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Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Fri Jul 6th, 2018

Bard College’s Spiegeltent on Thursday night hosted “Sidney Bechet: The Soul of Crescent City” with Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses. The program was entitled “Jazz Through the Looking...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Jul 2nd, 2018

Last Sunday at Music Mountain’s Gordon Hall, The Shanghai Quartet performed the fourth concert of six concerts featuring the complete cycle of Ludwig van Beethoven’s string quartets. They opened with...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Jul 1st, 2018

Anticipation for this concert of Trio Con Copenhagen welled in my throat. There were two pieces I very much wanted to hear. I was, however, unfamiliar with the first piece...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Jun 30th, 2018

The period instrument ensemble Aston Magna performed for the first time at the Wethersfield Garden Carriage House in Amenia.  The acoustics were excellent, the program unusual. They opened with Dario...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Jun 25th, 2018

The Beethoven quartet marathon continues at Music Mountain which has provided the rare opportunity to hear a live performance of all Beethoven’s string quartets performed by a group who recorded...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Jun 23rd, 2018

When I was a graduate student at Columbia University and drank in the demi-monde of the old West End Bar with its horseshoe-shaped bar and lounged in private wooden booths,...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Jun 17th, 2018

An unusual faculty recital was held at Vassar College’s Skinner Hall this past Saturday. While not well-publicized this concert was of enormous interest for those who love music. Cellist Sophie...

Theater review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Jun 16th, 2018

Cole Porter’s 1934 Depression madcap masterpiece romps with class as it employs a mix of veteran Broadway actors ( Amanda Lea LaVergne and Paul Kreppel) with a young rising star...

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