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The Romance of Italian Opera

A program of opera scenes, arias and Neopolitan songs. With Amanda Horton, soprano; John Kaneklides, tenor; and Jonathan Ross, baritone. Accompanied and narrated by Daniel Weiser, piano

November 17-19, 2017

Please join AmiciMusic for another wonderful evening of songs, duets, and operatic scenes with Asheville’s own singing stars, Amanda Horton and Jonathan Ross, along with special guest, tenor John Kaneklides, who has been praised for his “commanding and bold voice” and described as “the very picture of youthful optimism and potential” by Opera News.

Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will support from the piano in a program of music by Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti, and more.    We will perform at a wonderful new home in the Ramble, at the Champion Hills Country Club, and at the Orchard Inn in Saluda.  Three fantastic venues to see a truly special program of Italian vocal music.  You will not want to miss this!



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Friday, Nov 17, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Home of Vicky and Norm Kaneklides
45 Beadle Lane, Asheville, 28803

Join us for our first House Concert in the Ramble!   Vicky and Norm Kaneklides open their beautiful home for this program that will feature their son, tenor John Kaneklides, who has been receiving rave reviews wherever he sings.   Opera News called him “the very picture of youthful optimism and potential” and we are excited to include him in our Italian program.  Amanda Horton, soprano, and Jonathan Ross, baritone, have done several vocal programs with AmiciMusic and they are always thrilling affairs.   Reservations are required and seating will be limited to 25 people so sign up now with any major credit card or by PayPal below!   Just click on the “Add to Cart” button and you can add as many seats as needed on next page and decide to use a credit card or PayPal.  Light food and drinks are included.  Call Dan Weiser at 802-369-0856 if you prefer to pay by phone.


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Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 @ 6:00pm

Champion Hills Country Club
1 Hagen Lane, Hendersonville, NC

This is a very special program in the beautiful Champion Hills Country Club that will benefit the Hendersonville Sister Cities organization.  Mike and Beverly Swartzlander, friends of AmiciMusic who live in Champion Hills, are co-sponsoring the program with Renzo Maietto. The delicious Italian food will be provided by Renzo’s Restaurant in Hendersonville and the Champion Hills Club.   This evening of Italian opera and cuisine begins at 6pm with the music to begin around 7pm.   The $75 fee includes food, taxes, gratuity, and non-alcoholic beverages.   Alcoholic drinks are also available with beverage tickets bought at the door.   This is a great night of music and food for a terrific cause.   The setting is truly spectacular, with beautiful vistas through a giant window and a very charming, wood-filled dining room.




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Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 @ 4:00pm

The Orchard Inn in Saluda, NC
100 Orchard Inn Lane, Saluda, NC 28773

We return for a third time to this very special and historic Inn in Saluda with a fantastic, intimate living room in which to perform.  Marc and Marianne, the Innkeepers, are amazing hosts, who graciously open their doors and provide amazing food and drinks for the event.  This will be a fundraiser for the Saluda Depot, which seeks to preserve and restore the historic train Depot in Saluda ( http://www.saludahistoricdepot.com/).    Hors d’oeurvres will begin at 4:00pm with the music starting around 5pm.  Beverage tickets for alcohol are available for purchase at the door.