Aviv String Quartet final 2008-09 Music Mondays performance

MOUNT VERNON — The Aviv String Quartet will close out the 2008-2009 season of Music Mondays at Cornell College March 23 with a selection of works from Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, and Dmitri Shostakovich.

aviv-colourMusic Mondays concerts are at 7:30 p.m. in King Chapel on the Cornell College campus. General admission is $10 at the door 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 Aviv Quartet will perform three quartets: Beethoven’s op. 95 (“Serioso”), Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden,” and Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 2 op. 68.

Formed in Israel in 1997, the Aviv String Quartet has performed across the globe, from Cape Town to Stockholm, and from China to Brazil. It took top prize at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition.

Aviv has received critical praise for its performances at Wigmore Hall in London, the Louvre in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Wien Konzerthaus, Zurich Tonhalle, Tel Aviv Museum, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Members of Aviv include Sergey Ostrovsky (violin), Evgenia Epshtein (violin), Shuli Waterman (viola), and Rachel Mercer (cello).