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AmiciMusic: Jewish Jazz Sun Sept 24 2017 at 2:00pm

$18 in advance

$20 at the door

A truly special program connecting Klezmer-style music with American Jazz, highlighting the symbiosis that occurred in New York City at the beginning of the 20th century as waves of Jewish immigrants came from Eastern Europe at the same time as the great migration of African-Americans moving up from the South. 

The result was the maturing of our great American Jazz tradition that is truly a melting pot of various musical styles.

This afternoon's concert features  George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” along with works by Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and more.

Steve Loew 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.

Mr. Loew completed his Military Service as Chief of Operations and solo clarinetist of the 257th Army Band (Band of the Nation’s Capitol) with 21 years of service to our Country. Steve continues to play solo clarinet with the Virginia Grand Military Band in the Washington DC area and actively play chamber music in both Asheville and throughout the Country.

Daniel Weiser  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. A native of Buffalo, NY, he currently lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife, Dr. Kisha Weiser and their eleven-year old twin daughters, Emma and Sophie.

The AmiciMusic Concert Series at White Horse has proven to be one of our most popular performance offerings at White Horse Black Mountain.

About AmiciMusic

AmiciMusic is a chamber music organization based in Asheville, NC and Baltimore, MD, dedicated to performing the highest quality chamber music in intimate venues and non-traditional spaces. We are committed to breaking down barriers between performers and audiences by setting up a more relaxed and informal atmosphere at concerts and through informative talks about each composer's life before each piece is played.

AmiciMusic 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.