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“The MENDELSSOHNS and the SCHUMANNS”

Works for cello and piano by Fanny & Felix Mendelssohn
as well as Clara & Robert Schumann

October 13-15, 2023

Join us for another fascinating program that reveals the connections between two musically important families in Germany in the early Romantic period–the Mendelssohns and the Schumanns.  While Felix and Robert are more famous as composers, Fanny (Felix’s sister) and Clara (Robert’s wife) were also both incredible composers who absolutely deserve to have their music included in the regular repertoire.  Clara was also one of the greatest pianists of her generation and often played with the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Felix Mendelssohn.  Felix in turn helped support a struggling Robert Schumann as he attempted to write his symphonies that went largely unheard in his lifetime.  Fanny, who, like Clara, began composing at the age of 15, held weekly chamber music Salons in her home in Berlin and continued to compose incredible works despite not getting any support from Felix or her father.  We know from Robert’s diary that the women had met briefly in Leipzig in 1843, but had only started to really get to know each other in March, 1847 when Clara visited Berlin and attended one of Fanny’s Sunday Salons.  Fanny wrote in her diary:  “I see the Schumann lady very often, she comes to see me almost daily and I have become quite fond of her.”  Sadly, Fanny would die of a stroke two months later and this nascent friendship was unable to bloom.  Together, they might have given the other more encouragement and support in their composing and attempts at publishing.

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13

Friday, Oct 13, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church
123 Kenilworth Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

A wonderful new venue for us in the heart of Asheville in the beautiful Kenilworth area.   We hope to build another intimate musical community here where we can perform our thrilling and educational concerts.  This is a very welcoming Church with fantastic people and great acoustics.  Suggested admission at the door is $20 for general, $15 for Church members, and free for all children 18 and under.  You can also pay in advance for a 10% discount at the link below with any major credit card.  Just click on the yellow “Shopping Cart” button and you can add multiple seats if wanted on the following screen.  Click on the arrow to get the Church member discount.  To buy multiple seats, just click on the yellow “ADD to CART” button and you can buy as many as you want on the next screen.  All major credit cards are accepted and you do not need to have a PayPal account.  If you prefer to pay over the phone, please call Dan Weiser at 802-369-0856.

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Oct

14

Saturday, Oct 14, 2023 @ 2:00pm

White Horse Black Mountain
105c Montreat Road, Black Mountain NC 28711

Another fun program at one of our original and favorite venues with a truly relaxing and informal atmosphere.  This renovated Chevy dealership is a true gem of the region with its cabaret-style tables and many drinks available.  Bring your own food and have a little dinner and drinks while you watch the concert.  Seats are $22 at the door or $20 in advance.  Children 12 and under are half-price.  To purchase seats in advance, call White Horse at 828-669-0816 or visit them at:  https://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

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Oct

14

Saturday, Oct 14, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Home of Daniel Angerstein & Jerry Schultz
1998 Randy Drive in Hendersonville

Join us once again at one of the finest places to hear a concert anywhere in the country!   Dan and Jerry have a fabulous house in the Hendersonville area with panoramic views of mountains, an amazing acoustical space, an incredible interior setting, and two fantastic grand pianos!    Jerry also always provides some delicious food and they have plenty of wine as well.   Seating will be limited so please sign up as soon as you can.  Light food, desserts, and wine are included in the $35 price.    Experience chamber music the way it was meant to be heard—in a true chamber.  Enjoy the intimate setting and the Salon atmosphere.  Sign up below.  You do not need a PayPal account—just any major credit card.  You can purchase multiple seats after you click on the yellow “ADD to CART” button.  Or call Dan at 802-369-0856 to purchase seats over the phone.

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Oct

15

Sunday, Oct 15, 2023 @ 2:00pm

St. Giles Chapel at Deerfield Retirement Community
1617 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Join us in this very intimate space with wonderful acoustics and a warm atmosphere at our “home” Church on the campus of Deerfield Retirement Community that is also open to the general public.  Tickets at the door are $20 for general public, $15 for Deerfield residents, and free for children 18 and under.   Get a further 10% discount on all seats by purchasing in advance at the link below.  Click on the arrow next to the price to see the Deerfield discount price.  To buy multiple seats, just click on the yellow “ADD to CART” button and you can buy as many as you want on the next screen.  All major credit cards are accepted and you do not need to have a PayPal account.  If you prefer to pay over the phone, please call Dan Weiser at 802-369-0856.