Exquisite chamber music played by world-class musicians on a beautiful night under the stars.
The only thing better would be a chance to do this again.
Last Thursday on the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, a trio led by virtuoso pianist Andrew Armstrong performed works of Brahms and two lesser-known composers for 150 enthusiasts, the crowd size having been limited by COVID-19 restrictions. It was lively, clever, uplifting, and certainly memorable.
Andy, a product of the New Canaan High School Class of 1992, performed in close ensemble with the equally talented violinist Tessa Lark and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan. It was their first public performance since lockdowns began in March and their enthusiasm was evident.
We may indeed have a chance to do this again. Andy Armstrong has offered to perform chamber music concerts here in New Canaan several times a year, and planning is underway.
Libby and I often mourn the fact that so much homegrown talent leaves after graduation to grace other towns and cities around the country and world. It’s a special thrill that such a gifted emigre is offering to bring world-class chamber music back home to New Canaan. We’re all in.
Special thanks to the First Presbyterian Church community for hosting this impressive launch.
Tom and Libby Butterworth