Master Calendar

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


Winter: Saturday, February 1 – Sold Out!
Hempstead House’s Winter Living Room

*Note Date Change:
Spring: Friday, May 22
Castle Gould’s Great Hall

Summer: Saturday, July 11
Hempstead House & Rose Garden

Autumn: Saturday, October 3
Castle Gould’s Black Box

6:30 PM – Cocktails
7 PM – Concert

8 PM – Dinner & Dessert

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. Brilliant, internationally renowned musicians and spoken word artists will present captivating, thought-provoking performances with repertoire ranging from Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart to today’s culturally diverse composers. The final concert in the series celebrates the ‘marriage’ of music and dance with the remarkable choreography of Pilobolus.

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 individual concert infomticket information.

Meet the Artists!

Concert 1: A Musical New Year – Sold Out!
February 1

Celebrate the new year with a tribute to St. Brigid’s Day with Irish music, the Chinese new year, Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary with Allegro from G Major String Trio, the beauty of Bach with movements from Goldberg Variations (string trio arr.), Irish Songs with music of Rebecca Clarke and love songs by Berg.

Rebecca Fischer, Violin; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Michael Katz, Cello; Abigail Fischer, Soprano & Poetry Reader, and Yousif Sheronick, Percussion.


“Allemande” Suite No. V in C minor, BVW 1011 by J.S.Bach
“Non piu di fiori” Aria by W.A.Mozart for Soprano and String Trio
Duo for Viola and Percussion by Philip Glass
“Presto” for String Trio in C Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven
Three Songs from “Seven Early Songs” Albern Berg for Soprano and String Trio
“Lost & Found” for Viola and Percussion by Kenji Bunch
“Seven Tunes Heard in China” for solo Cello by Bright Sheng
“Three Irish country songs” for Soprano and Violin by Rebecca Clarke
“Deep River” for soprano and string Trio
“Finale” for string trio by E. Dohnanyi
“Come my beloved” for soprano and percussion
“Brano & Tonga” for soprano, string trio, and percussion

Concert 2: Hope & Resilience – A Musical Journey for Good Health
May 22

The Lark Quartet reunites for a very special performance of the magnificent central movement “Gives thanks to God for good health” from Beethoven’s Late String Quartet op. 132.  The program also includes delicately and beautifully arranged “Chinese Folk Songs” by Zhou Long, fiery gypsy music “Turceasca,” and the essential dose of thought provoking Bach.

Deborah Buck & Basia Danilow, Violins; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Caroline Stinson, Cello; Yousif Sheronick, Percussion; and Andrew Waggoner, Poetry Reader.


Solo Bach for violin
Tanz/Dances for viola and percussion by Tigran Mansurian/Folk
Chinese Folk Songs for String Quartet by Zhou Long
“Big Time” for String Quartet and Percussion by Nico Muhly
Adagio from String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, OP. 132 by Beethoven
Percussion Solo by Yousif Sheronick
“Five Pieces for String Quartet” by George Gerswhin
Turceasca for String Quartet and Percussion

Concert 3: Summer Romance – A Musical Serenade
July 11

The summer concert inspires romance! Bring your loved one to Hempstead House and its lovely rose garden in bloom, and enjoy Beethoven’s Serenade for Flute, Violin & Viola, Chinese Zhou Japing’s “Summer in the High Grassland,” Villa-Lobos’ “Jet Whistle,” and traditional Middle Eastern Tunes.

Allison Loggins-Hull, Flute; Todd Reynolds, Violin & Poetry Reader, Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Gregg August, Base; and Yousif Sheronick, Percussion.

Concert 4: Balance & Harmony – A Marriage of Music & Dance
October 3

The final concert in the 2020 series celebrates the beautiful, complex relationship of music and dance. With the gorgeous choreography of Pilobolus, duoJalal will dance with the music of Reger and Sollima.  This performance takes place in Castle Gould’s Black Box Theater.

Kathryn Lockwood, Viola, Yousif Sheronick, Percussion and Matt Kent & Renee Jaworski, Pilabolus Dance Company


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

Conservancy Member – Adult: $110/person
Non-Member – Adult: $120/person

Member – Youth (8-18): $50/person
Non-Member Youth (8-18): 55/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.

  • Spring
    May 23, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Summer
    July 11, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Fall
    October 3, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm