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Terry Klinefelter

Dr. Terry Klinefelter is a versatile artist, at home in jazz clubs as well as the classical concert stage. She has performed at the Kimmel Center, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the Chadds Ford Winery Jazz Festival, Jazz at the Springs, Endless Mountain Music Festival, and the Arcady Festival (Bar Harbor, Maine).

Known for her lyrical style and beautiful sound, she has also performed on the Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Music Series (three appearances) and abroad in Mexico (Escuela Superior, Monterrey) and Italy (Rome Festival). She has also collaborated with dance companies, serving as pianist with the Pennsylvania Ballet in the early nineties, and more recently with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (Mozart's “Twinkle” Variations, and Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals).

Terry has given premieres of the music of composers Manny Album (viola sonata with Manny Vardi), Haskell Small, and David Bennett Thomas (Tarry Not, written for her in 2011).

Past engagements include Chester County Pops (four performances of Rhapsody in Blue in 2011) and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (Carnival of the Animals, 2012), where she currently serves as keyboardist. Highlights of the 2013-14 Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra season include Strauss' Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and Jennifer Higdon's Concerto for Percussion.

Past collaborations include George Shearing (opening of Bally's Grand, Atlantic City), crossover violinist Diane Monroe, renowned early music soprano Julianne Baird (several tours of “The Songs of Jane Austen”), Ronan Tynan (”Irish Tenors”), Denis DiBlasio, Clarice Assad, and Bill Goodwin.

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