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Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Apr 7th, 2018

The ever-expressive and spontaneous Wu Han and digitally assured Michael Brown on piano enraptured the audience at Trinity-Pawling School in Gardiner auditorium last Friday evening when the feeble, sniffling snow...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Wed Apr 4th, 2018

Yes, hot jazz can be found in Dutchess County. Formed by horn player Matt Finley in 1988, Rio JAZZ has featured sixty-two professional musicians on stage over the past three decades....

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Fri Mar 30th, 2018

Walter Braunfels (1882-1954), an important Roman Catholic figure (he converted from Lutheranism to Catholicism after a near-death experience in the WW I) for 20th-century German music, played a vital role...

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

Parlor-room style concerts appear to be making a comeback. For the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, Hudson Hall offered “To Lenny with Love.” The concert opened with famed flutist Eugenia...

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

On a brisk sunny afternoon at the old Hudson Opera House, The Orchestra Now offered a free concert under the ardent direction of James Bagwell. The old Opera House has...

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

Damien Sneed recently conducted the work of Wynton Marsalis at Carnegie Hall and he is preparing to premiere his new opera in Chicago this coming May, but last night he...

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

Friday evening at Sosnoff Theater featured a triple-bill, three one-act operas. These operas featured quite different musical and singing strategies that exhibited extremely varied styles, yet a single stage scene...

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...

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