NEW MUSIC MIAMI ISCM FESTIVAL 2022
January 26, 2022: Composer Dr. Chinary Ung, Amernet String Quartet, & NODUS Ensemble
The Wolfsonian – FIU
Free Admission, Registration required
7:00PM: Pre-Concert Talk ft. Dr. Chinary Ung
7:30PM – 9:00PM: Live Performance
FIU's ensemble in residence the acclaimed Amernet String Quartet and the FIU NODUS Ensemble perform the works of Grawemeyer award-winning composer Dr. Chinary Ung.
DR. CHINARY UNG
Dr. Ung was the first American composer to win the highly coveted and international Grawemeyer Award for (Inner Voices, 1989), sometimes called the Nobel Prize for music composition.
Chinary Ung has received many commissions including those from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Meet the Composer, Koussevitzky Foundation, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and La Jolla Summerfest and Santa Fe Summer Music Festivals. Ung’s music is published by C. F. Peters Corporation and is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated. His music is recorded on New World Records, Bridge Records, Cambria, London Records, Other Minds, Oodiscs, Nami Records, Kojima Records, Albany Records, Norton Recordings, Composers Recording Incorporated, Folkways Records, and Koch International.
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.”
The Amernet has always been committed to the music of our time and has commissioned works from many of today’s leading composers, working closely with artists including Anthony Brandt, Guillermo Carbo, John Corigliano, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, John Harbison, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Bernard Rands, Gerhard Samuel, Morton Subotnick, Dmitri Tymoczko, and Chinary Ung.
This festival discussions and concerts are free to the public thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach, FIU School of Music, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, The Wolfsonian – FIU, and The Betsy Hotel.
NEW MUSIC MIAMI ISCM FESTIVAL
The festival has championed and presented cutting-edge contemporary classical music over its 25 years of existence including music for soloists, chamber ensembles, and music with video and electronics. Serving as a platform for a wide variety of composers and performers from all over the world representing numerous cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds, it has established itself as an important annual cultural event in South Florida.
What does ISCM stand for?
ISCM stands for International Society for Contemporary Music. It is a prestigious international network of members from around fifty countries, devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music - the music of our time. Through ISCM, our members promote contemporary music in all its varied forms, strengthening musical life in their local contexts and making their music and its creators known to world. The ISCM embraces the diverse music of its many members without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, or politics.