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Avalon String Quartet - January

Mainstage

January 31, 2021
3:00 PM

Ten years ago, MPAC collaborated with the Avalon String Quartet in a mini-series consisting of all sixteen of Beethoven’s String Quartets. During the intervening years, the Quartet has continuously been a part of the MPAC Mainstage Series. In honor of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Avalon reprises the playing of all the Master’s Quartets through the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Mainstage seasons.

Admission:
$20 in Advance / $25 at the Door / $6 Student

Venue:
MPAC Starr Center
415 North Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103

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Anton Hatwich and Keefe Jackson

Jazz at Starr Center

February 7, 2021
3:00 PM

Anton Hatwich (bass) and Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone) are Chicago based musicians specializing in jazz and improvised music. Expect to hear both familiar and unexpected sounds in this performance for MPAC's Jazz at Starr Center Series.

Admission:
$10 in Advance / $15 at the Door / $6 Student

Venue:
MPAC Starr Center
415 North Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103

General Admission

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Beethoven Collaboration

Mainstage

February 26, 2021
7:30 PM
(Lecture at 6:30 PM)

Beethoven was an innovative composer whose works span the transition from the Classical to the Romantic Eras. This collaborative concert features area musicians performing works from Beethoven’s early and late periods.

Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:30 PM with Dr. David Patterson

Admission:
$20 in Advance / $25 at the Door / $6 Student

Venue:
MPAC Starr Center
415 North Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103

General Admission

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Jayne Latva & Michèle Lekas

Music on Main

March 15, 2021
5:30 PM

Keyboard specialist, Jayne Latva, and RSO concertmaster, Michèle Lekas, appreciate the opportunities to collaborate on Baroque and Classical compositions. Their Music on Main program will focus on music of the Baroque Era for violin and keyboard.

Admission:
$10 in Advance / $15 at the Door / $6 Student

Venue:
MPAC Starr Center
415 North Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103

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Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Charlotte's Web

March 21, 2021
3:00 PM

From the Yiddish Theater to American Big Band, from the Shtetl to the Symphonic, the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band will delight you with favorites like “Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn.” Under the direction of Music Director and Violinist Alex Koffman, classical sophistication meets theatrical fun in a performance filled with soul, and humor.

Admission:
$20 in Advance / $25 at the Door / $6 Student

Venue:
MPAC Starr Center
415 North Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103

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Frosted Impressions Quartet

Jazz at Starr Center

April 11, 2021
3:00 PM

This new ensemble will present an exploration of jazz genres from “straight ahead” to bop and fusion.

Admission:
$10 in Advance / $15 at the Door / $6 Student

Venue:
MPAC Starr Center
415 North Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103

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Kenneth Drake

Mainstage

April 16, 2021
7:30 PM

Kenneth Drake was an early exponent of playing classic repertoire on early pianos. Professor emeritus in the University of Illinois School of Music, he is the author of The Beethoven Sonatas as He Played and Taught Them and The Beethoven Sonatas and the Creative Experience.

Admission:
$20 in Advance / $25 at the Door / $6 Student

Venue:
MPAC Starr Center
415 North Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103

General Admission

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Avalon String Quartet - May

Mainstage

May 2, 2021
3:00 PM
(Lecture at 2:00 PM)

Ten years ago, MPAC collaborated with the Avalon String Quartet in a mini-series consisting of all sixteen of Beethoven’s String Quartets. During the intervening years, the Quartet has continuously been a part of the MPAC Mainstage Series. In honor of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Avalon reprises the playing of all the Master’s Quartets through the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Mainstage seasons.

Pre-Concert Lecture at 2:00 PM with Dr. Brian Hart

Admission:
$20 in Advance / $25 at the Door / $6 Student

Venue:
MPAC Starr Center
415 North Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103

General Admission

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R. Wesley Carr

Charlotte's Web

May 14, 2021
7:30 PM

2019 National Mandolin championship winner, R. Wesley Carr is a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in bluegrass and acoustic jazz. He has studied with jazz and classical guitar professor Fareed Haque at Northern Illinois University and five time Grammy winner, mandolin player Adam Steffey.

Admission:
$20 in Advance / $25 at the Door / $6 Student

Venue:
MPAC Starr Center
415 North Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103

General Admission

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