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
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.Learn More