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The Flagler name has long been associated with great music. Henry and Mary Lily Flagler frequently hosted musical performances in Whitehall's elaborate Music Room furnished with a 1,249 piper J.H. & C.S. Odell & Co. organ and a Steinway upright grand piano. Flagler's son, Henry Harkness Flagler, was chairman of the New York Philharmonic Society. One of Flagler's granddaughters, Jean Flagler Matthews, founded the Flagler Museum, restored Whitehall's elaborate Odell organ and in 1969 brought the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein, to South Florida for a Museum benefit concert. Another of Flagler's granddaughters, Mary Flagler Cary, amassed a large collection of original music manuscripts now at the Morgan Library.

The association between the Flagler name and great music continues today in the form of the Flagler Museum Music Series, making it possible to experience chamber music, as it was intended, in the gracious and intimate setting of the Museum's West Room. Regularly featured on National Public Radio, the Flagler Museum Music Series features acclaimed musicians performing music composed prior to 1930 in what critics have described as the finest chamber music venue in South Florida. Audience members are treated to a rare opportunity to meet performers during a champagne & dessert reception following each concert.

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edgar_meyer_RGBEdgar Meyer
November 28, 2001,
7:30 p.m.

The first bassist ever awarded the Avery Fisher Prize, Edgar Meyer has been described as "genuine virtuoso" by The Baltimore Sun and "one of a kind" by the Los Angeles Times. A champagne and dessert reception with Edgar Meyer follows the concert

"...the most remarkable virtuoso in the ...history of his instrument" - The New Yorker


 

meliorawinds_smallMeliora Winds
December 12, 2001,
7:30 p.m.

 Winner of the Concert Artist Guild Competition and chosen as Wind Quintet in residence by NPR's Performance Today, Meliora Winds are not only great musicians, they are full of personality and a pleasure to be around. A champagne and dessert reception with the quintet follows the concert.

"one of the top ten young groups to watch for in the nation" - Chamber Music Magazine


 

Tamaki_Kawakubo_RGBTamaki Kawakubo
January 23, 2002,
7:30 p.m.

Winner of the Avery Fisher Prize, Tamaki Kawakubo has, though she is only 20, already performed with many of the Nation's great orchestras. Her performances on her 1707 Cathedral Stradivarius have amazed and pleased audiences world wide. A champagne and dessert reception with Tamaki Kawakubo follows the concert. 

 


 

grimaud_smallHelene Grimaud
February 13, 2002,
7:30 p.m.

Helene Grimaud is an amazing pianist and very popular with audiences. Vogue said of Grimaud, "She has made some of the greatest recordings of Brahms piano music ever" A champagne and dessert reception with Helene Grimaud follows the concert.

she has "a spiritual communicativeness with the piece and with her auduence while making the physical componets of piano playing seem effortless." - The Los Angeles Times


 

beaux_arts_trio_RGBThe Beaux Arts Trio
March13, 2002,
7:30 p.m.

Winner of may international awards, including the Grand Prix National du Disque in1964, 1978 & 1885, Gramophone Record of the Year, The German Music Critics Award, and Musicians of the Year for Musical America - the Beaux Arts Trio has been described as "in a class by itself" and "the best piano trio the world has ever known" by The New York Times and Rhein-Main Presse A champagne and dessert reception with the Trio follows the concert.

"As good a preformance as you're likely to hear in this life" -the Boston Globe