NEW WORKS & PROGRAMS

The Amernet String Quartet actively champions the music of our time through commissioning, recording, and frequent touring.  Please be in touch with us anytime, as we always welcome composer submissions and new collaborations.  Among our recent projects are the following:

  • New Work by faculty composer, Dmitri Tymoczko, for string quartet and double bass to be premiered during spring, 2011 at Taplin Auditorium of Princeton University
  • Cuatro, by FIU School of Music Director and composition faculty member, Orlando Garcia, at BargeMusic in Brooklyn, NY on August 14, 2010
  • Three for Five by Joel Hoffman, for string quartet and cello, premiered with cellist, Gary Hoffman, at the University of Miami’s Gusman Hall on May 23, 2010
  • Sonoralia Campechana by Emmanuel Arias, premiered on the Festival Internacional de Campeche in Cameche, Mexico – December, 2006
  • String Quartet “The Urban Quartet” by Fredrick Kaufman, premiered at Florida International University’s Wertheim Concert Hall on November 16, 2005
  • String Quartet No. 7 by Stephen Dankner, premiered in Williamstown MA on August 16, 2005
  • String Quartet No. 3 by Joel Hoffman, commissioned by and premiered at the Caramoor Center for the Arts on July 21, 2005
  • Snaps for Piano Quintet by Frederic Rzewski, at the 2005 MusicX Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the composer at the piano
  • String Octet by Emmanuel Arias y Luna, premiered in Mexico City’s Nezahualcoyotl Hall with the Bamberg String Quartet on November 28, 2004
  • String Quartet No. 5 by Steven Gerber, dedicated to the Amernet String Quartet, premiered at the ConTempo Series in Cincinnati, OH on November 16, 2003
  • Alive in a Moment for string quartet and voice by Daron Hagen, commissioned for the Amernet String Quartet by the Amernet Society and Northern Kentucky University.  World premiere at NKU Greaves Concert Hall on October 8, 2003

Programs

The Amernet String Quartet is committed to engaging with audiences of all ages through vibrant performances and adventurous programming.  Our repertoire encompasses the great masterworks of the quartet literature alongside lesser known works.  In our latest performances, we’ve been excited to present these works:

    • Elliott Carter – String Quartet No. 5, in honor of the composer’s centenary year
    • Mozart – the complete viola quintets
    • Vittorio Giannini – Piano Quintet, a major work by a neglected American master
    • Erwin Schulhoff – Complete quartets — these are a treasure trove of inventive writing for the quartet, mostly forgotten since the composer’s untimely death in a Nazi concentration camp
    • Mieczyslaw Weinberg – the complete string quartets. We are excited to present the amazing and sadly unknown oeuvre of this important Polish-Jewish composer of the Soviet Union, friend and confidant of Shostakovich