Concerts

Dear Friends, It is my great pleasure to announce the twenty-sixth season of Musical Masterworks.

As Musical Masterworks enters its second quarter of a century, I am gratified to know that Old Lyme, Connecticut, has become a secure and distinguished sanctuary for the art of chamber music, and a destination for renowned musicians from all over the world. Every year, I relish the opportunity to plumb the rich depths of the chamber music repertory in order to create five dynamic musical journeys.

 

It seems only appropriate that we would begin our next quarter of a century with the music of J.S. Bach, as we are joined by the extraordinary flutist Tara Helen O’Connor.  In December, we welcome back the intrepid and ever-popular ensemble Brooklyn Rider, as they pair a new work by their own violinist/composer Colin Jacobsen with Beethoven’s pivotal “Serioso” String Quartet. 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. For our March program, we will juxtapose both of Mozart’s masterful Piano Quartets with two Mozart-inspired works from the twentieth century. And we will close our season with a dramatic program of Russian works culminating in Tchaikovsky’s towering Piano Trio.

 

Also, as part of a new Musical Masterworks venture, I invite you to join me before the February concerts for an in-depth pre-concert talk about the lives and compositions of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

 

As always, I look forward to greeting you from the stage, as we ring in another season of glorious chamber music.

 

Sincerely,

 

Edward Arron

2016-2017 Season

PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

October 22nd & 23rd, 2016

It seems only appropriate that we would begin our next quarter of a century with the music of J.S. Bach, as we are joined by the extraordinary flutist Tara Helen O’Connor.

 

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December 3rd & 4th, 2016

In December, we welcome back the intrepid and ever-popular ensemble Brooklyn Rider, as they pair a new work by their own violinist/composer Colin Jacobsen with Beethoven’s pivotal “Serioso” String Quartet.

 

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February 11th & 12th, 2017

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.

We invite you to join Edward Arron before the February concerts for an in-depth pre-concert talk about the lives and compositions of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

 

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March 11th & 12th, 2017

For our March program, we will juxtapose both of Mozart’s masterful Piano Quartets with two Mozart-inspired works from the twentieth century.

 

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May 6th & May 7th, 2017

We will close our 26th season with a dramatic program of Russian works culminating in Tchaikovsky’s towering Piano Trio.

 

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