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Musical Masterworks Welcomes two new artists and launches a new program in December


Musical Masterworks delivers its second concert weekend of its 32nd Season at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme on December 3rd & 4th with violinist Tessa Lark as Artistic Director.

“I am struck by how the crowds here in Old Lyme feel primed and ready to explore new sides of classical music,” said Tessa. “We’ll certainly bear witness to several magically unique souls this season.”

In December, cellist Joshua Roman will make his Musical Masterworks debut along with polymath Edgar Meyer.  Meyer’s virtuosic skills on the double bass and his work as a composer are the inspiration behind Musical Masterworks’ December shows.

Musical Masterworks will also launch its new Community Engagement Program designed to reach communities outside of Old Lyme to bring musical mentoring and special projects to schools and organizations that might not have the resources to create such programs on their own.  This year’s inaugural program was made possible by grants from the Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust and CTHumanities, which emphasizes reaching out to populations with diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds in an attempt to create equity among various populations.  This year we have chosen to partner with Decoda, an affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall, for a 7-day residency program.  In addition to those workshop-based programs, Decoda will be performing at several community venues in Old Lyme, including a FREE family concert at LYSB on Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 10 – 11am and a FREE formal concert on Sunday, December 18, from 2:00-3:30 at Saint Ann’s Church, followed by a post-concert reception.

Musical Masterworks 32nd season runs from October 2022 – April 2023 at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme at 4 Lyme Street.  Click to purchase mini-subscriptions ($115 each), individual tickets ($45 each), or student tickets ($5 each).