Next Chamber Ensembles at The Stissing Center

by Kevin T McEneaney The Next Festival of Emerging Artists, a program for composers and young performers in their mid-twenties, opened their Stissing Center chamber music concert with Paris Skies…

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Smithfield Orchestral Concert

Preview by Kevin T McEneaney Last May, the Smithfield Church Chamber Orchestra in northwestern Amenia was the first group of musicians to offer a Spring in-person concert Memorial Day weekend…

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Keyan Ivy Wu: Piano Recital at Bard

by Kevin T McEneaney On the afternoon of May 20th at Láslo Z. Bitό Conservatory Building Keyan Ivy Wu delivered her post-graduate Degree Recital. She opened with Beethoven’s Piano Sonata…

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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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