Musical Feasts

What’s Happening with Musical Feasts?

Musical Feasts are parties with purpose, offering attendance at very special events while helping the Guild fundraise for the Symphony. Musical Feasts, hosted by Guild members and local businesses, are open to anyone wishing to attend.

The Musical Feasts for the early months of the season have been extremely successful with several sold out. You still have an opportunity to participate in a number of interesting events in the New Year:

Available Feasts

Romance of the Orient
Saturday, February 4, 7-9pm

Sample Turkish sweets, view beautiful carpets, and be swept away with operatic excerpts from Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio. $50 per guest

Love Notes
Tuesday, February 14, 5-7pm

Bring your partner, bring your friend or friends or just bring yourself for a special Valentine’s event on Charlotte Street. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine, watch a caricature artist at work, guess who spoke some famous love notes, enjoy the Appalachian-style traditional, contemporary and swing music of Lew Gelfond. $50 per guest

A Winning Combination
Monday, March 13 or Tuesday, March 14, 11am

A Musical and culinary combination. Miles Hoffman, founder and violist of the American Chamber Players and well known NPR commentator, will provide commentary of some of the performances offered during Amadeus week. He will also perform a viola solo joined by members of the ASO. Culinary artist, John Fleer, will prepare dishes from his award- winning menus at Rhubarb. $50 per guest

Seder on Reynolds Mountain
Tuesday, April 11, 5-8pm

Experience a traditional Seder in the home of Carl and Susan Eisendorfer. The ceremonial dinner commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. $80 per guest

Magic in the Mountains
Thursday, April 13, 5pm

If you love the mountains and are intrigued by the magical sound of the hammered dulcimer, join us for this feast at Perelandria. You will tour Jerry Read Smith’s instrument workshop, enjoy a casual dinner buffet, and enjoy an hour of hammered dulcimer music by Joshua Messick. $100 per guest

The Earth Has Music for those who listen
Monday, May 8, 9am to mid-afternoon (rain date Tuesday, May 9)

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature along the Pisgah Inn Loop Trail. Blue Ridge Naturalists, Marilyn Kolton and Lou Dwarshuis, will lead the 4.5-mile hike where you will enjoy the distant peaks and valleys and see twenty or more species of wildflowers. You will have a lavish and tasty picnic lunch at the Mount Pisgah picnic area. $45 per guest

Echoes in the Garden
Sunday, May 21, 1pm

Jasmin and Peter Gentling invite you to enjoy a tour of their magnificent two and a half acre garden. Robin Gaiser will play the Native American flute, artists will be working at their easels, and you will enjoy a gourmet box lunch in the garden. $60 per guest

Day Trip to the Swiss Alps
Wednesday, June 14, 12:30pm

Travel to Little Switzerland, N.C. whose name came from the sweeping panorama of deep valley and distant ranges resembling the foothills of the Swiss Alps. Have lunch at the Switzerland Inn, enjoy the beautiful scenery, explore the little shops, and learn interesting stories and facts about the area from a longtime resident. $50 per person

To make a reservation, please send your contact information and a check payable to the Asheville Symphony Guild, to Yolanda Hall, 1611 Olmsted Drive, Asheville, NC 28803. Please include names of guests for name tags and your email address.