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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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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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12/31/19

Join us at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme on Saturday, February 8th at 5:00pm and Sunday, February 9th at 3:00pm for a program of delights, as we celebrate the return of Musical Masterworks perennial favorite artists, violinist Tessa Lark and pianist Jeewon Park, along with an encore appearance by the extraordinary violist Ettore […]

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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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11/07/19

Musical Masterworks welcomes back world-renowned artists –  flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, pianist Adam Neiman, and cellist Edward Arron – for a virtuosic and vividly colorful program at Old Lyme’s First Congregational Church on Saturday, December 7 at 5pm and Sunday, December 8 at 3pm. Neiman will begin the program with Chopin’s beloved  E-Major Scherzo for […]

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10/25/19

This fall experience contemporary chamber music featuring Project Fusion – Saxophone Quartet, an ensemble that is dedicated to creating unique collaborations among musicians. “We are looking forward to welcoming these marvelous young musicians to our community. We know they will inspire our audience with their energy and skill.” said Alden Murphy, President of Musical Masterworks. Join […]

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