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. We love playing music in unexpected places - from historic venues to rustic mountain chapels. Ensembles differ with each project. Our private performances range from family celebrations to meaningful meditations and corporate events.
We welcome collaborations with other artists including painters, dancers, poets and storytellers and enjoy partnering with a wide array of community organizations. 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!
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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.
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
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!
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
Our Asheville concert was a Sold Out Smash Hit!
Byron Hedgepeth (Photo by FZipperer)
Discover what all the buzz was about…
A SPELLBINDING PROGRAM transcending the boundaries of the traditional Baroque setting, Baroque Vibes ranges from Elizabethan-era tunes, ravishing works by Baroque masters Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann, vintage gems from 20th century songwriters and tangos! Read a review our January concert
Barbara Weiss, harpsichord
Kate Steinbeck, flute
Rosalind Buda, bassoon + Scottish small pipes
Byron Hedgepeth, vibes + percussion
Thursday, February 27 / 7:30 PM • Baroque Vibes
White Horse Black Mountain, 105 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain
$15 advance available HERE or $20/$5 for students available at the door
Sunday, March 2 / 3 PM • NC Museum of Art, Raleigh
Sponsored by the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild MORE INFO HERE
Pan Harmonia is thrilled to present Igor Stravinsky’s Octet for Winds (1923)!
Igor Stravinsky wrote, “The Octet began with a dream. . . I awoke from this little concert in a state of great delight and anticipation and the next morning began to compose.” The result was a divertissement that equally exercises the listener’s mind and the eight virtuoso performers.
Aaron Copland attended the premiere in Paris and later wrote: ”Here was Stravinsky . . . presenting a piece to the public that bore no conceivable resemblance to the individual style with which he had hitherto been identified. . . . the Octet was destined to influence composers all over the world.”
Igor Stravinsky Octet for Winds
NC premiere of Australian Paul Stanhope’s Octet, Apollo
Philippe Gaubert Three Watercolors for flute, bassoon + piano
Eric Ewazen An Elizabethan Songbook, for trumpet, trombone + piano
THE BAND of VIRTUOSOS
Kate Steinbeck, flute • Fred Lemmons, clarinet • Rosalind Buda and Susan Cohen, bassoons Brad Ulrich and David Ginn, trumpets • Mark Britt and Greg Love, trombones
Ivan Seng, piano • conductor Miller Asbill
Sunday, February 23 / 4 PM
Groce United Methodist Church, 945 Tunnel Road, East Asheville Easy breezy parking!
$20/$5 for students available at the door
Monday, February 24 / 7:30 PM
Porter Center for the Performing Arts, 400 North Broad Street, Brevard
These concerts are supported by an Arts & Audience Grant from the NC Arts Council.