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Four magical concerts
with themed culinary experiences
in four stunning locations
across the Sands Point Preserve

Winter Love: Saturday, February 2
Hempstead House’s Winter Living Room

Riotous Spring: Saturday, April 6
Castle Gould’s Great Hall

Summer Playlist: Saturday, July 13
Hempstead House & Rose Garden

Autumn Leaves: Saturday, October 5
Location to be Announced

6:30 PM – Cocktails
7 PM – Concert

8 PM – Dinner & Dessert

The Preserve’s historic mansions and waterfront grounds are the backdrop for a new concert series that celebrates the four seasons. Created by Series Artistic Director Kathryn Lockwood, each concert is a unique program of chamber music and poetry, inspired by themes throughout the year. Brilliant, internationally renowned musicians and spoken word artists will present captivating, thought-provoking performances with repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to today’s culturally diverse composers. Drawing on the season’s bounty, a themed dinner follows each concert. The series is designed for adults, but children 8+ are welcome! Scroll below for ticket information.

Kathryn Lockwood describes the series and each concert here.

Meet the Artists!

Concert I
Winter Love: An E
vening of String Quartet, Baritone & Percussion
Hempstead House’s Winter Living Room
Saturday, February 2

Deborah Buck & Basia Danilow, Violins; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Alberto Parrini, Cello; James Martin, Baritone & Poetry Reader; Yousif Sheronick, Percussion

D Minor Sarabande by J.S.Bach
Scenes for Viola and Percussion by John Patitucci
Billie in the Darbies for Baritone and String Quartet by William Bolcom
Doubtful Sound for Solo Drum by Yousif Sheronick
Eyes on the Prize by Mavis Staples, Arranged for Baritone, Viola and Percussion by Ljova
Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen from Magic Flute for Baritone and String Quartet by W.A. Mozart
Deh, Vieni, alla Finestra from Don Giovanni for Baritone and String Quartet by W.A. Mozart
Megalopolis for String Quartet and Percussion by Kenji Bunch
Embraceable You & Strike Up the Band for Baritone, String Quartet and Percussion by George Gershwin

Concert II
Riotous Spring: An Evening of String Quartet, Clarinet & Percussion
Castle Gould’s Great Hall
Saturday, April 6

Lark Quartet: Deborah Buck & Basia Danilow, Violins; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Caroline Stinson, Cello; with Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet and Yousif Sheronick, Percussion; Andrew Waggoner, Poetry Reader

G Major Prelude for Solo Cello by J.S. Bach
Different World for Viola and Percussion by Enzo Rao Camimi
Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581 Allegretto con Variazioni by W.A. Mozart
Eight Lost Songs of Orlando Underground for Clarinet and String Quartet by Anna Weesner
Medieval Dances for String Quartet, Clarinet and Percussion

Concert III
Summer Playlist: An Evening of Strings, Accordion & Percussion
Hempstead House & Rose Garden
Saturday, July 13

Todd Reynolds, Violin; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Nathan Koci, Accordion; Yousif Sheronick, Percussion

Gigue for Solo Viola from Suite No. IV in E-flat major by J.S.Bach
Summer in the High Grassland for Viola and Percussion by Zhao Ji-Ping
Duo in G major Allegro for Violin and Viola by W.A. Mozart
Improv for Solo Percussion by Yousif Sheronick
Joy for Viola and Percussion by Shirish Korde
Waltzing at the Edge of Dawn and Moose Mouth River by Guy Klucevsek

Concert IV 
Autumn Leaves: An Evening of String Quartet & Percussion
Location to be announced
Saturday, October 5

Rebecca Fischer & Basia Danilow, Violins; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Jeffrey Zeigler, Cello; Yousif Sheronick, Percussion

Solo Violin by J.S Bach
Lost and Found for Viola and Percussion by Kenji Bunch
String Quartet KV 575, I. Allegro by W. A. Mozart
Five Pieces for String Quartet by Gershwin
Chinese Folk Songs for String Quartet
Duo for Solo Viola and Percussion by Philip Glass
Federico II for String Quartet & Percussion by Giovanni Sollima


Click on individual concerts above to purchase online or call the ticket line: 516.304.5076.

Member – Adult: $100/person
Member – Youth (8-18): $50/person
Non-Member – Adult: $115/person
Non-Member – Youth (8-18): $60/person

Series Tickets with 20% discount are available exclusively to Conservancy Members on
 the ticket line only: 516.304.5076.
Member – Adult – Series: $320/person
Member – Youth (8-18) – Series: $160/person

Join the Conservancy
to support the preserve’s mission – and receive many benefits throughout the year, including discounted tickets to this wonderful new series!

Four Seasons in Music Artistic Director Kathryn Lockwood
and Percussionist Yousif Sheronick

  • Winter
    February 2, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Spring
    April 6, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Summer
    July 13, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Fall
    October 5, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm