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.…

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Crescendo in Open Air

Christine Gevert with Crescendo members by Kevin T McEneaney On the afternoon of September 3 at Lion’s Pavilion, Veterans Field, Sharon, CT, with mild, nearly autumnal, sunshine, Director Christine Gevert’s…

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Life in Florida

by Kevin T McEneaney At the high-rise condo they are experimenting with magnetic fields to protect themselves from the Delta Covid virus. At my golf club we delete from membership…

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Soil Carbon Sequestration

by Bill Schlesinger A lot of folks wonder why I am not a big advocate of soil carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change.  After all, it is widely recognized (and…

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American String Quartet Brings Magic to Music Mountain

Daniel Avshalomov, Wolfram Koessel, Peter Winograd, Laurie Carney, Oskar Espina-Ruiz Peter Winograd’s violin delivered authoritative gravity with a touch of severity in the first movement Allegretto of Franz Joseph Haydn’s…

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The Solanum

by Kevin T McEneaney    In memory of Nikolai Vavilov   During the dreadful siege of Leningrad, scientists willingly starved themselves to death rather than eat edible tuber seeds stored…

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A Short History of Art

by Kevin T McEneaney If we possessed all Greek literature, painting, and sculpture, we’d be overwhelmed, proceed to learn, study Greek dialects, while their music would be irrelevant.   Vivaldi’s…

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Bard SummerScape: Nadia Boulanger and her World

Nadia Boulanger conducting by Kevin T McEneaney Nadia Boulanger was the most influential music teacher of the twentieth century. Some of her pupils: Igor Stravinsky, Virgil Thompson, Aaron Copland, Elliot…

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Monarchs

by Bill Schlesinger Those of us who collected butterflies as kids know that their populations are much lower now than in the 1950s.  Our data are only memories, now reinforced…

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Benjamin Hochman Captivates at The Stissing Center

Photo by The Stissing Center by Tonia Shoumatoff Benjamin Hochman, piano virtuoso extraordinaire, played to a packed house of over 135 masked and vaccinated listeners at The Stissing Center in…

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