Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
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Go Tell It On The Mountain Concert
February 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AmiciMusic, the award-winning chamber music organization based in Asheville that is dedicated to intimate concerts in non-traditional venues, returns to the fabulous Orchard Inn in Saluda on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4:00pm with a very special vocal program called “GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN,” celebrating African-American History Month with soprano Simone Vigliante and pianist Daniel Weiser. The concert will feature some fantastic Spirituals such as “Go Tell it On the Mountain,” “Wade in the Water,” and “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” as well as some fun Ragtime interludes.
Ms. Vigilante is an Asheville favorite who has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches. She has been praised as a “beautiful dramatic soprano capable of some awesome fireworks.” Dr. Weiser, the Artistic Director of AmiciMusic, has performed in over twenty countries around the world and has lots of interesting stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century. He is a former U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music who has been described as a “true impresario and educator” and a “force of pianistic energy.”