Sands Point Preserve Conservancy presents “Riotous Spring” concert and dinner on April 6 in Castle Gould’s Great Hall

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Artistic director Kathryn Lockwood at the Winter Love Concert, the first of the Four Seasons in Music series. (Photo courtesy of David Heinlein for Sands Point Preserve Conservancy)

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, located on the Gold Coast of Long Island, presents “Riotous Spring,” the second in four magical concerts comprising the new “Four Seasons in Music” series, on Saturday, April 6 in Castle Gould’s magnificent Great Hall.

Artistic director Kathryn Lockwood has created this thought-provoking, captivating series – and gathered brilliant, internationally renowned artists to perform in beautiful venues across the former Guggenheim Estate. The series is designed for adults, but children eight years and older are welcome. A spring-themed dinner follows the concert.

Riotous Spring features musical works by J.S. Bach, Enzo Rao Camimi, W.A. Mozart, and a new work by contemporary composer Ann Weesner, creatively integrated with poetry by Langston Hughes, E.E. Cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Elizabeth Bishop, in celebration of National Poetry Month. The Lark Quartet – Deborah Buck and Basia Danilow, Violins; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Caroline Stinson, Cello – gives their final performance joined by Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Yousif Sheronick, percussion; and Andrew Waggoner, poetry reader.

According to Lockwood, “Riotous Spring celebrates the joyous and welcomed change of season – from winter’s austere and seemingly still landscape to a constantly changing scenery impatiently bursting with life. This evening’s concert will feature musical works in major keys and upbeat tempi.”

The next seasons’ events include “Summer Playlist” on July 13 and “Autumn Leaves” on October 5.

The seasonal dinner menus are created by Master Chef Nicola Zanghi, prepared by Philip Stone Catering.

Tickets are available online at or call the ticket line: 516.304.5076. For Sands Point Preserve Conservancy Members: Adult $100/person and Youth (8-18): $50/person; Non-Members: Adult $115/person and Youth (8-18): $60/person


In this new venture as an artistic director, violist Lockwood uses her 25+ years of chamber music experience to create unique and inspiring programming. Formerly a member of Pacifica Quartet and currently a member of Lark and duoJalal, Lockwood has performed worldwide on the chamber music stage.


The New York-based Lark Quartet has contributed 34 years to the chamber music scene in America. The all-female quartet is acknowledged for its distinguished contribution to the string chamber music repertoire, commissioning over 30 new works from some of America’s most celebrated composers. They are currently recording their final album together on Bridge Records with multi-Grammy-winning producer, Judith Sherman. This album includes four commissions by American composers Kenji Bunch, John Harbison, Andrew Waggoner and Anna Weesner. The album is scheduled for release in Fall of 2019.


The Sands Point Preserve on the original Guggenheim Estate embodies the grandeur and elegance that define the Gold Coast period of the early 20th century, when prominent American families built great mansions on large estates as summer retreats along the Long Island Sound. Sands Point peninsula was the famed East Egg of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Today, the magnificent 216-acre park, including its historic mansions, natural forest, pond, and beachfront on the Long Island Sound, is owned by Nassau County and maintained and operated by the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Conservancy provides year-round educational and cultural programs, seasonal celebrations, mansion tours, fitness activities as well as private/corporate event services and film/TV location facilities.

For more information and tickets, call 516.304.5076 and visit

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