Ukrainian Themes at Bard Sosnoff

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 read by graduate students of the Romantic period) on the ...
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Music Mountain Becomes More Innovative

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 wrinkles, both traditional and contemporary for their Summer Music Festival ...
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Rarely Performed Opus at Bard Sosnoff Theater

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 by Leon Botstein in a program focused on unusual rarities ...
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Misty Blues Band Grooving and Wailing at The Stissing Center

Misty Blues Band Grooving and Wailing at The Stissing Center

From left: Benny Kohn, Bill Patriquin, Rob Tatten, aaron Dean, Gina Coleman, Seth Fleischmann by Kevin T McEneaney The Misty Blues Band returned to The Stissing Center Saturday night. Last autumn they performed a rollicking program tribute to Queens of ...
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Baroque Astonishment with The Sherman Ensemble

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, The Sherman Ensemble performed their annual Best of Baroque concert ...
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Vocal Finesse at The Stissing Center

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. Women’s Voices: Arias and Songs was divided into two parts ...
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Tchaikovsky at The Stissing Center

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 have never performed before, and they did not know each ...
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Crescendo: Latino Baroque at Trinity Church

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 music as it melded with Spanish music during the Baroque ...
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Brahms: A German Requiem at Bard

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 Clara’s mid-teens between 1833-5. The opening, energetic Allegro is modestly ...
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Duke Ellington Tribute at Carnegie Hall

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 Ellington Tribute concert for his Vanguard series, yet it was ...
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