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…)

04/06/17 2:00pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO | violin virtuoso Eric Silberger performs on Shelter Island on April 22.

COURTESY PHOTO | violin virtuoso Eric Silberger performs on Shelter Island on April 22.

VIOLIN VIRTUOSO

In celebrating its 40th anniversary season with concerts of returning artists who were audience favorites, the Shelter Island Friends of Music presents violin virtuoso Eric Silberger with Kwan Yi, piano accompanist. They will perform works by Grieg, Beethoven and Sinding. The concert is 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. (more…)

03/16/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Celtic fiddler Katie McNally

COURTESY PHOTO | Pianist and mandolin player Neil Pearlman and Celtic fiddler Katie McNally.

Musically speaking, this will be an active weekend on Shelter Island with the Presbyterian Church slated to host not one, not two, but three very different concerts in the days ahead.

First up on Friday, March 17 is a good dose of folk music with fiddler Katie McNally and pianist Neil Pearlman who play traditional tunes from Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church and is presented by Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. (more…)