AmiciMusic Presents A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PIANO pt 2 - on Sun Apr 27th 2014 at 2:00pm

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 $15 in advance / $20 at the door
THE BIRTH OF ROMANTICISM
featuring 
Dr. Daniel Weiser 

This afternoon's concert is the second in a series of concerts exploring the history of the piano. The series will present an abridged history of great piano music over the past 300 years interspersed with fun and educational stories about the various composers and the incredible instrument they were writing for.

Today's concert takes us from the late 18th into the early 19th century and the early Romantic movement. This session will focus on the many great piano works of Wolfgang Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. Great stories, quotes, and pictures make this an afternoon to remember.

Daniel Weiser, piano, has a Doctorate in Piano/Chamber Music from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Samuel Sanders and Robert MacDonald and won the Richard Franko Goldman prize for outstanding contribution to musical and education life. He has performed on many great stages, including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery of Art in D.C., and on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. He has also concertized around the world, including Israel, Thailand, Holland, and France and was the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador Abroad, for which he performed on an eleven-country tour of the Middle East and Asia. He has been on the music faculty of Dartmouth College and the prestigious St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH.

Besides founding AmiciMusic, he co-founded and still serves as Artistic Director for Classicopia, a similar type of chamber music organization based in New Hampshire. He was also a founding member of the Adirondack Ensemble, which won a Chamber Music America award for inventive programming and outreach. He has participated in the New Hampshire Music Festival, Musicorda, and the Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival and has been the Music Director of the Da Corneta Opera Ensemble, the Opera North Young Artist program, and Opera New England. A phi beta kappa graduate of Columbia University with a degree in American History, he also spent a year at Harvard Law School and was a classmate of President Obama.



ABOUT AmiciMusic
AmiciMusic is a  non-profit chamber music organization based in Asheville, NC, founded by pianist and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser. It is dedicated to performing chamber music throughout the Western North Carolina region in intimate venues such as private homes and non-traditional spaces, including bars, libraries, Churches, retirement homes, and more.

AmiciMusic, meaning “music among friends,” seeks to break down barriers between performers and audience through brief discussions of each composer on their programs and by promoting a relaxed and informal atmosphere at concerts in order to encourage new concert-goers to enjoy the energy of the performances and the spirit of community and camaraderie.

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