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Posts by Edward A. Kliszus

This is Not a Time of Peace by Deb Margolin at Theatre Row, NYC. Courtesy New Light Theater Project Spotlight Series
Off Broadway
Edward A Kliszus

This is Not a Time of Peace

NEW YORK – This is Not a Time of Peace expresses the philosophical, insightful remembrances of author Deb Margolin, spanning decades about her father and the crushing tyranny of Senator Joseph McCarthy – is history repeating itself?

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Recursive Classics - David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony. Tchaikovsky Symphonies No. 4, 5 & 6 - RC4789671
Music Reviews
Edward A Kliszus

Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Records Tchaikovsky

NEW YORK – Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Records Tchaikovsky in a new set published by Recursive Classics, the latest triumph by Maestro Bernard and the PACS reminds us not only of the importance of orchestral music but also the historical, humanistic value of late 19th-century music that redefined the symphonic genre and established Tchaikovsky as one of the foremost composers of his time.

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Peter Norton Symphony Space. Courtesy Bard.edu
Music Reviews
Edward A Kliszus

The Orchestra Now Performs Mendelssohn and Sibelius

NEW YORK – The Orchestra Now Performs Mendelssohn and Sibelius in a musical experience that delivered! Audience members left with hearts still echoing with melodies, virtuosity, drama, and perhaps a profound sense of gratitude and wonder. For in tonight’s moments of musical transcendence, they experienced the sublime and shall carry the memory of this magical night.

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L-R: Christine Lyons Philip Cokorinos, and Bernard Holcomb, in OnSite Opera Presents the Immersive Coffee Cantata Experience at the Lost Draft. Photo by Dan Wright Photography
Music Reviews
Edward A Kliszus

On Site Opera presents The Immersive Coffee Cantata Experience

NEW YORK – On Site Opera presents The Immersive Coffee Cantata Experience, telling their tale through virtuosic strains of splendid singing, hilarity, and elegance while faces remained lit with smiles and gratitude in this truly immersive delectation of exquisite music, drama, dance, costuming, humor, taste, aroma, and warmth.

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Singer and Songwriter Gabrielle Stravelli at Chelsea Table + Stage. Photo courtesy of gabriellestravelli.com
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Gabrielle Stravelli at Chelsea Table + Stage

NEW YORK – Gabrielle Stravelli at Chelsea Table + Stage, winner of the 2023 Broadway World Cabaret Award for Best Vocal Jazz Show, stormed the stage with guitarist Saul Rubin for the perfect Valentine’s Day performance.

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The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony presents Centenary in Blue. Photo courtesy Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony presents Centenary in Blue

NEW YORK – The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony presents Centenary in Blue, a celebration of George Gershwin’s music and an extraordinary concert with splendid soloists and audience members seated among the orchestra’s musicians for an immersive artistic and musical experience.

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Cho Seong-hee Aha Dance Theater by hanfilm. Photo by Ellen Crane Photography
Dance
Edward A Kliszus

White Wave SoloDuo Dance Festival

NEW YORK – White Wave SoloDuo Dance Festival. While motion sometimes reveled in silence, tonight’s music afforded sonic landscapes and tensions for artistic power. We sensed Zen, religious connotations, the dialectics of cacophony, surreal imagery, and sparkling, pulsating, synthesized sounds.

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Pianist Lucas Debargue at Carnegie Hall. Photo by Pavel Antonov
Music Reviews
Edward A Kliszus

Pianist Lucas Debargue at Carnegie Hall

Let’s get right to the point. Lucas Debargue’s piano recital debut at Carnegie Hall was spellbinding and spectacular. His reputation certainly preceded him as seats filled before a single, magnificent grand piano on the legendary stage. Debargue strolled confidently to the piano to deliver an ineffable evening of enigmatic musical joy.

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Arthur Kell Speculation Quartet (courtesy ArthurKell.com)
Jazz
Edward A Kliszus

Arthur Kell Speculation Quartet

Jazz lovers will want to see and hear the Arthur Kell Speculation Quartet. With the opening sounds tonight at the fabulous Smalls Jazz Club set in Manhattan’s West Village, one sensed the culmination of 50 years of evolution of fusion first expressed by Chick Corea, Gary Burton, and Wayne Shorter.

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