Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

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Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below:

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents another very fun and exciting program highlighting some of the jazzier and tango-influenced aspects of the flute/piano repertoire. Acclaimed flutist Lea Kibler joins us one more time for this rhythmic concert featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Paul Schoenfield, and more. You will not want to miss this energetic and vibrant program!

First Presbyterian Church

AmiciMusic presents a concert of trios for the wonderful combination of flute, oboe, and piano featuring music by J.S. Bach, Rossini, Ibert, Madeline Dring, and African-American composer William Grant Still.   Alicia Chapman will do double duty on both oboe and English Horn to add an extra layer of beauty to the texture.  Ms. Chapman and Ms. Kibler have performed all around the world with such ensembles as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.   You won’t want to miss this intriguing blend of instruments in intimate settings.

First Presbyterian Church

No products were found matching your selection.

 

Check out the new Podcast from Muphen Whitney with interviews and information about the program:

 

Join us for another thrilling crossover program exploring the connections between classical and jazz music through the works of Claude Bolling.  This year, we present his Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio that was written originally for Pinchas Zukerman.  My great friend and colleague, Tim Schwarz, will come from Philadelphia as our guest violinist and team up with the great Asheville-based combo of Craig Sandberg, bass, and Justin Watt, percussion.  It should be a fabulous show.

Check out a video from our JAZZICAL 4 program last year featuring flutist Lea Kibler

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for this wonderful chamber music combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano.  Margaret Herlehy, oboe, and Janet Polk, bassoon, will join me for this program of very fun and exquisitely lyrical music for this beautiful and seldom heard combination of instruments.

First Presbyterian Church

Join us for our first AmiciMusic Mozart in the Mountains Festival featuring two great programs and five concerts over three days.  To buy a discounted pass good for any of the four public concerts of either “A Night in Vienna” and “Breaking Winds,” please click on this link:  https://amicimusic.org/concert/mozart-in-the-mountains-festival-pass/

“A Night in Vienna” is an encore performance of one of our very fun shows from the past featuring great scenes from three Mozart operas (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute) as well as wonderful songs from The Merry Widow by Lehar and Die Fledermaus by Strauss.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, will join me on this exciting musical voyage to Vienna that you will not want to miss!

 

 

First Presbyterian Church

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser as they celebrate Black History Month with a special program of African-American Spirituals and Ragtime.  Hear the great passion and heartfelt fervor in these incredible songs that have rightfully moved from the cotton fields to the concert stage.  Explore the human condition and the incredible power of music to help bring oppressed peoples some comfort while also making comfortable people more acutely aware of the suffering around them.  Ms. Vigilante has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches.  Dr. Weiser has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has great stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century.

First Presbyterian Church

Listen to our newest AmiciMusic PODCAST about this OPUS ONE program:

AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk.  These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable.  We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak.   Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.

Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:

First Presbyterian Church

A special show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   Acclaimed Director Francis Cullinan has created, directed, and will narrate this program that features some of the great songs of the era.  Soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and Bass-Baritone Dan Boye, both from Davidson College, will join pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this nostalgic and thought-provoking show.  They will perform fun hits from the era including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Give My Regards to Broadway,” patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America” and some of the more tragic songs about the horrors of war including “I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier” and “Danny Boy.”   Come celebrate all of our Veterans on this special program for Veterans Day weekend.  All Vets are half-price at both locations.

First Presbyterian Church

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

Check out this video of Jason playing the vibes!

First Presbyterian Church

READ the REVIEW of this CONCERT:   Click on the following link to read a wonderful review of the “Winds of Winter” program from last night’s show at First Presbyterian written by Jason Decristofaro for the fantastic online Arts Journal, the Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC):  http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=8786.

AmiciMusic is proud to present the debut performance of a new addition to the Asheville area music scene, the Brevard Woodwind Quintet.  Made up of some of the finest performers in the region, these players first met while performing recently with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and have decided to join forces in this fantastic combination of instruments—-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French Horn.   This program will include some lighter music for Woodwind Quintet by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold and then pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will join them for a powerful Romantic Piano Sextet by Ludwig Thuille, a largely forgotten Austrian composer who wrote some lush music in the style of Brahms and Richard Strauss

Watch a video of a movement from the beautiful Thuille Piano Sextet below: