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11/17/17

What a spectacular week of music by Triton Brass last week as they delighted students in New London and Norwich schools!  As part of Musical Masterworks’ Outreach program this year, we hosted two instrument petting zoos where students had the chance to try out different instruments with Triton Brass.  Virtuosity Musical Instruments in Boston provided the instruments […]

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11/10/17

This December, Musical Masterworks will debut internationally acclaimed violinist James Ehnes and the Ehnes Quartet on Saturday, December 2nd at 5pm and Sunday, December 3rd at 3pm at The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. Hailed as “an important new force in the chamber music arena” with a “dream-team line-up” (Strings), the Ehnes Quartet is comprised […]

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09/15/17

As Musical Masterworks opens its 27th season of magnificent chamber music, we are pleased to be introducing a number of internationally acclaimed new artists to our series, as well as welcoming back beloved Musical Masterworks veterans, such as Chee Yun on violin, Todd Palmer on clarinet and Jeewon Park on piano. The season’s first concerts are Saturday, October 21 […]

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09/08/17

Musical Masterworks and Community Music School are pleased to announce the recipient of the first Musical Masterworks Scholarship in Honor of Nancy D. Thomas. Giovanna Parnoff, already an accomplished pianist and exceptional sixth grade student from Old Lyme, was presented with the scholarship by Alden Murphy, President of Musical Masterworks and Abigail Nickell, Executive Director […]

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04/07/17

During the weekend of May 6th and 7th, we will close our 26th season with a dramatic program of Russian works culminating in Tchaikovsky’s towering Piano Trio. Pianist Andrew Armstrong, with his passionate expression and dazzling technique, along with violinist and two-time GRAMMY nominee Jennifer Frautschi, will join Edward Arron for an unforgettable performance. Learn […]

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03/14/17

  By Milton Moore  For The Day, published March 11, 2017 Old Lyme — As odd as it may sound, Mozart finally got his due at Musical Masterworks … Yes, that Mozart, the axiomatic “world’s most popular composer.” The Old Lyme chamber music series bookended two of Mozart’s most innovative and sadly underperformed works — his […]

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03/10/17

By Rick Koster, The Day, March 9, 2017 Modern composers who create under the broad canopy of “classical music” take mighty strides into unexplored frontiers. At the same time, who amongst them can claim to not have been influenced by Mozart? Not many — and certainly not the otherwise wildly different Arvo Pärt and Alfred Schnittke. The latter explored […]

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02/23/17

In March, we will juxtapose both of Mozart’s masterful Piano Quartets with two Mozart-inspired works from the twentieth century. Featuring pianist and returning star, Jeewon Park; violinist Tessa Lark, who has enchanted Musical Masterworks audiences with her incredible virtuosity and charm; along with Musical Masterworks regular stalwarts Dimitri Murrath, viola and Edward Arron, cello. Join Us!

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02/09/17

By Rick Koster, The Day, February 9, 2017 It was tricky, is what it was. Y’see, two of the greatest of the Romantic composers were Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Schumann mentored Brahms. But Schumann, suffering from “psychotic melancholia,” was institutionalized and his wife, Clara — she was a massively successful pianist and a fine composer […]

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12/31/16

In February, we will shine a light on the relationship between Schumann and Brahms, as the elegant soprano Hyunah Yu returns to sing Schumann’s transporting song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben. Also, as part of a new Musical Masterworks venture, we invite you to join Edward Arron one hour before the February concerts for an in-depth […]

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