COURTESY PHOTO | Violinist Sean Lee.
The first concert of the 41st season of the Shelter Island Friends of Music heralds the return of distinguished violinist Sean Lee. A widely praised and honored member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Mr. Lee has performed on the Island as a member of the Perlman Music Program faculty, and has studied with both Ruggiero Ricci and Itzhak Perlman. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | The Shelter Island Friends of Music presented Brasilian guitar duo João Luiz and Douglas Lora on October 8, 2017.
The Shelter Island Friends of Music joyously celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017 and honored its audiences by re-engaging five favorite performers from the past few seasons. The audience responded with four sold-out concerts and one nearly full-house, all held in the remarkably intimate ambiance of the Presbyterian Church sanctuary. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The Brasil Guitar Duo, João Luiz and Douglas Lora, during their October 8 performance at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.
The Shelter Island Friends of Music’s gala 40th anniversary season has ended with a memorable event.
The Brasil Guitar Duo was greeted by a huge crowd at the Presbyterian Church on Columbus Day weekend. This was the third visit by João Luiz and Douglas Lora to the Friends of Music concert series, where they been have been hailed for their playing and for their unity of approach to 18th century music and to the works of contemporary Latin composers. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss.
Be sure to bring your Labor Day weekend guests and friends to a very special event at the Shelter Island Friends of Music concert on Sunday September 3 at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church.
The piano four-hands duo of Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky have been invited to return to the Island after the outstanding reception they received following their initial performance here three years ago. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Eric Silberger performing at the Shelter Island Friends of music concert at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on April 22.
Any concert of classical music offers the opportunity to provide something special: a unique performer, an extraordinary instrument, a daring program, a valued accompanist, and an unusually engaged audience.
Last week’s concert of the Shelter Island Friends of Music generated all of these results. (more…)