“I see this as just another cog in the ever-growing cloud machine that is turning Asheville into a franchised, syndicated city, instead of a place with its own unique roots and culture.”
“Our goal for our kids’ show is the same as the adult shows,” Kev Marcus says. “It’s to entertain, educate and inspire, simultaneously. You’re teaching them something, but they don’t even know that they’re learning.”
Newly formed arts and culture organization Free Range Asheville opens its inaugural season with a performance by acclaimed chamber orchestra The Knights. The collective, which will take the stage at Diana Wortham Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 23, “changed the model for how to transmit and program classical music,” says Free Range Asheville director Jeff Arnal.
As downloading and digital streaming continue to consume the music industry, more and more artists and boutique producers are embracing that transition by turning to alternative means of preserving the physicality of the album, from vinyl records to cassette tapes. Now books are getting into the mix.
Even if woodwinds and strings aren’t your thing, it’s hard to remain unmoved by the percussion of a symphony. The xylophone, gongs, chimes and cymbals are dramatic, but it’s the timpani — oversized copper pots with drumheads tuned to various pitches — that steal the show. The Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks 3 concert sets the […]
This may come as a surprise, but the story behind the unassuming-sounding Asheville Chamber Music Series has the makings of a Hollywood movie. The classical music organization was founded in 1952 by Joe Vandewart, a refugee from Nazi Germany who first landed in New York City, where he worked as a butler. Eventually, the music […]
Explore the music of northern Spain with clarinetist Oskar Espina Ruiz in WCU’s Coulter Building.
The Asheville Art Museum’s 2012 Pianoforte Concert Series continues on Sunday, Oct. 21, with pianist Michelle Cann. Ever wonder what happens to those brilliant, good-natured teen musicians you hear on NPR’s “From the Top?” Cann was one of them, back in 2007, when she was 18. The AAM offers the chance to experience where such promise leads. (Photo from the artist’s Facebook page.)
Wu Han and David Finckel descend upon Asheville’s classical scene with their stirring mix of cello and piano.
About 40 miles southwest of Asheville, the 76th Brevard Music Festival is well under way. Tonight, three musicians from the seven-week fete visit the Asheville Art Museum’s new East Wing Gallery to perform solo and chamber works from The Three Bs — Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. (Pictured: A public-domain image of a portrait of young Beethoven.)
The music of Europe’s “beautiful era” will take center stage at Pan Harmonia’s upcoming concert.
The Asheville Choral Society concludes its 35th season May 18-19 with an exploration of the rhythmic elements of obscure vocal works from Johann Sebastian Bach, Cristóbal de Morales, Aaron Copland, Monteverdi, Beethoven and others.
The Kontras Quartet’s international background finds a home in Hickory, N.C. Don’t miss the group’s upcoming concert in Hendersonville.
The Asheville Choral Society continues its 35th season with “Stars and Moon: Themes of Light and Darkness” — an apt subject for the seasonal cusp between late winter and spring. Performances are Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, at 4 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church St., downtown.
The Asheville Classical Guitar Society, a local organization dedicated to the “performance and study of the classical guitar,” hosts guitarist Martha Masters on Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Unitarian Universalist of Asheville at 7 p.m.
AmiciMusic performs piano quartets by Mozart and Fauré. Choose your pew (or stool).
The Asheville Symphony Orchestra celebrates its first performance of the season with works by Tchaikovsky, John Adams and Ravel.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma rarely makes appearances in the Southeast, but when he does, music lovers come out in droves. Sunday’s concert is sold out, but limited tickets may be available at the last minute.
Where, outside of the symphony and local radio station WCQS, music fans can listen to classical music.