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September 11 – Amernet String Quartet with Alexander Fiterstein

Sunday, September 11, 3 PM


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In Memoriam: 9/11
Amernet String Quartet
Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet
Lev Zhurbin: Klezmer Works for Clarinet Quintet (2013) (1)
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Minor, Opus 95 “Serioso” (1810) (34)
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Opus 115 (1891) (15)
Presentation of the Colors: Falls Village VFW Post # 6851
Barber: Adagio from the String Quartet, Opus 11 (1936) (9)

Sunday afternoon’s In Memoriam concert will feature the Amernet String Quartet with guest artist Alexander Fiterstein.

At the conclusion of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet, as a special commemoration of September 11, 2001, the Falls Village VFW post #6851 will present the colors and stand at attention as the Amernet String Quartet plays the Adagio movement from the Barber String Quartet, Opus 11.

The Amernet String Quartet has garnered recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. Their sound has been called “complex” but with an “old world flavor.” Their 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. The Amernet String Quartet has always been committed to the music of our time, and now under the moniker AmerneXt, the Amernet is adopting some of the great works of the late 20th and 21st centuries in the context of earlier and traditional music. They are currently Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami.

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein is recognized for playing that combines flawless technique and consummate musicianship with graceful phrasing and a warm soulful tone. Considered one of today’s most exceptional clarinet players, he has performed in recital and with prestigious orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout the world. As a soloist, Mr. Fiterstein has appeared with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, among others. A dedicated performer of chamber music, Mr. Fiterstein frequently collaborates with distinguished musicians and ensembles, and performs at esteemed chamber music festivals and societies. Mr. Fiterstein is the founder of The Zimro Project and the Alexander Fiterstein Trio. He is the clarinet professor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.