The Birmingham Art Music Alliance is pleased to present our very first commercial audio release! Performed by the Amernet String Quartet, “Alabama String Quartets” is a double-CD compilation of string quartets written by Birmingham Art Music Alliance composers. Available on CD or digital. Album art by Caroline Mangum.
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ALABAMA STRING QUARTETS – Alabama, although better known for the jazz of Lionel Hampton or the country music of Hank Williams, has a vibrant culture of classical music. Professional training in classical music is offered by numerous institutions of higher learning. There are several major orchestras in the state, including the Alabama Symphony Orchestra whose history stretches back to 1921, and also opera companies, chamber ensembles, and dedicated presenters, such as the Birmingham Art Music Alliance. Birmingham Art Music Alliance (BAMA) is an autonomous non-profit organization with the two-fold mission of promoting music by Alabama composers and presenting concerts of recently created art music to communities in Birmingham and beyond. Members include local composers, professional performers, students, and enthusiasts who wish to preserve and maintain the long tradition of music as a living art form. The Birmingham Art Music Alliance is thrilled to present the extraordinary Amernet String Quartet in Alabama String Quartets, spotlighting chamber music s most ‘classical’ of sub-genres and its expression in the hands of living composers from the Deep South.