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Arianna String Quartet Electrifies Music Mountain

Arianna String Quartet Electrifies Music Mountain

by Kevin T McEneaney Antoinette Brim-Bell, Poet Laureate of Connecticut, began the Sunday program of Music Mountain by reading a selection of her poems. These poems featured subtle rhythmic use of assonance and alliteration as she provided perspectives on her ...
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The Cuckoo’s Nest Sings Again in Kingston

The Cuckoo’s Nest Sings Again in Kingston

by Kevin T McEneaney Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest addresses the same theme as Tennessee Williams’ play Suddenly Last Summer (1958): mistreatment of people in mental asylums. Kesey had worked the night shift at a ...
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All-Schubert Excitement at Music Mountain

All-Schubert Excitement at Music Mountain

by Kevin T McEneaney Last Sunday Music Mountain featured two of Franz Schubert’s late piano compositions. During his short lifetime of 31 years, Schubert composed about 1500 works, over 600 of which were for solo piano and voice. It remains ...
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Intimate Power of Song at The Stissing Center

Intimate Power of Song at The Stissing Center

by Kevin T McEneaney Last Friday evening at The Stissing Center in Pine Plains pianist Sophia Zhou accompanied Tenor Daniel McGrew and Soprano Katherine Lerner Lee in a sophisticated program with abundant variety. Sophia introduced the program by acclaiming the ...