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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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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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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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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Musical Magic at The Stissing Center

by Kevin T McEneaney The Stissing Center in Pine Plains featured two young performers in a fascinating program of eclectic pieces chosen by 2023 Young Concert Artist Stissing Award Winner,…

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Musical Rarities at Bard Sosnoff

by Kevin T McEneaney Last Saturday’s concert opened with delightful background commentary by violinist Concertmaster Eniko Samu about the first half of the program. Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969) studied composition under…

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Gilbert & Sullivan Put on Trial!

by Kevin T McEneaney On a rainy afternoon last Sunday, there was much overflowing laughter in Great Barrington at St. James Place, as Crescendo, directed by Christine Gevert, put on…

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The Sherman Ensemble: Baroque Dexterity

by Kevin T McEneaney The Sherman Ensemble performed their annual Baroque music concert last Sunday at St. Andrew’s Church in Kent, CT. Their selection of music from that period included…

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