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An Evening of Superlatives: Asheville’s Amadeus Festival Opens with the Incomparable Brentano Quartet

3-17-2015 by Laura McDowell of the Classical Voice of North Carolina

Asheville, a city teeming with its unique brand of energy and creativity, seems a fitting place to launch a new music festival. The Asheville Amadeus Festival, which pays homage to Mozart’s genius with both high-brow and whimsical events, culminates in a final concert by the Asheville Symphony with renowned pianist Emanuel Ax. For this opening concert, theAsheville Chamber Music Series partnered with festival organizers to present the Brentano Quartet with assisting violist Hsin-Yun Huang. A sold-out house packed the Diana Wortham Theatre, easily breaking an attendance record for any single event sponsored by the Asheville Chamber Music Series in its 62-year history.

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