Pippin: When Men Grow Up

Amy Gustin Millin, as mother of Pippin by Kevin T. McEneaney The attempt to bring aspects of Berthold Brecht’s biting revolutionary drama to the commercial Broadway musical stage was, in…

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Bard TŌN: Stravinsky, Mendelssohn & More

Zongheng Zhang by Kevin T. McEneaney On April 10 under Leon Botstein’s baton, The Orchestra Now opened with Ácana by Tania León, a rather prolific Cuban composer (b. 1943). The…

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Waving new batons at Bard

From left: Shutong Li, Micah Gleason, David Mascari Spring: time for daffodils to wave in wind willy-nilly. Time for the New! At Bard College’s Fisher Center, it was time for…

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The Past as Pastiche

Conductor Zachary Shwartzman by Kevin T. McEneaney At Bard College The Orchestra Now performs in its sixth season. Young Conductor Zachary Shwartzman’s baton pursued eclectic samplings wherein the past haunted…

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PARTY OF PICTURES

By Thomas McGonigle          “and the party will go on for a thousand years,”  he was saying Every year in March there is a St. Patrick’s Day Party on West…

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Bard College & Chinese New Year

by Kevin T. McEneaney Bard College celebrated Chinese New Year with a concert titled Sound of Spring on February 13. Hosted by conductor Jindong Cai and world-renowned string pipa player…

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Center for Performing Arts: To Someone I Love

Cheyenne See by Kevin T. McEneaney The current pandemic has led to innovation in how theater and music is performed. People have been challenged to think in new ways, just…

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Bard: The Orchestra Now & Reversal

by Kevin T. McEneaney Under the baton of Leon Botstein, The Orchestra Now performed superbly an unusual program of music, offering an intellectual dialectic on the history of classical music…

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Sherman Ensemble in Virtual Baroque

Eliot Bailen by Kevin T. McEneaney The Virtual World is now the place to be. Recording technology, both video and audio, has been a fallback for musicians who continue to…

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