UPCOMING CONCERTS---Buy Seats Below
 
The "DYNAMIC DUOS" series
Pianist Daniel Weiser, the Founder and Artistic Director of AmiciMusic, joins forces with fabulous musicians for some seriously scintillating summer sizzle!
 
August 5 & 6---"Cello Charm" with Amy Barston, cello
NEW SHOW--August 25---"Minas"--Brazilian-inspired music for guitar and piano
August 27 & 28---"Jewish Jazz" with Steve Loew, clarinet 
 
 AmiciMusic, founded in 2011 in Asheville, NC, is dedicated to performing the highest quality chamber music in intimate venues and non-traditional spaces on a monthly basis in both Asheville and Baltimore. We are committed to breaking down barriers between performers and audiences by setting up a more relaxed, informal, and welcoming atmosphere at concerts and through informative talks about the composer's life before each piece is played.
 
Daniel Weiser, piano, is the founder and Artistic Director of AmiciMusic.  He has been described as "truly a master Impresario" and "a force of pianistic energy" who can "absolutely smoke the 88 keys."  He has performed in fifteen countries around the world, including Egypt, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Syria. He has a Doctorate in Piano/Chamber Music from the Peabody Conservatory where he worked with Samuel Sanders and he has taught music at Dartmouth College, UNCA, and Johns Hopkins University.  He also attended Harvard Law School at the same time as President Obama.
 
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CELLO CHARM----AUGUST 5 & 6
AMY BARSTON, cello;  DANIEL WEISER, piano
 
 This program features one of the greatest chamber works of all, Rachmaninoff's epic Cello Sonata, as well as Piazzolla's pulsating Le Grand Tango and works by Cassado, Ligeti, and more
 
Amy Barston, cello, has been praised as "passionate and elegant" by The New York Times, and has performed as soloist on stages throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall, Ravinia, Caramoor, Bargemusic, Haan Hall (Jerusalem), The Power House (Australia), and Prussia Cove (England).  Of the world premiere of Ned Rorem's Aftermath at Ravinia, the Chicago Sun-Times wrote: "the deep, rich tones of Barston's cello haunted the vocal line like a sorrowing vision." At seventeen she appeared as soloist with the Chicago Symphony on live television, won Grand Prize in the Society of American Musicians' Competition, and has since performed as soloist with dozens of orchestras. She travels extensively giving recitals and masterclasses; the 2015-16 season included Xiamen, China; Sydney, Australia; Bali, Indonesia; and across the USA. Amy is also the cellist of The Corigliano Quartet, which was hailed by Strad Magazine as having "abundant commitment and mastery," and whose recent Naxos CD was named one of the top two recordings of the year by both the New Yorker and Gramophone Magazine. Amy studied with Suzuki teacher Nell Novak, Eleonore Schoenfeld at USC where she won the “Most Outstanding Graduate Award,” and Joel Krosnick at Juilliard, where she earned her Masters degree. Amy is above all a devoted teacher, in her home and at Juilliard Pre-College. Students commute hundreds of miles for lessons and occasionally come from as far as Alaska and Japan.  For more, visit www.amybarston.com.
 
FRIDAY, August 5 at 7:30PM
Home of Daniel and Kisha Weiser at 208 Northway in Guilford area
Food and wine is included. $35pp for adults and $15 for children. 
Special $25 price for members of GBCA (Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance)
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CELLO CHARM----Guilford House Concert
 
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SATURDAY, August 6 at 2:00PM
An Die Musik---409 N. Charles Street (http://andiemusiklive.com/)
Ticket prices at the door are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Buy online in advance below for 10% discount. Click on the arrow for children's seats. For multiple seats, just "Add to Cart" and then click on the "Continue Shopping" button to add more. You can then "Check Out" with any major credit card.
 
CELLO CHARM----An Die Musik
 
 
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 MINAS---AUGUST 25
 ORLANDO HADDAD, guitar;  PATRICIA KING, piano/vocals
Orlando and Patricia  Orlando and Patricia
This is a special concert featuring a terrific Philadelphia-based guitar/piano duo called Minas (http://minasmusic.com/.)   They have been performing together for over 25 years since meeting each other at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  Minas takes Brazilian and American roots to create a sound that is fresh and innovative, from ballads tinged with melancholic traits of Blues and Choro, to Folk coasting on the subtle coolness of a Bossa Nova pulse, to upbeat Sambas elaborated with instrumental jazz improvisation, scat singing and whimsical whistling. With recordings of original music and a collection of over 100 songs, Orlando and Patricia’s compositions have been compared to classics by Cole Porter and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Capturing the essence of great songwriting with memorable melodies, inventive harmonies, and poetic lyrics, the music of Minas is engaging and timeless. 
AmiciMusic is excited to present these two musicians in our intimate setting.
 
 
THURSDAY, August 25 at 7:30PM
Home of Daniel and Kisha Weiser at 208 Northway in Guilford area
Food and wine is included. $35pp for adults and $15 for children
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MINAS----Guilford House Concert
 
 
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 JEWISH JAZZ---AUGUST 27 & 28
STEVE LOEW, clarinet; DANIEL WEISER, piano
 
 This will be a similar program to one we did in April that audiences absolutely loved.  This concert highlights the close connections between Jewish Klezmer music and Jazz.  Indeed, the combination of the Jewish immigrant experience in New York City along with the rising up of Ragtime from the South helped bring about the new American Jazz sound as well as the Great American Songbook, which was largely a product of Jews such as Berlin, Gershwin, Kern, and Rodgers.  We will perform music of Joplin, Gershwin, and Benny Goodman along with Klezmer-inspired works by Weinberg, Kovacs, Williams and more.  I will also read from Henry Ford's racist and anti-semitic tract called "Jewish Jazz" which correctly made the connection between the two kinds of music though railed against its dangers in a civilized society. 
 
Steve Loew, clarinet, is a former member of the U.S. Marine Band (the President's Own) as well as a member of the White House Orchestra which performed for President's Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush Senior.   A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Mr. Loew has also played with the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, and has collaborated with such artists as Marvin Hamlisch, Doc Severinsen, Roberta Flack, Meatloaf, Barbara Cook, and Johnny Mathis.  Mr. Loew was born in Brooklyn, NY, and currently lives in Asheville, NC, where is the founder of the Asheville Clarinet Quartet and the Windsong Clarinet Choir. 
 
 
SATURDAY, August 27 at 2:00PM
An Die Musik---409 N. Charles Street (http://andiemusiklive.com/)
Ticket prices at the door are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Buy online in advance below for 10% discount. Click on the arrow for children's seats. For multiple seats, just "Add to Cart" and then click on the "Continue Shopping" button to add more. You can then "Check Out" with any major credit card.
 
JEWISH JAZZ----An Die Musik
 
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SUNDAY, August 28 at 4:00PM
Home of Daniel and Kisha Weiser at 208 Northway in Guilford area
Food and wine is included. $35pp for adults and $15 for children
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JEWISH JAZZ----Guilford House Concert