Smithfield Pops Concert

by Susan Bang 4th annual Spring Pops Concert, Preview Saturday, June 1 @ 4 pm Info:  (518) 598-8276 The Smithfield Church, 656 Smithfield Valley Road, Amenia, New York Four years…

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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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Chanticleer Soundscape at Trinity-Pawling

by Kevin T McEneaney Last Friday night the twelve-man choir Chanticleer performed to a capacity audience in Gardner Hall. Chanticleer was founded in 1978 by tenor Louis Botto to showcase…

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William Grant Still at MET Museum of Art

by Kevin T McEneaney In connection wih the new Harlem Renaissance exhibit the New York City Metropolitan Museum featured in their auditorium a performance of the first Symphony (nicknamed the…

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Beethoven, Stravinsky & Spring Budding at Bard

by Kevin T McEneaney Daffodils, the common peoples’ tulip, were in full bloom on the lawn outside of Sosnoff Theater at Bard College this past Sunday afternoon with the sun…

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