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AmiciMusic “American Music Program” 4-Hand Piano
November 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST$9 – $18
A special celebration for Veteran’s Day
SAT Nov 9th 2pm
Pianists Alex Watson and Daniel Weiser will join forces to play an all-American four-hand piano program featuring some favorite Sousa marches along with popular tunes from the Great American Songbook and a rousing arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. All active military and Veterans are half-price for this special performance.
Alex Watson is a sacred, jazz, and classical piano performer and recording artist. His formal music education includes graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Music Degree, international chamber music study in Switzerland, Italy, and the Netherlands, as well as a top graduating member of the United States Armed Forces School of Music in Little Creek, Virginia.
Mr. Watson is a proud veteran, having served active duty in the United States Navy as a keyboard instrumentalist for authorized military bands in the southwestern US. He continues to support veteran resources by hosting benefit concerts for local nonprofit organizations such as ABCCM’s Veterans Restoration Quarters, Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court, and CORPOINT Veterans Career Coaching Services. For more information about Alex’s most recent solo piano album release and upcoming concerts, visit http://www.AlexWatsonPiano.com.
Currently, Watson is the Adult Education Coordinator and instructor at Piano Lab Studios. Alex believes that music is therapeutic and builds strong communities. His consummate facility of the instrument offers listeners with a broad pallet of musical colors and emotions. He is passionate about performance experiences being welcoming, approachable, and engaging to the listener. Mr. Watson is grateful for your support and is hopeful you will find sustained peace and love through the gift of music.
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.