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Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Dec
17
2017

Social Band sings Deep Midwinter: Songs from Winter's Heart

Social Band sings Deep Midwinter: Songs from Winter's Heart
Description:

Social Band presents a concert combining ancient and modern-day songs and carols to honor this season, rich with the contrasts of light and dark, outer cold and inner heat. Social Band weaves together poetry and song to create a sometimes thoughtful, sometimes joyful, sometimes irreverent hour of choral music. Join us and celebrate winter with song!
Advance Tickets: $15 online at http://www.socialband-midwinter17.eventbrite.com.
Day of the concert: $18 online and at the door. All of our venues are wheelchair accessible

Time: 12/17/17 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St, Burlington
Dec
17
2017

Holiday Lights Concert

Holiday Lights Concert
Description:

Solaris’ seasonal program includes Francesco Durante’s Magnificat for soloists, chorus, strings, and organ; as well as two rarely-heard works by Viennese composer Richard Stoehr, a celebrated instructor at Saint Michael’s College from 1941-1950: A Grace Before Christmas and Ave Maria for men’s voices; Leonard Bernstein’s Gloria Tibi for women’s voices with tenor soloist; an exclusive premiere of a new composition based on Emily Dickinson’s poem It Sifts from Leaden Sieves by Solaris tenor David J Tetrault, a graduate student in Music Composition at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier; and revisiting several works from Solaris’ very first holiday concert, Carol from an Irish Cabin by Dale Wood and Northern Lights by Oja Gjeilo, in celebration of this, Solaris’ Fifth Anniversary Season 2017-18.

Time: 12/17/17 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Congregational Church of South Hero, South Hero
Dec
17
2017

Community Carol Sing-A-Long

Community Carol Sing-A-Long
Description:

Join Kind Bud and Kitty as they host a Free Community Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long in the historic Stowe Town on Main Street in Stowe, VT. All participants will receive a Free Community Carol Book, filled with the words of 21 holiday songs, to take home and to continue to sing together as a family.

Time: 12/17/17 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Stowe Town Hall, Stowe
Dec
17
2017

Onion River Chorus Christmas Concert 2017

Onion River Chorus Christmas Concert 2017
Description:

“Fire Burning in Snow: 17th century music from the New World by Juan de Araujo, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla and others.” The Onion River Chorus celebrates a warm Christmas with 16th, 17th, and 18th century music from Mexico and Bolivia. For this program we will travel 2,600 miles to Mexico City, and 4,500 miles to Sucre, Bolivia for music that is all but unknown in the United States, but speaks a language that we can all understand. Directed by guest conductor Richard Riley, the Onion River Chorus is joined for this concert by soprano soloist Lindsey Warren, tenor soloist Adam Hall, guitarist Daniel Gaviria and organist Lynette Combs.

Time: 12/17/17 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Montpelier
Dec
17
2017

VSO Brass Quintet / Counterpoint - Manchester

VSO Brass Quintet / Counterpoint - Manchester Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Counterpoint, under the direction of Nathaniel G. Lew, joins forces with the VSO Brass Quintet to ring in the holidays in style! The program includes traditional favorites, a singalong, a brand-new student composition, and a bit of silliness from PDQ Bach and Tom Lehrer. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on this seasonal treat—a perfect blend of brass, voices, and good cheer.

Time: 12/17/17 4:00pm
Location: Manchester First Congregational Church, Manchester
Dec
17
2017

ILLUMINATIONS: A Performance Party at The Everything Space!

ILLUMINATIONS: A Performance Party at The Everything Space! Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

An evening of performance, featuring new works by Isadora Snapp, Emma Manion, Shannon Kelly, Jessie Owens and Danielle Tekut, and Amy Koenbaugher and Noah Witke. Guest performers include Mary Jo Cahilly-Bretzin, and musicians Michael Manion, Jeremy Frederick and Matt LaRocca. Performance followed by a Q & A with the artists and a dance party!

Sponsored by Buch Spieler Records, with generous support from the Hunger Mountain Co-op.

We regret this venue is not handicap accessible.

Time: 12/17/17 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: The Everything Space, 64 Main Street- 3rd Floor, Montpelier
Dec
16
2017
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Dec
17
2017

Vermont Ballet Theater’s Production of The Nutcracker

Vermont Ballet Theater’s Production of The Nutcracker
Description:

Vermont Ballet Theater is returning with their luxurious full length production of The Nutcracker ballet. Now performing exclusively at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, it has quickly become a Christmas tradition for Vermont families.

All ages will be enthralled with VBT’s Nutcracker, from the spectacular start to the resounding conclusion, with VBT company director Alexander Nagiba’s stellar choreography set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score and performed by VBT’s extraordinary dancers and special guest artist Samuel Wilson of Washington, DC, returning to perform as our Cavalier.

Follow the delightful adventures of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they conquer the evil Mouse King and travel on a mystical journey to The Land of Sweets where the enchanting Sugarplum Fairy reigns. Mice filching Christmas gifts, snowflakes swirling in dreamy white tutus, dolls spinning like tops, a fantasy world of dancers—from a Christmas tree that grows bigger than ever, towering over Clara and the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyer, to the captivating ballerinas, VBT’s Nutcracker will thrill one and all.

Time: 12/16/17 2:00pm - 12/17/17 11:59pm
Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
Nov
17
2017
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Dec
24
2017

16th annual holiday market

16th annual holiday market Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Chandler’s annual holiday artisans market offers shoppers a wide array of fine gifts for the holidays. The market will be open Wednesdays through Sundays 12-6 pm (Christmas Eve 12-3 pm).
For more info: 802-728-9878 or outreach@chandler-arts.org

Time: 11/17/17 12:00pm - 12/24/17 6:00pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Sep
17
2017
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Dec
28
2017

A Peek At Pastels

A Peek At Pastels
Description:

A Peek at Pastels is juried show containing a collection of 30 paintings by several pastel artists around New England.
Claudia Post (www.ClaudiaPost.com) and Daryl Storrs (https://www.darylstorrs.com/) juried the show.
Doug Dawson (http://www.dougdawsonartist.com/) judged the show.
There will be a reception on Friday, November 3rd, from 5-7 p.m

Time: 9/17/17 12:00am - 12/28/17 12:00am
Location: Hotel Coolidge, 39 S Main St., White River Junction
Dec
11
2017
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Dec
30
2017

Winter Member Show

Winter Member Show
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Nov
15
2017
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Jan
7
2018

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Disney's The Little Mermaid Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Book by Doug Wright
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater and Howard Ashman
Directed by Chad Larabee
November 15 – January 7

Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale, this Disney classic will delight Northern Stage audiences of all ages. Mermaid Ariel is fascinated by the world and lives of people on dry land and longs to someday join them though her father, King Triton, forbids it. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this beautiful tale of love will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”

Advisory: Appropriate for all ages.

Please note: Advisories are subject to change as our productions go through the rehearsal process. Each parent and child is different; please use your own discretion when deciding what is right for your family.

Time: 11/15/17 7:30pm - 1/7/18 2:00pm
Location: The Barrette Center for the Art, White River Junction
Jun
13
2017
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Jan
13
2018

Draw Me a Story — Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s Book Illustrators & Authors

Draw Me a Story — Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s Book Illustrators & Authors Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Henry Sheldon Museum presents an exhibit of 20 esteemed contemporary Vermont children’s book authors/artists. Their paintings, illustrations, and photographs, as well as books that feature their artworks will be scattered throughout the museum to be enjoyed by visiting children and adults. Author readings, presentations, panel discussions, and hands-on activities are being planned throughout the run of the exhibit.

Included in the exhibit are works by Jim Arnosky, Mary Azarian, Harry Bliss, Janet Hayward Burnham, Jason Chin, Eileen Christelow, John and Jennifer Churchman, Sarah Dillard, Deirdre Gill, Thacher Hurd, Woody Jackson, Warren Kimble, Peter Lourie, Tracey Campbell Pearson, Jan Reynolds, Phoebe Stone, Ashley Wolff, Tami Crupi Zeman, Bruce Zeman, Jr.

The many authors and artists vary in age, background, experience, and style, but all have chosen to live in Vermont, finding inspiration from the state’s landscape, agriculture, village life, and friendly neighbors. They also draw inspiration from their own childhood memories, as well as more recent experiences with their children and grandchildren. A child’s imagination is limitless and these artists/authors perfectly capture the whimsy of possibility. Their colorful and creative works will captivate visitors of all ages.

Time: 6/13/17 10:00am - 1/13/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Nov
11
2017
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Jan
14
2018

Winterscapes: Photography by Jim Westphalen

Winterscapes: Photography by Jim Westphalen
Description:

Vermont-based photographer Jim Westphalen uses an adapted vintage camera to capture dynamic winter landscapes that blur the line between photography and painting. Inspired by Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper, Westphalen's work speaks to the decay of iconic structures in rural America.

Time: 11/11/17 10:00am - 1/14/18 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Dec
1
2017
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Jan
28
2018

more light: small works exhibit

more light: small works exhibit
Description:

Northern Daughters is excited to announce "more light" a group exhibit on view at the gallery’s 221 Main Street location in Vergennes. The show features small works by Anne Cady, Edward Holland, Julia Jensen, Molly Bosley, Pamela Smith & Sobelman Cortapega. Work is in a range of media, including watercolor, encaustic, oil painting and collage.

Opening Reception: Friday, December 8th, 5-8PM

Time: 12/1/17 10:00am - 1/28/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes
Nov
3
2017
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Jan
29
2018

Winter in Vermont

Winter in Vermont Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Our annual holiday show featuring the work of 40+ Guild artists and artisans. Fresh work on all media, include painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry and more. Choose from unique artist-made ornaments on the gallery holiday tree.

Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon