MUSIC OF THE JEWISH DIASPORA FOR STRING QUARTET
A concert of music for String Quartet, sponsored by Drew University Music Department and
Co-sponsored by the David M. Gurland Memorial Music Fund administered by
The Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study at Drew University.
The Amernet String Quartet
Misha Vitenson, violin – Marcia Littley, violin – Michael Klotz, viola – Jason Calloway, cello
Tuesday, December 4, 8PM
Pre-Concert Talk 7:15
MASTER CLASS with Drew Music Students
TUESDAY DECEMBER 4 at 4 PM FREE!!!
Concert Hall in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts
36 Madison Avenue
$10 General Public, $5 Drew faculty, staff and non Drew Students, FREE to Drew Students!
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.
Prior to their current position at Florida International University, the Amernet held posts as Corbett String Quartet-in-Residence at Northern Kentucky University and at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Among the Amernet’s notable engagements have been appearances at Ravinia, Lincoln Center, the Harvard Musical Association, and Princeton University, and at major festivals around the world, including Lucerne, San Miguel de Allende, Aviv (Israel), Colima (Mexico), Great Lakes, Maui, Mostly Mozart, Music in the Mountains, Maverick Concerts, Morelia, and Bowdoin.
MUSIC OF THE JEWISH DIASPORA FOR STRING QUARTET. The program will include music by Jacob Weinberg , Joseph Achron , and Pavel Haas, a Czech composer who was imprisoned at the Terezin work camp and later died at the Concentration camp at Auschwitz. The concert will also feature the 4th String Quartet by Dimitri Shostakovich and a world premiere by Drew University Composer Trevor Weston.
For further information, please contact:
Trevor Weston, Chair
(973) 408 3470