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The Sanctuary Series Opens Spring Season with March Recitals by Michael Brown and Simone Dinnerstein

The Sanctuary Series begins the spring portion of its 2019 – 2020 season with a recital entitled “Playing with Tradition” featuring pianist-composer, Michael Brown on Sunday afternoon, March 1 in the Sanctuary of the South Salem Presbyterian Church at 4 PM. Featured will be works by Haydn, Medtner, Debussy and Ravel, along with the pianist’s composition “Surfaces (2018).”

Michael Brown has been described as “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” (The New York Times). His unique artistry is reflected in his creative approach to programming, which often interweaves the classics and his own compositions. Winner of the 2018 Emerging Artist Award from Lincoln Center and a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Brown has performed as soloist with leading orchestras throughout the U.S. and given recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Smithsonian, and the Gilmore Festival. Brown is also an artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing frequently at Alice Tully Hall and on tour.

Now in its seventh season, The Sanctuary Series remains committed to presenting “extraordinary keyboard recitals in the pastoral setting of northern Westchester’s historic South Salem Hamlet.” The spring will also feature pianists Simone Dinnerstein (March 29), Dominic Cheli (April 19) and Fei-Fei (May 10). All concerts are followed by a reception.

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] or call 914 763 5402.