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09/04/20

Musical Masterworks and Community Music School are pleased to announce the recipient of the fourth annual Musical Masterworks Scholarship in Honor of Nancy D. Thomas. Elizabeth Steindl, the 2020 recipient of the Musical Masterworks Scholarship in Honor of Nancy D. Thomas, is eleven and in sixth grade at Old Saybrook Middle School. Elizabeth studies violin […]

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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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05/26/20

Musical Masterworks is delighted to welcome Lawrence Thelen as our new Managing Director. Larry is a theatre producer and writer.  In 1999, he produced an off-Broadway revival of Ghosts at the Century Center for the Performing Arts. Soon after, he joined the staff of Goodspeed Musicals as their Producing Associate and Literary Manager, where he […]

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04/10/20

Enjoy this small musical offering from the living room of Edward Arron and Jeewon Park to brighten your day.   Mendelssohn Song Without Words, Opus 109, for Cello and Piano

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04/03/20

Like so many arts organizations throughout the nation and across the world right now, Musical Masterworks is in the unimaginable situation of having to cancel the remainder of our 2020 season due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This, of course, is particularly heartbreaking because it means that the incredible programming of the Complete Cycle of Beethoven’s […]

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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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02/27/20

Join us on March 13, 14 and 15 as we begin our celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.  In honor of this important milestone, Musical Masterworks will present the complete cycle of Beethoven’s String Quartets in six concerts over two extended weekends in March and May. The cycle will […]

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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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