Listen Friday for our next live performance from the WCQS studios on "Friday @2." Members of Pan Harmonia will join Dick Kowal in the studio to perform works by Beethoven, Saint-Saens and Belgian composer Joseph Jongen. Flutist Kate Steinbeck, bassoonist Rosalind Buda and pianist Ivan Seng will bring their own insights into music both new and familiar.
Join us Friday @ 2 for live music from Pan Harmonia on WCQS.
A cold weekend weather wise, but the arts and culture scene continues to be hot. Lovers may celebrate Valentines Day with the music of Patsy Cline performed by Sweet Dreamers at the Altamont Theater. Arlo Guthrie is in town for two nights at Diana Wortham Theater. Also at the DWT (2/13) at 6:30, Sing Together: Freedom Songs and Spirituals with Becky Stone and Jim and Beth Magill.
Listen Tuesday morning at 10 and Thursday evening at 8 for our broadcast of the Asheville Symphony's January 17th concert. The program includes a performance of one of the most famous works in the repertoire, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Also featured is the winning performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto by Kyung Ah Oh, and the Overture to Sicilian Vespers by Giuseppe Verdi.
A bit of Broadway comes to Greenville, South Carolina. The Tony and Grammy-winning musical "Wicked" runs through February 15th at the Peace Center. The late, great Bob Marley would have been 70 this weekend. The music of the Reggae legend will be featured February 6th at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall. Jim Arrendell and his band will perform Marley classics. The progressive rock band Umphrey's McGee performs at the U.S. Cellular Center February 7th and Sheila Kay Adams and the Scofflaws will perform and tell stories at White Horse Black Mountain in Black Mountain February 7th.
A Chamber music benefit concert, comedy, country rock, plenty of live theater, and much more around our region this weekend. Tony Kiss reports the Opal String Quartet will perform Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Asheville. Its a benefit to help fund improvements at the Edwin Place building. Comic Red Grant will perform at the Crown Plaza Expo Center and Joe Lasher Jr. and his band play at New Mountain Avl, both shows 1/3/14. Live theater offers 50 Shades! The Musical Parody 1/31 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival headlines the weekend entertainment scene. Random Acts of Fringe will take place at a variety of locations in downtown Asheville. The Kiss Country Winter Jam will take place at the Orange Peel. It's a benefit for Mission Chldren's Hospital and Jazz Master Sheila Jordan performs at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall. Pan Harmonia performs at White Horse Black Mountain Friday night 91/23/15). The Classical ensemble has been together for more than a dozen years. David Holt and the Lightening Bolts take the st
The Oscar nominations have been announced and many of the nominated films are on the big screen in our area. Tony Kiss drops by the talk about film, theater, and live music at area clubs. On stage at Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Greg Allman. In the weeks ahead the Casino also has on its bill Heart, Willie Nelson, and Loretta Lynn.
Fans of the PBS series "Downton Abbey" can see costumes from the show at the Biltmore House in Asheville.
Biltmore House will host an exhibition titled, "Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times," Feb. 5-May 25. The show will include more than 40 costumes from the television series.
Biltmore House was built in the 1890s for the Vanderbilt family. The Downton costumes will be displayed in groupings themed on events from the fictional show, with connections made to real life at the Vanderbilt estate during the same early 20th century era.
Listen Tuesday morning at 10 and Thursday evening at 8 for our broadcast of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra's November 22nd concert. The ASO performs Tchaikovsky's beloved Fourth Symphony, Machine by Jennifer Higdon and, what might be the highlight of the program, a concerto for two timpanists by James Oliverio. The work is performed by Asheville Symphony timpanist Todd Mueller and his mentor, Atlanta Symphony timpanist Mark Yancich. As you can see in the photo, each is armed with a multitude of drums! It's a sonic spectacular you'll likely not hear again!