05/06/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Eric Silberger performing at the Shelter Island Friends of music concert at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on April 22.

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…)

04/19/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Violinist Eric Silberger

COURTESY PHOTO | Violinist Eric Silberger

In the next concert of the Shelter Island Friends of Music’s 40th season, the young, but already renowned, violinist Eric Silberger will return to the Island for a recital on Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m. In his 2014 Friends of Music concert audiences were buoyant in their praise of this wonderful young performer. (more…)

01/21/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Tom Pandolfi performing at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church during the Shelter Island Friends of Music concert on April 23.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Tom Pandolfi performing at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church during the Shelter Island Friends of Music concert on April 23, 2016.

Sometimes, in the bleak midwinter, a reminder of the joys of this Island help lead us to the sunlight of the spring. The recent Shelter Island Reporter review of the major events of 2016 emphasized the lively, committed nature of our people toward making this such a unique place. (more…)

10/12/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Violinist Tessa Lark performed with pianist Amy Yang at the Presbyterian Church on October 9.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Violinist Tessa Lark performed with pianist Amy Yang at the Presbyterian Church on October 9.

The sixth and final concert of the Shelter Island Friends of Music season ended the series on an exceptionally high note. Violinist Tessa Lark, accompanied by her brilliant pianist, Amy Yang, played to a packed house on Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church. Their program ranged from baroque (Telemann) to  Appalachian bluegrass, with Strauss and Schubert in between. (more…)

06/24/16 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Pianist Dalia Lazar at her July 2015 performance at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Pianist Dalia Lazar at her July 2015 performance at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

Occasionally the Shelter Island Friends of Music, based on audience response, will invite a musician for a return engagement. On this upcoming Independence Day weekend, however, for the first time ever we will welcome back a performer for her third engagement at the Friends of Music concert series. (more…)