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Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Nov 10th, 2019

Yes, contemporary music composition still lives and sings! This semi-annual performance of chamber music by living composers organized by Joan Tower and Blair McMillen opened at the Lásló Z. Bitó...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Nov 10th, 2019

Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, Musial America’s Vocalist of the Year in 2009 and esteemed Artistic Director of Bard College’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program, offered an evening of popular song at Bard’s...

by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Nov 9th, 2019

After women won the right to vote in this country, Clare Booth Luce sought to follow Oscar Wilde’s dramatic drawing room legacy with an epic drama on women—their plight, their...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Nov 3rd, 2019

While I admire most of Tchaikovsky’s music, I am not enamored of The Tempest tonal composition which he wrote in August 1873, on holiday within two weeks. I find it...

Theater Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Nov 2nd, 2019

Playwright David Ives has tailored his one-act plays to be the darling of college stage productions. These plays are witty, erudite, and charming and they demand some skillful acting. Such...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Oct 28th, 2019

Baroque Splendor was the title of Crescendo’s 15th anniversary benefit program under the direction of Christine Gevert at Trinity Church in Lakeville, CT this past Sunday afternoon. The program centered...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Oct 28th, 2019

Baroque Splendor was the title of Crescendo’s 15th anniversary benefit program under the direction of Christine Gevert at Trinity Church in Lakeville, CT this past Sunday afternoon. The program centered...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Oct 20th, 2019

While Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto is now a favorite of competitions and performances, that was not always so. In fact, it was never highly regarded during his lifetime. Sibelius was...

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