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Dame Ethel Smyth

Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Amernet

The English composer Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944) will be featured in a concert on March 8 in Ft. Lauderdale. Making it even more special, this is an  "Official Broward 100" event marking the 100th birthday of Broward County.

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         


TICKETS and CONTACT information

Single tickets-$35        Students with valid ID- $15

Phone: (954) 761-3435

Clifford Cunningham

Dr. Clifford Cunningham is a planetary scientist. He earned his PhD in the history of astronomy at the University of Southern Queensland, and has undergraduate degrees in science and ancient history from the University of Waterloo. In 2014 he was named a contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica. He is the author of 14 books on asteroids and the history of science. In 1999 he appeared on the TV show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Asteroid 4276 was named in his honor in 1990 by the International Astronomical Union based on the recommendation of its bureau located at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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