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Mary Jane Newman (Conductor, Organ, Harpsichord, Piano)

Born: USA

The American conductor and organist, Mary Jane Newman (born: Flageler), became assistant conductor to her mentor, Nadia Boulanger's, Monteverdi Ensemble in Paris. At 17, while a student at the Conservatoire National in Paris, she was conductor / organist at the renowned English Church in Paris.

Mary Jane Newman made her New York debut in 1986 in Lincoln Center's "Great Performers" series at Alice Tully Hall. She has also been soloist with the Cracow Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Virginia Symphony, as well as conductor of Musica Antiqua and BachWorks, New York, Voci Angeli, and Parthenia XII.

In recent seasons, Mary Jane Newman also appeared as conductor and soloist with the Brandenburg Collegium, and the European Mozart Academy Orchestra in Prague and Cracow. She also conducted the Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's Stabat Mater at the prestigious Mozart Festival in Prague. She has also served as artistic adviser on important revivals of early Mozart operas in Venice and Cracow, and is music director of the "Candlelight Concert Series" in Mount Kisco, New York.

Since 2000, Mary Jane Newman has also been the founding co-principal and recording producer of the Khaeon label. Its CD releases are internationally distributed and have gotten critical acclaim by the New York Times, Village Voice, The Washington Post, Billboard, Down Beat, Jazz Times, Latin Beat, and many other publications.

Mary Jane Newman married the renowned harpsichordist, organist, composer and fortepianist, Anthony Newman, on September 10, 1968. The have 3 sons. The have made several recordings together and she has producedc several of his recordings.


Source: Liner notes to the album "Mary Jane Newman: Grace Notes" (Khaeon)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2009)

Mary Jane Newman: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal & Instrumental Works

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