Aston Magna: Duo Musical Journey to the Heights

by Kevin T McEneaney Concerts by Aston Magna provide an informative and lively musical journey. Here with Sylvia Berry on piano and Daniel Stepner, one of my favorite violinists, they…

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Rebirth of Live Music in Dutchess County

L to R: Judith Muir, Norman Baker, Michelle Demko, Matt Finley, Jean Vilkelis (partially hidden), Rob Murphy, Piotr Kargul, and Lou Pappas. by Kevin T McEneaney Last Saturday I attended…

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Brahms at Bard: The Ultimate Romantic

Raman Ramakrishnan by Kevin T McEneaney In this era of pandemic when young lovers face unscalable obstacles that leave them huddled on over a computer on Zoom or speaking by…

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Celebrating Beethoven at Bard

Ludwig Von Beethoven by Kevin T McEneaney This year is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Beethoven. Many orchestras around the world have been performing Beethoven concerts.…

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Bard TŌN: Stravinsky, Mendelssohn & More

Zongheng Zhang by Kevin T. McEneaney On April 10 under Leon Botstein’s baton, The Orchestra Now opened with Ácana by Tania León, a rather prolific Cuban composer (b. 1943). The…

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Waving new batons at Bard

From left: Shutong Li, Micah Gleason, David Mascari Spring: time for daffodils to wave in wind willy-nilly. Time for the New! At Bard College’s Fisher Center, it was time for…

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The Past as Pastiche

Conductor Zachary Shwartzman by Kevin T. McEneaney At Bard College The Orchestra Now performs in its sixth season. Young Conductor Zachary Shwartzman’s baton pursued eclectic samplings wherein the past haunted…

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Dutchess College Music Event

by Kevin T. McEneaney Preview On Saturday, February 20, Dutchess Community College will offer an evening of entertainment that will feature musical performances from current scholarship students, a silent auction,…

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Bard College & Chinese New Year

by Kevin T. McEneaney Bard College celebrated Chinese New Year with a concert titled Sound of Spring on February 13. Hosted by conductor Jindong Cai and world-renowned string pipa player…

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Bard: The Orchestra Now & Reversal

by Kevin T. McEneaney Under the baton of Leon Botstein, The Orchestra Now performed superbly an unusual program of music, offering an intellectual dialectic on the history of classical music…

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