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10/20/21

By Rick Koster, The Day, October 17, 2021 There’s an even newer kid in town. In the spring of 2009, cellist Edward Arron, then 32, became artistic director of Old Lyme’s Musical Masterworks chamber music program. He was replacing his mentor, the retiring Charles Wadsworth, a visionary who co-founded the series 31 years ago and […]

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10/20/21

October 20, 2021 – by Suzanne Thompson for LymeLine OLD LYME — Musical Masterworks is back with live concerts and audiences next weekend — and this 31st season of chamber music concerts is special on multiple fronts. This season’s five concerts will be a farewell tour for cellist Edward Arron, who has served as Artistic Director for 13 […]

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10/02/21

  We are looking forward to being back in person for our 31st season! Our opening concert weekend on October 23 and 24 will feature cellist Edward Arron and the debut of harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon, alongside violinists Jesse Mills and Tessa Lark in a program of Baroque delights that served as the inspiration for Stravinsky’s […]

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08/13/21

Musical Masterworks and Community Music School are pleased to announce the recipient of the fifth and final annual Musical Masterworks Scholarship in Honor of Nancy D. Thomas. Kathryn Viola DeMeulemeester, the 2021 recipient of the Musical Masterworks Scholarship in Honor of Nancy D. Thomas, is twleve and is entering 8th grade at Old Saybrook Middle School. […]

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07/11/21

By Cate Hewitt, CT Examiner, July 9, 2021 Longtime Artistic Director Ed Arron, who will lead Musical Masterworks in its 31st season this fall, has announced that he will step down in 2022, passing the reins to violinist Tessa Lark, a musician well-known to Old Lyme audiences. Lark, 32, who has been performing with Musical Masterworks […]

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04/12/21

Musical Masterworks looks forward to welcoming Tessa Lark on violin, Gilles Vonsattel on piano, and Edward Arron on cello for our final concert video of our 30th Season, which will be filmed from the stage of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme in early May. The concert video will feature the music of Handel, Ives and a […]

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03/12/21

Musical Masterworks looks forward to welcoming Randall Scarlata, Baritone along with Jeewon Park, on piano and Edward Arron on cello for our March concert video, which will be filmed from the stage of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. The concert video will feature the music of Mozart, Schubert, Bach and Schumann. This performance […]

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01/22/21

Musical Masterworks looks forward to welcoming Rieko Aizawa on piano, Todd Palmer on clarinet and Edward Arron on cello for our next concert video, which will be filmed from the stage of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. The concert video will feature the music of Mozart, Bernstein, Kenji Bunch and Brahms This performance […]

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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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