Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

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Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

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

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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

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

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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 Asheville 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!

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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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We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

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     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

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AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

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We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

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Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

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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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

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Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

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

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 Asheville 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!

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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”:

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We have had to postpone our scheduled venues due to the Coronavirus.  For those of you who cannot see this LIVESTREAM concert on Mother’s Day at 3:00, we  hope to do another special LIVESTREAM of this program soon.  The program features great, but unfairly neglected piano trios by female composers, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, and more.   We plan to perform wearing masks and maintaining the proper social distancing from my home in Baltimore, MD.  We will let you know what date we can do this and will provide the link to see the program live!   Thanks for your continued support.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

     SORRY.  CONCERT CANCELLED due to CORONAVIRUS.

features a fantastic tenor, Dr. Jamison Walker, who has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

AmiciMusic is thrilled to bring back this incredible group of musicians to perform two of the best piano quartets in the repertoire by Schumann and Faure.    Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as the incredible violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany.   Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about the composers on the program.

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

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

We usher in the holiday season with a very fun, family-friendly program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuoso version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano.   We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets.   This is a great way to get the holiday season started and a great concert for all ages to attend!  All children 18 and under are Free!

Check out a recording of Alex and Dan performing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Bells:

 

Check out Alex Watson performing his rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” from his Holiday Expressions CD

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

No products were found matching your selection.

Join AmiciMusic for our wonderful holiday concert tradition!  “FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY” is a fun program featuring jazzy arrangements of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, Christmas Carols, plus virtuoso versions of the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss..  The two Dans—Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser—will get you in the spirit of the holidays with this virtuosic concert that is a true ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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 in four different venues in Western North Carolina

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Join us for this thrilling program featuring cellist Frances Borowsky and pianist/Art. Dir. Daniel Weiser performing music for cello and piano with strong folk influences, including works by Bruch, Poulenc, Janacek, Popper, and more.  From Bruch’s Kol Nidre, based on Jewish melodies, to Janacek’s Moravian-inspired Pohadka to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, this is all exciting and rhythmic music with wonderful tunes.  Ms. Borowsky has performed in over 30 countries around the world as well as venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Mr. Weiser is the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has performed in a wide variety of countries, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Israel.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

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