March 30 & 31, 2019

Musical Masterworks featured the beautiful sounds of the classical guitar in the marvelous acoustic of the First Congregational Church, as we celebrated the Old Lyme debut of guitarist Colin Davin, in collaboration with perennial Musical Masterworks’ favorite violinist Tessa Lark.


Davin, hailed for his “virtuoso’s technique [and] deeply expressive musicianship” (American Record Guide), has emerged as one of today’s most dynamic young artists.  The performances explored the breadth of the guitar-violin-cello repertoire, from Bach to the 20th-century works of Spanish and South American composers.


“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.”  Read more of what Lee Howard from The Day had to say in his review published on March 30, 2019.  


Colin Davin, guitar

Tessa Lark, violin

Edward Arron, cello


J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro for Solo Guitar, BWV 998

Villa-Lobos: ‘Aria’ from Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 for Cello and Guitar

de Falla: Suite Popular Española for Violin and Guitar

Gnattali: Sonata for Cello and Guitar

Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango for Violin and Guitar


Many thanks to Andy Baxter for sponsoring Saturday’s concert and to Mrs. Rogers M. Doering for sponsoring Sunday’s concert.

Performing Musicians

Colin Davin


“The real thing, a player with a virtuoso’s technique, a deeply expressive musicianship, and a probing imagination.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Kristina Jacinth)

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Tessa Lark


Tessa Lark is one of the most captivating artistic voices of her time.
(PHOTO CREDIT: Lauren Desberg)

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Edward Arron


Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. (PHOTO CREDIT: Hak-Soo Kim)

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