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Musical Masterworks Season 29 Program Guide

Musical Masterworks Season 29 Program Guide

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Musical Masterworks
Season 29

December 6, 2019
October 13, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 PM
1:00 - 4:00 PM

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Project Fusion, saxophone quartet

at Lyme Art Association

5:30 - 6:30 | Drinks and hors d’oeuvres
6:30 - 7:30 | Concert

We hope you can join us!
Tickets available online at


All concerts held at The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme Connecticut


Beethoven Lecture Series

Join us for a free lecture series on
Beethoven and the String Quartets
by Professor Paul Berry, Yale School of Music
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3pm
Essex Meadows, 30 Bokum Road, Essex
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3pm
Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3pm
First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, Fellowship Hall

2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme
Each lecture will be on a different topic; topics to be announced.

Professor Paul Berry, of the Yale School of Music, is a historian of
Austro-German chamber music and song. In this lecture series,
Professor Berry will discuss the complete cycle of Beethoven’s
string quartets in the context of the composer’s life and times.

Lectures are free but seating is limited.
RSVP by calling

Richard Wyman at 860-434-2252 or by email at
[email protected]

Matthew Leifheit, Malik Naveed bin Rehman, Zahida Altaf, and daughter Roniya in sanctuary at the First
Congregational Church, Old Lyme, 2018. (detail) Courtesy of the artist.

96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT • 860.434.5542 •


Season 29 | 2019-2020 Chamber Music Series

Edward Arron, Artistic Director

Rick Wyman, General Director
Robbin Myers, Marketing Director

Board of Directors
Alden Rockwell Murphy, President

Monique Foster, Vice President
Kathleen Maher, Vice President

Barbara Smith, Treasurer
Diane Mallory, Secretary

Frederick Crosby
Jeb Embree

Nancy D. Grover
Lecia Harbison
William A. Lieber
Suzanne Maney
Mary Matthews
Mary Richardson
Robert Webster
Rolf Wolfswinkel

Founding Directors
David W. Dangremond

John A. Hargraves
Alden Rockwell Murphy

James B. Murphy II

Honorary Directors
Jonathan Butler
Lee Pritchard
George Willauer

Hamburg Steinway piano from Steinway & Sons, Cover by Ritz Henton Designs.
Musical Masterworks, Inc. is a non-profit corporation.

Musical Masterworks, PO Box 684, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371
860.434.2252 |


extends special thanks to our sponsors

Endowment Sponsor
The Dangremond Family Fund for Musical Masterworks

Premier Sponsors
The Howard Gilman Foundation

Helen Krieble
James B. and Alden R. Murphy

The Saunders Foundation*

Piano Sponsor
Pasta Vita, Inc.

Composers’ Circle
Andy Baxter

Burnett’s Landscaping

Concert Sponsors
William Brunger*
Ted and Becky Crosby
Mrs. Rogers M. Doering
Nancy D. Grover*
Sue and Michael Maney*
John Hargraves and Nancy Newcomb*
Pamela and David Thompson, Jr.*

*designates Beethoven Concert sponsor

extends special thanks to our sponsors

Musicians’ Circle
Jeb and Dianne Embree

Barbara Erskine
Paul and Linda Holt

Carol Klimek
Heidi E. Kunzli
Romaine A. Macomb, Northstar Wealth Partners
Diane Mallory
Chris and Roddy Roosevelt
Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Counselors at Law
Penelope Miller and Victor Sitty
Barbara Smith
Lisa Holmes and Robert Stern

Outreach Sponsors
The Kitchings Family Foundation

Chelsea Groton Foundation

Media Sponsors
CT Examiner

WSHU Public Radio Group

Learn about sponsorship benefits at

extends special thanks to our donors

Richard Buel
Deborah and Jon Butler
Monique and Eric Foster
Nancy D. Grover
John Hargraves and Nancy Newcomb
Sandy and Curly Lieber
Kathleen Maher and Chip Goodrich
Sarah and Bob Martin
Mary Matthews
John and Lee Pritchard
Lecia Harbison and Kenneth Roberts
Claudia and Geoffrey Thompson
Betsey and Bob Webster
Elizabeth and Harry White
George and Cynthia Willauer
Rolf Wolfswinkel and Jacqueline Jaffe

Elsie Aidinoff
Susan and Rick Braddock
William and Corinna Clendenen
Sunnie Evers
ForGood Fund
Allan and Andrea Inglis
Sue and Don Joffray
Marcia and Roger M. Smith
Milton J. and Caroline Walters

List reflects donations received as of September 13, 2019.


extends special thanks to our donors

Allan Dodds Frank and Lilian M. King

Newton P.S. and Polly Merrill
Robin Sedgwick
Wade Thomas

Rowland and Nancy Ballek

Helen and Bill Chatman
Kay Clarke

David and Merry Coleman
Mary and Toby Dunn
Peter and Jennifer Eio

John and Maren Gillespie
*Gail and Jim Hamsher

Chris and Nancy Houlihan
David and Judy Kelsey
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Renni and Richard Korsmeyer
Rosina Longo

Bud and Peggy Middleton
Margaret and Daniel O'Shea

Marilyn Percy
James and Amanda Rutledge
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*Laurie and Jack Sulger
Peter Tacy

Barbara and Hans Ullstein
Susan von Reichenbach

John and Ellen Wells
Caroline and Sydney Williams

Andrea Wing
Jonathan and Martha Worley

*Denotes matching gift
List reflects donations received as of September 13, 2019.


extends special thanks to our donors

Howard and Marcie Brensilver

Mary Broughton
Carolyn C. Cook

Jane D'Arista
Mary Lee Duff
Judith G. duPont
Ann and Red Erda
Joyce Fingerut
John and Alison Forbis
Jim and Celia Francis
Phyllis and Paul Greenberg

Lilo Hess
Anne E. Hull
Evelyn Kropp
Elinor Lutch
Julie Sanderson Lyman
Ed and Diane Lyons
Carol and Jack MacElwee
Alec Robertson and Judy Makrianies
George and Olga Manos
Christine and Donald McGregor
Dorothy Mosser
Marcia Murphy
Victoria T. Murphy
Claire Matthews and Bob Nussbaum
Mary K. Oberhelman
April Posson
Joan and Bill Reichenbach
Nancy Reynolds
Sarah Ryan
Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Ryland

(list continues on next page)

List reflects donations received as of September 13, 2019.


extends special thanks to our donors

FRIENDS (continued)
Susan Saltus
Charles Schott

Robert and Sharon Smith
Donna B. Stamm
Sally L. Taylor
J. Stuart Warner
Tina West

Ronald and Bette Zollshan

Thanks to the following, who provided support for
this season’s special programming in honor of
Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary.
Bank of America
Charlotte Barnum
Deborah and Jon Butler
Richard Grant
Robert and Wendy Gunn
Antonia Hobbins
Joan Hurworth
David and Sandy Long
Kathleen Maher and Chip Goodrich
Mary Matthews
James B. and Alden R. Murphy
Heidi and John Niblack
John and Lee Pritchard
Pasta Vita, Inc.
Jane Piro
Joan and Bill Reichenbach
Lecia Harbison and Kenneth Roberts
Chris and Roddy Roosevelt
Phyllis and Herb Ross
Penelope Miller and Victor Sitty
Barbara Smith
George And Cynthia Willauer

List reflects donations received as of September 13, 2019.





To Our Audience

Welcome to the twenty-ninth season of Musical Masterworks. As I
enter my eleventh season as the curator of this concert series, I find
myself reflecting on what a truly unique and deeply meaningful
experience we all share in the intimate and exquisite First Congrega-
tional Church of Old Lyme. For nearly three decades, audiences and
world-class musicians have delighted in passionate and spirited
music-making in this magical setting, and I am gratified that Musical
Masterworks remains a distinguished sanctuary for this magnificent
art form.

During the first three concert weekends of the 2019-20 season, we
will celebrate several exciting Musical Masterworks debuts, alongside
a parade of beloved Musical Masterworks veterans, as we continue to
mine the riches of the marvelous chamber music repertory. Master-
pieces by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Debussy will be
interspersed with seldom performed musical treasures, both old and
new, including works performed by the composers themselves.

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van
Beethoven. To celebrate this important milestone, Musical Master-
works will present the complete cycle of Beethoven’s String Quartets
over two extended weekends in March and May, performed by the
Ehnes Quartet. Encompassing a total of 18 different pieces, this body
of work is considered to be one of the most pivotal and profound
artistic achievements in the history of mankind. Beethoven’s String
Quartets represent the arc of an extraordinary life and of a ground-
breaking compositional career. Each quartet is a marvel in its own
right, as Beethoven leads us on a journey of the sublime, the devas-
tating, the whimsical, the demonic, the profound, and the other-

In order to present all eighteen quartets in Beethoven’s cycle, we
have added a Friday evening performance to our concert weekends
in both March and May. Please also join me for in-depth pre-concert
talks one hour before each of our concerts in October and February.

I look forward to greeting you from the stage for what promises to be
a memorable season of chamber music at Musical Masterworks.

- Edward Arron


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A Welcome from the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme

The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme has a long tradition
of support for the arts. Offering the Meetinghouse as a “home” for
Musical Masterworks is in keeping with what the theologian Paul
Tillich termed the “Theology of Culture”; believing that God’s
revelations and epiphanies come to us not only through scripture,
but also from the broad tapestry of all that comes to us through
the culture around us: music, theatre, visual arts, and more.

In his famous poem, “Archaic Torso of Apollo,” Rilke concludes
with these words, “You must change your life.” So it is with the
power of music. It has the ability to transport us to ever higher
places and open the door to epiphanies in our lives.

The Meetinghouse is thought to be one of the finest small halls
for chamber music in the state of Connecticut. Part of the reason
for this may be that it is the ideal size for chamber music. Another
reason may be that the domed ceiling distributes sound evenly
throughout the sanctuary. But part of the reason might lie in the
unique construction of this particular building.

The fourth Meetinghouse, also located on this site, burned to the
ground on July 3, 1907. There were no architectural plans to be
found for the destroyed building, so Ernest Greene of New York
City relied on the measurement of the old foundation (49’2” x
58’6”) and a number of photographs, as well as paintings by the
artists within Old Lyme’s Impressionist tradition. The building
committee gave their architect one new specification: the build-
ing had to be fireproof.

To fulfill this last request, Greene created an inner core of steel
and concrete for the new structure. Thus, like a great piano, the
building has a rigid steel frame beneath its beautiful wooden
veneer. And therein may lie the reason for its superb sound. The
fifth Meetinghouse was dedicated in 1910 by Woodrow Wilson,
whose wife was studying at the Old Lyme Art Colony at that time.

The members and friends of The First Congregational Church of
Old Lyme are proud to offer Musical Masterworks this home for
their performances, and we welcome all who attend.

- The Rev. Carleen R. Gerber, Senior Associate Minister


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October 19 and 20, 2019

Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Stefan Jackiw, violin
Edward Arron, cello

Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano, W.A. Mozart

K. 379 (1781) (1756-1791)

Adagio; Allegro

Tema con Variazioni: Andantino cantabile


Piano Trio in a minor (1914) Maurice Ravel
Modéré (1875-1937)
Pantoum: Assez vif
Passacaille: Très large Robert Schumann
Final: Animé (1810-1856)


Piano Trio in d minor, Opus 63 (1847)
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Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch
Langsam, mit inniger Empfindung
Mit Feuer

Many thanks to Andy Baxter for sponsoring Saturday’s concert
and to Julia Doering for sponsoring Sunday’s concert.

Program and artists are subject to change.
Edward Arron’s biography appears on page 25. All other artist biographies follow this page.



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December 7 and 8, 2019

Adam Neiman, piano
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute

Edward Arron, cello

Scherzo No. 4 in E Major for Solo Piano, Frédéric Chopin
Opus 54 (1842) (1810-1849)

Assobio a Játo (The Jet Whistle) for Flute Heitor Villa-Lobos
and Cello (1950) (1887-1959)

Allegro non troppo

Piano Trio in G Major (1880) ClaudeDebussy

Andantino con moto allegro (1862-1918)

Scherzo-Intermezzo: Moderato con allegro

Andante espressivo

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Air for Cello and Piano (2004) Kevin Puts
(b. 1972)

Trio in e minor for Piano, Flute and Cello, Louise Farrenc
Opus 45 (1857) (1804-1875)

Allegro deciso
Scherzo: Vivace
Finale: Presto

Many thanks to Burnett’s Landscaping for sponsoring Saturday’s concert
and to Ted and Rebecca Crosby for sponsoring Sunday’s concert.

Program and artists are subject to change.
Edward Arron’s biography appears on page 25. All other artist biographies follow this page.






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A Lasting Legacy

As enduring as the chamber music we love, your planned gift to
Musical Masterworks helps to assure our continued performances
and the sense of renewal and enrichment they will provide to future
generations. We encourage you to consider:

• A will bequest in favor of Musical Masterworks
• A charitable annuity or charitable remainder of lead trust
• A gift of appreciated properties (such as securities)

Such planned giving may realize major income and estate tax

For more information, please contact:
Rick Wyman at [email protected]


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