AmiciMusic Sets off American Musical Fireworks
Sunday, July 2- 2:00 p.m.- AmiciMusic, “The Sound of America” with Daniel Weiser, Steve Loew. Classical and popular. $18 advance/$20 door
AmiciMusic means “music among friends”, a particularly appropriate sentiment for a holiday weekend that traditionally brings family and friends together. Under the AmiciMusic banner pianist Daniel Weiser and clarinetist Steve Loew have put together “The Sound of America”, a special Independence Day program spotlighting a spectrum of American favorites on Sunday, July 2- 2:00 p.m at the White Horse Black Mountain.
To put listeners in the mood for the Fourth, Weiser and Loew have programmed ragtime, marches, jazz, swing and more from the catalogs of Scott Joplin, John Philip Sousa, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman and others.
AmiciMusic, founded and directed by Daniel Weiser, is a collective dedicated to presenting quality chamber music in informal and nontraditional venues that break down the barrier between audience and performer. A former Asheville resident, Weiser now makes him home in Baltimore but makes frequent trips to WNC for performances. He has impressive musical, academic and pedagogical pedigrees and has concertized extensively in the U.S. and abroad. The pianist’s many appearances at the White Horse have underscored his sensitivity and versatility as an accompanist, soloist and ensemble member.
Steve Loew is a former clarinetist with the US Marine Band and has played for five Presidents. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic and the National Symphony, and has organized several clarinet based chamber music groups in the Asheville area. He’s been a featured soloist in a number of AmiciMusic programs.