Miró Quartet wows with mature, masterful chamber performance

Reviewed by Lee Shepherd

The Miró Quartet is named for the Spanish artist Joan Miró, whose works are some of the greatest of the 20th century. The foursome honored its name Sunday (March 27) with a Binghamton Philharmonic-sponsored chamber concert at the Anderson Center of mostly classic works and one that promised to be really “out there” but turned out surprisingly romantic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Historic organ gets a fourth life

Reviewed by David L. Schriber

A full church Sunday (March 27) witnessed the dedication of the Main Street (Binghamton) Baptist Church’s Russell organ, a rebuilt, renovated and upgraded instrument embracing parts of three  previous generations of pipe organs. Binghamton native Andrew Kotylo, currently Associate Director of Music at Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven, Conn., showed off the expanded organ’s capabilities. The concert celebrated the culmination of an eight-year project, inspired by Andrew’s father, Joseph Kotylo, who has been Main Street Baptist’s organist for 35 years. Read the rest of this entry »