Some of our recent reviews:

Review: Masterworks starts its season in Old Lyme with dramatic fashion

October 25, 2014



Masterworks’ troupers brave the elements and delight the audience

February 16, 2014


Music review: A warm evening at Musical Masterworks

The December sunset was icy and austere, but beneath it in the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, there was warmth aplenty.

December 7, 2013


Review: Musical Masterworks’ season finale transporting

Milton Moore, The Day, 5/5/13


Sometimes it feels like the old church will simply fly apart from the energy at a Musical Masterworks concert. Saturday evening, six string players armed with millions of dollars’ worth of instruments and with priceless talent

Milton Moore, The Day, 3/24/13


Ah, the tricks fate plays on us … When Musical Masterworks’ big-name star, pianist Jeremy Denk, canceled his appearance, and then the scheduled violinist was forced out by an injury, artistic director and cellist Edward…

Milton Moore, The Day, February 18, 2013


Reviews from previous seasons:

A man walked into a bar, and a string quartet was playing … There’s no punchline, because

Milton Moore, The Day, February 12, 2012


It’s hard to imagine a chamber music concert that travelled more musical, thematic and emotional terrain than Saturday’s Musical Masterworks in Old Lyme”                                                                   

Milton Moore, The Day, December 4, 2011

Musical Masterworks Music Director Edward Arron applies the same thoughtfulness to his programming as he does to his playing. So he could only smile Saturday evening as snow and sleet pelted the windows while he introduced his ‘autumnal program.'”
Milton Moore, The Day, October 30, 2011

“The ensemble was tight and crackling with energy in Schubert’s odd juxtaposition of lyricism and counterpoint, first violinist Berick all but flying from his chair in the slashing runs that bridge from tension to repose. Then Berick and Zori . . . offering a true delight in exploring the sound world of the violin . . . had striking sonic and musical effect.”

 “A Celebratory Evening at Musical Masterworks”
By Milton Moore, The Day (5/8/2011)


 “The emphasis in the sentence above is on the word “performed,” as [Randall] Scarlata, with a voice of wonderful range, did not just sing these songs, he acted them.”

 “Masterful Working of Rare Songs”
By Kenton Robinson, The Day (3/20/2011)


 “. . . You find yourself sitting in a pew in the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, the hair standing up on the back of your neck as Edward Aaron, the artistic director of Musical Masterworks, on cello, is joined by Rieko Aizawa on piano, Danielle Farina on viola and Catherine Cho and Kyung Sun Lee on violins, in a performance that grabs you by the lapels and shakes you.”

 From “Shostakovich Soars in Musical Masterworks’ Masterful Hands”
By Kenton Robinson, The Day (2/12/2011)


 “When Musical Masterworks springs a surprise on you, it’s usually a win. Just walking in the door for a Masterworks chamber concert feels like a win.”

 From “Bad News, Good News in Old Lyme”
By Milton Moore, The Day (12/5/2010)