September 17, 2014   22 Elul 5774
Main Line Reform Temple-Beth Elohim, Wynnewood, PA
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Music for Every Season

Sunday, March 23 at 3:00 pm


Music lovers of all ages are invited to Andrea Clearfield’s Music Salon at Main Line Reform Temple. This bi-annual concert features a wide array of outstanding performances, from opera to gypsy swing, with a dash of Middle Eastern fusion and international folk music.


The series was founded by Andrea Clearfield, an award-wining Philadelphia composer. Her 27-year monthly Philadelphia Salon, which received a Best in Philly Award by Philadelphia Magazine, now has satellites across the country.   Our own Cantor Marshall Portnoy will co-host the event along with Clearfield.


Performers include: Chana Rothman, a Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter who blends bilingual folk and spiritual world-beat; Bill Koutsouros and Animus, a Mediterranean world fusion band; the Dixieland and Ragtime music of Perseverance Jazz Band; soprano Melissa Shippen and concert pianist Yu Xi Wang;  Wanamaker Lewis and the Zazous Gypsy Swing Band; and Mobious Percussion Quartet.


The concert starts at 3pm. $10 suggested donation.  Reservations are not necessary. All are welcome! Free parking and handicapped accessible.  For more information, visit or call 610-649-7800.

Come for an afternoon of great music and great camaraderie,
and meet our wonderful artists during intermission!

Andrea Clearfield is the founder and host of the renowned Philadelphia Salon concert series
now celebrating its twenty-seventh year featuring
contemporary, classical, jazz, electronic, dance and world music.
The Salon is the recipient of Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philadelphia award.

Yu Xi Wang  Melissa Shippen

The Friends of Andrea Clearfield Spring Salon is curated and produced by Andrea Clearfield and Cantor Marshall Portnoy.

Andrea ClearfieldANDREA CLEARFIELD is an award-winning composer of music for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensembles, dance, and multimedia collaborations. She has been praised by the New York Times for her “graceful tracery and lively, rhythmically vital writing”, the Philadelphia Inquirer for her “compositional wizardry” and “mastery with large choral and instrumental forces”, by the L.A. Times for her “fluid and glistening orchestration” and Opera News for her music of “timeless beauty”. Her works, including a ten cantatas and a commission from The Philadelphia Orchestra, are performed internationally and she is currently working on an opera. Active as a pianist, she has performed with numerous groups including the Court of the Dalai Lama, and is the pianist in the Relâche new music ensemble. She is the founder and host of the renowned Philadelphia Salon concert series now celebrating its 26th year featuring contemporary, classical, jazz, electronic, dance, and world music and winner of Philadelphia Magazine’s 2008 “Best of Philadelphia” award.

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