"THE 'B's in SPRING"
Sunday, April 24 at 3:00PM
Great works for violin/viola and piano by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Bernstein. 
Tim Schwarz is the guest artist performing on both violin and viola
Saturday, May 14 at 4:00PM
The conclusion of our two-part series on the life and music of George Gershwin.  This concert will focus on the music after 1930, including several arias and scenes from Porgy and Bess, with two wonderful singers, Sabrina Clark and Robert Cantrell
AmiciMusic is a new chamber music organization in Baltimore dedicated to performing high quality chamber music in intimate environments, truly the best way to listen to chamber music. Dr. Weiser always talks about each composer before a piece is played to help the audience better understand the work that will be played and the socio-historical context in which it was written. The atmosphere is relaxed, informal and extremely convivial with light food and wine to help replicate the 19th century Salon for which much of this music was written.
 "THE 'B's in SPRING"--APRIL 24
Tim Schwarz, violin & viola
   Daniel Weiser, piano
 This concert celebrates the great "B" composers---Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Bernstein.  Tim Schwarz is our featured guest on both violin and viola as we perform a lovely Bach Partita, the dramatic C Minor Violin Sonata by Beethoven, the passionate F Minor Viola Sonata by Brahms, and a fantastic arrangement of Bernstein's West Side Story written for Tim and Dan. 
Schwarz and Weiser, who met as classmates at the Peabody Conservatory, were formerly known as the Upper Valley Duo, and won the gold medal at the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassadors of Music Competition. With this honor, they were sent on a two month, eleven country tour of the Middle East and Southeast Asia, performing over 50 concerts and masterclasses in countries such as Egypt, Pakistan, Thailand, Syria, Israel, and Sri Lanka. U.S. officials called them "brilliant cultural ambassadors" and "one of the very best we have ever programmed." International newspapers called their music "a melodic revelation" and "an irresistible introduction to..American music."
Tim Schwarz, violin, is currently Assistant Professor and Head of Strings at Rowan University in New Jersey. He has won numerous awards and competitions as a performer and concertizes regularly in Europe, Asia, and throughout the U.S. Schwarz made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of nine, one of the youngest violinists to have ever soloed with this legendary institution. As a winner of the Starling competition, Dr. Schwarz received a Bachelor of Music from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied with the legendary pedagogue Dorothy DeLay. He went on to receive a Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Temple University. His violin is a J. B. Vuillaume made in 1830. For more information and a performance schedule, visit www.TimothySchwarz.com.
Daniel Weiser, piano, is the founder and Artistic Director of AmiciMusic. He has performed in fifteen countries around the world, including Egypt, Thailand, and Syria. He has a Doctorate in Piano from the Peabody Conservatory and has taught at Dartmouth College, UNCA, and Johns Hopkins University. He also attended Harvard Law School at the same time as President Obama. AmiciMusic, founded in 2011, continues to produce top notch intimate programs every month in the Asheville region. At each concert, Dr. Weiser relates interesting and fun stories about the composers and establishes a very relaxed and informal atmosphere for the program.
SUNDAY, April 24 at 3:00PM
Home of Daniel and Kisha Weiser at 208 Northway in Guilford area
Food and wine is included.  $35pp for adults and $15 for children
Click on the arrow below to buy multiple seats or to buy seats for children
Use any major credit card to purchase.  Seating is limited and by reservation only
THE 'B's in SPRING--House Concert
"BY GEORGE", Part II---MAY 14 at 4:00
Sabrina Clark, soprano
Robert Cantrell, bass-baritone
Daniel Weiser, piano
 This concert highlights the life and music of George Gershwin, focusing on the works he wrote after 1930, notably his great operatic masterpiece, "Porgy and Bess."  Sabrina Clark and Robert Cantrell, two fabulous Baltimore-based vocalists, will sing several favorite songs from this opera, including "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and the beautiful duet, "Bess, You is My Woman Now."   They will also sing some of Gershwin's later songs, including "Love is Here to Stay," "They Can't Take that Away from Me," and "Embraceable You."   Daniel Weiser will accompany on the piano and also perform "Rhapsody in Blue" and a couple lesser known solo piano pieces. 

Sabrina Coleman Clark, soprano, is in great demand as a soloist in opera, oratorio, and as a recitalist throughout the country.   She has been praised for "possessing a voice of great flexibility, power, and sheer beauty" and described as a singer who is "artistically rich and intelligent."  She has won numerous vocal awards, including the Leontyne Price, the St. Cecilia Society of Baltimore and the Dicapo Opera Theater of Manhattan. She has performed in such world-renowned venues as the Peterborough Cathedral in England, the American Cathedral, the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.   Her educational presentation, "Legacy of Hope: The Marian Anderson Story," has toured in schools and institutions throughout Maryland, winning high praise for both its musicality and its historical significance. She has also developed "My Tribute," a program that explores the African American vocal tradition.

Robert Cantrell, bass-baritone, has been described as “deeply expressive and rich" with a "warm supple voice."  Cantrell is one of the most active bass-baritones in the Baltimore-Washington area who has performed in many different cities throughout the United States, Italy, Germany, France and Japan.  He has sung with the Washington National Opera alongside Placido Domingo and has also shared the stage with Renee Fleming and Deborah Voigt.  Cantrell has performed with the Baltimore Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Delaware, Sarasota Opera, Opera Vivente, Washington Summer Opera and Opera Ebony. He has appeared as soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, Prince George’s Philharmonic, Baltimore Concert Artists, Baltimore Choral Arts, and many more. Upcoming engagements include an Opera Gala with the Prince George’s Philharmonic, Brahms’ Requiem with the U.S. Naval Academy, and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with the Baltimore Choral Arts.  Mr. Cantrell is on the voice faculty at the Baltimore School for the Arts and at the Washington National Opera’s Summer Institute for Young Singers.

SATURDAY, MAY 14 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
Click on the arrow below to buy multiple seats or to buy seats for children
Use any major credit card to purchase. Seating is limited and by reservation only 
BY GEORGE, Part II--House Concert