Seven Ages of Man—An Avalon String Quartet Commission

“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”

Thus begins one of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches, spoken by the misanthropic Jacques in the comic masterpiece, As You Like It. It is also the basis for a new string quartet, composed by Professor David Maki (School of Music) and performed by the Avalon String Quartet. This piece, specially commissioned by the College of Visual and Performing Arts in honor of NIU’s 125th anniversary, will have several parts, each introduced with the accompanying text performed by Professors Stanton Davis and Patricia Skarbinski of the School of Theatre and Dance. We hope you’ll join us at the world premiere of this exciting marriage of great music and theatre!

Funded partially by a 125th Anniversary Grant

Friday, November 20 at 7:00 PM

Music Building, Boutell Concert Hall
550 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Concerts, Exhibits and Performances


Huskie Pride, Arts and Culture

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public


125th Anniversary, 125 Lecture Series

Contact Name

Paul Kassel

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