February-March 2015

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Upcoming Concerts

Miami International Piano Festival
A Benefit Concert for the
Sarcoma Research Project
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Piotr Anderszewski, Piano
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach

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Chameleon Chamber Music Series
Celebrating International Women's Day with the Amernet

Amernet String Quartet with
Iris van Eck, Cello
Sunday, March 8 at 3 PM (An "Official Broward 100" event)
Josephine Leiser Opera Center
221 S.W. 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
(Valet parking available for a small fee)

The Amernet String Quartet: Misha Vitenson and Marcia Littley, violins – Michael Klotz, viola – Jason Calloway, cello returns at our next concert on March 8, 2015.  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 is the 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.”

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.

Since it is International Women’s Day
and we will celebrate women with the performance of a string quintet by English composer, Dame Ethel Smyth. The other two compositions on the program are by Jewish composers:  Ernest Bloch and Walter Braunfels. The Amernet Quartet will be joined in the string quintets by cellist Iris van Eck.

Also get ready for our raffle: Red Door Spa has donated two gift certificates, for services in their Galleria Salon, in honor of International Women’s Celebration day.

On the program:

  • Ernest Bloch:  Paysages for string quartet
  • Dame Ethel Smyth: Quintet for Two Violins, Viola & Two Cellos in E major, opus 1
  • Walter Braunfels: Quintet in fis moll, opus 63 for Two Violins, Viola & Two Cellos 

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Student tickets- $15
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“WHAT A REVELATION was the performance yesterday.”

“The program was rewarding and the interpretation, as usual, excellent”

“The selection of works, the passion, fervor and good nature of the musicians made for a memorable event”

“We congratulate you on obtaining such a high level of musicianship, comparable to what we have come to expect coming from a large metropolitan area as we do”

Chameleon Musicians, Inc…. a chamber music medium composed of established concert artists who have a passion for chamber music. Chameleon is Not for Profit as well as Tax Exempt.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and by Funding Arts Broward.



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