Skip to Content

Arts Calendar: Music

Friday, October 13, 2017

prev day next day
Oct
13
2017

Scott Ainslie in concert

Scott Ainslie in concert
Description:

“Scott is the kind of musician they don’t make anymore, in the mold of the late Pete Seeger – unpretentious, dead serious about his craft, dedicated to preserving traditional American music and instruments... and so versatile he can make you weep one moment over the story of a dying steel town…and snicker appreciatively the next at a driving Mississippi blue song full of earthy innuendo.” - Pamela Constable, the Washington Post. $10 Admission includes great refreshments. Doors open at 6:30. BYOB. Cafe atmosphere.

Time: 10/13/17 7:00pm
Location: Wardsboro Town Hall, Main Street, Wardsboro
Oct
13
2017

Sam Bush

Sam Bush
Description:

If joy were a person, he'd bring both peace and frenzy. He'd be full of music, light, and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Eyes closed, wire-rim glasses in place, mandolin pressed against his ribs, joy would be Sam Bush on a stage.

"I feel fortunate that when it's time to play, no matter how I feel physically or mentally, once the downbeat starts, my mind goes to a place that's all music," says Bush. "The joy of the music comes to me and overtakes me sometimes -- I just become part of the music."

That rapt merging of life and art fills Bush's new album 'Storyman,' a freewheeling collection that gleefully picks and chooses from jazz, folk, blues, reggae, country swing, and bluegrass to create a jubilant noise only classifiable as the Sam Bush sound. Many of the songs are stories -- several of them true -- and the legendary mandolin player co-wrote every one of them with friends including Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Jon Randall Stewart, Jeff Black, and others.

"I'm hoping it just kind of flows for people and makes them go, 'Hey! It's a Sam record. It sounds like Sam and the band,'" Bush says. "But for the first time ever, I also find myself thinking, 'I hope you enjoy the stories.' It's my singer-songwriter record."

The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride has long since established himself as roots royalty, revered for both his solo and sideman work, which includes time with Harris, Lyle Lovett, and Béla Fleck. But instead of kicking back and soaking up honors such as an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award and suite of Grammys and International Bluegrass Music Association trophies, Bush still strives relentlessly to create something new.

Raised on a farm just outside of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Bush grew up plowing tobacco fields in the Southern summer heat alongside his family. He started playing mandolin when he was 11 years old. "I believe growing up on a farm probably helped me channel my energy into learning music and being so interested in it," Bush says. "Me and my sisters, we all loved it. I've often wondered if that's because growing up on a farm, you couldn't go ride your bike all over town and horse around like the other kids."

For Bush, a lifetime of channeling his energy has led to stylistic innovations that have changed the course of bluegrass and roots music alike.

Time: 10/13/17 8:00pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Oct
13
2017

Soovin Kim, violin

Soovin Kim, violin Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This internationally renowned violinist has won the Paganini Competition, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. Most of us in Vermont, however, know him as the youngest-ever musician to join the VYO (at age 10), and today as co-artistic director of the acclaimed Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Kim celebrates the release of his new solo Bach CD by performing Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin. A Nelson Series event. Reserved seating. A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $28 General public/$22 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. 802.443.3168 or go.middlebury.edu/boxoffice

Time: 10/13/17 8:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall, Middlebury
Oct
12
2017
– THRU –
Oct
14
2017

L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love)

L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Opera Company of Middlebury enters its 15th season with a production of Donizetti’s famous comedy, L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love). The fizzy romantic opera tells the story of a con artist who convinces a town that his strange concoction can cure any ill – and can even make other people fall in love with you.

Thursday, October 12 and Friday October 13 at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $45-$60,

Time: 10/12/17 7:30pm - 10/14/17 4:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Oct
6
2017
– THRU –
Oct
22
2017

The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Welcome to the 1958 Springfield High School prom! Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy are the “Springfield Songleaders.” Fast forward a decade and they reunite to take the stage for their 10-year reunion. With over 30 classic hits from the 50s and 60s including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” and “It’s My Party!” The Marvelous Wonderettes is a musical trip down memory lane.

Direction and Choreography by Gary John La Rosa

Time: 10/6/17 7:30pm - 10/22/17 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Sep
2
2017
– THRU –
Nov
30
2017

LandARTLab 2017

LandARTLab 2017 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

LandARTLab 2017 opens on Sept 2 at King Farm in Woodstock, VT. Bring a picnic, walk the land, enjoy sculpture and a performance.

LandARTLab is an exhibition of site-specific works by 17 artists. Participating artists in 2017 include: Ethan Ames, Barbara Bartlett, Brenna Colt, Charlet Davenport, Nira Granott Fox, Susie Gray, Rachel Gross, Margaret Jacobs, Marek Jacism, Mary Admasian, Jay Mead, Mary Mead, Murray Ngoima, Tracy Penfield, Otto Pierce, Cristina Salusti, Jeffrey Simpson, and Jamie Townsend.

At 5 pm, on Sept. 2 at 5pm, choreographers Tracy Penfield and Tamara Hurwitz-Pullman will present the new work "Passing," performed by the 7 dancers and 2 musicians of the Passing Project. "Passing" features a large wooden and knotless netted linen set by Otto Pierce and Tracy Penfield.

LandARTLab is an extension of SculptureFest (Woodstock, VT), and is based at King Farm (Vermont Land Trust). The two locations are connected by a walking trail.

IMPORTANT - PARKING is at King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock, VT. Please note: no parking on Prosper Road.

Time: 9/2/17 4:00pm - 11/30/17 4:00pm
Location: King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock