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September 27 – Amernet String Quartet

Sunday, September 27, 3 PM

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Amernet String Quartet
Toby Appel, Viola
Edward Arron, Cello
Haydn: String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76 No. 2 (1796-7) (11)
Bartok: String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85 (1927) (4)
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir of Florence, String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 (1890) (7)

Praised for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, 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.” The ensemble actively advocates for neglected works of the past and aims to enliven the concert experience through its innovative programming. The Amernet String Quartet’s current season includes tours throughout Europe and Latin America, as well as the premieres of several new works for quartet, and return engagements throughout the US and Israel. They are currently the Ensemble-in-Residence Florida International University in Miami.

Violist Toby Appel has been heard in recital and concerto performances throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He has appeared as a member of the Tashi chamber ensemble and the Lenox and Audubon Quartets; and, as a guest artist, with the Alexander, Manhattan, and Vermeer Quartets and jazz artists Chick Corea and Gary Burton. Other performance venues include the United Nations; the White House; and the Angel Fire, Bravo, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, and Orcas festivals. Mr. Appel has also performed as a narrator for Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon, and Stravinsky’s L’histoire du soldat; and he is a frequent commentator on National Public Radio’s Performance Today. His chamber music performances can be heard on the Columbia, Delos, Desto, Koch International, Opus 1, and Musical Heritage Society labels. Mr. Appel entered the Curtis Institute of Music at the age of thirteen, studying with Max Aronoff. He is currently on the faculty of the Juilliard School.

Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. He has appeared in recital, as a soloist with major orchestras, and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Arron has performed numerous times at Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and Avery Fisher Halls, and is a frequent performer at Bargemusic. In 2013, Mr. Arron completed a ten-year residency as the artistic director of the critically acclaimed Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert. Mr. Arron is currently on the faculty of the Steinhardt School at New York University, a position he has held since 2009.