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Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Feb 18th, 2018

Carl Maria von Weber’s Concerto No. 1 for Clarinet and Orchestra (written at 24 and premiered in 1811) still holds pride of place in the clarinet repertoire due to its...

Theater review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Feb 17th, 2018

David Auburn’s Proof (2000) ran for two-and-a-half years on Broadway, winning the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. At New Milford’s TheatreWorks the acting and...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Feb 10th, 2018

Chamber music, opera, soul, and jazz held the stage at Bard’s LUMA Theater presented by the Catskill Jazz Factory offering a program entitled “Music and Words: Classical, Jazz & Soul:...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Feb 4th, 2018

The Orchestra Now at Bard’s Sosnoff Theater this past weekend featured a lively program. Brooklyn-born Jennifer Higdon’s (b. 1962) one-movement blue cathedral led the program. This was the first time...

Theater review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Feb 3rd, 2018

Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 play A Doll’s House, produced by the Rhinebeck Theater Society at the Center for Performing Arts, offers an American interpretation that emphasizes sincerity over nineteenth century public...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Jan 29th, 2018

Last Sunday afternoon a musical event of historic proportions was celebrated at Bard’s Sosnoff Theater with the official opening of the US-China Musical Institute, a partnership between Bard College and...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Jan 20th, 2018

At the Millbrook Library last Saturday Millbrook Arts Group in conjunction with Catskill Jazz Factory presented Puccini Meets Bechet: Parallels in Opera & Jazz with Aaron Johnson Trio. The parallel...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Jan 20th, 2018

On Friday evening at Hotchkiss Elfers Hall, Cuban pianist Leonel Morales offered a solo program which Fabio Witkowski in his introduction characterized as “pillars of the piano”—three of the most...

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