February 8 & 9, 2020

Concertgoers were treated to a program of delights, as we celebrated 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 Causa, and the much-anticipated Musical Masterworks debut of double bassist Michael Thurber. With artistic director and cellist Edward Arron, they performed Schubert’s iconic and beloved “Trout” Quintet. Those in attendance were also treated to a collection of original bluegrass- and jazz-inspired duos for violin and bass composed and performed by Tessa Lark and Michael Thurber. The program also included the impassioned Piano Quartet in a minor by the Spanish composer Joaquin Turina, and an arrangement for violin, cello and bass of the exquisite g minor Viola da Gamba Sonata by J.S. Bach.J.S. Bach: Trio in g minor for Violin, Cello and Bass (arranged from Sonata BWV 1029).


J.S. Bach: Trio in g minor for Violin, Cello and Bass (arranged from Sonata BWV 1029)

Original Compositions by Tessa Lark and Michael Thurber

Turina: Piano Quartet in a minor, Opus 67

Schubert: Quintet in A Major for Piano and Strings, D. 667, “Trout”


Many thanks to James B. and Alden R. Murphy for sponsoring Saturday’s concert and to The Howard Gilman Foundation for sponsoring Sunday’s concert.

Performing Musicians

Jeewon Park


Korean-born pianist Jeewon Park has garnered the attention of audiences for her dazzling technique and poetic lyricism.

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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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Ettore Causa


Italian-born violist Ettore Causa is praised for his exceptional artistry, passionate intelligence and complete musicianship.

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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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Michael Thurber

Double Bass

Acclaimed composer Michael Thurber’s musical career defies categorization, his musical journey has been remarkably singular.

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