Sanctuary Series Presents Chopin By Candlelight with Oxana Mikhailoff


Sunday, April 13, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The inaugural season of The Sanctuary Series continues Sunday, April 13 at the South Salem Presbyterian Church with “CHOPIN by Candlelight” featuring pianist, Oxana Mikhailoff, performing the composer’s Sonata No.3, Ballade No.4, Scherzo No.1, and two Nocturnes.

Winner at the International Rachmaninoff Piano Competition in Moscow, Ms. Mikhailoff performs Chopin as it is meant to be heard, in a beautiful and intimate setting. Of a recent performance, the Washington Post noted: “At the close of her program, audience members rise in dense thickets and applaud… It brought tears to my eyes…”

Mary Jane Newman, Minister of Music at the South Salem church, and Rev. Dr. Chip Andrus, the Church’s pastor, set as their goal for the series to present some of the world’s most accomplished pianists through partnerships with other small venues in order to provide visiting artists multiple performance opportunities while in the New York area. To that end, Ms. Newman, an accomplished conductor, pianist and organist, has been working with Yashar Yaslowitz, director of the Carnegie Concert Series in Nyack, NY, to bring the series to life.

Upcoming concerts through the balance of the spring are:

April 27, 2014 – “Piano Symphonique” with Frederic Chiu—Beethoven Symphony No.5, and Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral,” enjoyed as they were first heard in small towns throughout Europe, featuring Yamaha artist Frederic Chiu playing the Liszt transcription of the Fifth, and, a duet arrangement of the “Pastoral” with Yashar Yaslowitz.

May 11, 2014 – “The Bells of Moscow” with Alexander Moutouzkine—Rachmaninoff performed with breathtaking artistry by Mr. Moutouzkine, a top prize winner at numerous International Piano Competitions.

All performances will take place at 3 PM at the South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring Street, South Salem, New York 10590. A reception with artists follows each performance.

Tickets are currently on sale at General Admission is $25 ($30 at the door), and VIP Seating, Member and Student tickets are also available. For questions email [email protected]  Visit the sanctuary series on Facebook at

Event Location and Ticket Information

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South Salem Presbyterian Church
111 Spring Street
South Salem, NY 10590
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Times: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$25 - General in advance
$40 - VIP in advance
$30 - General at door
$50 - VIP at door
$15 - Student in advance
$20 - Student at door

Presenter: The Sanctuary Series at SSPC
Presenter Phone: 914 763 9282
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