Ames Quartet performs Music Mondays concert

MOUNT VERNON — The Ames Piano Quartet, the resident chamber music ensemble at Iowa State University, performs as part of Cornell College’s Music Mondays series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in King Chapel.

Concert admission at the door is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Admission is free to Cornell students, faculty, staff, emeriti faculty, retired staff and their families, and to holders of the Purple Pass.

The violin, viola, cello and piano quartet will perform Quartet in F Major, Op. 15, by Charles Villiers Stanford; Quartet in A Minor, Op. 67, by Joaquin Turina, and Quartet in G Minor, Op.45, by Gabriel Fauré.

The ensemble has toured throughout the United States and performed internationally. Most recently the Quartet spent a week concertizing and teaching in Havana, Cuba—the first American chamber music group to perform there in more than 40 years. Since its formation in 1976, the ensemble has recorded eight CDs. Fanfare called its CD of the Dvorak quartets, “ one of the best chamber music recordings of the century.”

The remaining Music Mondays concerts are pianist Mykola Suk on Feb. 11 and Tapestry, a female vocal ensemble making its third Cornell appearance, on March 17.