AmiciMusic presents “A Night in Vienna: Opera Favorites from Mozart, Lehár & Strauss”

Singers Jonathan Ross and Amanda Horton

AmiciMusic, Asheville’s award-winning music organization dedicated to high-quality, intimate performances, will present a very elegant and entertaining evening of famous operatic scenes and arias from three great Viennese composers — Mozart, Lehár, and Strauss — on Sunday, March 26 at 4 p.m. at the Orchard Inn, a fundraiser to benefit the Saluda Historic Depot. 

Singers Amanda Horton and Jonathan Ross, both well-known to area audiences for their great musicality spirit, and chemistry, will team up with AmiciMusic Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano for this spectacular semi-staged show filled with great singing, costumes and witty repartee. 

They will sing excerpts from some of their signature roles that they have performed with Asheville Lyric Opera and numerous regional companies, including scenes from Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni,” and “The Magic Flute,” as well as Lehar’s “The Merry Widow” and Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus.”

The Orchard Inn, located at 100 Orchard Inn Lane in Saluda, will be hosting and offering some delicious Viennese hors d’oeuvres as well as a full cash bar. The views will be exquisite, the food incredible, the atmosphere cozy, and the music superb.

The concert will benefit the Saluda Historic Depot, a non-profit dedicated to making the historic train station into a museum in order to highlight the history of the railroad, Saluda’s downtown, its people, and the history of its natural resources. Seating will be limited and reservations are required.

For more information, visit amicimusic.org. Tickets are available at orchardinn.com or at the Orchard Inn, the Saluda Historic Depot at 32 W. Main Street, and Thompson’s Store/Ward’s Grill at 24 Main St. Saluda.

AmiciMusic is a non-profit chamber music organization based in Asheville, N.C. and Baltimore, Md. dedicated to performing chamber music in intimate venues and non-traditional spaces.  AmiciMusic, meaning “music among friends,” seeks to break down barriers between performers and audience through brief discussions of each composer on their programs. AmiciMusic also strives to have a relaxed and informal atmosphere at their concerts to highlight the spirit of community and camaraderie. For more on AmiciMusic, visit amicimusic.org.

– article submitted by Cathy Jackson

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