Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Amernet String Quartet with James Tocco, piano
Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:30 PM

Performing music of Haydn and Beethoven, the Amernet Quartet is joined by virtuoso pianist James Tocco for Franck's monumental Piano Quintet.

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Amernet String Quartet
Misha Vitenson, violin
Marcia Littley, violin
Michael Klotz, viola
Jason Calloway, cello

"Immensely satisfying"
--The New York Times

with James Tocco, piano

 
"Tocco... gave a knockout performance."
--The New York Times

Lauded for their "intelligence" and "immensely satisfying" playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today's exceptional string quartets. Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University since 2004, the group was formed in 1991, while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. Amernet rose to international attention after their first season, winning the Gold Medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition in 1992. In 1995, the group was the First Prize winner of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition.
 
Performing music of Haydn and Beethoven, the Amernet Quartet is joined on the program by virtuoso pianist James Tocco for Franck's monumental Piano Quintet. A Washington favorite, Tocco enjoys international renown and has been praised for "intensely concentrated playing, precisely gauged and yet rhythmically fluid, at once virile and poetic" (The Detroit News).

Program and Notes

Franz Haydn
String Quartet No. 23 in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven
Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso"
Franck
Piano Quintet in F minor

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