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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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12/17/16

By Anne Midgette Classical music critic/The Classical Beat — Washington Post, December 16, 2016. It’s the stuff of stories and musical legend: the buried violin, dug up and brought to sing anew. In the film “The Red Violin,” the titular instrument is at one point interred with a gifted young player, then unearthed by grave-robbing gypsies who play […]

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12/01/16

By Rick Koster, The Day, November 30, 2016 It would be my luck that, hopping on a subway out of Park Slope, I’d spot four “obvious” musicians with their instrument cases, and I’d mutter some snide comment about hipsters and how it’s impossible to get away from them. And, of course, the four gentlemen in […]

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11/05/16

This past week was exciting for Musical Masterworks! We hosted our Outreach Program in eight area schools in Southeastern Connecticut featuring 12 performances by the musically versatile Harlem Quartet. Harlem Quartet delighted students with their performances while making it fun to learn about music. What a beautiful week of smiling and curious children!

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11/04/16

This December Musical Masterworks welcomes back the intrepid and ever-popular ensemble Brooklyn Rider, performing works by Beethoven, Boccherini and their own violinist/composer Colin Jacobsen featuring Beethoven’s pivotal “Serioso” String Quartet along with a set of folk-inspired works by four brilliant composers of our time.  We hope you can join us! Purchase Tickets to our December […]

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10/12/16

We are delighted to share an article about Musical Masterworks that Ink Magazine featured in their October edition!  We hope you enjoy reading what Edward Arron, Artistic Director, and Alden Murphy, President, said about our upcoming 26th season!

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09/17/16

As Musical Masterworks opens its 26th season of magnificent chamber music, it seems only appropriate to begin the next quarter of a century of chamber music on the shoreline with the music of J.S. Bach.  Extraordinary flutist Tara Helen O’Connor and pianist Adam Neiman will perform along with cellist and Artistic Director Edward Arron.   […]

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05/04/16

We are delighted to share Milton Moore’s review of our 25th Anniversary Season concert finale which featured eight extraordinary musicians performing works of Richard Strauss and Bartok, then concluded with the extraordinary Mendelssohn Octet. Published May 2, 2016 By Milton Moore, The Day Staff Writer Old Lyme — When folks look back on the many events and […]

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03/24/16

Tessa Lark, who has enchanted Musical Masterworks audiences with her incredible virtuosity and charm, returns to the area on Monday, April 4th at 4pm for a master class at the Trinity Lutheran Church at 109 Main Street in Centerbrook.  Tessa will offer advice on technique and performance.  The class is free and open to the public. […]

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