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11/22/20

Musical Masterworks looks forward to celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday in December when Edward Arron, Artistic Director and cellist, along with his colleagues James Ehnes, violin;  Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; and Che-Yen Chen, viola, will perform three monumental string quartets by Beethoven, spanning nearly 30 years of his life and demonstrating the full arc of his […]

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11/05/20

By Rick Koster, Day Staff Writer  |  November 5, 2020 Photo: Freelance filmmaker Zac Nicholson adds a scrim to a light in the balcony while he and fellow filmmaker Tristan Cook, not shown, prepare to record and shoot the Musical Masterworks performance by pianist Andrew Armstrong and violinist James Ehnes. (Dana Jensen/The Day)   On […]

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10/28/20

We are excited to share this preview of our 30th Season opening concert featuring James Ehnes, violin and Andrew Armstrong, piano. Tickets are available now! The link to the concert will be made available to ticket buyers on November 7th. The video can be enjoyed for three weeks and watched as many times as you […]

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10/16/20

By Emelia Otte, CT Examiner, October 16, 2020 It’s the second time that acclaimed classical violinist James Ehnes will be performing in Old Lyme, and he’s glad to be back. He has played with orchestras and in venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall in London and the Philharmonie in Berlin, but Ehnes said that […]

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10/01/20

We are so excited by our whimsical Fairy door on display as part of Old Lyme Arts District’s Fairy Doors on Lyme Street! We are delighted that one of Musical Masterworks’ Honorary Directors, Jon Butler, lent us his aesthetic expertise to design and build this musically themed door. It’s not only in honor of Musical […]

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09/04/20

Musical Masterworks and Community Music School are pleased to announce the recipient of the fourth annual Musical Masterworks Scholarship in Honor of Nancy D. Thomas. Elizabeth Steindl, the 2020 recipient of the Musical Masterworks Scholarship in Honor of Nancy D. Thomas, is eleven and in sixth grade at Old Saybrook Middle School. Elizabeth studies violin […]

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06/22/20

By Cate Hewitt, CT Examiner, June 20, 2020   OLD LYME — “I’ve been making budgets for 40 years,” said Lawrence Thelen, the new managing director for Musical Masterworks, who will oversee budgeting, budget management and long term strategic planning for the 30-year-old nonprofit. “The organization is tremendously strong right now and so it’s my goal […]

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05/26/20

Musical Masterworks is delighted to welcome Lawrence Thelen as our new Managing Director. Larry is a theatre producer and writer.  In 1999, he produced an off-Broadway revival of Ghosts at the Century Center for the Performing Arts. Soon after, he joined the staff of Goodspeed Musicals as their Producing Associate and Literary Manager, where he […]

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04/10/20

Enjoy this small musical offering from the living room of Edward Arron and Jeewon Park to brighten your day.   Mendelssohn Song Without Words, Opus 109, for Cello and Piano

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04/03/20

Like so many arts organizations throughout the nation and across the world right now, Musical Masterworks is in the unimaginable situation of having to cancel the remainder of our 2020 season due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This, of course, is particularly heartbreaking because it means that the incredible programming of the Complete Cycle of Beethoven’s […]

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