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Jon Sobel

Jon Sobel is a Publisher and Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting at http://www.orenhope.com/ you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at http://parkodyssey.blogspot.com/ where he visits every park in New York City. And by night he's a part-time working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

Concert Review (NYC): Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton in the Green-Wood Cemetery Catacombs (27 Aug 2018)

A program of American and French piano music performed by the twin Naughton sisters capped a magical night at Green-Wood Cemetery, a short walk from Leonard Bernstein's grave.

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Mostly Mozart Festival Review: International Contemporary Ensemble – ‘Grand Pianola Music’

Conductor Christian Reif

Works by John Adams, George Lewis, and Courtney Bryan explored the interaction between man and machine, in three very different ways. And there wasn't a pianola (player piano) in sight.

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Concert Review: Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Soprano Sherezade Panthaki – Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ and More

Orchestra of St. Luke's at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park

The 'Four Seasons' benefitted especially from the outdoor setting. A real bird sang during the twittering of the violins in the first movement of 'Spring.' A dog barked. During 'Summer' real crickets formed a chorale as, in the music, a goatherd wept and a storm threatened.

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