Tag Archives: Pej Reitz

Reviewed by Lee Shepherd What could be more entertaining than an evening of parlor music played in one of the most gorgeous parlors in the Southern Tier – the Kilmer Mansion attached to Temple Concord – by two of the best pianists in Central and Southern New York. Pej Reitz, a faculty member at Binghamton University, and Ida Tili Trebicka, who teaches at Syracuse University, swayed in unison on the piano bench, as they performed a sonata by Mozart, waltzes by Brahms, Norwegian dances by Grieg, Spanish...
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Mezzo-soprano Hilerie Klein-Rensi and pianist Pej Reitz combined forces to present their fourth staging of “Alto on the Loose” Sunday (Dec. 5) at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. Klein-Rensi sang more than 20 show tunes — some silly, some serious, some sublime — all to illustrate the point that, while sopranos are the darlings of song, altos often portray more interesting, complex roles in musical theater. Reitz accompanied with her usual exuberance and intensity.

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About 800 persons were treated to a variety of Chinese performing arts Saturday (Nov. 6) at Binghamton University’s Anderson Center. Faculty from BU and from the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts, plus the Melody of Dragon Chinese instrumental ensemble from New York City and the Amber Dance Troupe from Cornell University, presented a variety of Chinese music, dance and folk opera.

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Did spring break mean a break in your arts appreciation this past week and weekend, or were you out and about, enjoying music, theater, gallery shows, readings, etc.? Please share your reflections....
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