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Midwinter Festival in New York City -- February 16 at 3 PM

Ken Perlman -- "the Heifetz of the banjo" -- joins the North/South Chamber Orchestra to premiere Schiffman's Banjo Concerto.

PRLog - Jan. 25, 2014 - NEW YORK -- Ken Perlman -- "the Heifetz of the banjo -- joins conductor Max Lifchitz and the Grammy nominated North/South Chamber Orchestra for the premiere of Harold Schiffman's Banjo Concerto.

Also on the program newly minted chamber orchestra works by Brian Wilbur Grundstrom, Joseph Rubinstein, William Toutant and John Winsor.

Concert starts at 3 PM and will be held on Sunday, February 16 at the auditorium of Christ & St Stephen's Church (120 West 69th St -- bet Bway & Columbus) on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Free Admission -- no tickets needed.

Ken Perlman is the acknowledged master of the 5-string banjo. The Glasgow (UK) Herald noted: "Perlman can make his instrument do more or less anything he wants it to" as his pioneering claw-hammer style picking helps spotlight the power and expressiveness of the wide range of music he performs. Perlman has toured across North America, Great Britain, Ireland, Western Europe and Australia. An acclaimed teacher of folk-music instrumental skills, Perlman has authored widely respected banjo and guitar instruction books and has been on staff at prestigious teaching festivals around the world.

Visit http://www.northsouthmusic.org for further information.

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