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Music review
by Antonia Shoumatoff in Arts & Music
Sun Apr 15th, 2018

An all-Stravinsky Program was performed by Bard’s TÖN Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein at Sosnoff Theater.

The Rite of Spring, the main piece that the audience was restlessly waiting for, was...

Theater review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Apr 14th, 2018

While A.R. Gurney (who died last summer) had many successful plays among his 47 plays, Love Letters (1988) condenses his talent for laser-like wit into an amusing two character play...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Apr 9th, 2018

What are the future trends in contemporary music? One can find a glimpse of those trends by listening to contemporary composers.  Co-directors Joan Tower and Blair McMillan offered an annual...

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

What’s in a tune?  Depends upon its history. Ever the historical scholar, Peter Serkin led four students in an amusing lesson, performing “Music for Winds and Piano” on Saturday in...

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...

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