AmiciMusic: BEETHOVENS CELLO Sat Nov 22 2014 7:30pm

 AmiciMusic Presents 
$15 in advance/ $20 at the door  

This concert includes the epic A Major Sonata along with Variations on Handel plus a Horn Sonata that Beethoven also wrote for cello

The great Ludwig was the first composer to use the cello as a truly melodic and expressive instrument in a chamber music context. He experimented with the cello/piano combination throughout his life and ultimately wrote nine different pieces that we will perform in three different concerts.  

Lawrence Stomberg, cello, has been hailed for his "style and elegance" and "lyrical expressiveness," and enjoys a wide-ranging career as soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue. 
 Since his debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1999, he has been a featured performer as faculty at the Eastern Music Festival and Texas Music Festival, and as a founding member of the ensembles Trilogy, the Johannes Trio, and Brightmusic. He currently seves as the cellist of the acclaimed Serafin String Quartet. His 2014-15 season includes performances in London, Vienna, and across the United States. Mr. Stomberg plays a School of Testore cello, circa 1727, obtained with the generous assistance of Dr. William Stegeman.

 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.  

About AmiciMusic:

AmiciMusic  is a non-profit chamber music organization based in Asheville, NC and Baltimore, MD, founded by pianist and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser. It is dedicated to performing chamber music 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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