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Clipper Erickson, Piano, Risë Erickson, Solo Handbells

December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome Clipper Erickson and Risë Erickson back to the beautiful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary with a program of music for virtuoso piano and solo handbells. Risë will perform music for Christmas and other pieces. Clipper will perform a sonata by Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar and other music perhaps including Nathaniel Dett or Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

“Heroic, Sensitive…Power, Precision, Romantic Abandon…” — The Washington Post

In addition to his powerful renditions of the great classical repertoire, Clipper Erickson‘s interpretations of American music from past and present have launched a series of CD releases that have received considerable critical acclaim and have often been featured on radio stations throughout the United States. He continues to be active in premiering and promoting new works by American composers.

Erickson made his debut as a soloist with the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra at age nineteen in Los Angeles. After studies at The Juilliard School, Yale University, and Indiana University with the renowned British pianist John Ogdon, his interpretations began earning prizes at international competitions including the Busoni, William Kapell, and the American Pianists Association. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals in some of the most famous concert venues in the world, including the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Visit his web site at www.clippererickson.com

Risë Kagan-Erickson has been active in and around Bucks County, Pennsylvania as a singer, solo handbell artist, and director of vocal and handbell choirs since returning from Germany in 2006. She works full time at Ann’s Choice Retirement Community in Warminster, and is the Director of Music at Newtown United Methodist Church. She enjoys following her husband’s concert schedule, turning his pages as needed, in exchange for his services as her permanent accompanist as needed.

Wheelchair accessibleThe 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 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.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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December 7, 2019
8:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map