Argus 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, September 14th, the Argus Quartet will perform, who are praised for playing with “supreme melodic control and total authority” and “decided dramatic impact” (Calgary Herald) 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 September 14, it’s not the only time some of the world’s best young classical talent ventures out: Pianist, Dominic Cheli performs on Friday, September 28, who was applauded by MusicWeb International for his “splendid playing…great skill and technical prowess.”
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 Saturday, September 22, which assembles promptly at Grace Auditorium at 10 am. Tour fee is $5 per person.