SRO presents top-notch Kander & Ebb revue

Editor’s note: With this review, BAMirror welcomes a new writer, George Basler, recently retired from a long reporting career at the Press & Sun-Bulletin. (Due to technical difficulty, the review previously was posted under the editor’s blog sign-on.)

Reviewed by George Basler

To the casual theatergoer, the names Kander and Ebb might not be as familiar as Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe or the Gershwins. But John Kander and Fred Ebb, who first teamed up in 1962, deserve a notch in Broadway history as the most long-running and successful duo of the last 50 years. Read the rest of this entry »

French-Canadian organ accompanies British choral music

Reviewed by David L. Schriber

Organist and Church Musician Peter Browne and the Mixed Choir of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church in Binghamton presented a concert May 23 of British choral music from “Byrd to Britten and Beyond.” This concert was the second in a series featuring the 50-year old Casavant organ. This program demonstrated the recently refurbished instrument for choral accompaniment. Four centuries of British composers were represented from William Byrd (1543-1623) to John Rutter (b. 1945), including three composers who had themselves been organists.

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