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The classics come to town

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Philip Newman playing the Piano. - Contributed

Though many of us are familiar with the 'old masters' of classical music, there are Jamaican performers who have made a name for themselves both locally and abroad.

Pianists Oswald Russell and Maxine Franklin, violinist Edmund Reid and vocalist Willard White, have all been recognised as talented and engaging classical performers who have and continue to make their mark on the music scene.


In order to pay homage to the storied legacy of classical music, Philip Newman, under the distinguished patronage of Paulette Bellamy, a well-respected Jamaican music instructor, will host his first solo classical piano recital on Saturday with performances at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, University West Indies, Mona campus.

Tickets cost $1,500 and are available at Music Mart in the Twin Gates Plaza and at the Philip Sherlock box office on the day of the event. The recital is being sponsored by Infinite Concrete Ltd, Victoria Mutual Building Society, Signature Granite & Cabinetry, Bella Oasis Day Spa and media partners Music 99 FM, Power 106 FM and The Gleaner.

For more information about the upcoming performance and tickets, please contact Joni Wedderburn at 896-1324.