Sherman Chamber Ensemble Holiday Jazz

Sherman Chamber Ensemble Holiday Jazz

Susan Rotholz, Eliot Bailen by Kevin T McEneaney The Holiday Season remains a time when non-stop pop music floods the airwaves, stores, and television. Since the Holiday Season offers a more emotional than intellectual feast, classical music does not sound ...
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Bizet and Dvorák with Bard College Community Orchestra

Bizet and Dvorák with Bard College Community Orchestra

Zachary Shwartzman with Bard College Community Orchestra by Kevin T McEneaney Monday night at Sosnoff Theater was well-attended for a Thanksgiving treat under the evocative baton of Zachary Shwartzman. The opener for the concert was an excerpt from Haydn’s Oratorio, ...
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A Music Lesson at The Stissing Center

A Music Lesson at The Stissing Center

Ed Napier by Kevin T McEneaney What a jewel! Ed Napier’s The Music Lesson delivers astonishment that last ninety minutes! As writer and actor, Napier offers non-stop comic rant that is mesmerizing. His wry, provocative, and incisive depiction of the ...
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Americana Revival at Bard Sosnoff Theater

Americana Revival at Bard Sosnoff Theater

Briana Hunter by Kevin T McEneaney This weekend Bard Sosnoff offered a program of American composers, beginning with Julia Perry’s Stabat Mater (1951) with Briana Hunter, mezzo-soprano. This work was her first composition, completed at Juilliard School of Music when ...
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Where Poetry and Music Meet

Where Poetry and Music Meet

Smithfield Church by Denise Jordan Finley After the 10 AM Sunday service on November 7 at the historic Smithfield Church in a rural valley of Amenia, NY, I was delighted to take in a unique event featuring Kevin McEneaney, locally ...
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French Cabaret at Bard with Stephanie Blythe and Students

French Cabaret at Bard with Stephanie Blythe and Students

Stephanie Blythe by Kevin T McEneaney In The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Lady Bracknell declares, as she leaves the drawing room: “French songs I cannot possibly allow. People always seem to think that they are improper, and ...
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Clarion Concerts: Steven Banks & Xak Bjerken Duo

Clarion Concerts: Steven Banks & Xak Bjerken Duo

Xak Bjerken and Steven Banks by Kevin T McEneaney Eugenia Zukerman’s Clarion Concert series is back! At St. James Place in Great Barrington, Saxophonist Steven Banks and Pianist Xak Bjerken delivered a memorable concert that still rings in my ear ...
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Huang Ruo at Bard Sosnoff: Asian American Voices

Huang Ruo at Bard Sosnoff: Asian American Voices

Huang Ruo by Kevin T McEneaney Some people avoid reviews because they reject the proposition of an answer before the proposal of a question; others bread review with skeptical curiosity wondering whether the reviewer is partial to a certain fashion ...
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Shai Wosner: Mad-Genius Beethoven at The Stissing Center

Shai Wosner: Mad-Genius Beethoven at The Stissing Center

Shai Wosner at The Stissing Center. Photo by KTM by Kevin T McEneaney Shortly after Beethoven huddled with his unstable brother Carl’s household, just outside of Vienna during Napoleon’s canon bombing onslaught of Vienna in 1809, he moved alone into ...
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Hudson Hall: Bolcom & Glass with Jenny Lin

Hudson Hall: Bolcom & Glass with Jenny Lin

Jenny Lin by Kevin T McEneaney The much-recorded and legendary pianist Jenny Lin, who has often worked with William Bolcom and Philip Glass, performed their works amid the wonderful acoustics of the recently renovated Hudson Hall last Saturday night. Lin, ...
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