Master Calendar

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 present captivating, thought-provoking performances with repertoire ranging from Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart to today’s culturally diverse composers.


“A Musical New Year”
Saturday, February 1


“Honey from Alast”
A Musical Journey of Hope & Resilience
View the concert on YouTube


“Golden Rule – A Summer Playlist”
View the concert on YouTube
Program, Poetry & Notes
Meet the Artists

Todd Reynolds, Violin
Kathryn Lockwood, Viola
Gregg August, Bass
Yousif Sheronick, Percussion


“Only Breath – A Fall Musicale”
View on YouTube – October 23, 2020 at 7:
45 PM
Program & Notes
Meet the Artists

Deborah Buck, Violin
Nurit Pacht, Violin
Kathryn Lockwood, Viola
Alexis Gerlach, Cello
Yousif Sheronick, Percussion

The title of this concert is borrowed from the 13th century mystic poet Jalal al-Din Rumi; his poem, Only Breath, reminds us that all people – regardless of religion, gender, race, or nationality – share essential qualities that make us human.

Only Breath
Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion
or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, not out of the ocean or up
from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all. I do not exist,
am not an entity in this world or in the next,
did not descend from Adam and Eve or any
origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
of the traceless. Neither body or soul.
I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
worlds as one and that one call to and know,
first, last, outer, inner, only that
breath breathing human being.

The Autumn concert celebrates the transformative power of music – it brings together diverse people and cultivates joy. The program is a “drop the needle” collection of favorites from Bach, Beethoven, and 19th century female composer Fanny Mendelssohn to American composers Shirish Korde, Trevor Weston, Kenji Bunch, and Daniel Bernard Roumain.

We also honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – a brilliant catalyst for equal rights who, through her notorious ‘musicales,’ understood the galvanizing effect of music.

Music is powerful in many ways – and bringing
people together is, of course, its greatest power of all.
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Fugue in G minor, Sonata No. 1 BWV 1001
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Shirish Korde (b. 1945)

“Shapeshifter (The angry Bluesman)”
Trevor Weston (b. 1967)

String Quartet in Op. 18/6 I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

“Lost in Space” from Lost & Found
Kenji Bunch (b. 1973)

Sonata in d minor, Op. 27, No. 3, Ballade, 1923
Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)

“Dumbek Improvisation”
Yousif Sheronick (b.1967)

String Quartet in E-flat Major, I. Adagio ma non troppo (1834)
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805-1847)

String Quartet No. 5 “Rosa Parks” III. Klap Ur Handz
Daniel Bernard Roumain (b. 1970)



  • Winter
    February 1, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Spring
    May 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Autumn
    October 23, 2020
    7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Summer
    July 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm