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Musical Masterworks Season 30 Program Guide

Program Book FULL COMPLETE 2020

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The Fifth Meetinghouse of 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 spiritual revelations and
epiphanies come to us not only through scripture, but also from the
broad tapestry of all 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. In this time of coronavirus, given the
uncertainty and strain we are all feeling, the gift of music through
Musical Masterworks concerts is a particularly precious gift to our
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 building 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 acoustics.
The members and friends of The First Congregational Church of Old
Lyme are proud to offer Musical Masterworks this home for their perfor-
mances, and we welcome all who attend.

– The Rev. Carleen R. Gerber, Associate Minister



Season 30 | 2020-2021 Chamber Music Series

Edward Arron, Artistic Director
Lawrence Thelen, Managing 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
Richard Cersosimo
Frederick Crosby
Lecia Harbison
William A. Lieber
Mary Matthews
Mary Richardson
David Thompson
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

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Musical Masterworks, Inc. is a non-profit corporation. Musical Masterworks, Inc.

Post Office 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

Howard Gilman Foundation
Helen Krieble
Piano Sponsor
Pasta Vita, Inc.

Composers’ Circle
Andy Baxter

Burnett’s Landscaping
Mrs. Rogers M. Doering

Concert Sponsors
Lisa Holmes and Robert Stern
Penelope Miller and Victor Sitty
David and Pamela Thompson
Beethoven Concert Sponsors

William Brunger
Nancy Grover
John Hargraves and Nancy Newcomb
Michael and Sue Maney
The Saunders Foundation
David and Pamela Thompson

List reflects donations received as of September 15, 2020.


extends special thanks to our sponsors

Video Sponsors
*Richard Cersosimo and Valerie Koif

Ted and Rebecca Crosby
For Good Fund

James B. and Alden R. Murphy
John and Lee Pritchard
Barbara Smith

Musicians’ Circle
Barbara Erskine

Sunnie Evers
Paul and Linda Holt

Carol Klimek
Chris and Roddy Roosevelt
Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Counselors at Law

Community Sponsors
Essex Meadows

Outreach Sponsor
The Kitchings Family Foundation

Media Sponsors
CT Examiner

WMNR Fine Arts Radio
WSHU Public Radio Group


Learn about sponsorship benefits at

*Denotes matching gift
List reflects donations received as of September 15, 2020.


extends special thanks to our donors

Richard Buel

Deborah and Jon Butler
Jeb and Dianne Embree
Monique and Eric Foster
Lecia Harbison and Kenneth Roberts
John Hargraves and Nancy Newcomb
Sandy and Curly Lieber
Kathleen Maher and Chip Goodrich

Dianne Mallory
Sarah and Bob Martin
Michael and Elena Patterson

Denise Tucker
Betsey and Bob Webster
Elizabeth and Harry White
George and Cynthia Willauer
Rolf Wolfswinkel and Jacqueline Jaffe

Susan and Rick Braddock

Nancy Grover
Allan Dodds Frank and Lilian M. King

Newton P.S. and Polly Merrill

Cynthia and Brian Beglin
Howard and Marcie Brensilver

Ann Buttrick
Mary and Toby Dunn
Peter and Jennifer Eio
Judy and David Kelsey
Nan and Mark Lvoff
Alec Robertson and Judy Makrianies
Bud and Peggy Middleton
Margaret and Daniel O’Shea

Marilyn M. Percy
Robin Sedgwick
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Sichler III

List reflects donations received as of September 15, 2020.


extends special thanks to our donors

BENEFACTORS (continued)
Laurie and Jack Sulger

Caroline and Sydney Williams
Andrea and Thomas Wing

Jean Anderson
Emily and Eduardo Anhalt

Diana Blair
Mary Broughton

Kay Clarke
William and Corinna Clendenen

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Anne McCloskey
Nancy A. Mol
Victoria T. Murphy

Jenifer Grant and Ron Noe
Claire Matthews and Bob Nussbaum

John and Julia Parry
E. Terry Parkinson
Eleanor Perkins

Bill and Joan Reichenbach
Susan Saltus

Donna B. Stamm
William Taylor
Anne Vonsattel

List reflects donations received as of September 15, 2020.


Mihae Lee, Artistic Director Congratulations, MUSICAL MASTERWORKS

on your 30th anniversary
of bringing beautiful music

to our community.


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To Our Audience

As we all struggle to comprehend this unimaginable time, I find it
comforting to reflect on the many wonderful years of music
making that we have shared in the magnificent First Congrega-
tional Church of Old Lyme. The experience of living through this
unsettling period has reinforced my belief that the arts and live
performance are essential to humanity and are an indispensable
part of a healthy society. It gives me great pride that our organiza-
tion has committed to presenting a full season of concert
programs as we celebrate the 30th season of Musical Master-

Thanks to the dedication and determination of the Musical Mas-
terworks board and staff, we have adjusted our season in order to
bring our five concert programs to you virtually, through record-
ings made by a Grammy award-winning team of videographers
and audio technicians. As long as restrictions remain in place for
in-person gatherings, we hope that you will enjoy the recordings
of the concerts, performed in our usual concert space, in the
comfort of your own homes. We continue to hold out hope that
conditions will improve by the Spring of 2021 so that ticket hold-
ers might have an option to attend our spring concerts in person.

As large-scale fanfare does not feel quite right at this time, we
have chosen instead to celebrate this extraordinary 30th anniver-
sary milestone with intimate collaborations by beloved Musical
Masterworks veteran artists, performing masterpieces that span
the golden age of musical composition. Works by Bach, Handel,
Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Ravel,
Poulenc, Bernstein, Ives, and Corigliano will fill our treasured
“chamber for chamber music” at the First Congregational Church
of Old Lyme. While many of us remain heartbroken about the
cancellation this past spring of the long-anticipated cycle of
Beethoven’s String Quartets in celebration of the 250th anniversa-
ry of the composer’s birth, there is a bit of good news: as of the
writing of this letter, Beethoven is in fact still only 249 years old!


To Our Audience (continued)

And so, we will begin the 2020-21 season with two all-Beethoven
programs. In October, the exquisite pianist Andrew Armstrong will
join renowned violinist James Ehnes to perform three glorious
sonatas by Beethoven; and on Saturday, December 19—three
days after Beethoven’s actual 250th birthday—James Ehnes, Amy
Schwartz Moretti, Che-Yen Chen and I will join forces to perform
three monumental Beethoven String Quartets.

In the spring, we will welcome back a parade of MM favorite
artists, including Rieko Aizawa, Todd Palmer, Jeewon Park, Randall
Scarlata, Gilles Vonsattel, and Tessa Lark, as we delight in musical
treasures from Bach to Corigliano, and everything else we could
fit in between.

I look forward to greeting you from the stage, whether in person
or onscreen, as we celebrate music, humanity, and 30 years of
Musical Masterworks.

- Edward Arron

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:
Lawrence Thelen at [email protected]


12 (860) 767-0175



Outreach Program
Acting on the belief that experiencing live classical music present-
ed by dynamic young musicians is vital to childhood develop-
ment, Musical Masterworks’ Outreach Program began during the
1997-1998 season.
For over 20 years, Musical Masterworks has presented more than
125 chamber music programs and workshops to over 35,000
students in more than 20 schools, located in New London, Water-
ford, Old Lyme, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Deep River, Essex, Norwich
and Montville. Artists who have appeared include Project Fusion
Saxophone Quartet, Quinteto Latino, Imani Winds, Marian Ander-
son String Quartet, Asylum Quartet, Harlem String Quartet,
Chiara String Quartet and Ritz Chamber Players.
This academic year, due to the pandemic challenges that prevent
us from doing in-person programs in schools, we will not be
presenting our Outreach Program. It is our firm hope to continue
our commitment to bring great music to the children of our
communities during our 31st season, 2021/2022.


Last season, Project Fusion Saxophone Quartet visited the Jennings School in
New London as part of Musical Masterworks’ Outreach Program, continuing our
commitment of bringing great music to the children of our communities. Project
Fusion got the students so energized with their upbeat playing, that the children

were moving to the beat in their seats!
Many thanks to The Kitchings Family Foundation for

sponsoring our Outreach Program.

extends special thanks to
the following who provided support last season for
Musical Masterworks’ 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


Saturday, October 24, 2020 Filming

(Video ticket link available for viewing November 7, 2020 - November 28, 2020)

James Ehnes, violin
Andrew Armstrong, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Three Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Sonata No. 5 in F Major for Violin and Piano, Opus 24 “Spring”
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo: Allegro molto
Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
Sonata No. 7 in c minor for Violin and Piano, Opus 30, No. 2
Allegro con brio
Adagio cantabile
Scherzo: Allegro
Finale: Allegro
Sonata No. 9 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Opus 47 “Kreutzer”
Adagio sostenuto; Presto
Andante con variazioni
Finale: Presto

This concert is dedicated in loving memory of Hunter G. Hannum by his family,
Hildegarde Hannum and Lisa Holmes.

We also thank the the many people who provided support last season for
Musical Masterworks' special programming in honor of Beethoven's 250th

anniversary as listed on the facing page.

Program and artists are subject to change.
Edward Arron’s biography appears on page 19. All other artist biographies begin on page 21.


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extends special thanks to our
Beethoven 250th Anniversary

William Brunger
Nancy D. Grover
Sue and Michael Maney
The Saunders Foundation
John Hargraves and Nancy Newcomb
Pamela and David Thompson, Jr.

With special thanks and appreciation

Thanks to their ongoing
support of

Musical Masterworks,
our Beethoven 250th
Anniversary sponsors have
generously agreed to have
their leadership support
of last season’s cancelled
Beethoven concerts

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this concert.


Saturday, December 19, 2020 Filming

(Video ticket link available for viewing January 2, 2021 - January 23, 2021)

Edward Arron, cello
Jeewon Park, piano

12 Variations on ‘See the conqu’ring Ludwig van Beethoven
hero comes’ from Handel’s Judas (1770-1827)
Maccabaeus, WoO 45 (1796)

Three Fantasy Pieces for Cello and Robert Schumann
Piano, Opus 73 (1849) (1810-1856)

Zart und mit Ausdruck
Lebhaft, leicht
Rasch und mit Feuer

Sonata in A Major for Violin (played César Franck
on Cello) and Piano (1886) (1822-1890)

Allegretto ben moderato
Recitativo-Fantasia: Ben moderato
Allegretto poco mosso

Program and artists are subject to change.
This program was changed from our original All Beethoven String Quartet

performance due to pandemic travel restrictions.
Edward Arron’s biography appears on page 19. Jeewon Park’s biography is on page 38.




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Saturday, February 13, 2021 Filming

(Video ticket link available for viewing February 27, 2021 - March 20, 2021)

Rieko Aizawa, piano
Todd Palmer, clarinet
Edward Arron, cello

Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Clarinet W.A. Mozart
and Viola (Cello), K. 498 “Kegelstatt” (1786) (1756-1791)

Allegro Leonard Bernstein
Menuetto (1918-1990)
Rondeaux: Allegretto Kenji Bunch
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1941-42) (b. 1973)
Grazioso Johannes Brahms
Andantino – Vivace e leggiero (1833-1897)
Performance Etude No. 4 from Monica's
Notebook for Solo Piano
Trio in a minor for Piano, Clarinet
and Cello, Opus 114 (1891)
Andantino grazioso

Many thanks to Julia Doering for sponsoring this concert.

Program and artists are subject to change.
Edward Arron’s biography appears on page 19. All other artist biographies begin on page 33.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 Filming

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Jeewon Park, piano
Randall Scarlata, baritone

Edward Arron, cello

12 Variations on “Ah! vous dirai-je, maman” W.A. Mozart
for Solo Piano K. 265/300e (1781) (1756-1791)

Lieder for Voice and Piano Franz Schubert
Das Rosenband, D. 280 (1815) (1797-1828)
Im Frühling, D. 882 (1826)

Prelude from Suite No. 1 in G Major for J.S. Bach
Solo Cello, BWV 1007 (ca. 1720) (1685-1750)

Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love) for Voice Robert Schumann
and Piano, Opus 48 (1840) (1810-1856)

Many thanks to Andy Baxter and to David and Pamela Thompson
for co-sponsoring this concert.

Program and artists are subject to change.
Edward Arron’s biography appears on page 19. All other artist biographies begin on page 38.



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Saturday, May 1, 2021 Filming

(Video ticket link available for viewing May 15, 2021 - June 5, 2021)

Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Tessa Lark, violin

Edward Arron, cello

Sonata in D Major for Violin and Keyboard, G.F. Handel
HWV 371 (ca. 1750) (1685-1759)

Affetuoso Charles Ives
Allegro (1874-1954)
Larghetto Felix Mendelssohn
Allegro (1809-1847)
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello (1904/11)
TSIAJ: Presto
Moderato con moto
Trio in d minor for Piano, Violin and Cello,
Opus 49 (1839)
Molto allegro agitato
Andante con moto tranquillo
Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
Finale: Allegro assai appassionato

Many thanks to Burnett’s Landscaping and to Penelope Miller and Victor Sitty
for co-sponsoring this concert.

Program and artists are subject to change.
Edward Arron’s biography appears on page 19. All other artist biographies begin on page 42.



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for their support for Musical Masterworks over the years.

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Clendenen and Shea, LLC, 30

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Community Foundation of Eastern CT, 40

Community Music School, 32
Con Brio, 18

Connecticut Early Music, 46
Connecticut River Museum, 36

Cooley Gallery, 8
Country School, 36

CT Examiner, 12
Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra, 26

Essex Meadows, 22
Essex Savings Bank, 26
Essex Winter Series, 8
Florence Griswold Museum, 34

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Gourmet Galley, 28
Great Performance Tours, 12

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Hartford Symphony Orchestra, 13

Ivoryton Playhouse, 28
James B. Murphy, 34

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Kingston Chamber Music Festival, 22

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Laysville Hardware, 20
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Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 18

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Pasta Vita, back cover
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