Super-Star Trio at Trinity-Pawling

Arnaud Sussmann, Wu Han, David Finckel by Kevin T McEneaney Spring music zings in air with wanderers from Lincoln Center: Wu Han blithely running keys on piano, husband David Finckel…

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Charles Wuorinen Tribute at Bard

From left: Fred Sherry, Tengku Irfan, Alan R. Kay, Jennifer Frautschi by Kevin T McEneaney On March 11 Charles Wuorinen, Pulitzer Prize winning composer born June 9, 1938, died due…

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Springsong

by Kevin T McEneaney There is a light Spring rain falling from clouds, a rain that appears lighter than a leaf, although tall trees are now bare skeletons.   Spring…

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Methane: a synoptic view

by Bill Schlesinger In recent months, there has been a lot of attention devoted to methane emission as a contribution to the gases in the atmosphere that cause global warming.  …

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Janáček’s Cunning Vixen at Bard College

by Kevin T McEneaney One does not usually attend opera to be amused but to revel in musical weaves of pathos, exultant-passionate love, or the ravages of social misrule. Yet…

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Master Class in High C at Rhinebeck Center

From left: David Kent (Stagehand), Sabina Balsamo, Elaine Young, Sara Beth Pearson, Thomas Netter, Paul Schubert by Kevin T McEneaney Terrence McNally’s 1995 docufiction play Master Class, which won the…

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What is in the air?

by Kevin T McEneaney Anticipating a monster snowstorm, I prefer to catnap before the storm. A big snowstorm delivers hushed quiet which makes me feel relaxed yet more alert. Over…

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God is Always with us

Pic from NASA by Kevin T McEneaney Few tongues speak the language of God, which is not found in Greek or Hebrew. The language of God is mathematics: not many…

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Smoke, mirrors, and wood pellets

by Bill Schlesinger Wood-pellet producer, Enviva, recently announced that it would double its harvest of forest biomass in the Southeast as a contribution to reducing the impact of climate change. …

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Antics of a Shamanic Librarian

Book cover From Deadbeat to Dean: Underground: A Memoir. Peter McDonald. Library Juice Press, Sacramento, CA, 2022. by Tonia Shoumatoff Peter McDonald’s saga about his peregrinations from punk rock promoter…

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