FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2015
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Marsie, Communications Coordinator
860.443.2545 x112 / [email protected]
WORLD-CLASS CELLIST TO PERFORM AT LYMAN ALLYN
New London – Lyman Allyn Art Museum is proud to present internationally known cellist, Carter Brey, in concert on February 8th at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The concert will be held in the Museum’s Hendel Library and tickets are available by calling 860.443.2545 ext. 129.
As principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic, a role he has held since 1996, Carter Brey is an American cello virtuoso. Brey rose to international attention in 1981 as a prizewinner in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition. He has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Arts Council of America’s Performing Arts Prize, and has performed as soloist with many of America’s major symphony orchestras.
A mainstay as a chamber musician the past 30 years, Brey has made regular appearances with the Tokyo and Emerson string quartets as well as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Spoleto Festival in the U.S. and Italy, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music and La Jolla Chamber Music festivals, among many others.
“I am honored and delighted that the Lyman Allyn is able to showcase the talents of Carter Brey to the Southeastern Connecticut community,” said Sam Quigley, Director of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. “It is sure to be a very special afternoon, one that combines music and art in scintillating conversation.”
Reservations may be placed by calling the Lyman Allyn Art Museum at 860.443.2545 ext.129.
For more information or images, please contact Rebecca Marsie at 860.443.2545 x112 or at [email protected].
About the Lyman Allyn Art Museum
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes about 25,000 visitors annually from New London, Southeastern Connecticut and all over the world. Established in 1926 by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the Museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building surrounded by 11 acres of green space in 1932. Today it presents a number of changing exhibitions each year and houses a fascinating collection of over 15,000 objects from ancient times to the present; artworks from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts and Victorian toys and doll houses.
The museum is located at 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut, exit 83 off I-95. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information call 860.443.2545, ext. 129 or visit us on Facebook or the web at: www.lymanallyn.org.