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Musiclick: From Gypsy Folk to Tango, Forgotten and Unknown Music with Sky Caravan
May 25 @ 2:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome Musiclick’s Sky Caravan duo of Milena Dawidowicz, violin and Elena Panova, piano, to the 1867 Sanctuary with a musical journey of rarely performed music of different styles from Gypsy Folk, to classical, Broadway and Tango with stories and history behind the music.
The Gypsy duo Sky Caravan of Milena Dawidowicz and Elena Panova have been playing together for about 15 years, performing music of Eastern European gypsies from Hungary, Romania, Russia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Slovenia. The name of their duo refers to the illusive and ever changing music of Roma people.
They have played at many venues around the state of New Jersey: Monmouth, Ocean and Mercer Counties Public Libraries, Alquankum Theatre, West Windsor Chapel in Princeton and numerous venues in New York City, including a recent performance at Carnegie Hall.
In addition to these performances Milena Dawidowicz played gypsy music as a featured soloist with Battleground Symphony Orchestra and with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra.
Their concerts are geared toward families. They talk about the music, its origins and history during their concerts.
About the performers
Milena Dawidowicz, violinist, moved to this country in 1995 from Israel, where she and her family emigrated from Ukraine. Milena started to collect and record folklore music in Ukraine, as a soloist with Kiev Yiddish Theatre. When she moved to Israel, Milena continued to play folklore music and performed at the numerous festivals and folklore events throughout the country. In United States Milena plays classical music with various symphony orchestras and performing gypsy music in the Duo Sky Caravan with Elena Panova. Currently Milena is employed by South Brunswick School District as a String Orchestra Director.
Elena Panova, pianist, moved to this country from St. Petersburg, Russia in 1997. Elena earned a Master Degree in piano from Sverdlovsk Teachers College in Russia. Elena has been a Master Faculty at Westminster Conservatory of Music at Rider University, Princeton NJ since 1997. She is also a music faculty at The Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ. In addition to her teaching career Elena performs extensively around the state of New Jersey. She participate in numerous chamber groups and plays gypsy music with the duo Sky Caravan.
The 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center is wheelchair-accessible through a wheelchair ramp through the gate on the left side of the building. All parking is across the street in the Ewing Presbyterian Church lots, including an inner ring across the street for disabled parking. Passengers may be dropped off at the curb directly in front of the main entrance; please use your hazard flashers when stopped there. Concert parking is recommended in the north lot (by the field closest to I-295). For your safety, please cross at the marked crosswalk and press the yellow button to activate flashers.
To Purchase Tickets
- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
- $5 for School and College students with ID
- $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**
Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)
**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.
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