WHITE HORSE LIVE – AmiciMusic: Beethoven’s Violin, Part 3

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Sunday, Apr 18, 2:00pm

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AmiciMusic presents a very special celebration of Beethoven’s recent 250th birthday, featuring three different programs with eight of his ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano. Violinist Tim Schwarz joins pianist and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser for these concerts live from the magical White Horse Black Mountain with fantastic videography provided by Radhaus Studios.

Limited seating is available for each concert, with unlimited seating for the live stream broadcast around the world.

Over three straight days, they will take you on an incredible journey into the amazing mind of perhaps the greatest composer who ever lived. Narrated with fascinating stories by Dr. Weiser, the two men will highlight the passion, vitality, expressiveness, sorrow, joy, and depth in these incredible Sonatas for Violin and Piano.

Part One (Friday, April 16 at 7:30) features Sonatas no, 1, 4, and 5 (the famous “Spring” Sonata) from 1798-1801

Part Two (Saturday, April 17 at 2:00) features Sonatas no. 6-8 , all from 1802

Part Three (Sunday, April 18 at 2:00) features Sonata no. 9 (the great “Kreutzer” Sonata) from 1805 and Sonata no. 10 from 1812

Since his solo debut with the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra at age nine, violinist Timothy Schwarz has been praised for his “energetic performances” (Rome News) and “technique beyond reproach” (Buffalo Times). Schwarz has recorded solo and chamber music CD’s for Naxos, EMI, Marquis Classics, and Centaur Records. The American Record Guide praised his 2006 solo CD as “good enough to be the only recording in your collection”, and his 2013 CD featuring the Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Higdon was on the Top 10 Classical Albums in 2013 by the Philadelphia City Paper. Other awards include Best Artist in Maryland from the National Endowment from the Arts, and Gold Medal in the Artistic Ambassador Competition in Washington, DC. His 2017-18 season includes the Anglo-American Duo debut CD, Anthems after Prometheus, which will be released by Albany Records in March, 2018. The CD features music by British composer David Osbon, and includes two works commissioned and premiered by the Anglo-American Duo. Concerto appearances include works by Khachaturian, Sarasate, and Saint-Saëns. Other performances include recitals with pianist Daniel Weiser in Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. The 2017-18 season is Dr. Schwarz’s first season as leader of the Rowan String Ensemble, a conductor-less orchestra which promotes music by minority composers, and draws awareness to issues around social justice through music. An avid educator, Schwarz is currently Assistant Professor and Head of Strings at Rowan University, and Artistic director and founder of Techne Music, which includes a summer chamber music camp and concert series. Before his appointment at Rowan University, Dr. Schwarz was Assistant Professor at Kutztown University, where he conducted the Kutztown University Orchestra and taught violin and viola.

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 fifteen-year old twin daughters, Emma and Sophie.

Tim and Dan met at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore in the early 1990s and have been performing together to great acclaim ever since. They were the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassadors of Music, which resulted in a two month, eleven country tour of the Middle East and Southeast Asia, including Syria, Egypt, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Tunisia. For several years, they also were known as the Upper Valley Duo and produced an award-winning CD entitled “An American Affair” under that name.


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