Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Cellist Diego Carneiro from Ecuador returns for another thrilling program of works for cello and piano by some lesser known Latin-American composers.  Maestro Carneiro brings a wealth of music from countries like Guatemala,  Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that are rarely performed in the United States.  Carneiro has performed around the world and has been named as a Minister of Tourism for Ecuador for his efforts to bring that country’s music to the world.  He is also the founder of a Youth Orchestra there that brings in Venezuelan refugees to perform and often goes into refugee camps to play and bring hope through music.  You won’t want to miss these exciting concerts!

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Zoe Lilly (13 year old cellist) on November 3, Alexander Yang (12 year old cellist) on November 4 and Rebekah Geller (18 year old violinist) on November 5.  Join us at either of the threew different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free-lance orchestras, to perform with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  You will be blown away by her huge sound and emotional playing.

We are also excited to continue our wonderful collaboration with the Peabody Prep Dept and to introduce some of their incredible young students on our concerts.  At each AmiciMusic concert in the Baltimore area, one youngster will play a short piece to showcase the fantastic young talent in this city.  For this program, we will have Katherine Yang (11 year old violinist) on October 20 and Vienne Longway (12 year old violinist) on October 27.  Join us at either of the two different venues below

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro makes his AmiciMusic debut in this terrific program that takes us on a journey around Latin America with some neglected works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Eduardo Florencia (Ecuador), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and more.  Carneiro currently lives in Ecuador where he has started an amazing orchestra made up mostly of student refugees from Venezuela.  He also brings his music into refugee camps and impoverished areas of Latin America.  His student orchestra has received money from the United Nations and numerous other good-will organizations around the world.  We are excited to introduce him to Baltimore audiences and hope you will learn more about his incredible story as a musical ambassador.  Below is a video of Maestro Carneiro conducting his wonderful student orchestra.  Enjoy!

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser return for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, as they continue to explore the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   This concert includes music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Goodman, Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.

Listen below for Steve and Dan’s rendition of Artie Shaw’s Klezmer-inspired “Clarinet Concerto”:

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This concert will celebrate a few fantastic, but unfairly neglected, black composers from three different centuries and three different countries.  We start with a Sonata in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century French virtuoso violinist and composer who not only wrote numerous works in the classical style, but also conducted the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, served in the first all-black regiment in France and was also a renowned champion fencer.  We then move to England at the end of the 19th century, where Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composed his powerful Violin Sonata in D Minor along with several cantatas based on the Longfellow poem, Song of Hiawatha, that helped bring Coleridge-Taylor to the United States on a very successful tour as conductor before his early death at age 37.  Finally, we come to the U.S. in the 20th century to perform two Spiritual settings by George Morrison; a Fantasy by Florence Price, who wrote over 300 works, including four Symphonies; and the very energetic and soulful Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, known as the Dean of African-American composers, who was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, and the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.  This is music that has been unfairly neglected, but absolutely deserves to be heard.  You won’t want to miss it!

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We start the New Year off with a sequel to one of our favorite concerts of 2021, “Broadway Violin.”  In this toe-tapping program, Tim Schwarz, violin, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director will perform all new fantastic arrangements of great Broadway songs, all by Jewish composers from the Golden Years (1920s-1940s).   Tap your feet and hum along to music by Irving Berlin (“Cheek to Cheek,” “Blue Skies”);  Jerome Kern (“All the Things You Are”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”);  Cole Porter (“Begin the Beguine,” “Just One of those Things”);  and George Gershwin (“Love is Here to Stay,” “S’Wonderful”).   Take a wonderful trip down memory lane to a time when the great Jewish songwriters ruled Broadway!

Check out this video of Richard Rodgers’ song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel with Tim and Dan performing on a previous concert:

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Join us for this special Halloween-themed program with some spooky and ghostly music composed and arranged for piano trio including ” Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” Mendelssohn’s C Minor Trio, John William’s theme from “The Witches of Eastwick,” music from Gounod’s “Faust” and more.  Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky join me once again for this very spooky program that will leave your hairs tingling and keep you on the edge of your seat!

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In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome other tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

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Join us for this wonderful program of works for viola and piano by women composers, including Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pejacevic, Fernande Decruck, and Rebecca Clarke.   Most of these women have been sadly neglected despite their lyrical and powerful music as male composers and musicians have left them out of the mainstream repertoire.  Violist Anna Pelczer comes to us from Germany, where she is in high demand as a principal violist in various free