IU South Bend hosts the Villiers Quartet

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The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts hosts the Villiers Quartet on Saturday, October 26, at 7:30 pm in the Campus Auditorium of Northside Hall.

The Quartet will present a recital as a part of their East Coast tour and American debut. The concert will include Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 6, String Quartet in E minor by Sir Edward Elgar, and Arcadiana by Thomas Adés.

The Villiers Quartet (VQ) is based in London, United Kingdon. Named Quartet-in-Association with the Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra, the Villiers Quartet has created its own ground-breaking chamber music residency and concert series in collaboration with St. Andrew's Church in the London borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. In March 2012 the VQ became a featured ensemble of the UK's Making Music Concert Promoter's Group after being selected from a pool of over 100 applicants.

The VQ regularly performs concerts exploring the relationship of chamber music with dance, art, film, literature, digital media and technology. Last year they collaborated with actor Richard Mulholland in a performance of Haydn's “The Seven Last Words of Christ;” they launched the VQ New Works Competition, reaching a global audience with their online competition allowing internet audiences to vote for the winner; and they performed at the legendary London jazz venue Ronnie Scott's as part of the Brit Jazz Fest with sublime vocalist Seaming To.

Tickets for the Villiers Quartet are available for $7-$12 and free to students and children. For more information and to order tickets visit or call the arts box office at 574.520.4203.

The Villiers Quartet
7:30 pm Saturday, October 26
Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46615
Tickets $7-$12 | Free to students/children