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AmiciMusic: Enchanted Hour Fri Feb 27th 2015 at 8:00pm

$15 in advance
$20 at the door


This evening's performance  features beautiful works highlighting the thin line between day and night or dream and reality by Handel, Rameau, Mozart, Ravel, Gaubert and more.
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. 
Amanda Horton, a native of Asheville, NC, has been lauded by Classical Voice of North Carolina as a “beautiful, rich soprano” of “great color and vocal expressiveness”, capable of “quiet passion and simplicity” as well as “joy and power” ( Operatic highlights include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Musetta (La Boheme), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Adele (Die Fledermaus).

The versatile soprano also triumphed as Maria in The Sound of Music with Asheville Lyric Opera, in a performance hailed as “magnificent” by In addition to opera and musical theater, Ms. Horton often appears as soprano soloist with various groups across the region including the Asheville Symphony, Asheville Choral Society and the Carolina Concert Choir. 

 Ms. Horton performed as a Young Artist with Opera Santa Barbara and holds opera performance degrees from Furman University and Shenandoah Conservatory. Ms. Horton operates a private voice studio in Asheville and Brevard for singers of all musical styles. More information is available at

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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