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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Dec 3rd, 2017

Under the energetic baton of Jean-Marie Zeitouni the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra offered a program of enchantment and travel. They began with a world premiere of twenty-two-year-old Daniel Castellanos’ Telescope....

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Fri Dec 1st, 2017

On my way to hear the Brentano Quartet and Dawn Upshaw at Bard’s Lázló-Bitó Building this past Thursday night, I listened in the car to a well-regarded recording of Mozart’s Quartet...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Nov 27th, 2017

Wowed in Kent, CT! This past weekend, Saturday and Sunday, The Sherman Chamber Ensemble performed its annual “Jazzing Up the Classics” with three core members and three guest musicians. With...

St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble present a range of traditions
by Antonia Shoumatoff in Arts & Music
Sun Nov 19th, 2017

Some of the greatest Russian composers have been inspired to write music for the Russian Orthodox Church: Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and even Stravinsky, set psalms and liturgies to music. The Orthodox...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Nov 19th, 2017

Guest conductor Gerard Schwarz, laureate conductor of the Seattle Symphony, conducted The Orchestra Now (TŌN, pronounced tone) this past Saturday at Bard’s Sosnoff Theater. He chose an unusual but interesting...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Nov 18th, 2017

Remember guitarist Django Reinhardt (1910-53) and violinist Stéphen Grappelli (1909-77)? They were the founders of the Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934. Their legacy of innovative gypsy jazz...

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by Stephen Kaye in Arts & Music
Thu Nov 16th, 2017

Daniil Trifonov first impressed me with his studious approach: patient, measured and intense. Last night at Carnegie Hall we saw a different side when Trifonov played his own Piano Concerto...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Nov 12th, 2017

Bard Conservatory Orchestra opened with Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major this past Saturday evening with trumpet soloist Szabolcs Koczur. This pleasant ice-breaker showcased Koczur’s svelte tone and...

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