$18 in advance
$20 at the door
AMICIMUSIC "OPUS ONE"
Great Piano Quartets
AmiciMusic welcomes in the New Year with a thrilling program called “OPUS ONE” featuring wonderful piano quartets that were the first published works of Mendelssohn and Suk. These incredible compositions, though written by teen-agers, reveal a virtuosic electricity and deep emotional power that are remarkable. We will also perform a folk-influenced movement by Suk’s mentor and later father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak. Our featured performers are the fantastic sibling team of Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, and Frances Borowsky, cello as well as violist Anna Pelczer, who currently lives and free-lances in Germany. Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the piano and share some fun anecdotes and stories about all the composers on the program.
Watch below a recent performance by Weiser and the Borowskys of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Piano Trio:
AmiciMusic also offers educational outreach into the schools, including continuing residencies and an original Assembly program written by Dr. Weiser called “Beethoven Lives…” See our educational outreach page for more information.
AmiciMusic, meaning “music among friends,” was founded in Asheville, NC in 2011 and performs regular chamber music concerts in both Asheville, NC and Baltimore, MD. 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.
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.