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Dear AmiciMusic friends,

Below are some of our recent videos of LIVESTREAM concerts during the Coronavirus pandemic.  I hope you enjoy these shows and can join us for any upcoming LIVESTREAMs as well by clicking on our CONCERTS link above.   If you are so inclined to donate some money to watch these videos, we would certainly be grateful as all income from live concerts is now suspended.  To donate, please click here and you can use any major credit card or a PayPal account:  https://amicimusic.org/about/


“BROADWAY VIOLIN”

Great arrangements of Broadway Favorites

Presented as a Livestream concert on January 17, 2021 from the Weiser living room in Baltimore, MD.  Features Tim Schwarz, violin and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director

PROGRAM:
Gershwin: Embraceable You , The Man I Love, I Got Rhythm;  Arlen: Over the Rainbow, arr. James Colman; Rodgers: If I Loved You, Some Enchanted Evening, Sound of Music, Climb Every Mountain; Bernstein: West Side Story, arr. Lawrence Livolsi; Bock: Fiddler on the Roof , Sunrise, Sunset, If I Were a Rich Man; Leigh: The Impossible Dream; Sondheim:  Send in the Clowns; Hamlisch:  What I Did for Love; Webber:  Memory; Schonberg: Bring Him Home; Webber:  All I Ask of You

“TWO PIANO HOLIDAY”

Fun Arrangements of Holiday Favorites

Presented as a Livestream concert on January 3, 2021 from the Weiser living room in Baltimore, MD.  Features Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser, pianists. Plus a special guest appearance by Emma and Sophie Weiser (15 year old twins)

PROGRAM: Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson, arr. by Michael Edwards; White Christmas by Irving Berlin, arr. by Amy Snyder;  Hark, the Herald Angels Sing by Felix Mendelssohn, arr. by Victor Labenske; Go, Tell it on the Mountain–Spiritual arr. by Victor Labenske ; Jingle Bells by James Lord Pierpont arr. by Robert Vandall                              The Nutcracker Suite by Peter Tchaikovsky, arr. by Nicolas Economou; “Show Yourself” from Frozen II by Robert and Kristen Lopez; Seven Christmas Carols arr. by Simon Peberdy (http://simonpeberdymusic.com/)–Deck the Halls and Boogie;  God Rest You Merry Gentlemen; King Wenceslas Rumba; Three Kings Blues; Ding Dong Glory Christmas Rag; The First Noel Gymnopedie; Joy to the World–Funky

“FLUTE FUGUE TANGO”

Fun Works for Flute and Piano

Presented live at St. Peter’s Church on Skidaway Island, GA on October 18, 2020.  Features Lea Kibler, flute, and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  

PROGRAM: Johann Sebastian Bach—Sonata in E Flat Major, BMV 1031;  Alfred Schnittke—Suite in the Old Style;  Astor Piazzolla—Fuga y misterio; Taras Yachshenko—-Adieu Tango & Petite Valse;  Samuel Zyman—Cancion de Cuna; Claude Bolling—“Baroque and Blue” from 1st Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio & “Vagabonde” from 2nd Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio

“BEETHOVEN’S CELLO”, Part 1

Beethoven’s Complete Works for Cello and Piano

Presented live from the White Horse in Black Mountain on November 12, 2020.  Features Franklin Keel, cello and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  Video produced by RadHaus Studios.  Click on the screen and then click link on next screen when it says: “Watch on YouTube”.  You will be able to see the video there.  

PROGRAM:  Cello Sonata no. 1 in F Major, Op. 5, no. 1;  Cello Sonata no. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5, no. 2

“BEETHOVEN’S CELLO”, Part 2

Beethoven’s Complete Works for Cello and Piano

Presented live from the White Horse in Black Mountain on November 14, 2020.  Features Franklin Keel, cello and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  Video produced by RadHaus Studios.  Click on the screen and then click link on next screen when it says: “Watch on YouTube”.  You will be able to see the video there.  

PROGRAM:  Variations on ‘Papageno’s Song’ from Mozart’s Magic Flute; Variations on ‘Bei Mannern’ duet from Mozart’s Magic Flute;  Cello Sonata no. 3 in A Major, Op. 69Click on the screen and then click link on next screen when it says: “Watch on YouTube”.  You will be able to see the video there.  

“BEETHOVEN’S CELLO”, Part 3

Beethoven’s Complete Works for Cello and Piano

Presented live from the White Horse in Black Mountain on November 15, 2020.  Features Franklin Keel, cello and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  Video produced by RadHaus Studios.  Click on the screen and then click link on next screen when it says: “Watch on YouTube”.  You will be able to see the video there.  

PROGRAM:  Variations on Handel’s ‘Judas Maccabeus’;  Cello Sonata no. 4 in C Major, Op. 102, no. 1;  Cello Sonata no. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, no. 2

“WIND POWER”

Trios for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano

Presented as a Livestream concert on November 7, 2020.  Features Ron Erler, oboe; Sandy Johnson, bassoon; and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  

PROGRAM:  Ludwig van Beethoven Trio, Opus 11;  Mikhail Glinka Trio Pathetique;  and Gabriel Faure “Dolly” Suite as arranged by Christopher Kies.  Recorded and edited by the Borowskys

 

“BEETHOVEN BEGINS”

Opus One Piano Trios by Beethoven

Presented as a Livestream concert on October 25, 2020.  Features Emmanuel Borowsky, violin; Frances Borowsky, cello; and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  

PROGRAM:  Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trios—Opus 1, no. 1 and Opus 1, no. 3.  Recorded and edited by the Borowskys

 

“THE JEWISH SPIRIT”

Powerful and spirited Piano Trios & more

Presented as a Livestream concert on September 20, 2020 as the final concert on the AmiciMusic Jewish Festival Series, 2020.  Features Emmanuel Borowsky, violin; Frances Borowsky, cello; and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  

PROGRAM:  David Popper Hungarian Rhapsody;  Ernst Bloch Nigun, Joel Engels Freilach Trio, and the amazing Piano Trio no. 2, Op. 67 by Shostakovich.  Recorded and edited by the Borowskys.

“MUSIC of REFLECTION”

Meditative and reflective music

Presented as a Livestream concert on September 12, 2020 at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in Baltimore as a special pre-Selichot program.  Part of the “Music and Meaning” series at BHC made possible by a generous grant from the Peggy and Yale Gordon Foundation.  Features Emmanuel Borowsky, violin; Frances Borowsky, cello; and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  Wish special guest Cantor Ben Ellerin.  

PROGRAM:  Maurice Ravel “Kaddish”, Bach Cello Suite no. 3 Sarabande, Felix Mendelssohn D Minor Piano Trio (2nd mvt); Fanny Mendelssohn D Minor Piano Trio (2nd mvt). Ned Rorem song, Claude Debussy Piano Trio (3rd mvt) , Elizabeth Borowsky “Israel”, and Paul Schoenfield Cafe Music (2nd mvt).  Recorded and edited by Emmanuel and Frances Borowsky

“SELICHOT MUSIC CELEBRATION”

Service Music from Baltimore Hebrew Cong.

Music from the special evening Selichot Service at Baltimore Hebrew on September 12, 2020.  Featuring Cantor Ben Ellerin along with Emmanuel (violin) and Frances  (cello) Borowsky and Daniel Weiser on piano

PROGRAM:  Hinei Eil Y’shuati (Zilberts);  Achat Sha’alti (Katz); Ki Lekach Tov (Ellerin) ; Tavo L’fanecha (Janowski); Ashamnu (Traditional); Sh’ma Koleinu (Helfman);  Mitratzei B’rachamim (Schnipelitsky) ; Avinu Malkeinu (Traditional) 

“JEWISH JOYS and SORROWS”

Fun music with a Klezmer flair

Presented as a Livestream concert on September 9, 2020 at Beth El Congregation in Baltimore as part of their First Wednesday Concert series.  Featuring Eyal Bor, clarinet; Emmanuel Borowsky, violin;  Darragh Fitzgerald, violin;  Radhames Santos, viola;  Frances Borowsky, cello;  and Daniel Weiser, piano/Artistic Director.  

PROGRAM:  Bela Kovacs “Sholom Aleichem”, Ernst Bloch “Prayer”, Joseph Achron “Hebrew Melody” , Lev Kogan “Hassidic Tunes”,  Joel Engel “Freilach Trio”, Meira Warshauer “Yiddish Fantasy”, Alexander Krein “Hebrew Sketches”, and Sergei Prokofiev “Overture on Hebrew Themes”.  Recorded and edited by Emmanuel and Frances Borowsky

“A WOMAN’S VOICE”—Part Two

Great Piano Solos by Women (1835-1965)

Presented as a Livestream concert on July 25, 2020 on location at White Horse Black Mountain in North Carolina (one of the birthplaces of AmiciMusic) as part of their White Horse Live series (https://whitehorseblackmountain.com/whitehorselive/).  Professionally recorded by the fantastic RadHaus Studios (https://radhaus.studio/).  Featuring Artistic Director/pianist Daniel Weiser performing solo piano works by Louise Farrenc, Melanie Bonis, Cecile Chaminade, Amy Beach, Adaline Shepherd, Florence Price, and Margaret Bonds.  Special guests Emma and Sophie Weiser, Dr. Weiser’s twin 14 year-old daughters, sing some Broadway songs in the middle as well.

“A WOMAN’S VOICE”–Part One

Great Piano Solos by Women (1765-1850)

Presented as a Livestream concert on July 18, 2020 with Artistic Director/pianist Daniel Weiser.  This program features works by Marianne Martines, Marianna von Auernbrugger, Maria Szymanowska, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, and Clara Wieck Schumann plus intriguing stories about their lives and the difficulties they all faced in getting their musical “voices” heard because of their gender.

“TWO PIANO POWER”

Great Works for Two Pianos

Presented as a Livestream concert on June 25, 2020 as part of the “Music and Meaning” Series at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.  The program feature works for two pianos by Mozart, Arensky, Rachmaninoff, Guastavino, Bizet, and Cole Porter.  Daniel Lau and Daniel Weiser are the pianists.

“PIANO SOLO FAVORITES–Part Five”

The French, Spanish and Americans

Presented as a  Livestream concert from June 22, 2020 featuring pianist and Artistic Director of AmiciMusic Daniel Weiser plus his nephew and guest artist Noah Teaney (16 years old).  This is part five in a series of concerts highlighting great piano music from 1725-1925 with wonderful stories interspersed. This video was produced by Sally Sparks from Streamside Studios in Asheville as part of their Keep Music Live project during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“MUSICAL MOTHERS”

Great Piano Trios by Women Composers 

Presented as a Livestream concert on May 10, 2020 as part of the “Music and Meaning’ Series presented by the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.   The program features Piano Trios and Songs by women composers with Emmanuel Borowsky, violin;  Frances Borowsky, cello;  Ben Ellerin, tenor; and Daniel Weiser, piano.  Works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Louise Farrenc, Cecile Chaminade, Amy Beach, Elizabeth Borowsky, and Gywnneth Walker

“PIANO SOLO FAVORITES–Part One”

Classical to Early Romantic Composers 

Presented as a Livestream concert on May 5, 2020 as part of the Keep Music Live Project directed by Streamside Studios in Asheville, NC.  This program features solo piano works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Chopin.  Featuring Daniel Weiser, piano and special guest Noah Teaney, piano (Dan’s 16 year-old nephew).  We had some internet issues so audio/visual quality not perfect—gets better in future parts

“PIANO SOLO FAVORITES–Part Two”

The Great Romantic Composers

Presented as a Livestream concert on May 16, 2020 as part of the Keep Music Live Project directed by Streamside Studios in Asheville, NC.  Solo piano works by Chopin, Felix & Fanny Mendelsson, plus Robert & Clara Schumann.   Featuring Daniel Weiser on piano.  Great stories and quotes about the composers as well.  Much better audio/visual quality than Part One

“PIANO SOLO FAVORITES–Part Three”

The Middle Romantic Period

Presented as a Livestream concert on May 31, 2020 as part of the Keep Music Live Project directed by Streamside Studios in Asheville, NC.  Solo piano works by Brahms, Liszt, Grieg, Glinka, Rubinstein, and Mussorgsky.  Lots of great stories and quotes by and about the composers.  Featuring Daniel Weiser on piano with Noah Teaney, my 16 year old nephew, playing some Liszt as well

PIANO SOLO FAVORITES, Part Four

The Russians and the French

Presented as a Livestream concert on June 14, 2020 as part of the Keep Music Live Project directed by Streamside Studios in Asheville, NC.   Solo piano works by Tchaikovsky, Cui, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, and Faure.  Featuring Daniel Weiser on piano with his 16 year-old nephew, Noah Teaney, joining as guest artist

Here are links to the videos from my Mozart Zoom class that ran for four weeks in April and May as the Covid Quarantine was in place.  Quality gets better over the weeks as I learned to use Zoom!  Hope you enjoy!

Class One: The Chid Prodigy  https://zoom.us/rec/play/u5wsdOGurzw3SNWW4gSDBvN5W9XseKushHdKqaAEnUvhAHlWNAXyM7RBNutK0CLlA1S0SswfVat9IPcF

Class Two:  Early Vienna Years.

https://zoom.us/rec/play/7JF7I-yr-z43HNKSsgSDCvAqW9W_fPis1SkdrqUInxu1UiQKMwfwZrtGZeZJ_eas3_D5znljIi0unr13?startTime=1588266415000

Class Three:  Vienna (1783-1786)

https://zoom.us/rec/play/uZQtceGu_Tw3GteWtQSDAvJ-W426LKms0XBI-vUFxUfnASYKM1qvZ-NGZ-sC4VVU8tWT3i7Zxt956Fou?continueMode=true

Class Four:  The Final Years

https://zoom.us/rec/play/uMUtcrv5_Do3EtKTsQSDVKcvW47rffms1SZI-aYLzx7gW3IKZlOiMOcWZLAC8d1my1T3xHKGl8caXyHL?autoplay=true&startTime=1589475940000


Below, please enjoy a selection of recent videos from live concerts (from the good old days of live concerts) such as “JEWISH JAZZ,”  “SONGS of LOVE,” “The OPERATIC CELLO,” “MUSIC from the UNDERGROUND,” “BLOWIN’ in the WINDS” and more.  We will try to change these every month or so.  Come back soon to explore more exciting videos from AmiciMusic!