October 21 & 22, 2017

It was a quintessential New England fall afternoon at the acoustically rich First Congregational Church of Old Lyme.  Concertgoers enjoyed two seldom heard masterpieces for the rare combination of piano, violin, viola, cello and bass. What a magnificent opening performance to kick off our 27th Season!


Orion Weiss, piano

Jesse Mills, violin

Max Mandel, viola

Edward Arron, cello

Shawn Conley, double bass


Hummel: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Opus 87

Dohnányi: Serenade in C Major for String Trio, Opus 10

Vaughan Williams: Piano Quintet in c minor


Many thanks to Andy Baxter for sponsoring Saturday’s concert.

Thank you to our Piano Sponsor, Pasta Vita.


Photo Credit:  Church at Old Lyme, oil on canvas, Childe Hassam, 1905. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

Performing Musicians

Orion Weiss


Pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic.

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Jesse Mills


Two-time Grammy nominated violinist Jesse Mills enjoys performing music of many genres, from classical to contemporary, as well as composed and improvised music of his own invention.

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Max Mandel


Violist Max Mandel enjoys a varied and acclaimed career as a chamber musician, soloist, orchestral musician and speaker.

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Edward Arron


Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming.

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Shawn Conley

Double Bass

Bassist Shawn Conley loves playing a variety of musical genres.

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