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Dear AmiciMusic friends,

Below are some of our recent live concerts performed in Baltimore, Asheville, and New Hampshire (with my other organization, Classicopia) as well as some of the LIVESTREAM concerts we made during the Coronavirus pandemic.  I hope you enjoy these shows.  To find out what is coming up in your area, click on the CONCERTS link above.   

 

“FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY”

Fun Arrangements of Holiday Classics

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Performed by Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser, pianists.  Recorded live at the St. Giles Chapel in Asheville, NC on December 17, 2023

Program:  Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, Jingle Bells;  Go Tell it on the Mountain, Angels We Have Heard on High, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Blue Danube Waltz; Deck the Halls…and Boogie!, Three King Blues, King Wenceslas Rumba; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Gesu Bambino; Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky

“THE SCHUMANNS and the MENDELSSOHNS”

Romantic Works for Cello and Piano by Clara & Robert Schumann as well as Fanny & Felix Mendelssohn

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South African cellist Jacques Pierre Malan joins pianist Daniel Weiser to perform passionate and lyrical works by the Clara Schumann and her husband, Robert along with Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and her brother, Felix.  Both women were phenomenal composers whose music has been sadly neglected.  Hear their power and beauty alongside the music of their husband and brother, who often stood in the way of their composing.  For best HD viewing clarity, click on the red arrow and then click on the “YouTube” button on the bottom right of each video

“FOUR-HAND FANTASIES and RHAPSODIES”

Twenty Fingers on a Single Piano

Pianists Lura Johnson and Daniel Weiser team up in a thrilling ballet of exciting music written and arranged for four-hand piano.  The program includes a “Carmen Fantasy” based on motives by Georges Bizet; the powerful and passionate “Fantasy in F Minor” by Franz Schubert; the virtuosic (and often used in cartoons) “Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2” by Franz Liszt; and the electrifying “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin in a great arrangement by one of his students, Henry Levine.  Performed at the incredible home of Daniel Angerstein and Jerry Schultz in Hendersonville, NC on September 9, 2023.  For best HD viewing clarity, click on the red arrow and then click on the “YouTube” button on the bottom right of each video

“JEWISH JAZZ”

Klezmer & Jazz Connections

A fun program exploring connections between Jewish “Klezmer” music and early American Jazz.  Seth Kibel, clarinet and Daniel Weiser, piano.  Performed at Dr. Weiser’s home on July 29, 2023.

Part One features works of Michele Magnani, Scott Joplin, Lev Kogan, Benny Goodman, and Bela Kovacs.

Part Two features works of Magnani, Simon Sargon, Goodman, Jerry Bock, and Artie Shaw

“TREMENDOUS TRIOS”

Great Piano Trios 

Two powerful piano trios performed by Taya Ricker, violin; Franklin Keel, cello; and Daniel Weiser, piano.  

Works by Claude Debussy–Trio in G Major and Felix Mendelssohn–Trio in C Minor

Recorded live at the St. Giles Chapel at Deerfield in Asheville NC on July 16, 2023

“REED ‘EM and WEEP”–The Sequel

Fun Trios for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano

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Another wonderful program featuring works for oboe, bassoon, and piano by Milde, Beethoven, Bush, Dring, and Carr.

Performers: Margaret Herlehy, oboe; Janet Polk, bassoon; Daniel Weiser, piano. 

Performed by Classicopia and AmiciMusic in June, 2023.  Performance recorded at First Congregational Church in Lebanon, NH.

For more about Classicopia, visit  www.classicopia.org 

“MUSICAL MOTHERS”

Powerful works by Women Composers

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Presented by Classicopia and AmiciMusic in May, 2023 featuring Emmanuel Borowsky, violin; Cecylia Barczyk, cello; and Daniel Weiser, piano

Works by Amy Beach, Undine Smith Moore, Heleen Verleur, and Dora Pejacevic

For more about Classicopia, visit  www.classicopia.org 

“JEWISH BROADWAY”

Early Broadway Songs arranged for Violin & Piano

A Livestream performance featuring great arrangements of Broadway songs by Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, and George Gershwin, all of whom were Jewish. Originally aired as a Livestream for the “Music and Meaning” series at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation on January 9, 2022. Program includes “Rhapsody in Blue” plus songs such as “Cheek to Cheek,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “Stormy Weather,” “S’Wonderful” and more. 

“JAZZICAL, Part Five” 

Claude Bolling Suite for Violin & Jazz Piano Trio

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Concert featuring the Claude Bolling Suite as well as West Side Story and Gershwin songs.

Performers:  Timothy Schwarz (violin), Craig Sandberg (bass), Justin Watt (percussion), & Daniel Weiser (piano). Performed live at the First Presbyterian Church in Asheville, NC in 2019.

“TUTTI FLUTTI”

Works for Two Flutes and Piano

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Concert featuring fun works for two flutes by Debussy, Donizetti, and Doppler as well as sultry tangos by Piazzolla, a Mexican Fantasy by Zyman and three Dances by Schocker.

Performers:  Flutists Lea Kibler and Deborah Heller and pianist Daniel Weiser.  Live at St. Giles Chapel at Deerfield in Asheville, NC on July 28, 2019

“GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN”

Spirituals and Ragtime

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Concert featuring beautiful Spirituals and rhythmic Ragtime to celebrate African-American History month.

Performers: Simone Vigilante, soprano and Daniel Weiser, piano

Performed live at the First Presbyterian Church in Asheville on Feb. 23, 2020

“THE SOUL of the CELLO”

Passionate works for Cello and Piano

Presented as a Livestream Concert on November 14, 2021 for the opening concert on the Har Sinai/Oheb Shalom Gordon Fund Concert Series.  Features Lachezar Kostov, cello and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director

Erich Korngold: “Gluckwunsch” from Five Songs, Op. 38, no. 1

Felix Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata, Op. 58 in D Major

Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 (3rd & 4th mvts)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade for Violin in A Minor, Op. 73

“FOUR-HAND HOLIDAY”

Fun arrangements of Holiday Classics plus the “Nutcracker”

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A program of fantastic four-hand piano arrangments of holiday classics plus a virtuoso version of the Nutcracker Suite and Blue Danube Waltz

Performers:  Alex Watson and Daniel Weiser, piano

Performed at the home of Sally Sparks and Lora Tannenholz on December 14, 2019

“REED ‘EM and WEEP”, Part One

Great Trios for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano

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A program of great trios for this unusual combination, including works by Lalliet, Bizet, Grandval, and Poulenc

Performers: Margaret Herlehy, oboe; Janet Polk, bassoon: and Daniel Weiser, piano

Performed at the First Presbyterian Church in Asheville on June 9, 2019

 

“OPUS ONE”

First Piano Quartets by Mendelssohn and Suk

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A program featuring the first published works of Felix Mendelssohn (age 14) and Josef Suk (age 17) as well as a movement from a quartet by Dvorak, Suk’s mentor and father-in-law.

Performers:  Emmanuel Borowsky, violin; Anna Pelczer; Frances Borowsky, cello; Daniel Weiser, piano

Performed at the home of Daniel Angerstein and Jerry Schultz in Hendersonville, NC on January 13, 2019

“IN MEMORY”

A Program for the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Presented as a Livestream concert on September 11, 2021 for the “Music and Meaning” Series at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.  Features Emmanuel Borowsky, violin; Frances Borowsky, cello; and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director

Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings

Bedrich Smetana: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15 (1st & 3rd mvts)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67

“TWO PIANO VARIATIONS”

Variations on Themes for Two Pianos

Presented as a Livestream concert on August 6, 2021 for the “Music and Meaning” Series at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.  Features Daniel Lau and Daneil Weiser, pianists. 

Ferrucio Busoni:  Duettino Concertante—Variations on Mozart’s Piano Concerto, K. 459

Camille Saint-Saens:  Variations on a Theme by Beethoven, Op. 35

Robert Schumann:  Andante and Variations in B Flat, Op. 46

Johannes Brahms:  Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56

“BROADWAY VIOLIN”

Great arrangements of Broadway Favorites

Presented as a Livestream concert on January 17, 2021 from the Weiser living room in Baltimore, MD.  Features Tim Schwarz, violin and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director

Gershwin: Embraceable You , The Man I Love, I Got Rhythm;  Arlen: Over the Rainbow, arr. James Colman; Rodgers: If I Loved You, Some Enchanted Evening, Sound of Music, Climb Every Mountain; Bernstein: West Side Story, arr. Lawrence Livolsi; Bock: Fiddler on the Roof , Sunrise, Sunset, If I Were a Rich Man; Leigh: The Impossible Dream; Sondheim:  Send in the Clowns; Hamlisch:  What I Did for Love; Webber:  Memory; Schonberg: Bring Him Home; Webber:  All I Ask of You

“TWO PIANO HOLIDAY”

Fun Arrangements of Holiday Favorites

Presented as a Livestream concert on January 3, 2021 from the Weiser living room in Baltimore, MD.  Features Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser, pianists. Plus a special guest appearance by Emma and Sophie Weiser (15 year old twins)

PROGRAM: Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson, arr. by Michael Edwards; White Christmas by Irving Berlin, arr. by Amy Snyder;  Hark, the Herald Angels Sing by Felix Mendelssohn, arr. by Victor Labenske; Go, Tell it on the Mountain–Spiritual arr. by Victor Labenske ; Jingle Bells by James Lord Pierpont arr. by Robert Vandall                              The Nutcracker Suite by Peter Tchaikovsky, arr. by Nicolas Economou; “Show Yourself” from Frozen II by Robert and Kristen Lopez; Seven Christmas Carols arr. by Simon Peberdy (http://simonpeberdymusic.com/)–Deck the Halls and Boogie;  God Rest You Merry Gentlemen; King Wenceslas Rumba; Three Kings Blues; Ding Dong Glory Christmas Rag; The First Noel Gymnopedie; Joy to the World–Funky

“FLUTE FUGUE TANGO”

Fun Works for Flute and Piano

Presented live at St. Peter’s Church on Skidaway Island, GA on October 18, 2020.  Features Lea Kibler, flute, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  

PROGRAM: Johann Sebastian Bach—Sonata in E Flat Major, BMV 1031;  Alfred Schnittke—Suite in the Old Style;  Astor Piazzolla—Fuga y misterio; Taras Yachshenko—-Adieu Tango & Petite Valse;  Samuel Zyman—Cancion de Cuna; Claude Bolling—“Baroque and Blue” from 1st Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio & “Vagabonde” from 2nd Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio

“BEETHOVEN’S CELLO”, Part 1

Beethoven’s Complete Works for Cello and Piano

Presented live from the White Horse in Black Mountain on November 12, 2020.  Features Franklin Keel, cello and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  Video produced by RadHaus Studios.  Click on the screen and then click link on next screen when it says: “Watch on YouTube”.  You will be able to see the video there.  

PROGRAM:  Cello Sonata no. 1 in F Major, Op. 5, no. 1;  Cello Sonata no. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5, no. 2

“BEETHOVEN’S CELLO”, Part 2

Beethoven’s Complete Works for Cello and Piano

Presented live from the White Horse in Black Mountain on November 14, 2020.  Features Franklin Keel, cello and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  Video produced by RadHaus Studios.  Click on the screen and then click link on next screen when it says: “Watch on YouTube”.  You will be able to see the video there.  

PROGRAM:  Variations on ‘Papageno’s Song’ from Mozart’s Magic Flute; Variations on ‘Bei Mannern’ duet from Mozart’s Magic Flute;  Cello Sonata no. 3 in A Major, Op. 69Click on the screen and then click link on next screen when it says: “Watch on YouTube”.  You will be able to see the video there.  

“BEETHOVEN’S CELLO”, Part 3

Beethoven’s Complete Works for Cello and Piano

Presented live from the White Horse in Black Mountain on November 15, 2020.  Features Franklin Keel, cello and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  Video produced by RadHaus Studios.  Click on the screen and then click link on next screen when it says: “Watch on YouTube”.  You will be able to see the video there.  

PROGRAM:  Variations on Handel’s ‘Judas Maccabeus’;  Cello Sonata no. 4 in C Major, Op. 102, no. 1;  Cello Sonata no. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, no. 2

“WIND POWER”

Trios for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano

Presented as a Livestream concert on November 7, 2020.  Features Ron Erler, oboe; Sandy Johnson, bassoon; and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  

PROGRAM:  Ludwig van Beethoven Trio, Opus 11;  Mikhail Glinka Trio Pathetique;  and Gabriel Faure “Dolly” Suite as arranged by Christopher Kies.  Recorded and edited by the Borowskys

 

“BEETHOVEN BEGINS”

Opus One Piano Trios by Beethoven

Presented as a Livestream concert on October 25, 2020.  Features Emmanuel Borowsky, violin; Frances Borowsky, cello; and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  

PROGRAM:  Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trios—Opus 1, no. 1 and Opus 1, no. 3.  Recorded and edited by the Borowskys

 

“THE JEWISH SPIRIT”

Powerful and spirited Piano Trios & more

Presented as a Livestream concert on September 20, 2020 as the final concert on the AmiciMusic Jewish Festival Series, 2020.  Features Emmanuel Borowsky, violin; Frances Borowsky, cello; and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  

PROGRAM:  David Popper Hungarian Rhapsody;  Ernst Bloch Nigun, Joel Engels Freilach Trio, and the amazing Piano Trio no. 2, Op. 67 by Shostakovich.  Recorded and edited by the Borowskys.

“MUSIC of REFLECTION”

Meditative and reflective music

Presented as a Livestream concert on September 12, 2020 at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in Baltimore as a special pre-Selichot program.  Part of the “Music and Meaning” series at BHC made possible by a generous grant from the Peggy and Yale Gordon Foundation.  Features Emmanuel Borowsky, violin; Frances Borowsky, cello; and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  Wish special guest Cantor Ben Ellerin.  

PROGRAM:  Maurice Ravel “Kaddish”, Bach Cello Suite no. 3 Sarabande, Felix Mendelssohn D Minor Piano Trio (2nd mvt); Fanny Mendelssohn D Minor Piano Trio (2nd mvt). Ned Rorem song, Claude Debussy Piano Trio (3rd mvt) , Elizabeth Borowsky “Israel”, and Paul Schoenfield Cafe Music (2nd mvt).  Recorded and edited by Emmanuel and Frances Borowsky

“SELICHOT MUSIC CELEBRATION”

Service Music from Baltimore Hebrew Cong.

Music from the special evening Selichot Service at Baltimore Hebrew on September 12, 2020.  Featuring Cantor Ben Ellerin along with Emmanuel (violin) and Frances  (cello) Borowsky and Daniel Weiser on piano

PROGRAM:  Hinei Eil Y’shuati (Zilberts);  Achat Sha’alti (Katz); Ki Lekach Tov (Ellerin) ; Tavo L’fanecha (Janowski); Ashamnu (Traditional); Sh’ma Koleinu (Helfman);  Mitratzei B’rachamim (Schnipelitsky) ; Avinu Malkeinu (Traditional) 

“JEWISH JOYS and SORROWS”

Fun music with a Klezmer flair

Presented as a Livestream concert on September 9, 2020 at Beth El Congregation in Baltimore as part of their First Wednesday Concert series.  Featuring Eyal Bor, clarinet; Emmanuel Borowsky, violin;  Darragh Fitzgerald, violin;  Radhames Santos, viola;  Frances Borowsky, cello;  and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  

PROGRAM:  Bela Kovacs “Sholom Aleichem”, Ernst Bloch “Prayer”, Joseph Achron “Hebrew Melody” , Lev Kogan “Hassidic Tunes”,  Joel Engel “Freilach Trio”, Meira Warshauer “Yiddish Fantasy”, Alexander Krein “Hebrew Sketches”, and Sergei Prokofiev “Overture on Hebrew Themes”.  Recorded and edited by Emmanuel and Frances Borowsky

“A WOMAN’S VOICE”—Part Two

Great Piano Solos by Women (1835-1965)

Presented as a Livestream concert on July 25, 2020 on location at White Horse Black Mountain in North Carolina (one of the birthplaces of AmiciMusic) as part of their White Horse Live series (https://whitehorseblackmountain.com/whitehorselive/).  Professionally recorded by the fantastic RadHaus Studios (https://radhaus.studio/).  Featuring Artistic Director/pianist Daniel Weiser performing solo piano works by Louise Farrenc, Melanie Bonis, Cecile Chaminade, Amy Beach, Adaline Shepherd, Florence Price, and Margaret Bonds.  Special guests Emma and Sophie Weiser, Dr. Weiser’s twin 14 year-old daughters, sing some Broadway songs in the middle as well.

“A WOMAN’S VOICE”–Part One

Great Piano Solos by Women (1765-1850)

Presented as a Livestream concert on July 18, 2020 with Artistic Director/pianist Daniel Weiser.  This program features works by Marianne Martines, Marianna von Auernbrugger, Maria Szymanowska, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, and Clara Wieck Schumann plus intriguing stories about their lives and the difficulties they all faced in getting their musical “voices” heard because of their gender.

“TWO PIANO POWER”

Great Works for Two Pianos

Presented as a Livestream concert on June 25, 2020 as part of the “Music and Meaning” Series at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.  The program feature works for two pianos by Mozart, Arensky, Rachmaninoff, Guastavino, Bizet, and Cole Porter.  Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser are the pianists.

“PIANO SOLO FAVORITES–Part Five”

The French, Spanish and Americans

Presented as a  Livestream concert from June 22, 2020 featuring pianist and Artistic Director of AmiciMusic Daniel Weiser plus his nephew and guest artist Noah Teaney (16 years old).  This is part five in a series of concerts highlighting great piano music from 1725-1925 with wonderful stories interspersed. This video was produced by Sally Sparks from Streamside Studios in Asheville as part of their Keep Music Live project during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“MUSICAL MOTHERS”

Great Piano Trios by Women Composers 

Presented as a Livestream concert on May 10, 2020 as part of the “Music and Meaning’ Series presented by the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.   The program features Piano Trios and Songs by women composers with Emmanuel Borowsky, violin;  Frances Borowsky, cello;  Ben Ellerin, tenor; and Daniel Weiser, piano.  Works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Louise Farrenc, Cecile Chaminade, Amy Beach, Elizabeth Borowsky, and Gywnneth Walker

“PIANO SOLO FAVORITES–Part One”

Classical to Early Romantic Composers 

Presented as a Livestream concert on May 5, 2020 as part of the Keep Music Live Project directed by Streamside Studios in Asheville, NC.  This program features solo piano works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Chopin.  Featuring Daniel Weiser, piano and special guest Noah Teaney, piano (Dan’s 16 year-old nephew).  We had some internet issues so audio/visual quality not perfect—gets better in future parts

“PIANO SOLO FAVORITES–Part Two”

The Great Romantic Composers

Presented as a Livestream concert on May 16, 2020 as part of the Keep Music Live Project directed by Streamside Studios in Asheville, NC.  Solo piano works by Chopin, Felix & Fanny Mendelsson, plus Robert & Clara Schumann.   Featuring Daniel Weiser on piano.  Great stories and quotes about the composers as well.  Much better audio/visual quality than Part One

“PIANO SOLO FAVORITES–Part Three”

The Middle Romantic Period

Presented as a Livestream concert on May 31, 2020 as part of the Keep Music Live Project directed by Streamside Studios in Asheville, NC.  Solo piano works by Brahms, Liszt, Grieg, Glinka, Rubinstein, and Mussorgsky.  Lots of great stories and quotes by and about the composers.  Featuring Daniel Weiser on piano with Noah Teaney, my 16 year old nephew, playing some Liszt as well

PIANO SOLO FAVORITES, Part Four

The Russians and the French

Presented as a Livestream concert on June 14, 2020 as part of the Keep Music Live Project directed by Streamside Studios in Asheville, NC.   Solo piano works by Tchaikovsky, Cui, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, and Faure.  Featuring Daniel Weiser on piano with his 16 year-old nephew, Noah Teaney, joining as guest artist

Here are links to the videos from my Mozart Zoom class that ran for four weeks in April and May as the Covid Quarantine was in place.  Quality gets better over the weeks as I learned to use Zoom!  Hope you enjoy!

Class One: The Chid Prodigy  https://zoom.us/rec/play/u5wsdOGurzw3SNWW4gSDBvN5W9XseKushHdKqaAEnUvhAHlWNAXyM7RBNutK0CLlA1S0SswfVat9IPcF

Class Two:  Early Vienna Years.

https://zoom.us/rec/play/7JF7I-yr-z43HNKSsgSDCvAqW9W_fPis1SkdrqUInxu1UiQKMwfwZrtGZeZJ_eas3_D5znljIi0unr13?startTime=1588266415000

Class Three:  Vienna (1783-1786)

https://zoom.us/rec/play/uZQtceGu_Tw3GteWtQSDAvJ-W426LKms0XBI-vUFxUfnASYKM1qvZ-NGZ-sC4VVU8tWT3i7Zxt956Fou?continueMode=true

Class Four:  The Final Years

https://zoom.us/rec/play/uMUtcrv5_Do3EtKTsQSDVKcvW47rffms1SZI-aYLzx7gW3IKZlOiMOcWZLAC8d1my1T3xHKGl8caXyHL?autoplay=true&startTime=1589475940000


Below, please enjoy a selection of recent videos from live concerts (from the good old days of live concerts) such as “JEWISH JAZZ,”  “SONGS of LOVE,” “The OPERATIC CELLO,” “MUSIC from the UNDERGROUND,” “BLOWIN’ in the WINDS” and more.  We will try to change these every month or so.  Come back soon to explore more exciting videos from AmiciMusic!