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Escher String Quartet – November 6, 2016

Escher String Quartet  -  Vassar College, Skinner Hall  -  November 6, 2016 The quartet program included works by Mozart, Bartók, and then a quintet (add Crow’s piano) of Dvorák.  (Sorry Anton, all those different accents available, but not the correct … Continue reading

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Herbie Waters IV – September 22, 2016

Herbie Waters IV  -  Busking New York City  -  September 22, 2016 Herbie is the youngest performer I have portrayed, couldn’t have been more than 12. There he was in front of the Apple store on Broadway at 67th Street. … Continue reading

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Cavatina Quartet – July 24, 2016

Cavatina Quartet  -  Museum of Modern Art, Summergarden  -  July 24, 2016 A new venue for me, MOMA’s outdoor sculpture garden.  And of course, for a program assembled by Juilliard’s Joel Sachs, “new music” aplenty for the student players.

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NY Philharmonic – June 21, 2016

NY Philharmonic  -  Van Cortlandt Park  -  June 21, 2016 The orchestra, under the baton of Alan Gilbert, does the summer tour of free outdoor concerts in the boroughs; I try to get the the Bronx version as often as … Continue reading

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Manhattan String Quartet – April 3, 2016

Manhattan String Quartet  – Pleasantville Presbyterian Church -  April 3, 2016 A little bit of Beethoven, a little bit of Bartok, and I’ll be able to handle a little bit of Schubert.  One more sponsoring organization (Pleasantville Chamber Music Society), … Continue reading

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Bardavon String Quartet – August 22, 2015

Bardavon String Quartet  -  Onteora Mountain House  -  August 22, 2015 These sketches are from the “have-you-no-shame?” department.  I brought my sketchbook to my niece’s wedding ceremony/reception on the hunch that there might be live music and guess what?  BSQ!

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Focus: Schnittke’s World (1) – January 27, 2014

Focus: Schnittke’s World (1)  – Juilliard School, Peter Jay Sharp Theater  -  January 27, 2014 This year’s Focus festival is on Alfred Schnittke and his circle.  The four players portrayed are each part of a separate ensemble; time is too … Continue reading

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American Music & Local History – September 8, 2013

American Music & Local History – Southeast Museum – September 8, 2013 A wordy title that doesn’t fit on one line, oh well.  Full story: the basement of the Southeast Museum in Brewster is a small performance space and gallery … Continue reading

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Piazzolla Anniversary Concert – August 7, 2012

Piazzolla Anniversary Concert  -  Naumburg Bandshell (Central Park)  -  August 7, 2012 This is one of those concerts for which no title seems exactly right.  Astor Piazzolla was the astonishing nuevo tango composer (and bandoneon player) who gave new direction … Continue reading

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Focus: John Cage – February 2, 2012

Focus : John Cage – Sounds Re-Imagined     Paul Hall, Juilliard School      February 2, 2012 Could only get to one of this year’s Focus evenings, oh well.  John Cage gets you thinking about new ways of listening to music, to question … Continue reading

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