Master Calendar

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


Winter Love: Saturday, February 2 – Sold Out!
Hempstead House’s Winter Living Room

Riotous Spring: Saturday, April 6 – Sold Out!
Castle Gould’s Great Hall

Summer Playlist: Saturday, July 13 – Sold Out!
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 – Sold Out!
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 – Sold Out!
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
“April Rain Song” by Langston Hughes
Different World for Viola and Percussion by Enzo Rao Camemi
“Now Winging Selves Sing Sweetly” by E. E. Cummings
Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581 Allegretto con Variazioni by W.A. Mozart
”Spring” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Eight Lost Songs of Orlando Underground for Clarinet and String Quartet by Anna Weesner
“A Cold Spring” by Elizabeth Bishop
Medieval Dances for String Quartet, Clarinet and Percussion

Concert III – Sold out!
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; Sheri Hammerstrom, Poetry Reader

“Gigue” for Solo Viola from Suite No. IV in E-flat major by J.S.Bach
“Waltzing at the Edge of Dawn” by Guy Klucevsek
“Moose Mouth Mirror” Guy Klucevsek
“Joy” by Shirish Korde
“Oblivion” by Astor Piazzolla
“Beginner’s Mind” by Todd Reynolds
“Duo in G Major” K. 423, III. Rondo by  W.A. Mozart
“Expanding Time” for solo Tar by Yousif Sheronick
“Prelude” for solo accordion by Guy Klucevsek
“Bright Summer Morning” by Bill Carson
”Indifference” by Nathan Koci

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: $110/person
Non-Member – Youth (8-18): $60/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


PUBLIC TRANSIT FROM NYC: LIRR – Port Washington Line to the very last stop – taxis are available at the train station for a five-minute ride to the Preserve.

BY CAR FROM NYC: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). At the light, make a left and go under the Long Island Expressway heading north. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.

BY CAR FROM POINTS EAST: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). Make a right at the light onto Searingtown Road. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.

PARKING is available on the Preserve. After entering at the gatehouse, the parking area is centrally located.

  • Fall
    October 5, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm