Palm Beach Daily News, Febr. 2016

Pianist Joseph Kalichstein electrifies Amernet Quartet performance How satisfying — an afternoon spent listening to great artists perform truly great music. Listeners packed the hall of The Society of the Four Arts on Sunday to hear the Amernet String Quartet perform Joseph Haydn and Antonin Dvořák, and then, joined by pianist Joseph Kalichstein, an electrifying Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor. The Amernet Quartet... can be heard in many local performances this season because they are based as an ensemble-in-residence at Florida International University. But their career is international. They have performed in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and they have collaborated with many of the world’s most distinguished artists. The Amernet performance was exciting and energetic, virtuosic when needed, but deeply sensitive in the second movement variations. The Amernet clearly loves this music and performed it with depth and conviction. After intermission, the quartet was joined by Kalichstein. The balance of the five was perfect, as if they had been performing together for years. They left the audience breathless, but not so much so that they didn’t rise to their feet for an enthusiastic ovation. Ken Keaton READ MORE