In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Amernet String Quartet will be joined by guest composers, Joel Hoffman and Jonathan Leshnoff, in the intimate Miami Beach Urban Studios. Their New Music Miami ISCM Festival program features the world premiere of Orlando Jacinto Garcia’s I never saw another butterfly; String Quartet No. 3 (2011) by Jonathan Leshnoff; and String Quartet #3 (2005) by Joel Hoffman. This performance concludes the Amernet’s 2017-2018 FIU season in Miami, Florida. The Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional young string quartets. They are Artists-in-Residence at Florida International University, fascinating with flawless intonation, extraordinary beauty of sound, virtuosic brilliance and precision of ensemble.
Times and Ticketing
Be sure to join us for a pre-concert discussion of works with the composers at 7:00pm, to be followed by a performance at 7:30pm. This concert is free, and no ticket is required.
About the Amernet
The Amernet String Quartet has garnered recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets and are Artists-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami. Their sound has been called “complex” but with an “old world flavor.” Strad Magazine described the Amernet as “…a group of exceptional technical ability.” The Amernet’s performance schedule has taken the quartet across the Americas and to Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and they have collaborated with many of today’s most prominent artists and ensembles including the Tokyo and Ying quartets as well as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Robert deMaine, Roberto Diaz, Alexander Fiterstein, Gary Hoffman, Anthony McGill, Sherrill Milnes, and Michael Tree.
Internationally, the quartet has appeared at major festivals around the world, including Cervantino, San Miguel de Allende, Aviv (Israel), and Colima (Mexico), while the Nürnberger Nachrichten commented that their playing was “fascinating, with flawless intonation, extraordinary beauty of sound, virtuosic brilliance, and homogeneity of ensemble.” The Amernet’s U.S. engagements have included the Kennedy Center, the Tilles Center, Caramoor, the Great Lakes Festival, Newport, Friends of Chamber Music in Arizona and in Syracuse, LPR in New York City, Chamber Music Society of Louisville, Music on the Edge in Pittsburgh, the University of Maine – Collins Center, and Market Square Concerts. The Amernet has also appeared as quartet soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony and Alan Gilbert. Earlier in their career, the Amernet won the gold medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition before being named first prize winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition. Prior to their current position, the Amernet held posts as Corbett String Quartet-in-Residence at Northern Kentucky University and at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Additionally, the ensemble served as the Ernst Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence at the Caramoor Center for the Arts. In its frequent touring, the Amernet has conducted workshops and master classes in Buffalo, Los Angeles, Memphis, and New Orleans as well as visiting residencies at colleges and universities including Columbia, Dickinson, Fresno State, Gettysburg, Penn State, Princeton, Western Illinois, and Williams and abroad in Colombia, Israel, Mexico, and Serbia. The Amernet String Quartet has received grants from the Corbett Foundation, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, the LaSalle Foundation, the Fine Arts Fund, the Cincinnati Chamber Music Society, and the Amernet Society for school outreach projects, the commissioning of new works, and their concert and conversation series.
The Amernet advocates for a broad repertoire, playing the classical literature; the music of Jewish composers; and of course the music of our time, and has worked closely with some of today’s leading composers, including John Corigliano, Orlando Garcia, John Harbison, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Fredrick Kaufman, Bernard Rands, Augusta Read Thomas, Morton Subotnick, Dmitri Tymoczko, and Chinary Ung.
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