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Works for violin and piano by minority composers

Music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and William Grant Still,
Blues by W.C. Handy, and beautiful arrangements of Spirituals

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February 6-10, 2018

Fabulous violinist Tim Schwarz will be featured in this program that will explore some lesser-known, but simply beautiful, music by minority composers and other oppressed peoples.  The program will include works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an English/African composer celebrated during his lifetime as “the African Mahler”;  William Grant Still, a sadly neglected African-American composer who was an active part of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s and 1930’s;  as well as some Blues by W.C. Handy and Spirituals arranged by George Morrison.  The final work will be an amazing virtuoso work by Jewish composer Paul Schoenfield called “Four Souvenirs” that explores four different dances from Samba to Tango to Tin Pan Alley and Square Dance.

Tim and I went to Peabody Conservatory together many years back and formed a Duo at the time that focused on forgotten American music.  We won the US Artistic Ambassador Program in 1996 and were sent by the US State Department on a two month, eleven country of the Middle East and Southeast Asia with stops in Syria, Pakistan, Egypt, Israel, Thailand, Laos, and more.  It was one of the greatest experiences of our lives and the power of this music to transcend all cultural barriers was truly inspiring.   Hope you can join us for one of the concerts—they should be very special programs!

We actually just performed this concert in the Asheville area to rave reviews.  Click on the link below to read one review:  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8781

Click below to see a live performance of the Violin Suite by William Grant Still with Schwarz and Weiser:



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Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Lansdowne Friends Meeting
120 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050

Our first AmiciMusic concert in the Philadelphia area in a lovely Quaker meeting house just outside the city.   General admission is $20 at the door; Members of the Meeting are $15 and all children 18 and under are free.   Discounted advance seats for sale by clicking below.  To buy multiple seats, just click on the Add to Cart button and you will be able to add seats on the next screen.  To get the special Member price, click on the arrow next to the ticket price below.  We will not mail out tickets, but will keep your names on a list at the door.  You will also be able to buy seats at the door for the price above.  You can also call Daniel Weiser, Art. Dir., at 802-369-0856 to purchase tickets with a credit card over the phone.  Hope you can come to our first AmiciMusic program in the Philadelphia area.  You will not only love the music, but also the intimacy and education of our shows.

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Friday, Feb 09, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano
109 Longwood Rd, Baltimore, MD 21210

Our first concert in this very beautiful and intimate home in the heart of Roland Park.  Yvonne is a fabulous host with a terrific open living room that is perfect for home concerts.  Seating will be limited and by reservation only.  Food and drink are included in the price.  Purchase your seats below with any major credit card—you do not need to have a PayPal account.  To buy multiple seats, just click the Add to Cart button and you can add seats on the next page.   To purchase a seat for a child for the reduced price of $15, click on the arrow below. We will not send out any tickets, but we will put your name on the list of those who have signed up.  Buy your seats now before it sells out.  You can also call Dan Weiser, Art. Dir., at 802-369-0856 if you prefer to buy seats over the phone.