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AmiciMusic: CELLO CHARM featuring Eric Kutz (cello) Dan Weiser (piano) Sat Sept 10th 2016 at 3pm

$15 in advance

$20 at the door

Music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Balakirev, Barber and Cassado. 

Eric Kutz has captivated audiences across both North America and Europe. His diverse collaborations cut across musical styles ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to jazz great Ornette Coleman. Kutz is a founding member of the Murasaki Duo, a cello and piano ensemble whose latest release, Duo Virtuoso, was the winner of the 2016 Violoncello Foundation’s “Listeners’ Choice Award." Kutz is on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Music.

As an orchestral musician, Kutz summers in Chicago as a member of the Grant Park Orchestra’s cello section. He has also appeared with the New York Philharmonic and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Kutz has premiered over two dozen works, and has been broadcast live on PBS television’s Live from Lincoln Center. He holds degrees from the Juilliard School and Rice University.

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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