As we all struggle to comprehend this unimaginable time, I find it comforting to reflect on the many wonderful years of music making that we have shared in the magnificent First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. The experience of living through this unsettling period has reinforced my belief that the arts and live performance are essential to humanity and are an indispensable part of a healthy society. It gives me great pride that our organization has committed to presenting a full season of video recorded concert programs as we celebrate the 30th season of Musical Masterworks.
As large-scale fanfare does not feel quite right at this time, we have chosen instead to celebrate this extraordinary 30th anniversary milestone with intimate collaborations by beloved Musical Masterworks veteran artists, performing masterpieces that span the golden age of musical composition. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Franck, Ravel, Bernstein and Ives will fill our treasured “chamber for chamber music” at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. Our five virtual concerts this celebratory season will feature a parade of MM favorite artists, including Andrew Armstrong, James Ehnes, Rieko Aizawa, Todd Palmer, Jeewon Park, Randall Scarlata, Gilles Vonsattel, and Tessa Lark.
I look forward to greeting you from the stage, whether in person or onscreen, as we celebrate music, humanity, and 30 years of Musical Masterworks.
Previous concerts held this season
October 24th, 2020 Filming
As our season begins, Beethoven will still be only 249 years old! And so we will begin the 2020-21 season with two all-Beethoven programs. In October, the exquisite pianist Andrew Armstrong will join renowned violinist James Ehnes will perform three glorious sonatas by Beethoven.Concert Details & Video Tickets