Pan Harmonia performs ‘American Mosaic 2’ Chamber Music

From staff reports

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts welcomes Pan Harmonia as they present American Mosaic 2, the music of Eric Ewazen, Gene Koshinsky and the American Songbook at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.

Pan Harmonia is an independent repertory company based in Asheville directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck. Nationally recognized for its artistic excellence and creative vision, Pan Harmonia transcends the boundaries of traditional chamber music through eclectic, unpretentious, genre-smashing programs.

Performers will be Kate Steinbeck on flute, Rosalind Buda on bassoon, and Byron Hedgepeth on marimba and percussion.

“No one should pass up an opportunity to be in a room with a bassoon,” Steinbeck said. “It fills your body. It is a rare, visceral delight.”

She said Ewazen is a lyrical composer with a connection to this area who has chosen very unusual instrumentation in his work “Mosaics” that is “weird and wonderful” and will delight audiences with incredible sound combinations.

The “American Mosaic” programs Pan Harmonia will offer this fall are part of a “Project Support” grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Tickets are $5 for students, $15 in advance and $20 at the door, plus tax and handling. To purchase tickets, contact office@panharmonia.org or call 828-254-7123 or the Arts Center at 828-669-0930.

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is in the Old City Hall at 225 W. State St. For information call 669-0930.