Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

No products were found matching your selection.

Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

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Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

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Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

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Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

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Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

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Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

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Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

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Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

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Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

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Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

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Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

No products were found matching your selection.

Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exotic locale for many composers and artists who were excited by the vibrant colors and folk spirit of its people.  Bizet’s “Carmen”, which would become one of the most successful operas of all time, exemplified this Spanish craze and helped bring a new rhythmic freshness and brighter harmonic colors to the concert stage.

Borowsky and Weiser have performed together on many stages, most recently with their exciting “FOUR-HAND FRENCH FROLIC” show.  They have played in over 30 different countries around the world and they bring a visceral and visual energy to all of their programs.  You will not want to miss this “SPANISH SERENADE.”

Check out some of the Borowsky/Weiser duo from their recent French Frolic concert:

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

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

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

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

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

No products were found matching your selection.

Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible 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 the composers on the program.

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

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano

Listen here to Muphen Whitney’s most recent Podcast about our upcoming Spanish Serenade concert:

Join pianists Elizabeth Borowsky and Daniel Weiser in this thrilling four-hand adventure to Spain, or at least to the Spain in the imagination of several non-Spanish composers, including Bizet, Chabrier, Ravel, and Moszkowski.   Spain in the mid 19th century became a fascinating exoti