On Sunday, January 14, 2018 Le Petit Salon de Musique’s performance space will echo with great songs of Broadway’s Golden Age, sung by two of America’s favorite vocalists, Ron and Julie Anne Meixsell, accompanied by pianist Doris Anne McMullen. The program will also include opera arias, German Lieder songs, and 20th century art songs.
Each time these enthusiastic and accomplished performers grace Le Petit Salon’s stage, audiences leave with favorite melodies ringing in their heads and joy in their hearts. Ron and Julie Anne Meixsell have performed to rave reviews for more than twenty years, including concerts at The Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center and three seasons with The Sound Symphony Summer Concert Series on Long Island. Their fans are thrilled by their new CD, Ron and Julie Anne Meixsell Sing Songs from Great American Musicals.
Bass Baritone Ron Meixsell is a multi-instrumentalist who in his early career played clarinet and saxophone with symphonies, concert bands, woodwind ensembles, Dixieland bands, jazz bands and even a polka band. Once his vocal career blossomed he became a sought-after multi-genre vocal soloist with opera companies and choral societies all over the country. Adam Horvath of Newsday said of him that “Baritone Ron Meixsell filled the hall with his rich, warm voice.” Julie Anne Meixsell, is a fabulous soprano whose voice has been featured as part of the Portraits in Motion television series. She was also featured soloist with the Long Island String Quartet’s performance of Il Tramonto by Respighi and released a solo album called Songs of Innocence – lullabies for us all. Pianist Doris Anne McMullen performs as soloist, duo-pianist, lecture recitalist, chamber musician and accompanist. She has performed with the Long Island Philharmonic and as concerto soloist with the Suffolk Symphony, Sound Symphony and West slip, BAFFA and Stony Brook University orchestras.
"Le Petit Salon de Musique continues to provide outstanding programs featuring truly accomplished musicians. The intimacy of the setting, and the virtuosity of the performers, make it a unique experience for people who truly love good music. We have been attending since the Salon's inception, re-arranging our own busy schedules whenever necessary in order not to miss a single concert." Susan and Paul Glatzer
"On December 18, 2011 we attended the concert at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship which featured Alexandria and Friends. It was our first concert at the Fellowship. We experienced one of the most exciting, enjoyable and musically competent concerts we have attended in many years. Alexandria Lee's piano performance was professional, beautiful and electrifying. The individual soloists on the violin, cello, viola and flute displayed outstanding competency. The finale quartet was nothing more than breathtaking. We look forward to attending future concerts." Deanna and Ted Schwartzman
"The concerts are absolutely superb. The performers are first rate and the venue is great. Keep it up!" George
"I've attended two of the concerts, and have to say that I was amazed at their professionalism. The music is wonderful and the atmosphere cozy. I could listen to the string quartet every week-they were magnificent!" Diana
"I just wanted to say that I was so glad I made it to the concert (just in the nick of time!!) because the performance was absolutely wonderful. I commented to another that I wouldn't be surprised if people somewhere, in other venues, etc., pay up to 10 times what we did yesterday to hear such a concert (Clueri Quartet). It was just amazing. Thank you for continuing to bring us such talented artists, at an irresistibly affordable price." Carol Castillo
The Salon is located at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook on Nicolls Road, north of Rt. 347. (Your GPS will know it as 380 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket). For information, call (631)543-0337.