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Works for violin and piano by minority composers

Music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and William Grant Still,
Blues by W.C. Handy, and beautiful arrangements of Spirituals

January 5-7, 2018

Fabulous violinist Tim Schwarz will be featured in this program that will explore some lesser-known, but simply beautiful, music by minority composers and other oppressed peoples.  The program will include works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an English/African composer celebrated during his lifetime as “the African Mahler”;  William Grant Still, a sadly neglected African-American composer who was an active part of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s and 1930’s;  as well as some Blues by W.C. Handy and Spirituals arranged by George Morrison.

Tim and I went to Peabody Conservatory together many years back and formed a Duo at the time that focused on forgotten American music.  We won the US Artistic Ambassador Program in 1996 and were sent by the US State Department on a two month, eleven country of the Middle East and Southeast Asia with stops in Syria, Pakistan, Egypt, Israel, Thailand, Laos, and more.  It was one of the greatest experiences of our lives and the power of this music to transcend all cultural barriers was truly inspiring.   Hope you can join us for one of the concerts—they should be very special programs!

Click below to see a live performance of the Violin Suite by William Grant Still with Schwarz and Weiser:





Friday, Jan 05, 2018 @ 7:30pm

First Presbyterian Church
40 Church St. in Asheville

A beautifully renovated and restored Church in the heart of downtown Asheville with fantastic acoustics and a warm, intimate feel.   Parking lot in the back of the Church off Aston Street.   Tickets are available at the door or buy in advance below for special discounted price.  Click on the arrow below to get price for Church members and also to buy multiple seats.  You can also purchase over the phone by calling Dan Weiser at 802-369-0856

"MUSIC from the UNDERGROUND"---First Presbyterian

Pay with any major credit card. A PayPal account is not required. You can also call Dan at 802-369-0856 to pay over the phone.



Saturday, Jan 06, 2018 @ 7pm

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall
743 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

A fabulous restaurant and music hall in the heart of West Asheville.  This performance is in the very intimate upstairs dining room which only fits 50 people.  Buy your tickets in advance through Isis at the following link:  http://isisasheville.com/event/amicimusic-presents-music-underground/.   Tickets for the concert only are $20, but you will not want to miss out on the wonderful dinners they serve there so make sure you call Isis at 828-575-2737 to reserve a table for food as well as the concert.  These programs usually sell out so buy your seats quickly!



Sunday, Jan 07, 2018 @ 2:00pm

White Horse Black Mountain
105c Montreat Road, Black Mountain NC 28711

One of our original AmiciMusic venues, White Horse is a perfect place to hear chamber music in a very relaxed and informal setting with great beer and wine available in a cabaret setting.  Bring your own food and have a great lunch while listening to some terrific music.  Tickets are available at the door for $20.  Discount price is available if you buy in advance by visiting http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com or calling them at 828-669-0816.