02/22/19 12:00pm

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

One of the advantages of attending and enjoying musical events over many years is that the listener hears works from an ever-expanding catalogue of composers. 

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02/13/19 12:00pm

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

BY JOHN MILLER

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.

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04/03/18 4:30pm
PHOTO COURTESY OF PARTISAN PICTURES | Scene from the documentary film ‘Defiant Requiem.’

PHOTO COURTESY OF PARTISAN PICTURES  | Scene from the documentary film ‘Defiant Requiem.’

In 1941, a young Czech conductor named Rafael Schächter was arrested and sent to Theresienstadt (Terezín) Concentration Camp outside of Prague. Like other concentration camps in Europe, tens of thousands of people died there during World War II, either killed outright by the Nazis or through starvation and disease. (more…)

10/13/16 9:00am
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The Shelter Island “Movies at the Library” series continues Tuesday, October 18 with a screening of Guiseppi Verdi’s opera “La Traviata.” Acclaimed as the best film version of an opera ever made, the 1983 movie was written, designed and directed by Franco Zeffirelli and conducted by James Levine. (more…)