Verona Quartet at Cold Spring Harbor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is usually known for great science, not great art, but their cultural series gives Friday evenings on Long Island’s North Shore a seriously artistic air.
On Friday, August 25th, the Verona Quartet will perform, who have earned a stellar reputation for delivering a “sensational, powerhouse performance” (Classical Voice America) every time they take the stage, at CSHL’s intimate 350-seat Grace Auditorium. Tickets are $20 at the door and the peformance begins at 6:00 PM.
The concerts are only an hour, so there’s plenty of time for a romantic dinner and B&B afterwards. Among your choices: Grasso’s, an LI Food Critic Award-winning jewel (134 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor – reservations essential: 631-367-6060) and the elegant and peaceful Harbor Rose (253 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor – 516-482-2740.)
If you can’t make August 25, it’s not the only time some of the world’s best young classical talent ventures out: American pianist, Matthew Graybil, performs on Friday, September 8, who was praised by The New Yorker as an "exceptional young artist" and by The Southampton Press as "hypnotic and compelling."
If you’re really interested in the science that has made Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory world famous, you might want to return for a 1 ½ hour science walking tour on Sunday, August 27, which assembles promptly at Grace Auditorium at 10 am. Tour fee is $5 per person.