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The Prospect Music Concert Series at the Rutherford Congregational Church and New Memory Productions are working together to bring great folk, jazz, and classical music to Southern Bergen County.



 

Upcoming Concert

Fran Duffy (harp) and Robin Kani (flute)
Friday, April 18, 2014
7:30 pm.

 

$20 adults, $18 seniors and students

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Fran and Robin


The next concert of the Prospect Music Series, will be on Friday, April 18th with the delightful music of Fran Duffy (harp) and Robin Kani (flute).

Ms. Duffy is Principal Harp of the Wheeling and Allentown Symphony Orchestras and also serves as principal harp in the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. She has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, the Albany Symphony and the Hartford Symphony under conductors including Keith Lockhart, Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, and Lorin Maazel. She is an active free-lancer in the NY Metropolitan area, serving as harpist for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and playing Broadway shows such as Mel Brooks’ The Producers, Beauty and the Beast, and The Fantasticks (both the original Sullivan St. Playhouse Production and the 2006 revival at the Snapple Theater in Times Square). In addition Ms. Duffy has served as harpist with the Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh Opera and Civic Light Opera and has recently performed as Acting Principal harpist of the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra. As a soloist, Ms. Duffy has performed concertos with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Wheeling Symphony, Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, the Altoona Symphony and the Lyric Orchestra. Career highlights include appearances as the first-ever harp soloist with the acclaimed River City Brass Band on their home subscription series and solo recitals in the NY metropolitan area including the Trinity Concert Series at Trinity Church in downtown Manhattan. Ms. Duffy has toured the USA with the River City Brass Band in addition to performing with the Charleston Symphony and in the NYC area as a bass trombonist.

Robin Kani, flutist, has been described by the New York Times as an artist with “professional aplomb as well as technical authority...played with complete assurance and accuracy.” Robin has been praised by The Washington Post, Stalban Observer (UK), Philadelphia Enquirer and others. Ms. Kani made her debut at Carnegie Recital Hall after winning the Artists’ International Chamber Music Award. She has performed at Carnegie, Alice Tully, and CAMI Halls in New York, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Albert Hall in London, in Edinburgh and has been heard as recitalist and chamber musician in live broadcasts over National Public Radio. She recorded the “Sacred Flutist” through Alfred Publishing and regularly records for Warner Bros., Dorian, Koch and Analekta. Ms. Kani is flute soloist on The Bethlehem Bach Choir recordings of the Mass in b minor and Christmas Oratorio. Robin is featured on the newly released Emmy award winning PBS documentary about the Bethlehem Bach Choir entitled “Make a Joyful Noise”. She is principal flutist of the Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, Allentown Symphony and has appeared in performance throughout the Eastern United States, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, England and Scotland. Robin is a member of Linaria Ensemble with Adriana Linares, violist and Frances Duffy, harpist. In May 2011, She received a bachelor of music “with distinction” from University of Michigan and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School studying with renowned flutist, Samuel Baron.

Tickets for the April 18th performance are available for $20 adults, $18 seniors and students by calling 201-340-1583, at Steve’s Coin and Stamp Shop (2 Franklin Place, Rutherford, NJ), or on-line at www.newmemoryproductions.com. The performance starts at 7:30 pm, at The Rutherford Congregational Church, 251 Union Avenue (at the corner of Union Ave. and Prospect Place). This venue is directly on the route of NJ Transit bus 190 between Paterson and NYC. “

 

 


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