1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Preservation New Jersey • 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing • PO Box 7815• West Trenton, NJ 08628
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Grand Opening Festival

Contemporary Music Series:
Broadway, Jazz and Spirituals

Peggy Lee Brown
Peggy Lee Brown
Ray Vin Photography

Peggy Lee Brown, Vocalist
Jaclyn Duncan, Pianist

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 2:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to present Peggy Lee Brown in concert with pianist Jaclyn Duncan. The program will feature songs by Lerner & Lowe, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Sammy Cahn, and Heyman & Young, as well as several beloved spirituals.

Peggy Lee Brown is a vocalist with a repertoire that includes Broadway, opera, jazz, and spirituals. She has performed in the United States and Europe.

New York Concert Review wrote this review after Ms. Brown’s performance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. “...After intermission, Ms. Brown began with Gordon and Warren's The More I See You from the 1945 movie Diamond Horseshoe. She continued with Burke and Garner's equally famous Misty and scored high marks on both tunes for her clear words and warm, gentle sound…Gospel tunes, the clear domain of Ms. Brown ended the recital... The final one, All Night, All Day was a duet arrangement by the two singers. Ms. Brown and Molinari-Hagner ‘hit it out of the park.’ They garnered an instant...standing ovation from their audience and fans.”

Referring to her rendition of Gershwin’s Summertime from Porgy and Bess, New York Concert Review wrote, “Even before the song’s final notes, the audience began to applaud vigorously once more and rose to give the artists another ovation.”

“The highlight of these works was Rossini’s Una voce poco fà from The Barber of Seville. Ms. Brown navigated this challenging terrain admirably, executing impressive leaps, often to the upper end of her range. These high notes, which one could easily mar with inaccurate pitch or harsh timbral qualities, bloomed beautifully from Ms. Brown’s mouth. Moreover, she not only sang impressively, but also exhibited an endearing coquettish persona as she did so. By the end of this piece, Ms. Brown and Ms. Cheadle had completely won over the audience.” New York Concert Review.

Ms. Brown is a graduate of The College of New Jersey (B.S.) and Thomas Edison State College (M.A.).

Ms. Brown’s website, featuring reviews and sound clips, is www.peggyleebrown.org.

Simply Peggy and Good News CDs (with Raymond Brown and Sylvia Brown-Roberts) are available in limited quantities at Barnes & Noble, Princeton Market Fair and online at www.cdbaby.com.

Jaclyn Duncan, Boston University graduate (2000), brings years of diverse musical experience to every performance. Trained classically on the piano from the age of 8, Jaclyn has performed as an accompanist at such renowned locations as The Julliard School of Music, New England Conservatory and Boston University. She has also shared the stage with Carnegie Hall soloist and Brooklyn Opera Company member James McClure as accompanist for solo productions. In addition to her achievements in collaborative piano, Ms. Duncan has performed and recorded extensively on flute throughout Boston, Massachusetts and Tokyo, Japan, playing selections from genres as diverse as jazz, funk, hip hop, reggae, folk, tribal, techno and drum & bass. Recordings include a Sony Japan release with correlating MTV Japan video.

Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary, and only $5 for school and college students with ID. Tickets may be purchased online below by selecting your ticket option and clicking on the "Buy Now" link to use credit or debit card or your PayPal account. If ordering two or three ticket types, each type must be purchased in a separate order. You will receive an email confirmation of each purchase. Online tickets will be held at the box office; please print and bring your receipt in case it is needed to confirm your purchase.

GROUP RATES are now available! Choose the Group ticket option and each ticket will have a $5 discount from the General Admission price (same as the Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary ticket price)! Group rate tickets must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rates apply only to advance online sales and cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert. Groups must present themselves at the box office at the same time. For group orders of fewer than 10 people, the full General Admission rate (less the amount prepaid) may be required at the box office at the time of admission. Group rates do not apply to Student prices.

Tickets may be reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.

Wheelchair accessibleThe 1867 Sanctuary is wheelchair accessible using the ramp on the left side of the building.

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