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Performance review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Fri Apr 28th, 2017

Bard College is staging several new works about surveillance. We Are Watching You provides no standard formats for addressing this issue. Instead, programs vary from fifteen minutes to an hour...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Apr 23rd, 2017

Sō Percussion put on an afternoon concert nearly two hours in length at the Lásló Z. Bitó Building Sunday afternoon to a packed audience. The first forty minutes featured a...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Apr 23rd, 2017

On this recent spring daffodil night at Bard College, a three-paneled celebration of Hungarian music festooned Sosnoff Theater. Béla Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin (1919), the libretto having a passing resemblance...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Apr 22nd, 2017

One Quiet Plunge performed “Seegers,” an homage to the Seeger family with video and music at the Samuel Dorsky Museum on the campus of the State University at New Paltz. Two...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Fri Apr 21st, 2017

Internationally acclaimed conductor Sir Roger Norrington, best known for historically informed period performances with limited use of vibrato, has recently been principal conductor of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra from 2011...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Apr 15th, 2017

Bard College hosted a Catskill Jazz Factory production of Whisper of a Shadow:  Homage to Louis Moreau Gottschalk at LUMA Theater. I had labored under the misunderstanding that this concert...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Apr 10th, 2017

At the Lázló Bitó Conservatory Building a program of contemporary music composed by current undergraduate students was performed under the title of Music Alive! The program was curated by faculty...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Apr 9th, 2017

Edward Elgar (1857-1934), the first English composer of note since Henry Purcell (1659-1695), was raised Roman Catholic due to his mother’s conversion the year before he was born. His first...

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