03/03/18 11:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | SIFM kicked off its new concert season with violinist Sean Lee and accompanist Peter Dugan in concert at the Presbyterian Church on February 18.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | SIFM kicked off its new concert season with violinist Sean Lee and accompanist Peter Dugan in concert at the Presbyterian Church on February 18.

Sean Lee is an astonishing young violinist. Peter Dugan is an astounding young pianist.

Together, they opened the 41st season of the Shelter Island Friends of Music with an indelible performance that took the chill right out of a winter afternoon. A packed house cheered both the musical selections and the playing of these distinguished artists, both of whom are alums of the Perlman Music Program and are members of the faculty at Juilliard.  (more…)

09/16/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky making music at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on September 3.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky making music at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on September 3.

BY LOIS B. MORRIS

What can be better than listening to two virtuoso musicians performing together on the same piano at the same time?

Watching them. (more…)

08/31/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO  |  Pianist Weiyin Chen performs a solo concert at Perlman Music Program's Clark Arts Center on Friday, September 1.

COURTESY PHOTO | Perlman Music Program alum pianist Weiyin Chen performs a solo recital in the Clark Arts Center on Friday, September 1.

A WEEKEND OF MUSIC

This Labor Day weekend, Perlman Music Program hosts two musical events in the Clark Arts Center as part of its Stires-Stark Alumni Recital Series. On Friday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m., pianist Weiyin Chen performs a solo recital of Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann. (more…)

10/02/14 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Pianists Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss

COURTESY PHOTO | Pianists Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss

In a season filled with extraordinary concerts, the final event presented by the Shelter Island Friends of Music will take place on Sunday, October 12 at 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church. The duo — pianists Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky — will present a program of piano (4-hand) pieces on the newly-restored Baldwin in the church’s sanctuary. (more…)