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…)

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…)

10/07/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Violinist Tessa Lark

COURTESY PHOTO | Violinist Tessa Lark

The Shelter Island Friends of Music presents violinist Tessa Lark, accompanied by pianist Amy Yang in concert this Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

Ms. Lark, an alumna of the Perlman Music Program, is a multiple, top prizewinner of many prestigious national and international violin competitions. She is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant for 2016, the Silver Medalist at the Indianapolis International Competition in 2014, the 2012 Grand Prizewinner in the Naumburg Competition, among many others. (more…)