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Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Southport Congregational Church

Andrew Armstrong and Darwin Shen in Concert - 4 pm

524 Pequot Avenue
Southport Connecticut 06890

I serve as the president of the board for Music for Youth and this is a fundraiser for them.  I invited my twin brother Andrew Armstrong to join me in this venture.  

It's sure to be a heck of a fun time....look at the trailer!

 


Friday, December 2nd, 2016

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Westport CT

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Westport CT

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Darien Community Association

Darien Duo Pianists Let's Celebrate - 4 pm

274 Middlesex Road
Darien Connecticut

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

PRIVATE FUNCTION

PRIVATE FUNCTION Fairfield CT

Friday, November 4th, 2016

PRIVATE FUNCTION

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Westport CT

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

United Congregational Church

Pipescreams 2016 - 4 pm

877 Park Avenue
Bridgeport Connecticut
Price: $15

The American Guild of Organists runs a scholarship event for Halloween.  Every year, my buddies and I try to put on something that will be goofier than the last time.  

This year we have something REALLY rocking for you.  But if you dont believe me take a look at last year!


Saturday, October 15th, 2016

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Fairfield CT

PRIVATE FUNCTION Fairfield CT

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

PRIVATE FUNCTION

PRIVATE FUNCTION

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Franconia NH

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Franconia NH

Monday, September 26th, 2016

PRIVATE FUNCTION

PRIVATE EVENT: Fairfield

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

PRIVATE FUNCTION

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Westport CT

New Canaan Connecticut

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Long Hill United Methodist Church

Darwin Shen and Andrew Armstrong in Rectial - 7 pm

6538 Main St.
Trumbull Connecticut 06611
US 203-268-9090
Price: free will offering

My twin brother Andrew Armstrong and I will be performing a recital that includes the great Schubert Fantasie and Sarasate Carmen Fantasy.


Friday, September 16th, 2016

PRIVATE FUNCTION: New Haven CT

PRIVATE FUNCTION: New Haven CT - A Night at the Opera

Price: by invitation only

Special event for the New Haven Oratorio Choir

Darwin Shen, violin

Alexis Zingale, piano


Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Recital at Oronoke Village

An Evening at the Opera - 3 pm

600 N Trail
Stratford Connecticut 06614
Price: $10

A favorite program of mine which features works from operas that have been transcribed for violin.  The obvious Saraste Carmen Fantasy and Paganini Moses Variations are featured along with rarities such as the Drdly Offenbach Baccarolle and a host of other operatic favorites.

Darwin Shen, violin

Alexis Zingale, piano


Friday, September 9th, 2016

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Nantucket MA

PRIVATE FUNCTION

NANTUCKET

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Southport Congregational Church

Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert - 5:00 pm

524 Pequot Avenue
Southport Connecticut 06890
Price: donation

I was asked to do a benefit recital for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.  When Southport Congregational asked me to do it I did not hesitate in the slightest. 

I am pleased to be joined by my good friend Alexis Zingale at the piano. 

Apparently there are a couple of surprises as well as a reception to follow.

They request that you give what you can.  I believe that my method is more effective. 

Let you in, and make you watch my vacation photos till you give as much money as you can to get out.


Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Darien Duo Pianists

4 pm

274 Middlesex Road
Darien Connecticut

more details to follow


Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Pequot Library

Schubert Club Duo Pianists - 3 pm

Southport Connecticut
Price: free

My friend Sandra Murphy runs the duo piano group for the Schubert Club.  She does amazing things with the group and she always comes up with something that somehow works.  I just know that I will have to do something "different."

One time the duo pianists put on Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and I walked around the stage looking at pictures during the Promenade section.  Admittedly, timing the walking and the pictures was probably harder than playing the violin.


Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Fairfield CT

Fairfield Connecticut

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Long Hill United Methodist Church

Darwin Shen and special guest pianist

6538 Main St.
Trumbull Connecticut 06611
US 203-268-9090
Price: free

Yes, the good people at Long Hill United Methodist have asked me back again. 

I try my best to fill my programs there with enough cheer to get me invited back and for some reason, my special friend....and when I say special, I don't mean mentally challenged or slow....well at least not mentally challenged

The program will feature the Saint Saens Violin Sonata No. 1.  I should probably get back to practicing for it!


Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Southport Congregational Church

9-11 memorial Church Service

524 Pequot Avenue
Southport Connecticut 06890

Join us in a service of remembrance and prayer

I will perform Massenet Thais Meditation and the Theme from "Schindler's List"


Monday, August 22nd, 2011

VIOLIN AUDITION PREP PROGRAM

Southport Connecticut

http://www.violinauditionprep.com

Yes it's back and this time BIGGER than ever. 

I am pleased to have not only old friends Richard Brooks, Andrew Armstrong, Li-Pi Hsieh and Robert Isley, but new friends Caroline Stinson and Jennifer Burkhalter!

Keep watching because the lectures will be open to the public.


Thursday, August 11th, 2011

PRIVATE FUNCTION

Fairfield Connecticut

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

PRIVATE FUNCTION

Norwalk Connecticut

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

PRIVATE FUNCTION

Fairfield Connecticut

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

St Pius X Parish

Mass of Installation for the Sixth Pastor of St. Pius X Church Reverend Michael F. Dogali - 5:15 pm

834 Brookside Drive
Fairfield Connecticut

Mike Lantowski, the music director at St Pius X, has been my friend for years and when he told me that Reverent Dogali was going to be installed on the 18th, I was only too happy to play.  Other participants include the St Pius Choir, the St Pius Children's Choir, soprano Lia Carter (yes the one from the cd), and trumpter Jeff Albright.


Friday, June 17th, 2011

Wilton Public Library

Morning Recital for Schubert Club of Fairfield - 10 AM

137 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton Connecticut

C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788)                 Trio Sonata in B Minor, W. 143

                                                                I.             Allegro

                                                                II.            Adagio

                                                                III.           Presto

Jane Shelly (Flute), Darwin Shen (Violin), Galina Zisk Rothschild (Piano)

 

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)           Oblivion (Milonga)

Darwin Shen (Violin), Galina Zisk Rothschild (Piano)

 

Mike Mower (1958-)                      Sonata Latino for Flute and Piano

                                                                III.           Bossa Merengova

Jane Shelly (Flute), Galina ZIsk Rothschild (Piano)

 

Henri Wieniawski (1835-1880)      Scherzo-Tarantella, Op. 16

Darwin Shen (Violin), Galina Zisk Rothschild (Piano)


Saturday, June 4th, 2011

PRIVATE FUNCTION: South Salem NY

5:30 pm

South Salem New York

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Fairfield CT

11 AM

Fairfield Connecticut

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Stamford CT

4 pm

Stamford Connecticut

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Norwalk Concert Hall

Fairfield County Chorale Sings Mendelssohn Elijah - 7:30 pm

Norwalk Connecticut 06854
US

I rarely play IN orchestras.  If I do it is usually because I am working with an organization, but in this case I am pleased to play in the Amor Artis Orchestra.  It is a fine orchestra made up of great players from the greater New York area.  And most importantly it is put together by my dear teacher Yuval Waldman.  Hearing him play is ALWAYS a pleasure....oh and the singers are pretty good!


Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Private Function: Darien CT

3 pm

Darien CT

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Rosie's

Benefit Art Show for the Japan Earthquake - 7 pm

27 Elm Street
New Canaan Connecticut 06840

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Southport Congregational Church

Mothers Day Church Services - 9:30

524 Pequot Avenue
Southport Connecticut 06890

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

St John Fisher Seminary

Seminary Mass - 6:15 pm

894 Newfield Avenue
Stamford Connecticut

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

St Paul's on the Green

Norwalk Youth Symphony Chamber music Concert - 7 pm

60 East Avenue
Norwalk Connecticut
Price: free

The young musicians in the Chamber Music program have been working hard this season on their pieces.  I am happy to be part of the program and play with the kids. 

I will be playing the viola in the 1st movt of the Oboe Quartet by Mozart and the violin in teh 1st movt of the String Trio in B flat of Schubert.

It is a short concert but free to the public and the kids deserve an audience!

Besides, afterwards you can make fun of my playing the viola.


Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Our Lady of the Assumption

Easter Sunday Mass - 10 AM

605 Stratfield Road
Fairfield Connecticut 06825

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Our Lady of the Assumption

Easter Vigil - 8 pm

605 Stratfield Road
Fairfield Connecticut 06825

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Long Hill United Methodist Church

ONCE UPON A TREE - 7:30 pm

6538 Main St.
Trumbull Connecticut 06611
US 203-268-9090

a WONDERFUL Good Friday mass which brings to life the death of Christ


Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Greenfield Hill Congregational Church

Church service - 9 am and 10:15 service

1045 Old Academy Road
Fairfield Connecticut

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Southport Congregational Church

Church service - 10 AM

524 Pequot Avenue
Southport Connecticut 06890

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Stamford Universalist Unitarian

Organ Concert featuring Julia Morris-Myers - 4 pm

Stamford Connecticut
Price: $15

The concert is an organ recital featuring guest organist Julia Morris-Myers.  She will be performing works by Bach and Bedard.

As as a special guest I will be playing one short piece with my dear friend Maureen Ferrara Higle, the rarely heard the extremely sweet Gweedore Brae by John Crowther


Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Fairfield Connecticut

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Georgia Aquarium

Recital with Darwin Shen violin and Charlotte Graft pianist

Atlanta Georgia

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

St Thomas Aquinas Church

St Thomas Aquinas Cabaret - 7:30 pm

1719 Post Road
Fairfield Connecticut 06824

Join David Harris and the St Thomas Aquinas Choir with many friends and special guests (that includes me). It is sure to be a fun and fabulous evening.


Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Last day of Advent at Greenfield Hill Congregational

1045 Old Academy Road
Fairfield Connecticut

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Midnight Mass at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church

Midnight Mass

1045 Old Academy Road
Fairfield Connecticut

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Waterbury CT

Waterbury Connecticut

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Benefit Recital for Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Benefit Recital for Bridgeport Rescue Mission - 3 PM

524 Pequot Avenue
Southport Connecticut 06890

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

St Peter and Paul Parish Green Bay Wisconsin

Eric Genuis Concert at St Peter and Paul - 7 pm

710 N. Baird St.
Green Bay Wisconsin

Darwin tours with soprano, Krista Adams Santilli, cellist Cedra Kuehn and composer/pianist Eric Genuis in performances in Michigan, Wisconsin and the Greater Chicago Area. 


Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Eric Genuis Concert in Stevens Point Wisconsin

Stevens Point Wisconsin

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Eric Genuis concert at Father Gabriel Richard High School

Eric Genuis the Time is Now - 7 pm

15325 Pennsylvania Road
Riverview Michigan

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Fairfield CT

Fairfield Connecticut

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Darien Duo Pianists

An Afternoon of Opera and Ballet

274 Middlesex Road
Darien Connecticut

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Southport CT

Southport Connecticut

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Faure Requiem at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church

1045 Old Academy Road
Fairfield Connecticut

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

American Guild of Organists "Pipe Screams"

877 Park Avenue
Bridgeport Connecticut

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

American Choral Director's Association at Naugatuck Community College

All State Children's Choir Festival

750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury Connecticut

Dawn Hanley, violin

Jane Minnis, violin

Darwin Shen, viola

Carly Fleming, cello

under the direction of Henry Leck


Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Kristen Graves CD Release Party

330 Pequot Avenue
Southport Connecticut

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

St Paul's on the Green Mid Day Concert

Bach's Musical Offering - 12:15 pm

60 East Avenue
Norwalk Connecticut

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Benefit Recital for Project Learn at Stratford United Methodist Church

Darwin Shen in recital - 7 pm

2600 Main Street
Stratford Connecticut

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Ridgefield CT

Ridgefield Connecticut

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Fairfield CT

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Long Hill United Methodist Recital with Andrew Armstrong

Trumbull Connecticut

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Southport Congregational Church

church service

524 Pequot Avenue
Southport Connecticut 06890

Friday, August 27th, 2010

VIOLIN AUDITION PREP PROGRAM

Southport Connecticut

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

VIOLIN AUDITION PREP PROGRAM

Southport Connecticut

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

VIOLIN AUDITION PREP PROGRAM

Southport Connecticut

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

VIOLIN AUDITION PREP PROGRAM

Southport Connecticut

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

VIOLIN AUDITION PREP PROGRAM

Southport Connecticut

The original!  AUDITION PREP PROGRAM

Featuring violinist/violist Darwin Shen

Cellist Allison Eldredge

http://www.allisoneldredge.com

Conductor Richard Brooks

Pianist Li-Pi Hsieh

and special guests

luthier Robert Isley

Pianist Andrew Armtrong

http://www.andrewarmstrong.com


Saturday, August 14th, 2010

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Fairfield CT

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Westport CT

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Stamford CT

Stamford Connecticut

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Newport RI

Castle Hill Inn Rhode Island

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Stratford CT

Stratford Connecticut

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Woodbury CT

Woodbury Connecticut

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

PRIVATE FUNCTION: New Canaan CT

New Canaan Connecticut

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Stamford Universalist Unitarian

Fare thee Well Rev Ron Sala

Stamford Connecticut

Darwin Shen performs for Rev Ron Sala's last service at Stamford Universalist Unitarian Church. 

Featured Works include Bach Sonata for violin and piano No 4 in c minor

Bach Allegro Assai from the Sonata No 3

and on viola Darwin will perform Bachianas Brasilieras by Villa Lobos


Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Southern Connecticut Camerata at St. Mathews Episcopal Church

On Songs of Wings (not a typo)

36 New Canaan Road
Wilton Connecticut

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Southport Congregational Church

Sunday Service

524 Pequot Avenue
Southport Connecticut 06890

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Green Fuse

Stamford Universalist Unitarian
Stamford Connecticut

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Manhattanville History Department Alumni Barbecue

Manhattanville College
Purchase New York

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Easter Sunday Services

Stamford Universalist Unitarian
Stamford Connecticut

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Easter Vigil Mass

St Thomas Acquinas
Fairfield Connecticut

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Good Friday Masses

St Thomas Acquinas
Fairfield Connecticut

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Recital with Li-Pi Hsieh

Long Hill United Methodist Church
Trumbull Connecticut

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

St Paul's on the Green Mid Day Concert

Darwin Shen Unaccompanied

Friday, February 19th, 2010

PRIVATE FUNCTION: Scarsdale NY

Scarsdale New York

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Stamford Universalist Unitarian

Stamford Connecticut
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