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From a press release:
“WHITE HORSE BLACK MOUNTAIN introduces SATURDAY DINNER CLASSICS 9/11 - 5:30 pm dinner, 6:30 performance BY RESERVATION ONLY (online reservations must be received by Friday 9/10 at 10 am).
“White Horse Black Mountain is teaming up with Black Mountain’s popular Morning Glory Cafe to begin an innovative series of exciting chamber music programs accompanied by great food and drink as well. Directed by pianist Daniel Weiser (who coordinated White Horse’s Sunday Classics, which is now morphing into Saturday Dinner Classics), these monthly programs will showcase the best classic performers in Western North Carolina and beyond with a wide range of concerts along with short introductions before each piece to place the music in historical context. Set in the relaxed and informal atmosphere of The White Horse, the concerts will include singers and instrumentalists performing an exciting mix of musical styles, always breaking down any artificial barriers between performers and audience. The first program on the series will feature Keowee Chamber Music in a program called “Mothers of Invention: Music by Women” featuring flutist and Keowee Artistic Director Kate Steinbeck, cellist Kathleen Foster, and pianist Daniel Weiser. The program celebrates trio music of Louise Farrenc, French virtuoso pianist and contemporary of Robert Schumann; Hilary Tann, contemporary Welsh composer, and Undine Smith Moore, one of America’s preeminent African-American composers of the 20th-century.
“Keowee, now in its 10th year of great performances, is an artist-directed company committed to sharing the power, beauty and joy of live acoustic music with audiences of all ages. Keowee enlivens communities in Western North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina with eclectic chamber music offerings in historic and unusual settings. In addition to its annual two-week festival, KCM connects with community through year-round concerts,children’s programming, educational residencies and community outreach. Keowee musicians bring superb musicianship to an unpretentious, yet captivating atmosphere. In every performance, the players endeavor to illuminate the music for audience members by introducing works and sharing pertinent information about the composers and musical styles. By entertaining and empowering the audience, Keowee has attracted a loyal fan base as well as encouraged a new generation of chamber music lovers. For more info on Keowee, visit them at http://www.keoweechambermusic.org.”