FOUR SEASONS IN MUSIC: Sands Point Preserve Conservancy Celebrates New Series with Artistic Director Kathryn Lockwood, Violist of the LARK Quartet and duoJalal

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, located on the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York, will present four magical concerts on February 2, April 6, July 13 and October 5, 2019, followed by themed dinners in four stunning locations across the Preserve. The former Guggenheim Estate’s historic mansions and waterfront grounds are the backdrop. Each concert is a unique program of chamber music and poetry, inspired by themes throughout the year.  

Sands Point Preserve Series Artistic Director, Kathryn Lockwood

The new series offers the distinguished Lark Quartet’s final concerts this year in collaboration with brilliant, internationally renowned musicians and spoken word artists including Todd Reynolds and Rebecca Fischer (Violin), Alberto Parrini (Cello), Jeffrey Zeigler (Cello), James Martin (Baritone), Yousif Sheronick (Percussion) and Nathan Koci (Accordion).  

The series will present captivating, thought-provoking performances with repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to today’s culturally diverse composers. The series is designed for adults, but children 8+ are welcome! 

Concert I → Winter Love: An Evening of String Quartet, Baritone & Percussion
LOCATION: Hempstead House’s Winter Living Room, Sands Point Preserve
DATE: Saturday, February 2, 2019
ARTISTS: Deborah Buck & Basia Danilow, Violins; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Alberto Parrini, Cello; James Martin, Baritone & Poetry Reader; Yousif Sheronick, Percussion
PROGRAM: Music by J.S.Bach, John Patitucci, William Bolcom, Yousif Sheronick, Ljova, W.A. Mozart, Kenji Bunch and George Gershwin

Concert II → Riotous Spring: An Evening of String Quartet, Clarinet & Percussion
LOCATION: Castle Gould’s Great Hall, Sands Point Preserve
DATE: Saturday, April 6, 2019
ARTISTS: Deborah Buck & Basia Danilow, Violins; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Caroline Stinson, Cello; with Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet, Yousif Sheronick, Percussion and Andrew Waggoner, Poetry Reader
PROGRAM: Music by J.S. Bach, Enzo Rao Camimi, W.A. Mozart, and Anna Weesner

Concert III → Summer Playlist: An Evening of Strings, Accordion & Percussion
LOCATION: Hempstead House & Rose Garden
DATE: Saturday, July 13, 2019
ARTISTS: Todd Reynolds, Violin; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Nathan Koci, Accordion; Yousif Sheronick, PercussionPROGRAM: Music by J.S.Bach, Zhao Ji-Ping, W.A. Mozart, Yousif Sheronick, Shirish Korde, Guy Klucevsek

Concert IV  → Autumn Leaves: An Evening of String Quartet & Percussion

DATE: Saturday, October 5, 2019
ARTISTS: Rebecca Fischer & Basia Danilow, Violins; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Jeffrey Ziegler, Cello; Yousif Sheronick, Percussion
PROGRAM: Music by J.S Bach, Kenji Bunch, W. A. Mozart, Gershwin, Philip Glass and Giovanni Sollima

TICKET INFORMATION Available online at www.sandspointpreserve.org or call the ticket line: 516.304.5076.
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy Members:Adult: $100/person Youth (8-18): $50/person 
Non-Members: Adult: $115/personYouth (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/personMember – Youth (8-18) – Series: $160/person

In this new venture as artistic director, violist Kathryn Lockwood uses her 25+ years of chamber music experience to create unique and inspiring programming. Formerly a member of Pacifica Quartet and currently a member of Lark and duoJalal, Kathryn has performed worldwide on the chamber music stage.  

The New York-based Lark Quartet has contributed 34 years to the chamber music scene in America. The all-female quartet is acknowledged for its distinguished contribution to the string chamber music repertoire, commissioning over 30 new works from some of America’s most celebrated composers.  They are currently recording their final album together on Bridge Records with multi-Grammy winning producer, Judith Sherman. This album includes FOUR commissions by American composers Kenji Bunch, John Harbison, Andrew Waggoner and Anna Weesner.  The album is scheduled for release in Fall of 2019.

The Sands Point Preserve on the original Guggenheim Estate embodies the grandeur and elegance that define the Gold Coast period of the early 20th century, when prominent American families built great mansions on large estates as summer retreats along the Long Island Sound. Sands Point peninsula was the famed “East Egg” of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”
Today, the magnificent 216-acre park, including its historic mansions, natural forest, pond, and beachfront on the Long Island Sound, is owned by Nassau County, NY, and maintained and operated by the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Conservancy provides year-round educational and cultural programs, seasonal celebrations, mansion tours, fitness activities as well as private/corporate event services and film/TV location facilities.
For more information and tickets, call 516.304.5076 and visit www.sandspointpreserveconservancy.org