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Chamber Music Series presents Amernet String Quartet – Farmville

The Longwood University Chamber Music Series will feature a concert by the renowned Amernet String Quartet from Miami, Florida on Thursday, February 10. Free and open to the public, the concert will take place at Molnar Recital Hall in the Wygal Music Building at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7:10 p.m.

In accordance with the university’s Covid-19 policy, all participants are required to wear masks. Event parking is available along Race Street, next to Greenwood Library and Bedford Hall.

Over the past thirty years, the Amernet String Quartet has been hailed and recognized worldwide as one of today’s outstanding string quartets. A resident ensemble at Florida International University since 2004, the band formed in 1991, when its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. The quartet’s website can be viewed at http://amernetquartet.com/.

The Amernet Quartet includes Misha Vitenson, violin; Avi Nagin, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; and Jason Calloway, cello. The program will open with the String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, by Franz Peter Schubert, followed by three pieces from the suite “Much Ado About Nothing” by Erich Korngold. After an intermission, the quartet will perform Arnold Schoenberg’s String Quartet, Opus 0, and Erwin Schulhoff’s Five Pieces for String Quartet.

The February 10 concert marks a return to the Farmville area for the quartet. He appeared four times on the LU Chamber series, and he also spent two seasons on the Hampden-Sydney Music Festival roster.

The upcoming program is presented in honor of Frieda E. Myers, pianist and faculty member from 1967 to 1994 at Longwood College, where she co-founded the Chamber Music Series. The series is now in its 34th season. For more information about this concert, access, or to become a patron of the series, call the Longwood University Music Department at 395-2495 or 395-2504.