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Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Oct 15th, 2018

Xak Bjerken and his wife Miri Yampolsy performed an hour-long recital at Bard College’s Lázló-Bitó Conservatory Building Monday evening. Xak opened with the first three of Franz Schubert’s six Moments...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Oct 14th, 2018

A substantial crowd gathered on Sunday afternoon to hear Benjamin Hochman perform a Mozart Recital at Bard College’s Lazlo-Bitó Conservatory Building. Why the excitement? Hochman has embarked on a project...

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by Leila Hawken in Arts & Music
Sun Oct 14th, 2018

Braving the first chilly air of October, a robustly enthusiastic audience of music lovers assembled for an early evening concert by the Amernet String Quartet, joined for this event by...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Fri Oct 12th, 2018

Bobby Previte’s sextet at Hudson Hall this evening sailed off into ethereal realms. The program was entitled Rhapsody (Terminals Part II: In Transit). I had listened to his 2014 album...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Oct 7th, 2018

In gentle mist on Saturday afternoon, Matt Finley & Friends performed a program of intimate Brazilian jazz before an enthusiastic crowd at Smithfield Church. This ensemble had never played...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Oct 7th, 2018

The Orchestra Now under the baton of Leon Botstein opened its new season with the Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms and Symphony No. 1 by Edward Elgar. Not being familiar...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Thu Oct 4th, 2018

Semmy Stahlhammer’s music has circled the globe more than once. Born in Sweden, he studied at Curtis Institute, Kent State University, and the Stockholm Royal Academy, yet his many awards,...

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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Oct 1st, 2018

Late Sunday afternoon in Lithgow near St. Peter’s Church with meandering brown cows in the distance, soprano Cassandra Whitehead in a newly renovated barn presented a bouquet of song: favorite...

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