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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...

Theater review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Apr 8th, 2017

Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth (1942) was the first American avant-gard play to make it to Broadway and he was even rewarded with a Pulitzer Prize. In this student...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Wed Apr 5th, 2017

At Dutchess Community College Matt Finley & Rio Jazz celebrated their 30th annual concert. This annual assembly of top talent, sponsored by the College and the Smithsonian Institute (April is...

Homage to a great clarinetist
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Apr 2nd, 2017

The Bardian Ensemble put on a concert in loving memory of Laura Flax (depicted in teaser photo), recently deceased Bard Professor of Clarinet, at The Lasló Z. Bitó Conservatory Building...

Theater review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Apr 2nd, 2017

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet still haunts the world because it remains the single greatest play ever written. Tom Stoppard, influenced by the spare wit of Samuel Beckett, sought to place wit...

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