Old Westbury Gardens is pleased to announce the 2023 season of the Music for a Sunday Afternoon concert series, with Summer Sunday Artist-in-Residence cellist Suzanne Mueller in concert with a roster of performers spanning Classical, Jazz, and Folk-Rock styles. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the series, and features favorites from past series as well as the debut of a new duo. This season of concerts is dedicated to Eleanor Mueller, a long-time patron of the series.
All concerts are at 3 p.m. and will be held on the lawn at The Barn (bring a lawn chair or blanket), or inside the Barn in case of inclement weather or extreme heat.
All concerts are included with admission and reservations are not required. Buy tickets at www.oldwestburygardens.org.
Cross Island, Sunday, July 16, 3 p.m.
Continuing a tradition, Cross Island- Cellist Suzanne Mueller and Pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas – rejoined by clarinetist Joseph Rutkowski, their collaborator on their albums Explorations and Quiet Strength, opens the series. The program will comprise solos, duets, and trios spanning centuries and styles, seamlessly blending beloved favorites and intriguing discoveries.
The McCarron Bros. (& Sister) Jazz Quartet with Suzanne Mueller, cello, Sunday, July 23, 3 p.m.
In another Gardens tradition, The McCarron Bros. (& Sister) Jazz Quartet – Saxophonist Paul Carlon, guitarist Mark McCarron, bassist Trifon Dimitrov, and drummer Arei Sekiguchi – return to perform their original tunes and unique arrangements in an atmospheric blend of diverse idioms, styles, and genres, together with honorary McCarron Sis cellist Suzanne Mueller, who is featured on their new album, Before All This.
Cambiata Cello Duo, Sunday, July 30, 3 p.m.
Cellists Paul Finkelstein and Suzanne Mueller make their concert debut with an eclectic program of classical, tango, and contemporary duets and solos.
Hungrytown with Suzanne Mueller, cello, Sunday, Aug. 6, 3 p.m.
A Gardens favorite, the husband-and-wife folk duo Hungrytown – Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, joined by cellist Suzanne Mueller, closes out the series with a program of their original music blending traditional and modern influences.
—Submitted by Old Westbury Gardens