Crescendo: Motets in Exultation!

Christine Gevert on organ and and Christa Patton on Schawm with choir by Kevin T McEneaney Breaking out from pandemic silence, Crescendo, directed by choir wizard Christine Gevert appeared with…

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Spirited Quartet Salonnières at Millbrook’s Music Barn

Quartet Salonnières by Antonia Shoumatoff This performance at the Music Barn on Deep Hollow Road in Millbrook, owned by Stephen and Belinda Kaye, featured the charming Quartet Salonnières, a group…

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Bella Hristova at The Stissing Center: Waves of Sound

Bella Hristova by Kevin T McEneaney After being closed for sixteen months due to the recent pandemic, Stissing Center in Pine Plains has resumed live in-person concerts. They opened this…

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Aston Magna: Duo Musical Journey to the Heights

by Kevin T McEneaney Concerts by Aston Magna provide an informative and lively musical journey. Here with Sylvia Berry on piano and Daniel Stepner, one of my favorite violinists, they…

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Rebirth of Live Music in Dutchess County

L to R: Judith Muir, Norman Baker, Michelle Demko, Matt Finley, Jean Vilkelis (partially hidden), Rob Murphy, Piotr Kargul, and Lou Pappas. by Kevin T McEneaney Last Saturday I attended…

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Brahms at Bard: The Ultimate Romantic

Raman Ramakrishnan by Kevin T McEneaney In this era of pandemic when young lovers face unscalable obstacles that leave them huddled on over a computer on Zoom or speaking by…

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Celebrating Beethoven at Bard

Ludwig Von Beethoven by Kevin T McEneaney This year is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Beethoven. Many orchestras around the world have been performing Beethoven concerts.…

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At the Center: History as Question Mark

by Kevin T. McEneaney Lou Trapani’s new play Oedipus Rx at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck raises more questions than one can comfortably answer. A modern version of…

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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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