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10/02/21

  We are looking forward to being back in person for our 31st season! Our opening concert weekend on October 23 and 24 will feature cellist Edward Arron and the debut of harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon, alongside violinists Jesse Mills and Tessa Lark in a program of Baroque delights that served as the inspiration for Stravinsky’s […]

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08/13/21

Musical Masterworks and Community Music School are pleased to announce the recipient of the fifth and final annual Musical Masterworks Scholarship in Honor of Nancy D. Thomas. Kathryn Viola DeMeulemeester, the 2021 recipient of the Musical Masterworks Scholarship in Honor of Nancy D. Thomas, is twleve and is entering 8th grade at Old Saybrook Middle School. […]

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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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04/12/21

Musical Masterworks looks forward to welcoming Tessa Lark on violin, Gilles Vonsattel on piano, and Edward Arron on cello for our final concert video of our 30th Season, which will be filmed from the stage of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme in early May. The concert video will feature the music of Handel, Ives and a […]

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03/12/21

Musical Masterworks looks forward to welcoming Randall Scarlata, Baritone along with Jeewon Park, on piano and Edward Arron on cello for our March concert video, which will be filmed from the stage of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. The concert video will feature the music of Mozart, Schubert, Bach and Schumann. This performance […]

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01/22/21

Musical Masterworks looks forward to welcoming Rieko Aizawa on piano, Todd Palmer on clarinet and Edward Arron on cello for our next concert video, which will be filmed from the stage of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. The concert video will feature the music of Mozart, Bernstein, Kenji Bunch and Brahms This performance […]

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11/22/20

Musical Masterworks looks forward to celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday in December when Edward Arron, Artistic Director and cellist, along with his colleagues James Ehnes, violin;  Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; and Che-Yen Chen, viola, will perform three monumental string quartets by Beethoven, spanning nearly 30 years of his life and demonstrating the full arc of his […]

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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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10/28/20

We are excited to share this preview of our 30th Season opening concert featuring James Ehnes, violin and Andrew Armstrong, piano. Tickets are available now! The link to the concert will be made available to ticket buyers on November 7th. The video can be enjoyed for three weeks and watched as many times as you […]

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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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