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Chamber Spotlight Series continues Friday

Jan 22, 2013

Avalon String Quartet, hailed as “one of the most exciting young string quartets in America” by The Washington Post, will perform Beethoven’s Op. 59 at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.

Avalon String Quartet has established itself as one of the country’s leading chamber ensembles and has earned international acclaim for the bold musicality and passionate intensity of its performances. Formed in 1995 at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Avalon Quartet came to the fore after participating in Isaac Stern’s Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall in 1997. Stern subsequently invited the quartet to perform in the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Encounters in Jerusalem and later presented the ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall.

The quartet won the Grand Prize at the 1998 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, first prize at the 1999 Concert Artists Guild Competition and the highest prize awarded at the 2000 ARD Competition in Munich.

Avalon String Quartet’s program at the Sondheim Center will feature a quartet from Beethoven’s Op. 59, among the most popular of all quartet works.

Tickets for Avalon String Quartet are $15 for Zone 1 and $12 for Zone 2 and youth. Tickets are available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Ticket Office, 472-2787 and www.fairfieldacc.com.

Avalon String Quartet is part of the inaugural Sondheim Chamber Music Spotlight Series and is presented in conjunction with the Fairfield Concert Association, Chamber Music Society Fairfield, Jeff Hemming, Everybody’s Whole Foods, Brian Stains, Shaklee – Bob Ferguson, Jan Pitt, Fairfield Nutrition and James Farkas.

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