Amadeus Festival

As part of the Asheville Symphony's Amadeus Festival, BPR classical music host Chip Kaufmann will host a talk this Friday afternoon March 22nd.  Chip will be joined by Asheville Symphony music director Darko Butorac and pianist Garrick Ohlsson, who is performing during the Amadeus Festival.   They'll chat about life behind the music – the business side, the creativity and the craziness!  It's all done for the love of the music. The talk starts at 1 p.m.

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It’s named for one of the most performed composers in history, but the Asheville Symphony’s Amadeus Festival is about far more than Mozart.


This Saturday and Sunday, venerated rock guitarist and annual Christmas Jam founder Warren Haynes joins the symphony for the first orchestral renditions of music he’s associated with, from Government Mule, the Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead to his solo work.