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Pan Harmonia is so grateful for the support of its dear community!

Rehearsing Copland in the Masonic Temple, May 2013

Last year we were thrilled to bring you Aaron Copland’s masterpiece Appalachian Spring in its original chamber setting for 13 players. You made our concerts Standing Room Only!

Next month we are presenting another beloved large work, JS Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 paired with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s luminous Quintet for Clarinet and Strings.
We hope you will join us for these beautiful concerts!

SUN, May 18, 5 PM in the historic Asheville Masonic Temple TIX
THURS, May 22, 7:30 PM in the relaxed tavern setting of White Horse Black Mountain TIX
Buy in advance and SAVE 20% 

We always aim to keep ticket prices affordable to allow access to as many folks as possible. Yet, like all arts organizations across America, we rely on the generosity of donors.

Right now, we have an opportunity to receive matching funds from the North Carolina Arts Council for the Brandenburg Project.

We are only $315 away from our goal of $3000! And time is limited…

Please help us reach this goal. It’s a neat chance for basically FREE MONEY.
If you give just $20,  Pan Harmonia receives $30. For $50 —>$75 and $100—>$150

Thank you for considering this! We couldn’t do this without you.

 See you in May!



Art and Music Converge at The Haen Gallery

This concert has been rescheduled to Monday, March 10.

JOIN US @ 6:30 in the quiet of a Monday eve the Lumberyard Arts District in Brevard
SAVOR a glass of wine and nibbles in the midst of exhilarating art!
ENJOY Maestros Jamie Laval, violin, and Franklin Keel, cello, along with
flutist Kate Steinbeck playing sublime music of Ravel, Bartok, Haydn and Tann.

Music starts @ 7:15
Haen Gallery 200 King Street in Brevard

$24 at the Door
Limited Seating! 



Thank you for a great year!

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Season’s Greetings and Gratitude!

As 2013 winds down, we take stock of what has come to pass, reflect on life’s changes and make our intentions for the New Year. I am so grateful for all the music in my life, and the opportunity to share it. Thank you for choosing to spend your time with Pan Harmonia.

I am a big fan of the late Irish poet, John O’Donohue, whose book, Beauty, The Invisible Embrace…Rediscovering the True Sources of Compassion, Serenity and Hope has inspired me countless times. If you aren’t familiar with his work, I encourage you to seek it out. He writes of beauty as “a human calling and a defining aspect of the Divine.”  I feel that way about my work.

Pan Harmonia creates a lot of beauty. My collaborative musicians and I strive to reach out with our music to touch hearts and imaginations. I hope when you have attended one of our concerts, you have felt the vitality and exuberance that we feel as we play music, and that you have also experienced its transcendental power to touch, uplift and inspire.

This year we performed for more than 3000 people, kept ticket prices affordable, produced Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and we were voted one of the “Best Classical Ensembles” by Mountain Xpress readers again!

Our Chamber Music Messiah Concert raised over $2000 for Homeward Bound and Pan Harmonia’s Shining Light Project. Thanks to all who came out for this beautiful event!

On January 21, we will take the sounds of flute, bassoon and guitar to Craggy Prison. Heartfelt thanks to our donors, who make this outreach possible through their generous support. If you would like join in supporting this work, please CLICK HERE.

Looking for that last minute gift? Give an experience of music~Pan Harmonia Concerts! Tickets for events through May 2014 now available HERE. You save 20% when you purchase in advance.
Thank you for all your support this year. Looking forward to more music in 2014!

I wish you a joyous holiday season and a bright and healthy New Year!

Kate Steinbeck
Artistic Director / Flutist

Music of GP Telemann, JS Bach, Astor Piazzola and more
This ensemble creates a unique and swinging mosaic in a traditional setting!
Barbara Weiss, harpsichord • Kate Steinbeck, flute • Rosalind Buda, bassoon • Byron Hedgepeth, vibes + percussion
January 26, SUN, 5 PM • The Masonic Temple, Asheville TICKETS
February 27, THURS, 7:30 PMWhite Horse Black Mountain TICKETS
March 2, SUN, 3 PMSights & Sounds Series, RCMG, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh TICKETS

Mendelssohn Trio in D Minor + Mozart’ s Duo for flute + viola, K. 424
Kate Steinbeck, flute • Kara Poorbaugh, viola • Fabio Parrini, piano
February 1, SAT • Streamside Concerts, Arden, Potluck at 6 PM, Music around 7:30 PM
$20/person • Prepayment required; limited seating • TICKETS

HAEN GALLERY CONCERTS 6:30 Meet the artists & enjoy a glass of wine • 7:15 Music begins
Music of Maurice Ravel, Joseph Hadyn, Béla Bartók and more
Jamie Laval, violin • Franklin Keel, cello, with Kate Steinbeck, flute
February 3, MON • Haen Gallery, Asheville TICKETS
February 10, MON • Haen Gallery, Brevard TICKETS

Brahms Clarinet Quintet and Dvorak String Quartet in Eb, op. 51
Opal String Quartet with Brian Hermanson, clarinet, and Jamie Laval, violin
April 7, MON • Haen Gallery, Asheville TICKETS
April 14,  MON • Haen Gallery, Brevard TICKETS

and more • Pan Harmonia Winds
February 23, SUN, 4 PM Groce United Methodist Church, East Asheville - Easy breezy parking! TICKETS
February 24, MON, 7:30 PM • Porter Center for the Performing Arts, Brevard - Free admission

JS BACH’s BRANDENBURG CONCERTO No. 5, WA Mozart Clarinet Quintet
and more
Harpsichord Barbara Weiss directs a stellar line-up of musicians
May 18, SUN, 5 PM • The Masonic Temple, Asheville TICKETS
May 22, THURS 7:30 PM • White Horse Black Mountain TICKETS

Want to play along? ACMR Asheville Chamber Music Retreat, June 9-13
Workshop for adult amateur musicians MORE INFO


Fall Success!

Comments from our listeners…

November 10: A French Feast for Winds
”…This was ensemble playing at its best…these artists managed the challenge with aplomb in a beautiful performance…the Abell flute that Kate Steinbeck plays, made of grenadilla wood, has a superior tone [to gold] for chamber music. This modern wood flute blends with other woodwinds in a way that cannot be equaled. It is part of the allure of hearing a concert from Pan Harmonia.”
–Ted McIrvine, Classical Voice of NC
Read the full review HERE.

November 4: Haen Gallery Concert
“The Monday concert was sublime. I particularly like the Mozart, thought it was some of the best chamber music playing I’ve heard in a long time. (Trying to be objective here!) I think it also worked the best acoustically in the space. Its transparency allowed all the lines to be heard in a somewhat thick acoustic. Great fun!  Thanks for all you do!”
–Dick Kowal, Music Director, WCQS Asheville

After hearing the live recording of our May Appalachian Spring Concert
“I spent my final year in New York working at Alice Tully Hall. Your group’s May 18 performance was easily the equal of anything I witnessed there. It always staggers me to be reminded of the extraordinary wealth of magical talent to be found in our little mountain city.”
–Richard Layman, Jazz Shack host, WCQS Asheville