Arianna String Quartet Electrifies Music Mountain

by Kevin T McEneaney Antoinette Brim-Bell, Poet Laureate of Connecticut, began the Sunday program of Music Mountain by reading a selection of her poems. These poems featured subtle rhythmic use…

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The Cuckoo’s Nest Sings Again in Kingston

by Kevin T McEneaney Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest addresses the same theme as Tennessee Williams’ play Suddenly Last Summer (1958): mistreatment of people in…

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All-Schubert Excitement at Music Mountain

by Kevin T McEneaney Last Sunday Music Mountain featured two of Franz Schubert’s late piano compositions. During his short lifetime of 31 years, Schubert composed about 1500 works, over 600…

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Intimate Power of Song at The Stissing Center

by Kevin T McEneaney Last Friday evening at The Stissing Center in Pine Plains pianist Sophia Zhou accompanied Tenor Daniel McGrew and Soprano Katherine Lerner Lee in a sophisticated program…

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Dinnerstein & Gerlach Wows Music Mountain

by Kevin T McEneaney The music program was preceded by the presentation of the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award to Ann M. McKinney who has been a decades-long backer of both…

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Balourdet Quartet Charms at Bard Olin Hall

by Kevin T McEneaney The quartet is named after the noted chef Antoine Baldourdet at the Taos Music School in New Mexico with whom they bonded over music and food.…

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Elevator Repair Service Adopts & Adapts Ulysses

by Kevin T McEneaney Elevator Repair Service, an experimental Soho acting troupe founded in 1991, launched its theatrical production of Ulysses by James Joyce at the Luma Theater of Bard…

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Euclid Quartet Hypnotic at Music Mountain

The Euclid Quartet bears the name of someone who underpins nearly everyone's life. Euclid's Elements (two volumes) is the third best-selling book in the history of the world. Almost every…

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Isidore Quartet Soars at Bard Olin Hall

Last Saturday evening at Bard's Olin Hall the Isidore Quartet opened with one of Franz Joseph Haydn's "Sun" quartets, Op. 20, no.2 in C Major (1772), one of the six…

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Baldouret Quartet Shines at Music Mountain

by Kevin T McEneaney With cumulus clouds scudding through blue skies at Music Mountain, the Baldouret Quartet created their own musical sunlight at Gordon Hall with a diversified menu. The…

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