a group of local musicians finds itself drawn to performing some music from the east.

At their Winter Concert tomorrow evening, the Avalon String Quartet will feature pieces by Anton Arensky, Sergei Prokofiev, and a work by Beethoven that incorporates Russian folk melodies.

This year the String Quartet celebrates its 15th anniversary. Over that time, they've garnered rave reviews from the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. When not touring the world, the quartet is in residence at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Performance:
Avalon String Quartet with famed cellist and educator Yehuda Hanani
Wed. Feb. 10
Merit School of Music  

Music Used:  Avalon String Quartet, "Beethoven, String Quartet In B Flat Major, op. 18 No. 1", from a live performance of the group recorded 9/17/09

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