December 14, 2018

Musical Masterworks Opens 28th Season with Works by Dvorak, Fauré

Edward Arron hosts and performs in this weekend’s Musical Masterworks concerts.

Musical Masterworks opens its 28th season of chamber music with a vibrant and colorful program to suit the season.

The first concert weekend in early October will feature Dvorak’s D Major Piano Quartet, as well as his Silent Woods for Cello and Piano. In between the two Dvorak works, there will be a seldom performed piece titled Dumka for violin, viola and piano, which was inspired by Dvorak, and composed by the American composer Rebecca Clarke. The program will culminate in Gabriel Fauré’s magnificent C Minor Piano Quartet.

Joining artistic director and cellist Edward Arron onstage will be two veterans of the Musical Masterworks series – pianist Orion Weiss and violinist Carmit Zori.  In addition, Musical Masterworks will celebrate the debut of the violist Mark Holloway.

The season’s first concerts are Saturday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, an acoustically rich venue for chamber music. 

Arron describes the personal significance of the series, commenting, “As I enter my tenth season as artistic director (and 14th as a regular performer in the series), I find myself reflecting on the incredibly rich and rewarding musical journey that I have had the privilege of taking through this concert series. Seldom have I experienced such a vibrant rapport between audience member and performer as I repeatedly do in Old Lyme, and I can feel that connection deepening each year.”

Musical Masterworks’ season runs from Oct. 2018 through May 2019.  To purchase a series subscription ($150 each), a mini subscription ($100 each) or individual tickets ($40 adult; $5 student), visit Musical Masterworks at www.musicalmasterworks.org or call 860.434.2252.

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