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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Thu Jul 26th, 2018

Leo di Maria performed his American debut at Hotchkiss School in Elfer’s Hall this past Thursday evening. The program of this twenty-one-year-old was slightly unusual. The pairing of Robert Schumann’s...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Tue Jul 24th, 2018

Leonel Morales opened with two sonatas by the Catalan Antonio Soler (1729-83). Solar wrote over 500 works, yet his 150 keyboard sonatas remain as part of the Baroque repertoire. Soler’s...

by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Jul 23rd, 2018

The Penderecki Quartet, which has 27 discs under its belt, opened with Franz Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in D major, Op. 50 #6, nicknamed “The Frog,” due to its use...

by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Thu Jul 19th, 2018

Yuri Bogdanov, since 1997 the piano soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Society, performed at Elfers Hall last Wednesday evening for the Hotchkiss Portals Program. He opened with J.S....

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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Jul 16th, 2018

The two-week long Hotchkiss Summer Portals season run by Fabio Witkowski is now in its sixth year. While several noted pianists will perform in Elfers Hall, the program is really...

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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Jul 15th, 2018

Driving from the south, the first “church” one encounters in Great Barrinton is St. James Place, a remarkable stone church that is now a vibrant arts center with wonderful acoustics....

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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Jul 14th, 2018

The Sherman Ensemble with friends from Holland performed a concert of Beethoven, Corigliano, Ginastera, and Schubert at Smithfield Church in Amenia as warm summer temperatures mellowed. Performers were unanimous in...

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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Jul 8th, 2018

The Shanghai Quartet performed chamber concert # 5 of Beethoven’s complete cycle of string quartets. They opened with String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130. By 1825 Beethoven had been...

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