10/21/17 11:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The Brasil Guitar Duo, João Luiz and Douglas Lora, during their October 8 performance at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

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…)

09/02/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss.

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…)

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…)