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Virtuous Violin at Stissing Center

Virtuous Violin at Stissing Center

Miranda Cuckson by Kevin T. McEneaney Miranda Cuckson, one of this country’s first-ranking violinists, performed Sonata No. 5 for solo violin by Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 -1931).  Ysaÿe is considered the world’s first modern violinist with tremendous vibrato and rubato; the ...
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Sophia Zhou, Pianist: Interview

Sophia Zhou, Pianist: Interview

Sophia Zhou           As piano soloist in Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Sophia Zhou recorded and premiered contemporary pieces by composers such as Andrew Norman, Benjamin Broening, and Thomas Ades. She is a highly sought-after collaborative pianist in the metropolitan New ...
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Chain of Breakthrough Music at Bard

Chain of Breakthrough Music at Bard

The current second season concert by The Orchestra Now at Bard occurred by virtual live stream from a large tent. This thought-provoking concert concluded with an old-chestnut, Antonín Dvořák’s 1875 Serenade for Strings, written shortly after his second marriage. Like ...
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Songs for A New World

Songs for A New World

Cheyenne See by Kevin T. McEneaney If you are wondering what happened to the contemporary American musical, then you can find out by attending Songs for a New World at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck. The voices of ...
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