Suffolk County’s intimate classical music venue, Le Petit Salon de Musique, encourages music lovers all over Long Island to join us on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., for Musical Expressions of Love, a selection of the world’s most beloved songs performed by Ron and Julie Anne Meixsell, with pianist Doris Anne McMullen. This entertaining collaboration of a talented husband and wife vocalist duo with an accomplished pianist has become a favorite of Long Island audiences and this year's appearance promises to be the best ever. They’ll offer Operatic selections from The Magic Flute, German lieder and art songs, as well as a second act of classic love songs from the golden age Broadway.
Baritone Ron Meixsell has sung for three presidents and has performed with orchestras across America, including leading roles with the New York Grand Opera, Opera on the Sound, The Long Island Opera, and the Manhattan Opera Ensemble. 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 has toured as part of an ensemble with Neil Diamond and recorded with Columbia Records. She was the featured soloist with the Long Island String Quartet’s performance of Il Tramonto by Respighi. Doris Anne McMullen, whose piano accompanies the Meixsell’s vocals so perfectly, is a remarkable piano performer whose live and taped music has been broadcast on WQXR, WNYC and the BBC. She has performed with the Long Island Philharmonic and as a concerto soloist with the Suffolk Symphony, Sound Symphony, West Islip Symphony Orchestra, Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts (BAFFA) and the University Orchestra at Stony Brook University.
Ron and Julie Anne have performed to rave reviews for more than twenty years, and each time these enthusiastic and accomplished performers grace Le Petit Salon’s stage, audience members leave with favorite melodies ringing in their heads and joy in their hearts.
"Once again an outstanding concert in a beautiful venue! Please keep on giving us such wonderful music in your beautiful setting!" Charlotte
"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.