Four Seasons in Music

Montage of four seasons at the Preserve

The Preserve’s historic mansions and waterfront grounds are the backdrop for this unique chamber music series, created by Series Artistic Director Kathryn Lockwood.

Each concert features music and poetry, inspired by the time of year and themes of romance and resilience. Internationally renowned musicians present captivating performances with repertoire ranging from Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart to today’s culturally diverse composers.

During the pandemic, the concerts are recorded in Hempstead House, then premiere on YouTube for everyone to enjoy.

View these concerts on YouTube now:
2020 Spring –  Honey from Alast
2020 Golden Rule – A Summer Playlist
2020 Only Breath – A Fall Musicale
2021 Winter Dreams

YouTube Premiere on Saturday, May 8 at 8:15 pm

Deborah Buck, Violin
Min-Young Kim, Violin
Kathryn Lockwood, Viola
Raman Ramakrishnan, Cello
Yousif Sheronick, Percussion

As the Spring season warms and the earth greens and blooms, we celebrate the renewal of life that nourishes our souls. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Dvorak, Lena Auerbach, Giovanni Sollima, Kenji Bunch, Glen Velez, and Gyrgy Ligeti comprise the Spring 2021 concert, created by series Artistic Director Kathryn Lockwood. Through this eclectic program, we reflect on the past year in which we lived in isolation to survive the pandemic. Now, we take a moment to appreciate all that we have endured – to find new directions in our renewed lives.


  • Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004:  I. Allemande II. Corrente by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Homage for Frame Drums and Viola by Glen Velez (b. 1949)
  • String Quartet in B-flat major,  Op. 130 III. Andante con moto ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • Sonata for Solo Cello: II. Capriccio – Presto con slancio by György Ligeti (1948-1953)
  • String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 No. 1 III. Adagio by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Until Next Time for solo viola by Kenji Bunch (b. 1973) 
  • Par.ti.ta for Solo Violin 3. Andantino 4. Serioso by Lera Auerbach (b. 1973)
  • Songs My Mother Taught Me arr. string quartet by Antonin Dvo?ák (1841-1904)
  • Waves for string quartet and percussion by Giovanni Sollima (b. 1962)

Meet the Artists

Kathryn Lockwood playing viola