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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Nov 19th, 2017

Guest conductor Gerard Schwarz, laureate conductor of the Seattle Symphony, conducted The Orchestra Now (TŌN, pronounced tone) this past Saturday at Bard’s Sosnoff Theater. He chose an unusual but interesting...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Nov 18th, 2017

Remember guitarist Django Reinhardt (1910-53) and violinist Stéphen Grappelli (1909-77)? They were the founders of the Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934. Their legacy of innovative gypsy jazz...

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by Stephen Kaye in Arts & Music
Thu Nov 16th, 2017

Daniil Trifonov first impressed me with his studious approach: patient, measured and intense. Last night at Carnegie Hall we saw a different side when Trifonov played his own Piano Concerto...

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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Nov 12th, 2017

Bard Conservatory Orchestra opened with Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major this past Saturday evening with trumpet soloist Szabolcs Koczur. This pleasant ice-breaker showcased Koczur’s svelte tone and...

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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Nov 5th, 2017

Several members of Bard’s Graduate School of Vocal Arts flocked together to present an evening of music and song. Entitled Music for Folks, a phrase from Pete Seeger, it was,...

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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Fri Oct 27th, 2017

Friday evening violist Danielle Farina and pianist Thomas Sauer, both of Vassar College, offered a recital at Skinner Hall of Music, illustrating three different ways of composing and performing duos....

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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Oct 23rd, 2017

Last Sunday afternoon the bi-annual Music Alive! Program curated by Joan Tower and Blair McMillen was held at the Lázló Z. Bitó Building. The focus was on two contemporary composers:...

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by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Fri Oct 20th, 2017

Legendary Dmitry Yablonksy, Music Director of Kiev Virtuosi and Conductor Laureate of Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and Janna Gandelman, Concertmaster of Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, performed at Katherine M. Elfers Hall at...

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