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Theater review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Thu Sep 13th, 2018

Castle Theatre Company from the University of Durham in the United Kingdom presented one of William Shakespeare’s most adept comedies, Twelfth Night, at the Carriage House in the Wethersfield Estate,...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Sep 2nd, 2018

When I think of jazz, horn or piano happily invades my mind. Piano is nice, yet horn is nicer—it can really let go and wail in a way that one...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Sep 1st, 2018

The Sherman Ensemble performed a program entitled “Ode to Bernstein with a Dvořák Nightcap” at St. Andrew’s Church in Kent last night. The first half of the program offered a...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Aug 27th, 2018

The Cassatt String Quartet offered an unusual program at Music Mountain in Falls Village last Sunday. Anyone who has heard them before knows that the first reason to hear them...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Aug 25th, 2018

The Bard Youth Chinese Orchestra played its Premiere Performance at Fisher Center’s Sosnoff Theater last night as part of the newly formed US-China Institute under its Director, Professor, and Conductor...

Music commentary
by Antonia Shoumatoff in Arts & Music
Mon Aug 20th, 2018

In the tradition of the Slavophile Movement, (which later included Dostoevsky and Solzhenitsyn), 19th Century classical composers attempted to fashion melodies based on the legacy of Russian folk song, known...

Opera review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Aug 20th, 2018

While Rimsky-Korsakov’s the Tsar’s Bride (1899) has always been a popular resident in the Russian operatic repertoire, it rarely appears in the West because audiences who rely on translations of...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Aug 18th, 2018

Program Eight of Bard College’s annual Summerscape Festival focused around Rimsky-Korsakov this year offered a sample menu of various popular parlor room pieces before the creation of the Moscow Conservatory...

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