Amernet String Quartet, Violist Paul Neubauer & Pianist Michael Linville
Tuesday, February 4 at 7:30pm
WPAC - Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall
10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199
The Amernet Quartet, FIU's Artist in Residence Ensemble, returns to the Wertheim Concert Hall with a thoughtful and provocative program of quintet masterpieces by Joaquin Turina and Antonin Dvořák.
They will be joined by two-time Grammy nominee Paul Neubauer on viola, named "a master musician" by The New York Times, and New World Symphony Associate Dean and Director of Chamber Music Activities, Michael Linville, on piano.
- Joaquin Turina: "Scène Andalouse" for viola, piano and string quartet
- Antonín Dvořák: String Quintet in E flat major, op. 97
- Salon pieces announced from the stage
AMERNET STRING QUARTET:
- Misha Vitenson, violin
- Avi Nagin, violin
- Michael Klotz, viola
- Jason Calloway, cello
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 and are Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami. Their sound has been called “complex” but with an “old world flavor.” Strad Magazine described the Amernet as “…a group of exceptional technical ability.” More at http://amernetquartet.com/.
Violist Paul Neubauer's exceptional musicality and effortless playing led the New York Times to call him “a master musician.” In 2018 he made his Chicago Symphony subscription debut with conductor Riccardo Muti and his Mariinsky Orchestra debut with conductor Valery Gergiev. He also gave the U.S. Premiere of the newly discovered Impromptu for viola and piano by Shostakovich with pianist Wu Han.
In addition, his recording of the Aaron Kernis Viola Concerto with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, was released on Signum Records and his recording of the complete viola and piano music by Ernest Bloch with pianist Margo Garrett was released on Delos. Appointed principal violist of the New York Philharmonic at age 21, he has appeared as soloist with over 100 orchestras including the New York, Los Angeles, and Helsinki philharmonics; National, St. Louis, Detroit, Dallas, San Francisco, and Bournemouth symphonies; and Santa Cecilia, English Chamber, and Beethovenhalle orchestras. He has premiered viola concertos by Bartók (revised version of the Viola Concerto), Friedman, Glière, Jacob, Kernis, Lazarof, Müller-Siemens, Ott, Penderecki, Picker, Suter, and Tower and has been featured on CBS's Sunday Morning, A Prairie Home Companion, and in Strad, Strings, and People magazines.
A two-time Grammy nominee, he has recorded on numerous labels including Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, RCA Red Seal, and Sony Classical. Mr. Neubauer is the artistic director of the Mostly Music series in New Jersey and is on the faculty of The Juilliard School and Mannes College.
Pianist, percussionist, harpist and conductor, Michael Linville is currently Associate Dean and Director of Chamber Music Activities for the New World Symphony, the orchestral academy founded in 1987 by Michael Tilson Thomas. Mr. Linville is also artistic coordinator of the New World Percussion Consort, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary chamber music that features percussion. As a soloist, Mr. Linville has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the New World Symphony, the Breckenridge Chamber Orchestra, and the National Repertory Orchestra. In addition, he has played with the Honolulu Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, and was a featured keyboardist with the Florida Philharmonic. His playing can be heard on a number of recordings, including New World Jazz (BMG), A Night in the Tropics – the Music of Gottschalk (Naxos), and White Mares of the Moon – Chamber Music of Dan Welcher (CRI), which Mr. Linville also produced.