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According to the Joyful Noise website, the organization (based at the First Presbyterian Church in Weaverville) is “a non-profit community arts center that serves Buncombe and Madison Counties. Our mission is to provide quality arts experiences that inspire creativity, cultivate connections to regional cultural heritage, and enrich the lives of all members of the community.
“Joyful Noise offers group classes in clogging, Appalachian music, chamber music, drama, and visual arts. Joyful Noise also offers private lessons on a variety of instruments including violin, viola, cello, fiddle, guitar, dobro, pedal steel, piano and voice.”
On Sunday, July 25, members of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Opal String Quartet and Joyful Noise Arts Center faculty will perform a special evening of music by Felix Mendelssohn called “Mendelssohn Madness.” One hundred-percent of proceeds will benefit the Joyful Noise Summer Music and Arts Camp Scholarship Fund.
Held at the First Presbyterian Church of Weaverville (30 Alabama Avenue, Weaverville) at 8 p.m. Suggested donation: $10 for adults and $5 for children.
According to a press release, “There will also be a second benefit house concert chamber music program called “Tremendous Trios” featuring Kara Poorbaugh, violin/viola; Franklin Keel, cello; and Daniel Weiser, piano on Sunday, August 8 at 3:00 at a private home. They will perform the Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor as well as the powerful Brahms’ Piano Trio, op. 114. Suggested donation for this event is $30 and reservations are required as seating is limited. All proceeds will go to the Joyful Noise Music and Arts Scholarship Fund. To reserve a seat or for information on this program, contact Dr. Daniel Weiser at 828-505-2903 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.”