Warm December – Winter Jazz Dinner Show- December 21, 2017

Amanda Horton, vocals     Daniel Keller, jazz guitar

In the intimate setting of the upstairs lounge at ISIS Music Hall, Amanda Horton & Daniel Keller present “Warm December”.  The program is a crossroads of winter-themed jazz arrangements, pulling from Amanda’s diverse musical interests- 1940s American songbook, European lullabies, folk tunes and Broadway standards.  Settle in for a hearty dinner, a seasonal cocktail or glass of bubbly, and slow down for an evening during the busiest time of the year.

Thursday, December 21, 7:00 pm*
*This show was a sellout in December 2016, so advance tickets/table reservations are strongly recommended.

More info & tickets:  www.isisasheville.com/events

APPASSIONATA ~ The Romance of Italian Opera, November 17-19, 2017

Amanda Horton, soprano      John Kaneklides, tenor
Jonathan Ross, baritone        Daniel Weiser, piano

AmiciMusic presents an elegant evening of opera’s most passionate arias and love scenes- from La Boheme (Puccini), La Traviata (Verdi) & L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti). Join us at some of Western North Carolina’s most fabulous homes and performance venues for thrilling highlights from Donizetti, Puccini &  Verdi masterpieces.

Friday, November 17
House Concert in the Ramble, South Asheville
Reservations required; limited seating

Saturday, November 18
Champion Hills Golf Club
Benefit with Italian Dinner for Hendersonville Sister Cities

Sunday, November 19
The Orchard Inn, Saluda
Benefit for Historic Saluda Depot

Tickets & more information:
www.AmiciMusic.org

Carmina Burana with Long Bay Symphony, September 24, 2017

Charles Jones Evans, conductor
Amanda Horton, soprano
Louis Otey, baritone
Khary Wilson, tenor

Carl Orff’s famous scenic cantata opens the Symphony’s 30th Season.  More information at www.LongBaySymphony.org

A Night in Vienna, May 7 & June 4 (Encore!)

AmiciMusic presents Encore Performances of
“A Night in Vienna: Operatic Gems of Mozart, Lehár & Strauss”

Amanda Horton, soprano,  Jonathan Ross, baritone,  Daniel Weiser, pianist

A Viennese soirée incorporating humor and romance — Jonathan & Amanda play a dozen different characters in famous arias and love scenes from their shared operatic repertoire, tracing a musical path from Mozart’s masterpieces to beguiling Viennese operetta.
Excerpts from The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Fledermaus & The Merry Widow.

Sunday, May 4, 2:00 pm
White Horse, Black Mountain
$20 at the door, $18 in advance (**Amanda’s Voice students age 18 and under may attend FREE with advance notice)
Paid Tickets: www.WhiteHorseBlackMountain.com

Sunday, June 4, 2:00 pm
Sweet Biscuit Inn, Kenilworth
House concert- Hosts Claudia & Christian Hickl open up their gorgeous B & B with a grand staircase leading to the “stage”, and provide European fare in this beautiful setting. Seating is very limited.
$35 includes drinks & food / Reservations Required
Tickets: www.AmiciMusic.org

REVIEW- A Gershwin Celebration, Long Bay Symphony, April 2017

“Soprano soloist Amanda Horton took the stage for the first of her performances, and she began with the beloved “Summertime” from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” dating from the middle 1930s. Her clear articulation and spot on intonation in this unaffected performance embraced the audience in the poignant emotion of the song. And, in a completely different style, she then sang “By Strauss” which as program annotators Joseph and Elizabeth Kahn point out, was Gershwin’s last song. Horton was charming as she spun out the melody, swaying in the waltz rhythm of its light hearted and appealing movie-music style.”

“Horton returned to offer “The Man I Love” and her performance once again demonstrated how expressive her lovely voice is in presenting the emotional content of a song.”

–Horry News, April 2017
Full Review:  https://www.myhorrynews.com/opinion/review—the-long-bay-and-gershwin-a-winning/article_203caaa4-2136-11e7-9e71-8f6d71ce88d9.html

 

Requiem for the Living, April 30, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 3:00 pm
First Methodist Church, Hendersonville

Hendersonville Chorale & Orchestra present Dan Forest’s Requiem for the Living.

Mary Beth Shumate, conductor
Amanda Horton, soprano

www.HendersonvilleChorale.com

A Concert for Good Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday, April 14, 12:00 noon
First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak Street, Asheville
Free Admission

Join us for a free concert of contemporary and classical music for Good Friday, with organist/music director Kevin Bryant and several instrumentalists (violin, cello, guitar, flute).  A meditative and moving program in a wonderful acoustic space.

www.UCCAsheville.org

A Gershwin Celebration, April 9, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 4:00 pm
Long Bay Symphony Orchestra, Myrtle Beach, SC

Charles Jones Evans, conductor
Amanda Horton, soprano

www.LongBaySymphony.com

A Night in Vienna, March 24-26, 2017

AmiciMusic presents
“A Night in Vienna: Operatic Gems of Mozart, Lehár & Strauss”

Amanda Horton, soprano,  Jonathan Ross, baritone,  Daniel Weiser, pianist

A Viennese soirée for the end of the winter season. Jonathan & Amanda sing famous arias and love scenes from their shared operatic repertoire, tracing a musical path from Mozart’s masterpieces to beguiling Viennese operetta.

Friday, March 24, 7:30 pm
The Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village
$20 ($15 for parish members); FREE for ages 0-18 yrs

Saturday, March 25, 7:00 pm- SOLD OUT
House concert- Old Skyland Hotel Building, Hendersonville
$35 includes drinks & food

Sunday, March 26, 4:00 pm- SOLD OUT
The Orchard Inn, Saluda (fundraiser for Saluda Depot)
$50 includes h’ors d’oeuvres
Reservations Required via Amici Music or the Orchard Inn

Tickets & more information at
www.AmiciMusic.org

Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016

Amanda will be guest soloist at two services this year, singing several carol arrangements including Gesu bambino, Away in a manger and selections from Handel’s Messiah.

St James Episcopal
Hendersonville, NC
4:30 pm service with prelude music

St Philips Episcopal
Brevard, NC
11:00 pm service with pre-service concert beginning 10:15 pm