Category Archives: Press

10/18/19

Fred Velardi interviewed Edward Arron and it recently broadcast on WMNR’s Fine Arts Forum.  Ed will whet your appetite for the season with a beautiful cello performance at the end of the interview.  Click the image below to hear the interview.  

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10/14/19

Published on October 14, 2019 by CT Examiner | by Cate Hewitt The 29th season of Musical Masterworks will come to a crescendo with a special celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, featuring all of Beethoven’s string quartets in two three-day weekends of music March 13-15 and May 1-3. For the two Beethoven weekends, the series […]

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10/07/19

By Rick Koster,  Day Staff Writer  |  October 6, 2019 How many Musical Masterworks musicians does it take to blow out 250 birthday candles? Four — at least if it’s the Ehnes Quartet and they’re celebrating the sestercentennial of Ludwig von Beethoven’s birth. Rather than extinguish tapirs on a cake, though, the quartet has bigger plans. […]

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03/31/19

By Lee Howard, Day staff writer  |  March 30, 2019 Old Lyme — Musical Masterworks has become one of the premier presenters in New England of top-flight musicians taking on daring pieces in an acoustically stunning venue, and on Saturday the young guitar virtuoso Colin Davin became the latest to make his name known among local audiences. Davin […]

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12/03/18

Published December 01. 2018 8:39PM | Updated December 02. 2018 9:11PM By Lee Howard, Day staff writer Old Lyme — Baritone Randall Scarlatta wowed a Musical Masterworks crowd Saturday at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme with his precise and emphatic rendition of Franz Schubert’s song cycle “Winterreise,” penned during the second to last year of the composer’s […]

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10/07/18

Published October 06. 2018 9:29PM | Updated October 06. 2018 9:40PM By Lee Howard, Day staff writer Old Lyme — Musical Masterworks kicked off its 28th season Saturday with a concert calculated to warm the hearts of the 150 or so who filled the majestical First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. And that’s just what artistic director Edward […]

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10/05/18

As seen in The Day, October 4, 2018 It may seem a thousand textural and aesthetic light years from the foul lines and sculpted green fields of a baseball diamond to the hushed acoustics and tuxedo’d finery of a symphony performance. Not so much, though, if you’re Edward Arron, the distinguished cellist and artistic director […]

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04/27/18

As seen in The Day, April 26, 2018 By Mary Biekert, Day Staff Writer When a season finale descends upon us, no matter if it’s for a television show or a sports season, you expect it to be memorable. The same goes for Musical Masterworks, which will be concluding its 27th season Saturday and Sunday […]

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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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