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

It is my great pleasure to announce the twenty-fifth season of Musical Masterworks. For a quarter of a century, audiences and world-class musicians alike have delighted in passionate and spirited musicmaking in the most magical of settings, Old Lyme’s First Congregational Church.  This anniversary season, we will celebrate with masterworks of Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Dvorák, Ravel and Bartók, alongside vibrant and transporting works by some of the most dynamic composers of our time: Arvo Pärt, David Ludwig, John Musto, Giovanni Sollima, and Christopher O’Riley. On February 13 and 14, pianist Jeewon Park and I will traverse the entire cycle of Beethoven’s works for piano and cello, a fascinating window into the entire arc of Beethoven’s compositional career. And our special season will culminate in Mendelssohn’s glorious Octet for Strings, led by Musical Masterworks’ beloved veteran violinist, Chee-Yun.  I feel extraordinarily privileged to be the curator of this unique concert series. As the years go by, I continue to be inspired by the wondrous beauty of the Congregational Church, the sublime art of chamber music, the superb artistry of my colleagues, and the warmth of our devoted audience. Please join us as we celebrate a quarter of a century of magnificent chamber music at Musical Masterworks.

Sincerely, Edward Arron

2015-2016 Season


October 24th & 25th

Join us as we open our 25th anniversary season with a concert featuring two of chamber music’s most exciting rising stars, plus one of our favorite horn players, Eric Ruske. Post-concert reception on Sunday afternoon sponsored by Northstar Wealth Partners. Thanks to WSHU Public Radio Group, media sponsor of this event.

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December 5th & 6th

Our December concerts will feature a quartet of our some of our favorite artists performing the rarely heard Mahler Piano Quartet.

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February 13th & 14th, 2016

Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear the complete works for piano and cello by Ludwig von Beethoven, performed by our favorite duo, Edward Arron and Jeewon Park.

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March 12th & 13th, 2016

We are delighted to welcome back the fabulous violinist Tessa Lark, who has enchanted our audiences with her incredible virtuosity and charm.

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April 30th & May 1st, 2016

Our 25th anniversary season will end with a burst of excitement as we present eight extraordinary musicians performing works of Richard Strauss, Bartok, Mendelssohn and others.

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March 12, 2016

Young People's Concert

We are happy to continue our highly successful Young People’s Concert with a one hour concert designed to introduce young students to the joys of chamber music.

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