*WNC PERFORMING ART: “Beethoven’s Violin” concert series continues on Feb. 20 & 27 Schumann Zoom Class from March 24-April 14
Hope you can join us this Saturday evening at 7:30pm for Part Two of “BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN.” This program features Sonatas 6-8, all written in 1802, when Beethoven’s increasing deafness led him to contemplate suicide. Violinist Tim Schwarz returns to play these incredible and powerful works with me. Here is the YouTube link for Part Two that premieres this Saturday at 7:30pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
If you missed Part One and would like to catch up before viewing the new installment, here is the link to that concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
All of the concert links will continue to stay up on YouTube indefinitely so don’t worry if you cannot be there on Saturday evenings. Feel free to check out the concert after the premiere date whenever is convenient for you. For more information and links to all the programs, please visit: https://amicimusic.org/
Thank you to everyone who offered donations for our first Beethoven program. These are all “Pay What You Can” programs so please consider making a contribution now, during the concert, or after by clicking on the yellow “Donate” button on our AmiciMusic website at: https://amicimusic.org/about/.
Mark your calendars now for our next Zoom course—“The Schumanns—A Love Story,” featuring great music by both Robert and Clara Schumann and the incredible story of their love affair and marriage. This four-part Zoom course will run from March 24-April 14, on four consecutive Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00. We will explore the lives of these two remarkable musicians who helped change the way we listen to and understand music through their composing, performing, and critical writing. Their great love affair helped produce some incredibly beautiful and poignant music that exemplified the new Romantic spirit of the early 19th century. Though Robert was haunted by mental illness and Clara burdened with the difficult duties as both breadwinner and mother of eight children, they not only created so much on their own, but also helped discover the young Johannes Brahms, who Clara would inspire throughout his life. To register for this course, please visit: https://amicimusic.org/
Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina Podcast
This new podcast highlights bluegrass and old-time music stories, performers, and traditions across the mountain and foothills counties of Western North Carolina. These traditions and stories are the soul and spirit of the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina.
The podcast is hosted by Laura Boosinger – celebrated musician, folklorist, and storyteller; scripted by folklorist Sarah Bryan (some episodes scripted by Elizabeth Sims); and produced by Corrie Askew and Joe Kendrick of WNCW-FM.
Episodes air every other week on WNCW-FM (88.7) at 8:50 am on Tuesday mornings (during NPR’s Morning Edition). New episodes will be published below as they are completed. CLICK FOR THE PODCASTS