October 24 & 25, 2015

Musical Masterworks’ 25th anniversary season opened with a concert featuring two of chamber music’s most exciting rising stars: Violinst Bella Hristova and, in her Musical Masterworks debut, pianist Anna Polonsky. They were joined by one of our favorite horn players and Musical Masterworks alum, Eric Ruske, as well as our own Artistic Director Edward Arron.


Anna Polonsky, Piano

Bella Hristova, Violin

Eric Ruske, Horn

Edward Arron, Cello


Schubert Piano Trio in One Movement in B-flat Major, D. 28

Schumann Three Fantasy Pieces for Horn and Piano, Opus 73

David Ludwig Three Yiddish Dances for Piano, Violin and Cello (2010)

Otto Ketting Intrada for Solo Horn (1958)

Brahms Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Horn and Violin, Opus 40


Saturday’s concert was devoted to late Board member Tony Thurston, whose devotion to Musical Masterworks was exemplary.


Many thanks to Northstar Wealth Partners for sponsoring Sunday’s concert and reception.

Performing Musicians

Anna Polonsky


Anna Polonsky is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and many others.


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Bella Hristova


Acclaimed for her passionate, powerful performances, beautiful sound, and compelling command of her instrument, violinist Bella Hristova is a young musician with a growing international career as a soloist and recording artist.


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Eric Ruske


Horn soloist Eric Ruske has established himself as an artist of international acclaim. Named Associate Principal Horn of The Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 20, he also toured and recorded extensively during his six-year tenure as hornist of the Empire Brass Quintet.

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Edward Arron


Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Arron made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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