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Thu Apr 14th, 2016

Ann Coulter, whose compelling landscapes can now be seen at the Millbrook School’s Warner Gallery, says she would like her paintings to be more than just decorative backgrounds as is...

by Antonia Shoumatoff in Arts & Music
Sun Apr 10th, 2016

Most people are accustomed to hearing Handel’s Messiah with its magnificent Hallelujah chorus as an oratorio to be listened to at Christmas.  Few realize that it was written as an...

Music Preview
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Apr 4th, 2016

Alleluia! This coming weekend Bard College will present a performance of Handel’s glorious oratorio, Messiah, with The Orchestra Now under the baton of Leon Botstein, soloists from the Graduate Vocal...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Apr 2nd, 2016

Last Friday night The Sultans of String held forth with their genre-bending folk music. This Canadian group from Toronto had arrived via Cornell to blast any expectations about folk music...

Fri Apr 1st, 2016

“Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture” the splendid exhibition that recently opened at the Frick Museum brings to mind what the critic Robert Hughes wrote about the artist over 30...

Artful improvization
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Mar 20th, 2016

On Saturday night at Bard’s LUMA Theater three pianists participated in a program of jazzed-up classical music and re-arranged jazz classics on double piano.  In this unusual program Brazilian pianist...

Innovation and Performance
by Stephen Kaye in Arts & Music
Sat Mar 19th, 2016

Composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen spoke briefly on stage before a full orchestra and a hundred singers to explain what his piece entitled Karawane was about. He said it was about language and...

Theater in Millbrook
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Mar 19th, 2016

According to the Millbrook High School production of the musical Shrek, Dulac is located just off the Taconic Parkway. This utopian community features an ogre, a princess, a donkey, and...