Editorial Page

We asked Assemblyman Kieran Lalor to comment on the change in the leadership  of the State Assembly.  Here is his reply:

Too many assembly members supported Silver for years, despite the corruption and the sexual harassment...

The Ecstatic Music Festival gave an entire evening of its month-long series to the music of John Zorn, a figure in the contemporary music scene who is difficult to pin down because he operates in so many genres. Many of these genres were on display...

Bitter-cold weather bites into your face as you head into the wind, if head you must.  There are times when we must all face the bitter truth. It takes a winter like this to bring home the bitterness that faces so many in this world. The...

On Jan 29, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to approve the Keystone XL, a proposed 1,179-mile oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Every Republican Senator and a handful of Democrats voted in favor of building the pipeline with a final...

I was pleased to see your editorial promoting the end of suburban planning and supporting open space.  But you didn’t address the equally antiquated real property laws that have encouraged suburban development.

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As part of its Winter Concert series, the Millbrook Arts Group sponsored a jazz quartet, Walking Distance, at the library last Saturday evening. The group consisted of Caleb Curtis (alto sax), Kenny Pexton (tenor sax), Adam Coté (double bass), and...

Garrick Ohlsson is truly one of the giants of the piano, not just by virtue of his impressive size but for a special kind of gentleness that bespeaks the humanity that he brings to every piece he plays. His concert at Alice Tully Hall last Thursday...

Two young soloists will be featured at Bard’s American Symphony Orchestra concert this Friday and Saturday evening, both 2014 Bard Concerto Competition winners. Sophomore Gabriel Baeza will perform Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s noted Violin Concerto in...

It is not every day that one gets to attend the premiere of a requiem.  It is not usual for a requiem to be written by a composer who has not reached his thirtieth birthday.  Yet the subject is universal:  the old have no lock on...

by Stephen Kaye

Gidon Kremer, one of the old hands of the violin and Daniil Trifonov, a 24 year old Russian  already recognized as a prodigious pianist, teamed up Friday, January 23 offering a Carnegie Hall audience a singular program of new and old.  The...