News | January 06, 2016


Renowned string quartet presents concert

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The Bower School of Music & the Arts presents a concert featuring the Amernet String Quartet and FGCU Professor of Music Michael Baron at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10 in the U. Tobe Recital Hall in the Music Building.

It’s the sixth concert of the 2015-16 Faculty & Guest Artist Series.

The Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. The New York Times has lauded its “immensely satisfying” playing.

Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University since 2004, the group was formed in 1991 while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. The Amernet rose to international attention after its first season, winning the gold medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition in 1992, followed by the grand prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 1995.

Their performance schedule has taken the quartet across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and they have collaborated with many of today’s most prominent artists.

Aside from the standard repertoire, the Amernet has always been committed to contemporary music and has commissioned and recorded works by many of today’s leading composers.

The quartet will be joined by Dr. Baron, the Bower School’s head of keyboard studies, for Dvorak’s “Piano Quintet in A Major,” one of the gems of the Romantic era.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available online or at the door.

For more information, contact Joanna Hoch at (239) 745-4268 or [email protected].

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