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Shostakovich & Dawson at Bard Sosnoff

Shostakovich & Dawson at Bard Sosnoff

Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now by Kevin T McEneaney This past weekend Bard College’s Sosnoff Theater resounded with The Orchestra Now in a distinctively American/Russian program. Despite being a major orchestral work, William L. Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony (1934, ...
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At Stissing Center The Lucky Five Become Six

At Stissing Center The Lucky Five Become Six

by Kevin T McEneaney If you spent Friday evening at The Stissing Center in Pine Plains, then you must have felt lucky because the performance of The Lucky 5 was hot, even intoxicating, as they blended, sang, and melded their ...
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Cassatt Quartet at Music Mountain

Cassatt Quartet at Music Mountain

by Kevin T McEneaney Misty weather from Ireland’s Wicklow Hills magically drifted over Falls Village, CT, last Sunday supplying atmospherics complimentary to Amy Marcy Cheney Beach’s romantic inclination. As prelude, pianist Ursula Oppens played two excerpts from Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s ...
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The Sherman Ensemble in Full Swing

The Sherman Ensemble in Full Swing

Susan Rotholz, Eliot Bailen, Paul Woodiel by Kevin T McEneaney The Sherman Ensemble at St. Andrews Church in Kent opened Friday evening with Franz Joseph Haydn’s Divertissement No. 2, Op. 100 for Flute, Violin and Cello (composed in the summer ...
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