Chamber Music with Edward Arron, Phillip Bush & Flutist Tara Helen O'Connor

Enjoy part one of the FAC's Chamber Music Series with Edward Arron, Phillip Bush and flutist Tara Helen O'Connor.

Cocktails: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Concert: 7:00 p.m.
Wood Auditorium
$75 series (all three performances)
$30 Adult Advance | $35 Adult Day of | $15 Student

(Edward Arron performs at the FAC in 2016 as part of the Chamber Music Series with Arnaud Sussamn)

Edward Arron & Friends
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute
Phillip Bush, piano
Edward Arron, cello

The program will include:
Bach: Sonata in E-flat Major for Flute and Keyboard, BWV 1031
Arvo Pärt: Fratres for Cello and Piano (1977)
Gaubert: Trois Aquarelles for Piano, Flute and Cello
Debussy: Syrinx for Solo Flute
Weber: Trio in g minor for Piano, Flute and Cello, Opus 63

About the Artists

Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Arron made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since that time, he has appeared in recital, as a soloist with major orchestras, and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

In 2013, Mr. Arron completed a ten-year residency as the artistic director of the critically acclaimed Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert, a chamber music series created in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Museum’s prestigious Concerts and Lectures series. Currently, he is the artistic director, host, and resident performer of the Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut, as well as the Festival Series in Beaufort, South Carolina and Chamber Music on Main at the Columbia Museum in Columbia, SC. Additionally, Mr. Arron curates a series, “Edward Arron and Friends,” at the Caramoor International Music Festival, and is the co-artistic director along with his wife, pianist Jeewon Park, of the new Performing Artists in Residence series at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. With violinists James Ehnes and Amy Schwartz Moretti, and violist Richard O’Neill, Mr. Arron tours as a member of the renowned Ehnes Quartet.

Tara Helen O'Connor is a charismatic performer noted for her artistic depth, brilliant technique and colorful tone spanning every musical era. Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a two-time Grammy nominee, she is now a Season Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A Wm. S. Haynes flute artist, Tara regularly participates in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, Spoleto Festival USA, Chamber Music Northwest, Mainly Mozart Festival, Music from Angel Fire, the Banff Centre, the Great Mountains Music Festival, Chesapeake Music Festival and the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.

Tara is a member of the woodwind quintet Windscape, the legendary Bach Aria Group and is a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning New Millennium Ensemble. She has premiered hundreds of new works and has collaborated with the Orion String Quartet, St. Lawrence Quartet and Emerson Quartet. Tara has appeared on A&E's Breakfast for the Arts, Live from Lincoln Center and has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, EMI Classics, Koch International, CMS Studio Recordings with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Bridge Records.

Tara is Associate Professor of Flute, Head of the Woodwinds Department and the Coordinator of Classical Music Studies at Purchase College School of the Arts Conservatory of Music. Additionally, Tara is on the faculty of Bard College Conservatory of Music, the Contemporary Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music and is a visiting artist, teacher and coach at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She lives with her husband, violinist Daniel Phillips on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Phillip Bush is a pianist of uncommon versatility with a repertoire extending from the 16th century to the 21st. Since his New York recital debut at the Metropolitan Museum in 1984, Mr. Bush has appeared as recitalist worldwide. He made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut in 2001 with the London Sinfonietta to critical acclaim, replacing an ailing Peter Serkin on short notice in concerti by Stravinsky and Alexander Goehr. He has also appeared as soloist with the Osaka Century Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Houston Symphony and many other orchestras.

A much sought-after chamber musician, Mr. Bush has performed and recorded with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, appeared frequently on New York's Bargemusic series, and has performed at the Grand Canyon Music Festival, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Strings in the Mountains (Colorado), Sitka Music Festival (Alaska), St. Bart's Music Festival (French West Indies)  Music at Blair Atholl (Scotland), Vianden Festival (Luxembourg), Cape May Music Festival and many others. He has appeared with the Kronos, Parker, Jupiter, Miami, Lutoslawski, and Carpe Diem string quartets, and has also performed with members of the Emerson, Guarneri, Tokyo, Orion and St. Lawrence quartets. Over the last 25 years he has performed over 300 concerts in Japan as a member of the piano quartet Typhoon, and recorded five CD's with the group for Epic/Sony, all of which reached the top of the Japanese classical charts.

A devoted advocate for contemporary music, Phillip Bush toured internationally with Steve Reich and Musicians and the Philip Glass Ensemble for over twenty years.  From 1995 until 2010 Mr. Bush was a member of the Milwaukee-based new music group, Present Music. He is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Leon Fleisher. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Bush taught at the University of Michigan, and since 2012 he has been a member of the piano and chamber music faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Music.

The Chamber Music Series is sponsored by:



  • $75.00 - Series Price (3 concerts)
  • $30.00 - Adult Advance
  • $35.00 - Adult Day Of
  • $15.00 - Student


November 6, 2017


  • 7:00 p.m.


Wood Auditorium