Interview about "Rustic Classical" with the Worcester Telegram's Richard Duckett


Musicians of the Old Post Road Return to Worcester Historical Museum for Season Finale

by Richard Duckett
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Published 5:04 a.m. ET April 12, 2024 Updated 5:04 a.m. ET April 12, 2024

Musicians of the Old Post Road intend to evoke “earthy” musical themes for the final concert of its 35th anniversary season on April 21 at the Worcester Historical Museum.

“Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal”

By Suzanne Stumpf

This famous quote comes from Stravinsky, right? Or was it Picasso? T.S. Elliot? Or all of the above? (stealing this quote from each other, of course!!)

Much earlier, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.”

Gifts of Nature through Chamber Music - Planet Earth is on our Minds!

carrotsEarth’s miraculous serendipity of a cooperative and perfectly distanced sun, a magnetic field, generous availability of water, and a moon that stabilizes earth’s wobble has given us the gift of habitat and life - for humans and an incredibly diverse plant and animal world, all intertwined and surviving in delicate, fragile balance.

Feeling Joyful and "Sounding Joy"

The return to performing for audiences in person in October was thrilling! Indeed our Dramatic Return program with soprano Teresa Wakim was aptly named. We are so grateful to all who joined us in-person at First Parish in Sudbury as well as fans who watched virtually from around the globe.

Gratitude and Opportunity


Our “Seize the Moment” online season of concerts concluded this past weekend with “C’est Magnifique” - our first live-streamed concert ever! Trinity Lutheran Church graciously welcomed us into their beautiful sanctuary and with the possibility of using Covid testing for all the musicians to help determine safety, we were most excited to try this format.