Ukrainian Themes at Bard Sosnoff

Andrés Rivas and orchestra by Kevin T McEneaney The Bard Conservatory Orchestra opened its semester-end concert with Mazeppa (1853) by Franz Liszt. Byron published an epic biographical poem (now only…

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Music Mountain Becomes More Innovative

Gordon Hall at Music Mountain by Kevin T McEneaney I had a chat with Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Director of the Music Mountain Festival, and discovered that there are interesting new program…

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Rarely Performed Opus at Bard Sosnoff Theater

Pianist Frank Corliss in mask with TON by Kevin T McEneaney William Grant Still’s Dismal Swamp (1935) opened last Sunday’s afternoon concert by The Orchestra Now at Sosnoff Theater conducted…

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Baroque Astonishment with The Sherman Ensemble

From left: Evan Shinners, Jane Chung, Eliot Bailen, Susan Rotholz, Peter Weitzner, Doori Na, Jameel Martin by Kevin T McEneaney Last Sunday afternoon at St. Andrew’s Church in Kent, CT,…

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Vocal Finesse at The Stissing Center

Performers with Sheila Silver taking a bow by Kevin T McEneaney Sunday afternoon at The Stissing Center featured performers from Bard College’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program with post-graduate piano fellows.…

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Tchaikovsky at The Stissing Center

From left: Abigel Kralik, Julia Hamos, Sterling Elliott by Kevin T McEneaney The excitement at The Stissing Center in Pine Plains consisted of three young classical musicians performing something they…

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Crescendo: Latino Baroque at Trinity Church

From left: Job Salazar Fonesca, Christine Gevert, Carlos Boltes by Kevin T McEneaney This past Friday evening Christine Gevert performed a program on the interplay of South American indigenous folk…

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Brahms: A German Requiem at Bard

From left: Alexis Seminario, Dr. Leon Botstein, Jonathan Lawlor by Kevin T McEneaney As appetizer for the great Requiem, Anna Polonsky performed Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto, which was written in…

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Duke Ellington Tribute at Carnegie Hall

Dr. Leon Botstein and American Symphony Orchestra by Kevin T McEneaney Two years ago, Conductor Leon Botstein with the American Symphony Orchestra had set a March date for a Duke…

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