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Pianists Anthony and Mary Jane Newman Open Season for The Sanctuary Series

Join us on Sunday afternoon November 10 when Mary Jane and Anthony Newman kick-off our exciting 2019-2020 Season with “Newman and Newman play Bach”  a recital featuring the great preludes and fugues of J.S. Bach arranged for two pianos mirroring the repertoire of their new CD of the same title., plus a piece performed on the pipe organ by Tony. The performance will take place in the Sanctuary of the South Salem Presbyterian Church at 4 PM.

Labeled the “High Priest of Bach” by Wynton Marsalis, Anthony Newman, is considered by many to be America’s leading Bach specialist  His wife, Sanctuary Series Artistic Director, Mary Jane Newman, herself an acclaimed pianist and organist, made her New York debut in 1986 in Lincoln Center’s “Great Performers” series at Alice Tully Hall. Since then she has appeared as soloist and conductor with orchestras, chamber ensembles and vocal groups throughout Europe, the U.S. and Israel. The piano transcriptions, made by Franz Xaver Gleichauf (1801-1856), are thought to have been created for Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn

In keeping with our commitment to present “extraordinary keyboard recitals in the pastoral setting of northern Westchester’s historic South Salem Hamlet, the remainder of our six  concert season includes pianist Jeffrey Biegel in a special Holiday concert on December 15, Michael Brown (March 1, 2020), Simone Dinnerstein (March 29), Dominic Cheli (April 19) and Fei-Fei (May 10).

South Salem Presbyterian Church is at 111 Spring Street, South Salem, NY, just 4 miles West of the fountain in Ridgefield CT. Tickets begin at $25 ($15 students) for general admission in advance and can be purchased on the Series website www.thesanctuaryseries.org.  For more information email  [email protected].