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Music Preview
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Features
Thu Aug 2nd, 2018

Charles Ives (1874-1954), one of the first American Modernist composers, is being remembered in his native state of Connecticut.  Paul Frucht, Artistic Director of the Charles Ives Concert Series based...

Music preview
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Features
Wed Jul 11th, 2018

Hotchkiss Summer Portals Program for students covers a whole range of subjects from astronomy to robotics, theater to music, and numerous other subjects. The most well-known program that admits students...

by Kevin T. McEneaney in Features
Mon Jul 2nd, 2018

Eliot Bailen, the Artistic Director of The Sherman Ensemble, speaks about his adventures in music and an upcoming concert that features an unusual program of music.

KM: When did...

Community Event
by Antonia Shoumatoff in Features
Tue Jun 19th, 2018

A changing of the guard took place at the Wassaic Project 10th Anniversary 2018 Benefit this year.  The beloved Chair of the Board, Janet Offensend, was honored for her six...

by Kevin T. McEneaney in Features
Tue Jun 12th, 2018

KM: How did your organization arrive at the name Aston Magna, Great Astonishment?

DS: The name derives from an estate in Great Barrington. Aston Magna was founded in 1973.


by Kevin T. McEneaney in Features
Sat Jun 2nd, 2018

Speaking to Peter Yarrow offers quite an experience. I had prepared questions, yet they went out the window the moment we began talking. Peter brims with precise memories, song lyrics,...

by Kevin T. McEneaney in Features
Thu May 24th, 2018

Peter Askim grew up in Cumberland, Maine. He attended Yale as an undergraduate and emerged with a doctorate. Being a composer, he acquired another doctorate—in composition from the University...

Millbrook Literary Festival
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Features
Sat May 19th, 2018

Despite some minor tickling from the heavens on canopied tents, the sun shone down on speakers from whose lips golden wisdom shone during this year’s 10th Millbrook Literary Festival. The...