10/03/19 4:30pm

Toby Perlman speaks to the crowd at the program’s 25th anniversary celebration in July.

“The music is almost an excuse for something else. How do you live in the world and be kind, make the most of your life, and be appreciative of your life? How does that all work? When children are in an environment where they can speak the truth and be themselves, it frees them. They really start to smile.” — Toby Perlman


08/03/19 8:00am

The Rev. Samuel T. Clover will preach at Union Chapel’s Choir Sunday.

The Union Chapel summer choir has performed on the first Sunday in August for more than 20 years. Members of the Shelter Island community are invited to participate. The rehearsal will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Union Chapel. This year the Choir will perform “God, We Praise You” by Haydn under the direction of Linda Shelton Betjeman, chapel organist and music director.


02/13/19 12:00pm

Piano-clarinet duo Tanaka and Shtrykov will play at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 17.


To the great relief of music-starved Islanders, the Shelter Island Friends of Music will commence its 2019 Season on Sunday, February 17 at 3 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church.


03/30/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Jay Card, Jr., Judy Card, Jay Card III and Tommy Card in front of Carnegie Hall.

COURTESY PHOTO | Jay Card, Jr., Judy Card, Jay Card III and Tommy Card in front of Carnegie Hall.

Island resident Jay Card, a senior at High Point University in North Carolina, is a vocal performance major and a member of HPU’s male a cappella group, The Toccatatones.

On Sunday, March 20, The Toccatones performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City along with other singing groups from across the country who had been invited to be part of an a cappella choir for Total Vocal 2, the second annual celebration of contemporary a cappella music. (more…)

10/10/13 10:00am

COURTESY PHOTO | A graduate of Oberlin and Julliard, Scott Cuellar will come directly from his debut at Carnegie Hall to the Island for a Sunday concert.

Scott Cuellar, the fiery winner of several prestigious piano competitions, has been described as having “a formidable technique” and “nerves of steel.”

He’ll be coming to the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 13 at 8 p.m., direct from Carnegie Hall.

Four days earlier, the powerful young American pianist will make his Carnegie Hall recital debut. In a unique circumstance, the pianist will play the same program here at the Columbus Day weekend concert presentation of the Shelter Island Friends of Music.

A graduate of the conservatories at Oberlin and Julliard, Mr. Cuellar will perform a program of Haydn, Faure, Scriabin and Schumann’s majestic masterwork, “Kreisteriana.” The pianist is a winner of the prestigious 2013 Virginia Waring Piano Competition.

The performance will be followed by an opportunity to meet the pianist at a reception in Fellowship Hall. The concert is free; donations are appreciated.

Join the Friends of Music for this outstanding event. Think of all the money you will save by not having to pay Carnegie Hall prices.