Baldouret Quartet Shines at Music Mountain

by Kevin T McEneaney With cumulus clouds scudding through blue skies at Music Mountain, the Baldouret Quartet created their own musical sunlight at Gordon Hall with a diversified menu. The…

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Creation

by Kevin T McEneaney A single eukaryote began the worldby eating bacteria, divided,started the process of evolution. * How that happened we do not know at all,but that is how…

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Espressivo! Delivers Deep Emotion at Bard College

by Kevin T McEneaney Last Saturday Espressivo! quartet at Bard College Olin Hall opened with Piano Quartet No.in C Minor (1821-22); written at the age of thirteen, this was Felix…

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Birth

by Kevin T McEneaney Earth endured a marriage made in heavenwhen protoplanet Theia collidedwith earth shortly after the earth was bornabout 4.5 billion years ago.Wandering Theia was the size of…

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Beethoven’s Legacy at Music Mountain

In Falls Village, CT, Music Mountain's Season Opening Benefit Concert was introduced by Director Oskar Espina Ruiz. This was an unusual program designed by pianist Benjamin Hochman, world-renowned Steinway Artist,…

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Smithfield Chamber Orchestra Pops!

by Kevin T McEneaneyLast Saturday at Smithfield Church in Amenia, thirteen musicians under the direction of Matt Finley performed a one-hour concert conducted by Milt Lee, Conductor of the Skidmore…

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A Little Poison

by William Keller A red eft crosses the rail trail, slowly,gravel big as boulders to his elbowedlegs. When I approach, he freezes –not camouflaged, but bright as an autumnleaf, gold eye-rings…

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How it is

by Kevin T McEneaney The known laws of nature did not exist until the Big Bang exploded in light and darkness, which has greater gravity. There are unusual structures out…

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Tan Dun Soundscapes at Bard Sosnoff

Tan Dun is a visionary composer and conductor. His work resembles a time-traveling holiday excursion into a hitherto untraveled soundscape. The any-day-explosion Fireworks, Op. 4 (1908) by Igor Stravinsky opened…

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