Smart Bets: Music from the Underground

Founded in Asheville in 2011, the name of chamber music organization AmiciMusic means “music among friends.” Its latest allied program is Music from the Underground, in which violinist Tim Schwarz and pianist Daniel Weiser (AmiciMusic’s artistic director) team up to spotlight neglected works created for those two instruments by minority composers. The program includes classical music, blues and spirituals by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, George Morrison, William Grant Still and W.C. Handy. The duo play three times in as many days: Friday, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church Asheville; Saturday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m., at Isis Music Hall; and Sunday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m., at White Horse Black Mountain. Adults $20 at the door. Photo of Coleridge-Taylor, c. 1893, via Wikimedia Commons

About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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