Amernet String Quartet at Hebrew Union College This Sunday, Nov. 11

Cincinnati is ridiculously spoiled when it comes to classical music, and that’s even more true if you happen to live in Clifton. Within walking distance is both the College Conservatory of Music (which would be sweet enough by itself) and also Hebrew Union College, home to lots of chamber music performances as of late. This Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm the Amernet String Quartet will perform music of the Jewish Diaspora for string quartet, featuring compositions by Jewish composers Pavel Haas, Aleksandr Zhitomirskii, Jacob Weinberg, Viktor Kohn, David Grunfeld and Dmitri Skosta. The concert is free and open to the public, and at the Scheuer Chapel on the Cincinnati campus, 3101 Clifton Avenue in Clifton.  One assumes the performance will draw audience members eager to leave behind all the noise of the last couple weeks and simply focus on music. Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University since 2004, the Amernet String Quartet was formed in 1991 while its founding members were attending Juilliard. Here the quartet performs a movement from a string quartet by one of the masters of the medium, the man who never knew for sure if or when Stalin’s henchmen might knock upon his door, Dimitri Shostakovich:

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