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Music review
Mon Mar 5th, 2018

The annual Donald and Kathleen Pearson Memorial Organ Recital at Vassar’s Skinner Hall was performed this year by Peter Sykes, who teaches at Boston University and The Juilliard School. For...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Feb 25th, 2018

The Millbrook Library hosted JAZZ THROUGH THE ISLANDS from The Catskill Jazz Factory. The event was sponsored by the Millbrook Arts Group. Vocalist Shenel Johns performed alongside guitarist Gabe Schnider...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Feb 18th, 2018

Vassar’s Skinner Hall featured a Faculty Recital Sunday afternoon with flautist Susan Rotholz accompanied by Todd Crow on piano. The delightful program offered a variety of styles mostly in sonata...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Feb 18th, 2018

Carl Maria von Weber’s Concerto No. 1 for Clarinet and Orchestra (written at 24 and premiered in 1811) still holds pride of place in the clarinet repertoire due to its...

Theater review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Feb 17th, 2018

David Auburn’s Proof (2000) ran for two-and-a-half years on Broadway, winning the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. At New Milford’s TheatreWorks the acting and...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Feb 10th, 2018

Chamber music, opera, soul, and jazz held the stage at Bard’s LUMA Theater presented by the Catskill Jazz Factory offering a program entitled “Music and Words: Classical, Jazz & Soul:...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Feb 4th, 2018

The Orchestra Now at Bard’s Sosnoff Theater this past weekend featured a lively program. Brooklyn-born Jennifer Higdon’s (b. 1962) one-movement blue cathedral led the program. This was the first time...

Theater review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Feb 3rd, 2018

Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 play A Doll’s House, produced by the Rhinebeck Theater Society at the Center for Performing Arts, offers an American interpretation that emphasizes sincerity over nineteenth century public...

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