Three-Concert Series Begins May 3 with Pegasus: the Orchestra

Water Mill, NY, April 10, 2024 – This spring, the Parrish Art Museum proudly presents its popular Salon Series, featuring an exceptional lineup of award-winning musicians. The three- concert series promises uplifting Friday evening performances in the majestic Museum environment. Everyone is invited and all concerts begin at 6 pm. Tickets are available for purchase at $35 for members, $45 for adults, $40 for seniors, $20 for students, and $10 for children.


“We are thrilled to host this trio of concerts and all of these incredible musicians who offer our audiences meaningful and unforgettable musical experiences. My thanks to our amazing sponsors who share their love of music with all of us by making these wonderful events possible,” said Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Executive Director, Parrish Art Museum.  


Image: Courtesy of Pegasus: the Orchestra and Karén Hakobyan.

The Salon Series kicks off on Friday, May 3, with Pegasus: the Orchestra, led by artistic director Karén Hakobyan. Under the guidance of artistic director and pianist Karén Hakobyan, Pegasus: the Orchestra presents a program focused on Rachmaninoff’s and Schubert’s Vocal and Chamber Masterpieces. The full orchestra includes Sergey Antonov, cello/guest artist; Milad Daniari, contrabass/principal; Andrew Gonzalez, viola/principal; Karén Hakobyan, piano; Eiko Kano, violin/concertmaster; and Elisa Sunshine, soprano/guest artist.

Louis K. Meisel, who originated the Salon Series over 10 years ago and has presented over fifty concerts since, continually supporting the events, artists and after-events said he is thrilled to revive the series after a covid lull and a quiet October 2023. Meisel said, “I have been part of approximately forty concerts a year and presented in many event spaces for the pure joy of doing so.”

Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder echoed this sentiment expressing the enormous pleasure they derive from experiencing the exquisite music of the Salon Series in the stunning environment of the Parrish Art Museum. Sandy Perlbinder said, “Steve and I are inspired by the extraordinary exhibits presented at the Parrish, and having a series like Louis Meisel’s Salon Series with such exceptional musicians in addition to the art adds an extra layer of enjoyment.” 

Image: Courtesy Nikita Borisevich.

On Friday, May 17, the Borisevich Duo, comprised of pianist Margarita Loukachkina and violinist Nikita Borisevich, will bring their acclaimed performances from stages across the globe to the Parrish Art Museum. Borisevich and Loukachkina are winners of numerous international music competitions and have collectively performed on world renown stages such as The Kennedy Center, Mozarteum University Salzburg, Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Shriver Hall, California Institute of Technology, JCC Greater Washington and Manuel de Falla Auditorium, among others.

Image: Courtesy of Jacopo Giacopuzzi.

Concluding the spring season on Friday, May 31, the Sakura Duo, featuring pianists Jacopo and Maddalena Giacopuzzi, will mesmerize audiences with their dynamic four-hand piano arrangements, showcasing their international acclaim and virtuosity. Born in Verona, Italy to a family of pianists, the dynamic brother-and-sister duo have toured internationally and won a significant number of prestigious awards and competitions.

Each Salon Series concert is generously supported by Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, and the Jeanette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust, and sponsored by Yamaha Artist Services, Inc, and we thank them tremendously for their ongoing support. 


The Parrish Art Museum is a place to discover and connect with artists and art with a focus on the rich creative legacy of the East End and its global impact on the art world. Inspired by the natural setting and historical artistic community of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum celebrates its legacy through a distinctive contemporary lens and socially conscious global context. The Parrish illuminates the creative process and how art, architecture, and design transform our experiences and our communities, and how we relate to the world. Access to relevant cultural engagement, artistic inspiration, a natural environment, and architectural ingenuity characterizes the Museum experience as a unique destination for the region, the nation, and the world.



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