When I was 13, I burned a batch of cookies, played Little League and decided to be the Mummy on Halloween.
When she was 13, pianist Rieko Aizawa debuted at the Kennedy Center in Washington, performing as a soloist with the New York String Orchestra.
Guess which of us appears Saturday and Sunday at the season finale concerts of Musical Masterworks?
Sharing the spotlight with Aizawa are violinist Steven Copes, violinist/violist Yehonatan Berick and, on cello and serving as host, MM artistic director Edward Arron. It's a compelling program: works by Schubert, Prokofiev and Dvorak with Gabriel Faure's Piano Quartet in C minor serving as the finale.
- RICK KOSTER
Musical Masterworks, 5 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, First Congregational Church, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme; $35 with $5 student tickets available; (860) 434-2252, musicalmasterworks.org.