Barbara Browne, Piano, “Crossover Classics”
September 29 @ 2:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey welcomes pianist Barbara Browne to her first performance at the 1867 Sanctuary, featuring her Crossover Classics program.
Classical meets Jazz in 20th-century piano works of Samuel Barber, George and Ira Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more.
From cafés to concert halls, Barbara performs an eclectic and vibrant repertoire as solo pianist, collaborator and chamber musician. She serves as adjunct piano faculty at Cabrini University in Radnor, PA, coaches and accompanies voice students at Westminster Choir College and The University of the Arts, and collaborates with singers and instrumentalists. She has performed and accompanied at numerous institutions including Luzerne Music Center, University of Delaware, St. Joseph’s University, Villanova University, Immaculata University, Bennington College and The Savoy Company of Philadelphia, and taught piano at Luzerne, Bennington and Harcum Colleges. A Conservatory Dean’s Talent Award winner at Oberlin Conservatory, she earned a degree in English and studied piano with Robert McDonald, Eleanor Sokoloff and Susan Starr. She lives in Philadelphia.
Music, like storytelling, should transport the listener with joy or grief into the music – and hers does. – Leo Zamparelli