AMICI MUSIC presents “Mozart in the Mountains” Festival and “American Favorites” March 15 – 17
“MOZART in the MOUNTAINS”—March 15-17 with two different programs—Breaking Winds and A Night in Vienna—in four venues “AMERICAN FAVORITES”—March 10 at Cathedral of All Souls
Dear AmiciMusic friends,
We are excited to present our first annual MOZART in the MOUNTAINS Music Festival from March 15-17. We will be performing two wonderful programs–“BREAKING WINDS” and “A NIGHT IN VIENNA”– over this weekend in four different venues in Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard. Residents of Brevard can see a special musical doubleheader at St. Philips Episcopal with programs at 2:00 and 4:30 on Sunday, March 17. Asheville residents can see one program on Friday, March 15 at the UU Congregation and the other on Saturday, March 16 at First Presbyterian. (The Saturday House Concert in Hendersonville is not included in the Pass). To buy a Festival Pass to get discounted seats for both programs, please visit: https://amicimusic.org/
“BREAKING WINDS” features the debut of Breaking Winds, a new and exciting wind ensemble directed by clarinetist Steve Loew that includes top members of several area orchestras, including the Asheville Symphony, Brevard Philharmonic, and Hendersonville Symphony. This large ensemble will perform Mozart’s Wind Octet in E Flat Major. I will join as well to perform Mozart’s wonderful Piano Quintet with Winds. The Asheville Clarinet Choir, comprised of clarinets of all shapes and sizes, will also play on the program. This program will be performed in three venues: Friday, March 15 at 7:30pm at the UU Congregation in Asheville; Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 pm at Dan and Jerry’s home in Hendersonville (no Clarinet Choir at this concert); and Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Brevard. More information about this program and tickets available at: https://amicimusic.org/
“A NIGHT IN VIENNA” is a reprise of a very fun program we did back in 2017 with soprano Amanda Horton and baritone Jonathan Ross. They will perform scenes for several Mozart operas including “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni”, and “The Magic Flute” as well as arias and duets from operettas by Lehar and Strauss. It is a wonderful musical journey to Vienna filled with sublime music. This program will be performed in two venues: Saturday, March 16 at 3:00 at First Presbyterian Church in Asheville; and Sunday, March 17 at 4:30 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Brevard. More information about this program and tickets available at: https://amicimusic.org/
I also want to let you know of a program called “AMERICAN FAVORITES” that will be presented by Aaron Lipsky, clarinet and Alex Watson, piano on Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 at the Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village. Though this is not an official AmiciMusic concert (I will not be able to be at this performance), we want to support these two exciting musicians who have performed several times with AmiciMusic in the past. Aaron Lipsky is an incredible 15 year-old clarinetist who recently won the Hendersonville Symphony Concerto Competition and Alex Watson is a wonderful pianist who recently performed on our Four-Hand Holiday program. They will do a very fun program of music from Klezmer to Jazz with works by Joplin, Gershwin, Goodman, and more. For more information and to buy tickets in advance, please visit: https://amicimusic.
It promises to be a very busy March for AmiciMusic. We hope you can come to many of these exciting programs! Thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm.
DANIEL WEISER, Artistic Director of AmiciMusic