Concert Artist Series presents the Amernet String QuartetConcert Artist Series presents the Amernet String Quartethttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/261530Roberts Marshall Auditorium2015-03-20T20:00:002015-03-20T22:00:00
March 20,2015 8:00PM–10:00PM
Roberts Marshall Auditorium
On Friday, March 20 at 8 PM, the Concert Artist Series presents the Amernet String Quartet performing music by Arauco, Cacioppo and Dvorak. This concert will be held in Robert Hall, Marshall Auditorium.
Amernet String Quartet
On Friday, March 20 at 8 PM, the Concert Artist Series at Haverford College presents the AMERNET STRING QUARTET performing Ingrid Arauco's String Quartet No. 2, Curt Cacioppo's Nayénĕzgạni: SLAYER OF MONSTERS, and Dvorak's Quartet Op. 96 "American". This concert will be held in Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium on the Haverford College Campus at 370 Lancaster Avenue in Haverford, PA. Ticket prices are $20 (Gen), $15 (Sr), $10 (Stu), $5 (7-17). For more information (610) 896-1011 or www.haverford.edu/music/events/.
Lauded for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami since 2004, the group was formed in 1991 while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. The Amernet quickly rose to international attention after their first season, winning the gold medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition, before being named first prize winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition.
The Amernet’s busy performance schedule has taken the quartet across the Americas and to Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. They have collaborated with many of today’s most prominent artists and ensembles including the Tokyo, St. Lawrence, and Ying quartets as well as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Robert deMaine, Andres Diaz, Roberto Diaz, David Ehrlich, Guillermo Figeuroa, Yehuda Hanani, Gary Hoffman, Marc Johnson, Ida Kavafian, Paul Katz, Anton Kuerti, Ruth Laredo, Seymour Lipkin, Valentina Lisitsa, Anthony McGill, Rainer Moog, Christopher Rex, Nathaniel Rosen, Barry Snyder, James Tocco, Kyung Wha-Chung, and Zvi Zeitlin.
The Amernet has always been committed to the music of our time and has commissioned works from many of today’s leading composers, working closely with composers including Anthony Brandt, John Corigliano, Stephen Dankner, David Epstein, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Harold Meltzer, Gerhard Samuel, Morton Subotnick, and Dmitri Tymoczko. Additionally, the group has made many recordings, among which are the Concerto for Clarinet, Oboe, String Quartet and Bass by John Harbison with Sara Lambert Bloom and Charles Neidich as soloists; The Butterflies Began to Sing, a work for string quartet, bass, MIDI keyboard and computer by Morton Subotnick; an album of quartets by the American composer Stephen Dankner; the string quartet and double bass quintet of Dmitri Tymoczko; and a pairing of the Debussy String Quartet and the Chausson Concert for Piano, Violin, and String Quartet, with James Tocco and Yehonatan Berick. In addition, the Amernet is keen on exploring collaborative projects, and has recently appeared with jazz pianist Steve Allee; onstage with Josée Garant Dance; and with the Kruger Brothers. The Amernet also actively advocates for neglected works of the past and aims to enliven the concert experience through its innovative programming.
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