Christmas at Hudson Hall: Aston Magna

From left: Priscilla Herreid, Daniel Stepner, Peter Sykes, Loretta O'Sullivan, Laura Jeppesen, Julie Leven by Kevin T McEneaney “Music for a Winter Solstice” was the program for Aston Magna Chamber…

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Handel’s Hallelujah at Bard

From left: Violin Concertmaster Esther Goldy Roestan, Violist Batmyagmar, Conductor Leon Botstein by Kevin T McEneaney George Frederick Handel’s glorious 1741 oratorio, Messiah, remains a living masterpiece, which means one…

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Molsky and Trischka at The Stissing Center

Bruce Molsky, fiddle; Tony Trischka, banjo by Kevin T McEneaney As musicians Bruce Molsky and Tony Trisha are a national treasure: here they were at The Stissing Center in Pine…

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Smithfield Church Concert!

Photo by Robert Riemer Preview by Kevin T McEneaney What is the best way to enter the Holiday Season with optimism springing in your step? Attend a concert, of course!…

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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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