Shostakovich & Dawson at Bard Sosnoff

Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now by Kevin T McEneaney This past weekend Bard College’s Sosnoff Theater resounded with The Orchestra Now in a distinctively American/Russian program. Despite being a…

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At Stissing Center The Lucky Five Become Six

by Kevin T McEneaney If you spent Friday evening at The Stissing Center in Pine Plains, then you must have felt lucky because the performance of The Lucky 5 was…

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Cassatt Quartet at Music Mountain

by Kevin T McEneaney Misty weather from Ireland’s Wicklow Hills magically drifted over Falls Village, CT, last Sunday supplying atmospherics complimentary to Amy Marcy Cheney Beach’s romantic inclination. As prelude,…

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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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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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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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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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Bard’s King Arthur: A Rare Diamond

From left: Sasha Cooke, Norman Garrett, Mathew White by Kevin T McEneaney Bard’s Summerscape 2021 includes a forgotten masterpiece: Ernest Chausson’s Le Roi Arthus (1903), based upon the greatest of…

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