FOUR HAND HOLIDAY
..........a very fun program of four-hand piano arrangements of some of the best-loved holiday classics highlighted by a virtuosic version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” that is a true high-wire choreographed ballet of twenty fingers competing on a single piano. We will also perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Bells” and jazzy arrangements of some popular Carols and Christmas nuggets. This is a great way to get the holiday season started!
$18 in advance
$18 in advance
$20 at the door
Daniel Weiser is the co-founder and Artistic Director of AmiciMusic. He is also co-founder of the Upper Valley Duo was a founding member of the Adirondack Ensemble. He 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.
supplies more than 25 years of performance experience in solo classical/ jazz/ sacred, chamber music, vocal accompanying, contemporary ensembles, jazz combo, big band, and studio session artistry. He prides himself in having outstanding music sight-reading abilities and a broad stylistic approach to the instrument. He is from the Eastern North Carolina city of Wilson.
His formal music training included a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, top graduating member of the Armed Forces School of Music in Little Creek, Virginia, and three years attendance at Corso di Musica in Tuscania, Italy and Morges, Switzerland.
Mr. Watson records solo piano and electronic music as a studio artist, producer, and composer. He is co-named Electric AL and Acoustic AL. Alex specializes in classical adult education, theory, jazz, and injury-preventive keyboard techniques as a piano instructor at the Biltmore School of Music.
He believes music always respects the quiet moments, delicately breaks the silence and allows room for breath. He finds peace in the instrument and shares its beauty to listeners on stage and in intimate engagements.
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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.