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William Paterson University Presents the Romance of Harp and Flute with Karen Demsey and Merynda Adams on February 16

William Paterson University in Wayne will present “The Romance of Harp and Flute” as part of its Musical Salon Series on Sunday, February 16, 2014. The performance will take place in Hobart Manor on campus at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 adults and $13 students and senior citizens. Admission is free for William Paterson University students with a valid I.D.

Flutist and William Paterson music professor Karen Demsey will be joined by harpist Merynda Adams for an eclectic offering of music from around the globe, including works by Argentinian composer Piazzolla and French composer Ravel.

Demsey is a member of the Artists International award-winning chamber group Uptown Flutes and is featured on the ensemble’ s three CDs. She recently performed as a soloist in China and as a member of the International Flute Orchestra throughout Belgium and the Netherlands. Demsey has published numerous articles on flute pedagogy, and presents clinics and master classes throughout the country. An active member of the National Flute Association, Demsey has twice performed for the national convention in Washington, D.C. 

Adams made her New York debut to a sold-out Carnegie Recital Hall as a 1994 winner of the Artists International Competition. She has performed with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New York Grand Opera, New Philharmonic, Lyrica Chamber Music, Opera at Florham, Northeastern Philharmonic, Colonial Symphony, Westfield Symphony, Lake Placid Sinfonietta, and Off-Broadway in the The Fantasticks. Other solo engagements include events honoring Andrea Bocelli, Colin Powell, and Beverly Sills. Adams is also in demand as a soloist and chamber mu­sician throughout the metropolitan area.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact William Paterson University’s Shea Center Box Office at, call 973-720-2371, or visit

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