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Daniel Keene and Fang-Yi Chu, 20th Century Duets for Guitar and Piano
January 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey presents pianist Fang-Yi Chu and guitarist Daniel Keene in a concert exploring this rare yet beautiful combination of instruments in a special program featuring music by Manuel Ponce, Leo Brouwer, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco as well as solo performances on their respective instruments.
Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, pianist Fang-Yi Chu received her doctorate degree in 2018 at the University of North Texas, where she studied piano performance with Gustavo Romero and collaborative piano with Dr. Elvia Puccinelli. She earned her master’s degree at New England Conservatory in Boston, where she studied with Victor Rosenbaum. Fang-Yi was invited to attend the International Keyboard Institute Festival in New York in the summer of 2010 and 2011. As an experienced collaborative pianist, Fang-Yi was invited by American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz and Musiktheater Bavaria in summer 2015 and 2016 and performed with singers in Austria as well as Germany. In May 2017, Fang-Yi was invited as an intern opera coach by The Druid City Opera Workshop at the University of Alabama. She is currently the pianist of The Red Door Chamber Players based on Long Island. Fang-Yi is an accompanist at Mannes School of Music and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
New York native Daniel Keene is a guitarist, lutenist, arranger, composer, and chamber player. He is currently on the faculty at SUNY Nassau Community College and Adelphi University in New York. A multi-instrumentalist, Daniel plays on an array of plucked string instruments, including the Renaissance lute, Renaissance bandora, Baroque guitar, archlute, theorbo, nineteenth century guitar, modern guitar, and mandolin. He has concertized extensively in New York and along the East Coast as a soloist and with a multitude of ensembles, orchestras, and choirs. Daniel is a member of The Samadi-Keene Piano & Guitar Duo and The Red Door Chamber Players and has performed with Long Island Baroque Ensemble, The Bacheler Consort, Impetus Dance Collaborative, and Musical Amoeba. An avid performer of new music, Daniel has collaborated with composers from all over the globe, premiering many new works on guitar. Daniel studied lute and guitar with Jerry Willard and William Zito, guitar with Stephen Leonard, composition with Dr. Sidney Boquiren, Dr. Paul Moravec, and Dr. Joanne Metcalf, and worked with tenor Jonathan Goodman, pianist Dr. Susan Sobolewski, and violinist Dr. Linda Sinanian on musical interpretation.
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.
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- $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**
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**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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