Offenbach Opera at Bard Sosnoff Theater

by Kevin T McEneaney Jacques Offenbach’s musical score with libretto by Hector Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy, Orpheus in the Underworld (1858, revised 1874) was the smash-hit of Offenbach’s musical career.…

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Edson Scheid Solo Violin Concert at Trinity

Veiled by a long curtain of rain posing as the herald of Spring, noted violinist Edson Scheid performed Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita no. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (c.…

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Howl at the Center is a Hot Hoot

by Kevin T McEneaney There’s a bright, speeding comet in the neighborhood and if you don’t look up The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck this weekend, you will miss…

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Taconic String Quartet Awes at Millbrook Library

by Kevin T McEneaney The opening program Saturday night with The Taconic String Quartet at the Millbrook Library (sponsored by the Millbrook Arts Group) featured String Quartet in C major,…

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Lady Blackbird sings the blues at The Stissing Center

by Kevin T McEneaney Saturday night at The Stissing Center featured an upcoming blues star Lady Blackbird, aka Marley Munroe (b. 18 January 1985), who has worked principally in England…

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The Legacy of Maya Angelou at the Center for Performing Arts

by Kevin T McEneaney Rhinebeck Theatre Society presents Still We Rise at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck this weekend only with three performances. The presentation offers poetic readings,…

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Chinese New Year Festival at Bard 2024

by Kevin T McEneaney Chinese New Year and Spring Festival is governed by a lunar calendar based upon a twelve-year cycle of the Zodiac. This year’s festival began on February…

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Notes on Valentine’s Day

by Kevin T McEneaney Emperor Claudius II ruled from 268 to 270 AD. During his reign he adopted the policy of forbidding Roman soldiers to marry, a rule that lasted…

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All-Brahms at Bard Sosnoff Theater

by Kevin T McEneaney This well-attended All-Brahms concert last weekend offered a combo of songs and music: the first half concentrating on vocal music, the second half featuring orchestral music,…

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Crescendo: Polyphonic Riffs at Trinity

by Kevin T McEneaney At Trinity Episcopal Church in Lakeville under direction of the irrepressible Christine Gevert, the Crescendo choir of sixteen singers (closer to twenty when one hears the…

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