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“Classics Reimagined” with Duo Nouveau, Harp & Saxophone

July 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome Duo Nouveau to the beautiful afternoon stained glass lighting and wonderful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary for a Sunday afternoon matinee program of Classics Reimagined for harp and saxophone.

Drawing inspiration from the unique capabilities of their respective instruments and the particularly colorful outcome of their orchestration, Philadelphia based harpist Maryanne Meyer and saxophonist Aaron Stewart have been reimagining classical repertoire with unique arrangements since 2015. Ranging from J S Bach to Debussy, Duo Nouveau has performed for a diverse audience with the goal of sharing reinventions of inspired and timeless works by a wide scope of composers, and most recently a commission, Sonata Antiphona, by acclaimed American composer Jeremy Gill, funded by the American Harp Society. Along with the Mr. Gill’s premier, Duo Nouveau is looking forward to sharing their new interpretations of Bach flute sonatas, Erik Satie’s Gnossiennes, selected piano works of Debussy, and more:

Violin Sonata No. 2, Andante, (arr. M. Grandjany) Johann S. Bach

Flute Partita in A minor, Allemande & Bourrée Anglaise, J. S. Bach

Flute Sonata in C Major, Adagio & Andante et Presto (arr. M. Mule) J. S. Bach

Syrinx, Claude Debussy

La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin, (arr. Price-Glynn and Rupert) C. Debussy

En Bateau, (arr. F. Carman) C. Debussy

Gnossienne No. 3 & 2, (arr. A. Stewart) Erik Satie

Spiegel im Spiegel, Arvo Part

Sonata Antiphona, Jeremy Gill *World Premier*

Beau Soire, (arr. Meyer and Stewart) C. Debussy

Maryanne Meyer
Maryanne Meyer

Maryanne Meyer maintains an active performance calendar as orchestral harpist, chamber musician, and solo recitalist throughout five Mid-Atlantic states and in her hometown of Vincennes, Indiana.  Maryanne serves as Principal Harpist with Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, New York; appears frequently with the Delaware Symphony and the Binghamton Philharmonic; performs as second harpist with the Baltimore Symphony; and has played several concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra. An increasingly sought-after guest soloist, she has recently performed concertos with the Annapolis Chamber Players and the Montgomery County Youth Orchestra. Maryanne has developed a flourishing private teaching
studio and is the resident harp instructor at the Girard Academic Music Program college preparatory middle and high school in Philadelphia. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Performer Diploma in harp performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she studied with Distinguished Professor of Music Susann McDonald. She completed her Master of Music studies at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance with Elizabeth Hainen, Principal Harpist of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Aaron Stewart
Aaron Stewart

Born in Paris, France, (1985) Saxophonist Aaron Stewart has appeared in ensembles as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician at venues including the International Saxophone Symposium in Washington, D.C., The Kimmel Center, Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Holywell Music Hall at Oxford University, The Kitchen, NYC, and Carnegie Hall. Mr. Stewart has been actively involved in classical and contemporary music performances in Philadelphia since 2007, and has performed with various ensembles at The Curtis Institute of Music, Symphony in C, NJ, as well as being called as saxophonist for The Philadelphia Orchestra. He has devoted much of his artistic energy to premiering new works and collaborating with composers such as Iancu Dumitrescu, Matthew Greenbaum, Jeremy Gill, and has established himself as one of the most sought-after contemporary saxophonists in Philadelphia. Mr. Stewart is a founding member of the ARCANA New Music Ensemble whose last few performances have been announced as Arts Sections top picks by the New Yorker, New York Review of Books, and reviewed by the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In 2013 Aaron Stewart completed his Master of Music degree in saxophone performance as student and graduate teaching assistant to professor Lynn Klock at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and taught students of the Five College Consortium in the western Massachusetts Pioneer Valley. Mr. Stewart currently teaches woodwinds in the School District of Philadelphia and is adjunct professor of saxophone at Rutgers University, Camden, NJ.

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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July 8, 2018
3:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map