Category Archives: Press

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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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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