Pan Harmonia embraces diverse world music from Baroque times to the 21st century, often mixing genres, styles and flavors in a single performance. We offer a mosaic of year-round programs for all ages including concerts, educational residencies and imaginative community outreach.

Pan Harmonia is committed to paying professional musicians a living wage. Though we are serious about our music, its sublime beauty and transcendental power, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. Our productions are serious fun!

Art + Music Converge @ The Haen Gallery

Steinbeck & Hedgepeth

Monday, November 3, 6:30 PM
Haen Gallery  - 52 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville

Friday, November 7, 6:30 PM
Haen Gallery - 200 King Street, Brevard

This set features longtime collaborative partners, flutist Kate Steinbeck and percussionist Byron Hedgepeth, playing compelling sounds of Asia, mid-century America song masters, jazz and even JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations plus the North Carolina premiere of Katherine Hoover’s 2 Preludes.

Byron will be playing marimba, vibes and bogo!

Venture downtown into the delightful quiet of a Monday evening in Asheville or have a blast in Brevard on a Friday night!

These sublime concerts include wine and cheese at 6:30, followed by music at 7:15.

Tickets are available at the door $26 general  / $8 students

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Ringing Strings!

Opal glows in a beautiful, historic space

Friday, October 24 at 7:30 pm
in the intimate St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte Street, North Asheville

The Opal String Quartet brings its passionate style to romantic masterpieces, as well as two new compositions by composer Tim Winter of Saluda. Winter’s works are jazzy, lush and intriguing and create the perfect contrast for the deep sonorities of Johannes Brahms’ C Minor String Quartet and Ernest Bloch’s plaintive “Prelude.”

Guest violinist Seth Gangwer, a stunning multi-genre artist who just recently moved to WNC by way of Nashville, will join OSQ founding members violinist Ginger Kowal, violist Kara Poorbaugh and cellist Franklin Keel.

Tickets are $22 at the door / $5 for Students
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Pan Harmonia collaborates with our sister company in Durham

Thursday, October 9, 7:30 pm
The Pinhook, 117 W Main Street, Durham, NC

In partnership with Mallarmé 
Enjoy two NC chamber ensembles with tuneful music for guitar, flute, viola and cello!
Kate Steinbeck flute • Amy Brucksch guitar
Suzanne Rousso viola • Nate Leyland  cello

Music of Franz Schubert • Walter Piston • Dana Wilson • Jean Coquery • Tom Febonio

Tickets are $20 in advance HERE / $22 at the door / $5 for Students
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Muses Delight presents the Angel and the Devil

Saturday, September 27, 7:30 pm
Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church Street, Asheville

Early music artists, Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba, and Barbara Weiss, harpsichord, play music of the two viola da gamba masters of the French Baroque. These rivals from the court of Louis XIV were reported to have played like an angel, Marin Marais, and a devil, Antoine Forqueray.

Tickets: $22 at the door / $5 for Students

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September Offerings: 4 Concerts

Art + Music Converge @ The Haen Gallery

Friday, September 5 - Haen Gallery Concert 200 King Street, Brevard

Monday, September 8 - Haen Gallery Concert 52 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville

These sublime concerts include wine and cheese at 6:30, followed by music at 7:15.

Pre-sales have closed, but you may purchase a ticket at the door: $26 General / $8 Students

Kate Steinbeck, flute
Fred Lemmons, clarinet
Amy Brucksch, guitar

 

Music of Argentine composer Alberto Ginestera plus jazzed-infused music of Dana Wilson and Mark Houghton and some Baroque sounds of George Friderich Handel to round it all out!

Inspired by Bach


Sunday, September 14, 3 pm

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte Street, Asheville

Franklin Keel performs JS Bach and original compositions inspired by the Baroque master.

A unique opportunity to hear this gifted cellist in an intimate and sacred space!

Pre-sales have closed, but you may purchase a ticket at the door: $22 General / $5 for Students

Visit Franklin Keel on Facebook for other performances of this program. 


The Angel and the Devil!


Saturday, 
September 27, 7:30 pm

Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church Street, Asheville

Muses Delight - Early music artists, Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba and Barbara Weiss, harpsichord, join forces to play virtuosic highlights of the two viola da gamba masters of the French Baroque.

L’Ange et le Diable: Marin Marais and Antoine Forqueray
These rivals from the court of Louis XIV were reported to have played like an angel, Marin Marais, and a devil, Antoine Forqueray.

Tickets are $16.50 in advance HERE / $22 at the door / $5 for Students

Advance tickets available until midnight prior to the concert!

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Landscapes in the Haen Gallery · Art and Music Converge

Our Haen Gallery concerts indulge all the senses!
Art for the spirit, music for the soul and the wine is divine!

For our last two gallery concerts of this season, we are pleased to present Asheville’s own acclaimed chamber ensemble, Opal String Quartet.

Monday, April 7 – Haen Gallery, 52 Biltmore Avenue, Downtown Asheville

Monday’s April 14 Concert in Brevard has been CANCELLED.
Pan Harmonia looks forward to returning to beautiful Brevard in September.

6:30 Enjoy a glass of good wine and nibbles         7:15 Music begins

Opal String Quartet
Ginger Kowal violin · Franklin Keel cello · Kara Poorbaugh viola · Mariya Potapova violin

Four dazzling string players will bring modern and classical masterworks to the unique Haen Gallery settings. Opal will perform 2 sets of evocative character pieces by modern Jewish composer Ernest Bloch, In the Mountains (1925) and Landscapes (1923) along with Mendelssohn’s ravishing 2nd string quartet, a passionate and exhilarating romantic masterpiece.

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The Art of Imitation

Harpsichordist Barbara Weiss performs with 2 longtime friends!

Friday, March 21, 6:30 PM*
First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church Street, Downtown Asheville
Tickets: $20/$5 for students available at the door

*Please note early concert time and have dinner downtown after the show!

Barbara Weiss, harpsichord • Margaret Humphrey, violin • Rebecca Humphrey, cello

Margaret Humphrey

A lively mix of Baroque repertoire from the early 17th into the 18th centuries performed by Barbara with her two long-time collaborators, sisters Margaret and Rebecca Humphrey.

Meeting up with Barbara during the good old days in frigid Minnesota, these are the very same sisters who will be performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 with Pan Harmonia in May!

 

 

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