Category Archives: Press

10/20/21

By Rick Koster, The Day, October 17, 2021 There’s an even newer kid in town. In the spring of 2009, cellist Edward Arron, then 32, became artistic director of Old Lyme’s Musical Masterworks chamber music program. He was replacing his mentor, the retiring Charles Wadsworth, a visionary who co-founded the series 31 years ago and […]

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10/20/21

October 20, 2021 – by Suzanne Thompson for LymeLine OLD LYME — Musical Masterworks is back with live concerts and audiences next weekend — and this 31st season of chamber music concerts is special on multiple fronts. This season’s five concerts will be a farewell tour for cellist Edward Arron, who has served as Artistic Director for 13 […]

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07/11/21

By Cate Hewitt, CT Examiner, July 9, 2021 Longtime Artistic Director Ed Arron, who will lead Musical Masterworks in its 31st season this fall, has announced that he will step down in 2022, passing the reins to violinist Tessa Lark, a musician well-known to Old Lyme audiences. Lark, 32, who has been performing with Musical Masterworks […]

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11/05/20

By Rick Koster, Day Staff Writer  |  November 5, 2020 Photo: Freelance filmmaker Zac Nicholson adds a scrim to a light in the balcony while he and fellow filmmaker Tristan Cook, not shown, prepare to record and shoot the Musical Masterworks performance by pianist Andrew Armstrong and violinist James Ehnes. (Dana Jensen/The Day)   On […]

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10/16/20

By Emelia Otte, CT Examiner, October 16, 2020 It’s the second time that acclaimed classical violinist James Ehnes will be performing in Old Lyme, and he’s glad to be back. He has played with orchestras and in venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall in London and the Philharmonie in Berlin, but Ehnes said that […]

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06/22/20

By Cate Hewitt, CT Examiner, June 20, 2020   OLD LYME — “I’ve been making budgets for 40 years,” said Lawrence Thelen, the new managing director for Musical Masterworks, who will oversee budgeting, budget management and long term strategic planning for the 30-year-old nonprofit. “The organization is tremendously strong right now and so it’s my goal […]

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03/10/20

There are celebrations of Beethoven’s 250th birthday all over the world this year, but close to home, Musical Masterworks in Old Lyme is presenting every string quartet by Beethoven in two sets of three evening performances by the Ehnes Quartet beginning on Friday, March 13th. Kate Remington talks with series Artistic Director Edward Aaron about the concerts, […]

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03/10/20

OLD LYME  — 2020 is the 250th anniversary of the birth of  the remarkable, influential and prolific German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. To celebrate this major milestone, Musical Masterworks will present the complete cycle of Beethoven’s String Quartets in six concerts over two extended weekends in March and May at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. […]

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02/20/20

Published on February 19, 2020 by Cate Hewitt for CT Examiner OLD LYME — “If you asked people to name one composer representative of the summit of western notated tradition, many would choose Beethoven,” according to Yale School of Music Professor Paul Berry. More the reason to take apart the idea of Beethoven as the […]

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02/13/20

Published on February 13, 2020 by Clare Byrne for CT Examiner Musical Masterworks played to a full house in its February 9th concert at the First Congregational Church in Old Lyme last weekend. The beautiful meetinghouse, built in 1910, has incredible natural acoustics that make it a great spot for the chamber music presented by the 29-year […]

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