Sherman Chamber Ensemble Holiday Jazz

Susan Rotholz, Eliot Bailen by Kevin T McEneaney The Holiday Season remains a time when non-stop pop music floods the airwaves, stores, and television. Since the Holiday Season offers a…

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Bizet and Dvorák with Bard College Community Orchestra

Zachary Shwartzman with Bard College Community Orchestra by Kevin T McEneaney Monday night at Sosnoff Theater was well-attended for a Thanksgiving treat under the evocative baton of Zachary Shwartzman. The…

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A Music Lesson at The Stissing Center

Ed Napier by Kevin T McEneaney What a jewel! Ed Napier’s The Music Lesson delivers astonishment that last ninety minutes! As writer and actor, Napier offers non-stop comic rant that…

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Americana Revival at Bard Sosnoff Theater

Briana Hunter by Kevin T McEneaney This weekend Bard Sosnoff offered a program of American composers, beginning with Julia Perry’s Stabat Mater (1951) with Briana Hunter, mezzo-soprano. This work was…

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Where Poetry and Music Meet

Smithfield Church by Denise Jordan Finley After the 10 AM Sunday service on November 7 at the historic Smithfield Church in a rural valley of Amenia, NY, I was delighted…

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French Cabaret at Bard with Stephanie Blythe and Students

Stephanie Blythe by Kevin T McEneaney In The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Lady Bracknell declares, as she leaves the drawing room: “French songs I cannot possibly allow.…

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Clarion Concerts: Steven Banks & Xak Bjerken Duo

Xak Bjerken and Steven Banks by Kevin T McEneaney Eugenia Zukerman’s Clarion Concert series is back! At St. James Place in Great Barrington, Saxophonist Steven Banks and Pianist Xak Bjerken…

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Huang Ruo at Bard Sosnoff: Asian American Voices

Huang Ruo by Kevin T McEneaney Some people avoid reviews because they reject the proposition of an answer before the proposal of a question; others bread review with skeptical curiosity…

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Shai Wosner: Mad-Genius Beethoven at The Stissing Center

Shai Wosner at The Stissing Center. Photo by KTM by Kevin T McEneaney Shortly after Beethoven huddled with his unstable brother Carl’s household, just outside of Vienna during Napoleon’s canon…

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Hudson Hall: Bolcom & Glass with Jenny Lin

Jenny Lin by Kevin T McEneaney The much-recorded and legendary pianist Jenny Lin, who has often worked with William Bolcom and Philip Glass, performed their works amid the wonderful acoustics…

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