Pan Harmonia announced March performances

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Pan Harmonia announced March performances

Pan Harmonia – Season 14
Local – Authentic – World-Class Chamber Music
Where sounds of the world embrace

March Music is Harpsichord Heaven!

Asheville is indeed fortunate to have one of America’s most gifted harpsichordists, Barbara Weiss, in its midst. A Baroque music master, Barbara will deliver two different programs within one week for Pan Harmonia’s March offerings. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience exquisite harpsichord and friends!

Sunday, March 16, 3 PM – Sonorous Guitar & Harpsichord
Amy Brucksch, guitar • Barbara Weiss, harpsichord
St. Matthias Church, 1 Dundee St., Downtown Asheville
Free will offering, suggested donation $10

Quivering Strings
Delight in the translucent sonorities of guitar and harpsichord beautifully entwined in Antonio Vivaldi’s beloved Guitar Concerto in D, the sunny Preludio by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce, and the colorful harmonies and vibrant rhythms of Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo, “Fantasia para une gentilhombre.”

Friday, March 21, 6:30 PM – The Art of Imitation
Barbara Weiss, harpsichord • Rebecca Humphrey, violin • Margaret Humphrey, cello
First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church St. Downtown Asheville

A lively mix of Baroque repertoire from the early 17th into the 18th centuries performed by Barbara Weiss on harpsichord with her two long-time collaborators, sisters Rebecca and Margaret Humphrey on violin and cello. Meeting up with Barbara during the good old days in frigid Minnesota, these are the very same sisters who will be performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto number 5 with Pan Harmonia in May.

A common characteristic of Baroque repertoire is the use of imitation. Not only did composers use imitation within a piece, as when the various instruments mimic each others’ lines, they also wrote pieces that borrowed from sounds of everyday life. Pieces on this program for example, mimic animal noises, the tolling of bells and rowdy street festivals.

Pan Harmonia Season 14 Highlights
Chansons for flute and piano • Baroque Vibes • A Feast for Winds • Brahms String Sextet • GeneratioNext • Shining Light Project, bringing beauty to underserved people • Bach Brandenburg 5 • Music of Kodaly, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, Mozart and MUCH more…

Directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck and based in Asheville, artist collective Pan Harmonia brings professional chamber music performances to audiences of all ages in diverse settings ranging from traditional concert halls to homeless shelters and prisons. Now in its 14th season, Pan Harmonia has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council for its artistic excellence.

For more information on Pan Harmonia, please visit www.pan-harmonia.org


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