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AmiciMusic presents “Blowin’ in the Winds”
- Saturday, June 8, 2019
- $20 /$20
- Tickets on Sale Now
- Seated Lounge Show with 50 seats - Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations
AmiciMusic returns with its special blend of intimacy, informality, & amazing chamber music. Pianist/Art. Director Daniel Weiser will be joined by oboist Margaret Herlehy and bassoonist Janet Polk
AmiciMusic is an award-winning chamber music organization based in Asheville that is dedicated to breaking down barriers between performers and audiences through a more relaxed concert atmosphere and short, fun talks before each piece about the composer and the period in which they lived
Daniel Weiser · 7:00pm
Daniel Weiser (piano) has a Doctorate in Piano/Chamber Music from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Samuel Sanders and Robert MacDonald and won the Richard Franko Goldman prize for outstanding contribution to musical and education life. He has performed on many great stages, including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery of Art in D.C., and on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. He has also concertized around the world, including Israel, Thailand, Holland, and France and was the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador Abroad, for which he performed on an eleven-country tour of the Middle East and Asia. He has been on the music faculty of Dartmouth College and the prestigious St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. Besides founding AmiciMusic, he co-founded and still serves as Artistic Director for Classicopia, a similar type of chamber music organization based in New Hampshire. He was also a founding member of the Adirondack Ensemble, which won a Chamber Music America award for inventive programming and outreach. He has participated in the New Hampshire Music Festival, Musicorda, and the Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival and has been the Music Director of the Da Corneta Opera Ensemble, the Opera North Young Artist program, and Opera New England. A phi beta kappa graduate of Columbia University with a degree in American History, he also spent a year at Harvard Law School and was a classmate of President Obama. A native of Buffalo, NY, he currently lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife, Dr. Kisha Weiser and their thirteen-year old twin daughters, Emma and Sophie.�
Janet Polk · 7:00pm
Janet Polk ( bassoon) is the principal bassoonist with both the Portland (ME) Symphony and Vermont Symphony. As a soloist, she has performed with the orchestras of Portland, Vermont, Indian Hill, Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire and with the Furman University Concert Band. Chamber music is a vital part of her musical life and with the trio, Sospiri, has recorded a CD entitled Trios of the 20th and 21st Century. In addition to her performing career, Janet is on the faculties of Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire.
Margaret Helfer Herlehy · 7:00pm
Margaret Helfer Herlehy, oboe, received her formal musical training at the University of Michigan and Sarah Lawrence College where she remained as Artist in Residence for a 5 year tenure. On relocating to New England, she joined the faculties of Phillips Exeter Academy and later, the University of New Hampshire and enjoys working as a freelance artist in the Greater Boston Area. Recent ensemble work includes performances as principal oboist with the Hanover Chamber Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, Opera North and as a member of the Tim Janis Ensemble. In 2017, she celebrated her 20th year as Oboe, Oboe D’amore soloist with the White Mountain Bach Festival. Reaching to extend her voice with the oboe, Margaret recently produced and performed Café 1930, a collection of South American music including choros and sambas with UNH classical/jazz guitar teacher David Newsam and Boston based Brazilian Jazz artists. The CD caught the attention of jazz critics who praised her performance as “Powerfully intoxicating”. The CD will be released by PARMA in February 2018. As a performer, arranger and educator, Margaret lives an eclectic musical life on the New Hampshire seacoast.