April 8 – 10th, 2016
The University of Nebraska Omaha in collaboration with the Omaha Chamber Music Society and the Omaha Area Youth Orchestras sponsors a 3-day Residency featuring the Internationally acclaimed Amernet String Quartet.
Schedule of events
April 8th, 10 – 12pm
Six Omaha Public Schools will bring their orchestra students for a morning of conversation, performance and encouragement to the University of Nebraska Omaha. Dr. Washington Garcia and Dr. Mary Parkinson will lead this event sharing in the University of Nebraska’s School of Music mission to be a large part of the community and Nebraska as leaders in education. The Amernet String Quartet will showcase some of their extraordinary music to the students. Question and answers will follow. Complementary tickets will be given to the participating students for the concert at UNO on April 9th at 7:30pm.
April 8th, 4:30 – 6:30pm
The Omaha Conservatory of Music will have twenty of their students work with members of the Amernet String Quartet in four concurrent masterclasses. A question and answer session and short performance will end the afternoon’s events. Complementary tickets will be given to the participating students for the concert at UNO on April 9th at 7:30pm.
April 9th 10am – 12pm
Pre-formed student ensembles from the Omaha area will work with the Amernet String Quartet in a masterclass. A question and answer session and short performance will end the afternoon’s events. Complementary tickets will be given to the participating students for the concert at UNO on April 9th at 7:30pm. Free and open to the public.
April 10th, 11:30 – 12pm
Temple Israel Concert Preview. A short presentation and performance given by the Amernet String Quartet for the congregation at Temple Israel, sharing their music and encouraging listeners to attend the full concert at the Jewish Community Center in the evening. Open and free to the public.
April 10th, 7pm
Concert at the Jewish Community Center. The Amernet will perform a program selected from the vast body of works for string quartet composed during the Holocaust, in many cases actually in the Terezin camp. Open and free to the public.
Performance at Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
April 9 | 7:30 P.M.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, free with MavCard. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the concert.
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. The Amernet’s 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 including the Tokyo and Ying quartets as well as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Robert deMaine, Roberto Diaz, Gary Hoffman, Ida Kavafian, Anthony McGill, Sherrill Milnes and Michael Tree.
“Fascinating, with flawless intonation, extraordinary beauty of sound, virtuosic brilliance and homogeneity of ensemble.” Nürnberger Nachrichten
“intelligence…and immensely satisfying – most notable for the quality of unjaded discovery that came through so vividly. The New York Times