AmiciMusic: Winds of Winter
7:30pm to 8:30pmLocation: Church
AmiciMusic returns to All Souls Cathedral on Saturday, January 13, at 7:30PM with a program entitled “WINDS of WINTER.” Tickets will be available at the door. Admission is $15 for members, $20 for general public, and free for children 18 and under. Discounted seats are available in advance at www.amicimusic.org (click on the Asheville Concerts link).
This program will feature the debut of the Brevard Woodwind Quintet, an exciting new addition to the Asheville-area music scene, comprised of five of the finest woodwind players now living in the region who all met recently while playing with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra. The group is comprised of Leonard Lopatin, flute; Andrew Parker, oboe; Steve Loew, clarinet; Will Peebles, bassoon; and Hobart Whitman, french horn. They will perform fun music by Danzi, Ibert, and Arnold, and then AmiciMusic’s Artistic Director/pianist/Artistic Daniel Weiser will join them for the powerful Sextet for Piano and Winds by Ludwig Thuille, a neglected Romantic composer who was very close friends with Richard Strauss and who writes with a Brahms-like sonority.
Leonard Eli Lopatin, a native of New York City, studied flute at the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School and was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. A noted flute-maker, he now performs with the Asheville Symphony and several other regional orchestras. Oboist Dr. Andrew W. Parker has performed throughout the United States in some of the country’s most prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and The Kimmel Center. Dr. Parker received his Bachelors of Music from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, Masters of Music from the Yale School of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. Steve Loew, clarinet, is a former member of the U.S. Marine Band (the President’s Own) and member of the White House Orchestra who performed for President’s Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush Senior. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Mr. Loew has also played with the New York Philharmonic, and the National Symphony Orchestra. Will Peebles is Professor of Bassoon at Western Carolina University, where he also teaches music theory and world music. He served as Director of the School of Music from 2005-2014, and established the Low Tech (gamelan) ensemble in 1999. Will earned his masters and doctoral degrees at Michigan State University and has played with the Asheville Symphony since 1992. Hobart Whitman, French horn, was born in Asheville, NC and has held Principal Horn positions in five different orchestras as well as being a featured soloist for the Asheville, Brevard and Melbourne, FL Symphonies.