We are very happy to acknowledge our friend and colleague DAN CRAWFORD, Founder and Producer of Beacon Hill Concerts. Among many other accomplishments, Dan will soon be starting his seventeenth season at his beautiful rural setting north of Stroudsburg PA.

Dan is a prominent Professor of philosophy and religious studies (retired) whose devotion to music and musicians has brought exceptional musicians to Monroe County. Dan’s expertise in vocal repertory has encouraged him to engage groups like the Early Music group Vox Luminis, Ensembles Correspondances and TENET. He also features instrumentalists like the Chiara Quartet and the Montreal Guitar Trio.

A Beacon Hill Concert is not to be missed. You can access the full story at and plan for 2023-24. Expect to see us there as well! The next Beacon Hill concert will be October 20, 2022, 7:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Stroudsburg. Stay tuned.



L’ARCHET recently honored two members of the Pocono Youth Orchestra as “Outstanding Ensemble Players” for the 2021-22 Season. The award singles out young instrumentalists in the group for the energy and collegiality they express through their playing and participation.

Each of the two students received a certificate and a $500.00 cash prize. KARINA BERNATOWICZ, Violin, and NATHANIEL BURKE, Viola join the list of previous winners, with our warmest congratulations.



Violinist AMY CHRYST is a native of Stroudsburg and graduate of Ithaca College. Her principal project until recently has been directing String Studies at the Charter School of the Arts in Bethlehem PA. L’ARCHET sponsored a solo recital by Amy and about a year ago recommended her to the Allentown Symphony. There, she immediately impressed her colleagues and the Conductor Diane Wittry, who advanced her to the top of the Violin Sub List for classical and other concerts.

Amy has taken a major step—moving to New York City to advance her performing career. She has been accepted by the Steinhardt School of Music at New York University and is now performing with prestigious ensembles like the Chelsea Symphony. We offer our warmest congratulations to Amy and look forward to all the news she will be sending us.