AmiciMusic Presents WIND DANCES Sunday Mar 29th 2015 at 7:30pm

$15 in advance
$20 at the door


This program will feature some virtuosic arrangements of popular works, such as Bizet's Carmen and Brahms' Hungarian Dances, along with some original pieces for this fun combination of instruments. Lea and Steve are both incredible performers who will amaze with their technical skills and thrill with their musical emotions. They have both performed worldwide. 
Lea Kibler, flutist, has been hailed by critics as “bewitching and unforgettable” and a “top drawer flutist”. Active in all aspects of today’s music making, she has made her career as an orchestral player, solo and chamber musician, recording musician, teacher and advocate for the arts.

 A native of North Carolina, she now makes her home in Asheville. Lea was founding director of the Florida Chamber Virtuosi and has performed with Ensemble 21, the Spoleto Festival, and the American Dance Festivall. She was a member of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra, and has toured as Principal Flutist of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. Lea can be heard with the Florida Philharmonic on the Harmonia Mundi and Naxos labels as well as on recordings of such diverse artists as Placido Domingo, Gloria Estefan and other Latin artists. 

Fond of the written word, she has created a musical adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and has collaborated with the celebrated author Ron Rash.She is a graduate of the Yale University School of Music where she was a student of Thomas Nyfenger and a recipient of the coveted Yale Alumni Prize.

Steve Loew, clarinet,   was born in Brooklyn, New York and began serious clarinet studies at the Juilliard School of Music where he was principal clarinetist in the orchestra under the direction of Maestro James Conlon. Steve received a Long Island Musicians Scholarship and a full tuition scholarship as winner of the Newsday competition to study at Hofstra University where he was principal clarinetist with the orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Steve continued his studies at the Juilliard School and at The State University of New York at Fredonia where he was awarded a full scholarship to study with Fred Ormand.

Mr. Loew has studied with Stanley and Naomi Drucker, Donald Lituchy at the Juilliard School, Leon Russianoff and Fred Ormand. He is a 14 year veteran of the United States Marine Band in Washington, DC. ( The President’s Own) where he was a solo clarinetist with the band and a member of the White House Orchestra.. Steve has performed for President’s Ford, Carter, Reagan and Bush Sr. Steve has performed with the New York Philharmonic, The National Symphony Orchestra, The Long Island Symphony, The Chautauqua Symphony and the National Gallery Orchestra.. He has appeared on many television specials backing up some of our Nation’s finest artists. He has performed with Marvin Hamlisch, Doc Severinsen, Johnny Mathis, Roberta Flack, rock star Meatloaf, and jazz great Barbara Cook. He has toured and performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad.

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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