|Aviv String Quartet to Perform at the Museum of Art|
As part of the Museum’s ongoing concert series, the Aviv String Quartet will perform at the North Dakota Museum of Art at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29. The Museum is located on Centennial Drive on the UND campus in Grand Forks.
The Aviv Quartet has won the Grand Prix and four special prizes at the 3rd Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (1999, Australia), 1st Prize “Amadeus Prize” at Charles Hennen Competition (Holland, 1999), Schubert Prize at Schubert Competition (2003, Graz, Austria), 2nd Prize (no 1st Prize awarded) and the International Critics Prize at Bordeaux String Quartet Competition (2003, France).
The Aviv Quartet has performed at leading venues throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall (New York), Kennedy Center and The Library of Congress (Washington), Sydney Opera House, Cologne Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall (London) , Louvre Auditorium,Theatre du Chatelet and Theatre de la Ville (Paris), Beethovenhaus (Bohn). The Aviv Quartet has performed in Brazil, China, Australia, Ireland, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Croatia, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Canada, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Belgium.
In 1999-2003 The Aviv Quartet was awarded several government prizes, such as Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize (2001), German Ministry of Education Award (1999), Prize of Israeli Lottery Foundation- Mif’al ha Pais (2003)
The Aviv Quartet studied with Gad Kogan, Irina Svetlova and Chaim Taub, then continued its studies with the members of the Alban Berg Quartet at Cologne Hochschule (1998-2000), and Daniel Quartet at Rotterdam Conservatory. During 2002-2003 they collaborated with the Ysaye Quartet at CNR de Paris.
The Aviv Quartet’s repertoire comprises approximately 100 pieces, from Haydn up to contemporary composers.
Tickets for the Concert Series are available by subscription to the series, or available for single concerts at the door or in advance at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Non-member tickets: $70 for the season, $15 per concert at the door. Member tickets: $60 for the season, $13 per concert at the door. Student and military tickets are $20 for the season, $5 per concert at the door. Children middle school and under are admitted free. Help assure the survival of the Concert Series by becoming a Concert Series Sponsor for an additional $50. Order your tickets today by sending a check or calling 777-4195.
The Museum Concert Series is underwritten by a grant from the Myra Foundation, with support from the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art, with additional contributions from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, General Mills Foundation, and Land O’ Lakes Foundation. Committed classical music lovers also contribute an additional $50 on top of their season ticket to become sponsors who share in the cost of bringing great music to the community.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the UND campus in Grand Forks. Admission is free, although donations are always appreciated. Museum hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 to 5 p.m. The Museum shop is open during Museum hours. The Museum Café is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4195