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Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Jul 8th, 2019

With the weather gods doubling down on clear, cool, summer perfection without a hint of humidity on Music Mountain, The American String Quarter, now in its 45th year, opened with...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Jul 6th, 2019

Warm summer weather is here and that means that the Aston Magna Summer Festival is also here. They began their season by looking back into the origins of the string...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Jul 1st, 2019

At the University of Missouri, St Louis, the Arianna String Quartet has in residence, playing and teaching since 2000. They have toured this country and many countries abroad. As a...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Jun 30th, 2019

The Orion String Quartet possesses a large discography and continually tours this country. One trademark is that the two violinists are brothers, Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips, and they take...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Jun 24th, 2019

After fourteen years of not composing string quartets, Heitor Villa-Lobos returned to the genre in 1931 to compose another string quartet. While he promoted the idea that his music was...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Jun 23rd, 2019

Hudson Valley Chamber Music Society sponsored the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio at Bard College’s Olin Hall on the evening of June 22. Opening the program was Pas de Trois by Ellen...

Theater Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Jun 22nd, 2019

Sharon Playhouse opened with a bracing run: Crazy for You (1992) as directed by Sarah Combs takes the audience back to the days when a young, ambitious hoofer like James...

Music Review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Jun 17th, 2019

The Escher String Quartet is one of my current favorite performing quartets, yet there was a stumbling stone before this concert at Music Mountain on Sunday. Second violinist Danbi...

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