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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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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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