Taconic String Quartet Awes at Millbrook Library

Taconic String Quartet Awes at Millbrook Library

by Kevin T McEneaney The opening program Saturday night with The Taconic String Quartet at the Millbrook Library (sponsored by the Millbrook Arts Group) featured String Quartet in C major, Op. 33, no. 3 by Josef Haydn. From the very ...
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Lady Blackbird sings the blues at The Stissing Center

Lady Blackbird sings the blues at The Stissing Center

by Kevin T McEneaney Saturday night at The Stissing Center featured an upcoming blues star Lady Blackbird, aka Marley Munroe (b. 18 January 1985), who has worked principally in England (born in New Mexico). At the Jazz FM Awards, Lady ...
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Chinese New Year Festival at Bard 2024

Chinese New Year Festival at Bard 2024

by Kevin T McEneaney Chinese New Year and Spring Festival is governed by a lunar calendar based upon a twelve-year cycle of the Zodiac. This year’s festival began on February 10 and its animal mascot is the dragon. This annual ...
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All-Brahms at Bard Sosnoff Theater

All-Brahms at Bard Sosnoff Theater

by Kevin T McEneaney This well-attended All-Brahms concert last weekend offered a combo of songs and music: the first half concentrating on vocal music, the second half featuring orchestral music, his first symphony. They opened with Rinaldo, a tenor cantata ...
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Crescendo: Polyphonic Riffs at Trinity

Crescendo: Polyphonic Riffs at Trinity

by Kevin T McEneaney At Trinity Episcopal Church in Lakeville under direction of the irrepressible Christine Gevert, the Crescendo choir of sixteen singers (closer to twenty when one hears the tuneful projection of Gevert’s voice over the organ she is ...
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Crescendo Christmas Voice-Music at Trinity Church

Crescendo Christmas Voice-Music at Trinity Church

by Kevin T McEneaney Last Sunday afternoon at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lakeville, CT, Crescendo Vocal Ensemble, directed by Christine Gevert, presented a program of traditional Christmas carols ranging from the sixteenth century to the present with nearly forty singers ...
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The Vivaldi Project Astonishes at Trintiy-Pawling

The Vivaldi Project Astonishes at Trintiy-Pawling

by Kevin T McEneaney For the annual Christmas concert at the Episcopal high school, The Vivaldi Project, a Baroque ensemble, played rarely performed Baroque works in All-Saint’s Chapel, which features superior acoustics. Ned Reade Emceed the event. They opened with ...
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Windborne Vocal Sculpting at The Stissing Center

Windborne Vocal Sculpting at The Stissing Center

by Kevin T McEneaney Last Saturday evening at The Stissing Center in Pine Plains, Windborne put all attendees into the spirit of the Christmas season with sumptuous harmonies that ravished the venue which varied from older English Christmas wassailing songs ...
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Smithfield Church Chamber Orchestra in Amenia

Smithfield Church Chamber Orchestra in Amenia

by Kevin T McEneaney Last Saturday Matt Finley, trumpeter, arranger, and director led the Church Chamber Orchestra of fourteen musicians in the annual Christmas Concert and Tea sponsored by the Bang Family Concert Series. Rev Douglas Grandgeorge welcomed the capacity ...
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Sherman Chamber Thanksgiving Jazz Ensemble

Sherman Chamber Thanksgiving Jazz Ensemble

by Kevin T McEneaney The Sherman Chamber Ensemble is not your ordinary ensemble: while it specializes in classical music, it is equally adept at various jazz genres. The sextet that performed at S. Andrews Church in Kent, CT, last Sunday ...
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