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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Thu Jul 19th, 2018

Yuri Bogdanov, since 1997 the piano soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Society, performed at Elfers Hall last Wednesday evening for the Hotchkiss Portals Program. He opened with J.S....

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Jul 16th, 2018

The two-week long Hotchkiss Summer Portals season run by Fabio Witkowski is now in its sixth year. While several noted pianists will perform in Elfers Hall, the program is really...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Jul 15th, 2018

Driving from the south, the first “church” one encounters in Great Barrinton is St. James Place, a remarkable stone church that is now a vibrant arts center with wonderful acoustics....

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

The Sherman Ensemble with friends from Holland performed a concert of Beethoven, Corigliano, Ginastera, and Schubert at Smithfield Church in Amenia as warm summer temperatures mellowed. Performers were unanimous in...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Jul 8th, 2018

The Shanghai Quartet performed chamber concert # 5 of Beethoven’s complete cycle of string quartets. They opened with String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130. By 1825 Beethoven had been...

Dance and Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Jul 7th, 2018

Sosnoff Theater at Bard College’s Fisher Center presented a World Premiere of Four Quartets, a dramaturgy with music by Kaija Saariaho and dance choreography by Pam Tanowitz of T.S. Eliot’s...

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...

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