Category Archives: Press

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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02/09/20

Published February 5, 2020 by Rick Koster, Day Staff Writer I wonder if Schubert had a fish tank or a koi pond or even possibly visited the Vienna Aquarium with some regularity. The reason I ask is that he has a composition — a somewhat famous one, in fact — known familiarly as “The Trout […]

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11/10/19

Published on November 9, 2019 in Music by Cate Hewitt, CT Examiner Imagine four classically-trained saxophonists playing contemporary compositions together, with most pieces performed from memory, and you’ve got “a chamber ensemble for the 21st century” known as the Project Fusion saxophone quartet. The quartet formed while the players were students at the Eastman School of Music […]

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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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