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Arts Calendar: Music in Northern Vermont

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Mar
1
2018

First Thursdays: Dana and Susan Robinson

First Thursdays: Dana and Susan Robinson
Description:

Join us in the Café for this free, intimate performance series.
From Cabot, Vermont, Americana folk and roots duo Dana and Susan Robinson combine vivid songwriting and story telling with fiddle tunes, banjo grooves, and rich harmony singing.
No cover, but please tip your performers and servers.

Time: 3/1/18 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Mar
3
2018

Patti Casey & the Wicked Fine Players

Patti Casey & the Wicked Fine Players
Description:

Vermont singer-songwriter Patti Casey has earned nationwide acclaim for her pure vocal delivery and intimate storytelling, delivered solo and with some of America’s top folk and bluegrass bands. Casey has won the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and has appeared on stages from A Prairie Home Companion and Merlefest to Telluride. Her most recent release, The Heart of a Waiting Boy, was recognized as one of the most-played contemporary folk records worldwide. Patti brings a warm, personal approach to her work that turns every show into a living room listening session, and for this special appearance, she’s assembled some of Vermont’s hottest pickers into The Wicked Fine Players: Colin McCaffrey on multiple instruments and vocals, Steve Light on banjo and dobro, and Kirk Lord on bass. Expect an unforgettable evening of songs and stories that will send you home singing.

Time: 3/3/18 7:30pm
Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Mar
20
2018

Apollo’s Fire – Bach’s Coffeehouse

Apollo’s Fire – Bach’s Coffeehouse Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Apollo’s Fire – Bach’s Coffeehouse
The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra—16 Musicians on Stage

Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $54, $44, $34, $24, $15 (students free)

Save 20% when you buy by February 18th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office.

As performed in sold-out concerts at Tanglewood and the BBC Proms (2015) – and just a couple of days before their Carnegie Hall Concert. “A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse” presents Apollo’s Fire and director/harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell in music of J.S. Bach and his most admired colleagues. Inspired by the lively coffeehouse concerts led by Bach in 18th-century Leipzig – fiery strings, colorful recorders and a dizzying harpsichord solo… an evening of rampant virtuosity!

This performance includes the planned Carnegie Hall Program: Brandenburgs no. 4 & 5, Telemann’s Don Quixote Suite, Handel’s Terpsichore Chaconne, and Sorrell’s acclaimed arrangement of Vivaldi’s La Folia (“Madness”) which the group performs from memory

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“Apollo’s Fire has forged a vibrant, life-affirming approach to the re-making of early music… European ears have begun to appreciate the blend of intellect and artistry concocted by harpsichordist Sorrell and her colleagues. Their seductive vision of musical authenticity is guided by a shared commitment to honest emotional expression, rooted in period style yet never its slave.” -- BBC Music Magazine

“Visually charged, minutely stage-managed musical theatrics from Jeannette Sorrell and her irrepressible team of musicians… Utterly sensational, every phrase a Baroque curlicue dipped in gold and then embellished still further. Charismatic and boundlessly energetic… this is Baroque music in its unbuttoned state.” -- TheArtsDesk, London

“Under the inspired direction of Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo’s Fire has become one of the pre-eminent period-instrument ensembles, causing one to hear familiar baroque material anew.” -- The Independent, London

“Apollo’s Fire is one of the brightest lights of period-instrument playing in the United States… arguably the most distinctive in sound and memorable in style. Its trademark qualities: expressive subtlety, exuberance and passion.” --Classical Music Magazine, London

“This swaggering version… makes the most of the variety of instrumental color Bach so exhilaratingly put on show. Two harpsichord concertos BWV 1052 and 1056 are both brilliantly played, as is the keyboard part in the Fifth Brandenburg, by Sorrell.” -- The Sunday Times, London (reviews of Bach Concertos CD)

“These excellent young musicians take a highly gestural approach to phrasing and bring across their music with an exuberant musicality, like wind through a forest. Easily one of the most enjoyable concerts of the season.” -- The Boston Globe

Time: 3/20/18 7:00pm
Location: Fuller Hall St. Johnsbury Academy, Saint Johnsbury
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Apr
5
2018

First Thursdays: Christine Malcolm and Friends

First Thursdays: Christine Malcolm and Friends
Description:

Join us in the Café for this free, intimate performance series.
Christine is a singer-songwriter from Elmore, Vermont. She plays a blend of country, folk, and blues. Christine won a Tammie Award for Best Country Record of the Year for her first recording Crickets, Coyotes and the Big Yellow Moon.
No cover, but please tip your performers and servers.

Time: 4/5/18 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Apr
7
2018

Jennifer Hartswick Band

Jennifer Hartswick Band Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Jennifer Hartswick Band
Saturday, April 7, 7:00 pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $42, $30, $20, $15 (students free)

Save 20% when you buy by March 8th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office.

Northeast Kingdom native Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most refreshing new voices of the twenty-first century. A consummate performer, she thrills audiences as a vocalist, trumpeter, composer, lyricist and educator. She is equally at home singing soul, funk, pop and R&B, but her passion, without question, is jazz.

Born into a musical family, Jennifer began playing at the age of 4. In her early teens she became infatuated with the sounds of Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Clifford Brown and Ella Fitzgerald. After a stint living on the upper west side of Manhattan, she attended the Hartt School of Music where she studied the intricacies of the jazz idiom with Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Jackie McLean and many other highly prominent jazz artists.

At the age of 20 Jennifer was afforded the opportunity to join Trey Anastasio's new band, having already recorded on Story of the Ghost (Phish, 1998) and One Man's Trash (Trey Anastasio, 1998). She embraced the idea with open arms and began touring with him in 2001. In her seven years of touring, she has shared the stage and studio with such legends as Carlos Santana, Dave Matthews, The Rolling Stones and Herbie Hancock to name a few.

In 2003 Jennifer released her own debut album; a soulful, horn-laden party entitled Fuse. “I always want an album to sound fresh,” says Hartswick. “It's amazing to see what happens when you put great musicians in a room together with no boundaries.”

KCP Presents is proud to welcome Jen Hartswick back to the Kingdom.

Time: 4/7/18 7:00pm
Location: Fuller Hall St. Johnsbury Academy, Saint Johnsbury
Saturday, May 5, 2018
May
5
2018

Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson
Description:

Twenty-six-year-old Australian Joe Robinson is considered uniquely gifted as a virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter. He walks a tightrope between the instrumental music that has put him in the spotlight and a unique fusion of vocally based rock, blues, jazz, and R&B that is entirely his own.

“It’s not hard to imagine him rivaling the popularity of, say, John Mayer in coming years.” – The Washington Post

Tickets on sale soon

Time: 5/5/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Friday, May 18, 2018
May
18
2018

Alex Kehler, Jeremiah McLane, and Timothy Cummings in Concert

Alex Kehler, Jeremiah McLane, and Timothy Cummings in Concert
Description:

Jeremiah McLane and Timothy Cummings are a high-powered, one-of-a-kind, Vermont-based duo who share music rooted in the traditional dance repertoire of Northern Europe. Masters of the piano accordion and quieter, bellows-blown bagpipes, they create a beguiling, and at times orchestral, blend which utterly subverts the common stereotypes of their Old World instruments. McLane and Cummings —affectionately nicknamed "Wheezer & Squeezer"— most often draw from an 'Auld Alliance' repertoire that includes bourrées from central France, the hanter dro from Brittany, triple-time hornpipes from the Scottish Border region, and compelling originals reflecting these influences.

In 2017 Alex Kehler joined them as a guest collaborator, adding a plethora of strings to this reedy duo. Hailing from the Eastern Townships of Québec, Alex deepens the French connection to their 'Auld Alliance', as well as introducing Scandinavian flare with fiddle, Swedish nyckelharpa, and låtmandola. His addition prompted Wheezer & Squeezer to coin a nickname for him: Plink!

As a trio, their performances are unified by their zeal and musical craftsmanship, and punctuated with brief commentary on the music and their instruments. Whatever you call them, this rare, captivating trio inspires both feet and spirits to dance, and is simply not to be missed.

Time: 5/18/18 7:30pm
Location: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Newport
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Aug
5
2018
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Aug
11
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

During the week-long GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program, intermediate and advanced student musicians work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes, and orchestra rehearsals. The week concludes with a concert for family and friends at Noon on Saturday, August 11. The concert is open to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy a combination of chamber music and full orchestra.

Participants reside at Northern Vermont University-Johnson in beautiful Johnson, Vermont. Students share rooms in one of the central residence halls, which include shared bathrooms and common spaces on each floor. The small campus provides easy access to its excellent facilities, including: rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, Dibden Center for the Arts, cafeteria, dormitories, recreation areas, swimming pool, and social activity spaces. The surrounding area is ideally suited to outdoor activities like picnics, hikes, and games.

Students must audition in order to be accepted into the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program. Intermediate and advanced students of all orchestral instruments are invited to audition with a polished piece, a scale, and should expect to sight-read.

GMYS C.A.M.P 2018 is made possible in part by generous grants from the Vermont Arts Council

Location: Northern Vermont University - Johnson, Johnson
Monday, August 6, 2018
Aug
5
2018
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Aug
11
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

During the week-long GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program, intermediate and advanced student musicians work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes, and orchestra rehearsals. The week concludes with a concert for family and friends at Noon on Saturday, August 11. The concert is open to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy a combination of chamber music and full orchestra.

Participants reside at Northern Vermont University-Johnson in beautiful Johnson, Vermont. Students share rooms in one of the central residence halls, which include shared bathrooms and common spaces on each floor. The small campus provides easy access to its excellent facilities, including: rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, Dibden Center for the Arts, cafeteria, dormitories, recreation areas, swimming pool, and social activity spaces. The surrounding area is ideally suited to outdoor activities like picnics, hikes, and games.

Students must audition in order to be accepted into the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program. Intermediate and advanced students of all orchestral instruments are invited to audition with a polished piece, a scale, and should expect to sight-read.

GMYS C.A.M.P 2018 is made possible in part by generous grants from the Vermont Arts Council

Location: Northern Vermont University - Johnson, Johnson
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Aug
5
2018
– THRU –
Aug
11
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

During the week-long GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program, intermediate and advanced student musicians work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes, and orchestra rehearsals. The week concludes with a concert for family and friends at Noon on Saturday, August 11. The concert is open to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy a combination of chamber music and full orchestra.

Participants reside at Northern Vermont University-Johnson in beautiful Johnson, Vermont. Students share rooms in one of the central residence halls, which include shared bathrooms and common spaces on each floor. The small campus provides easy access to its excellent facilities, including: rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, Dibden Center for the Arts, cafeteria, dormitories, recreation areas, swimming pool, and social activity spaces. The surrounding area is ideally suited to outdoor activities like picnics, hikes, and games.

Students must audition in order to be accepted into the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program. Intermediate and advanced students of all orchestral instruments are invited to audition with a polished piece, a scale, and should expect to sight-read.

GMYS C.A.M.P 2018 is made possible in part by generous grants from the Vermont Arts Council

Location: Northern Vermont University - Johnson, Johnson
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Aug
5
2018
– THRU –
Aug
11
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

During the week-long GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program, intermediate and advanced student musicians work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes, and orchestra rehearsals. The week concludes with a concert for family and friends at Noon on Saturday, August 11. The concert is open to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy a combination of chamber music and full orchestra.

Participants reside at Northern Vermont University-Johnson in beautiful Johnson, Vermont. Students share rooms in one of the central residence halls, which include shared bathrooms and common spaces on each floor. The small campus provides easy access to its excellent facilities, including: rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, Dibden Center for the Arts, cafeteria, dormitories, recreation areas, swimming pool, and social activity spaces. The surrounding area is ideally suited to outdoor activities like picnics, hikes, and games.

Students must audition in order to be accepted into the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program. Intermediate and advanced students of all orchestral instruments are invited to audition with a polished piece, a scale, and should expect to sight-read.

GMYS C.A.M.P 2018 is made possible in part by generous grants from the Vermont Arts Council

Location: Northern Vermont University - Johnson, Johnson
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Aug
5
2018
– THRU –
Aug
11
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

During the week-long GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program, intermediate and advanced student musicians work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes, and orchestra rehearsals. The week concludes with a concert for family and friends at Noon on Saturday, August 11. The concert is open to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy a combination of chamber music and full orchestra.

Participants reside at Northern Vermont University-Johnson in beautiful Johnson, Vermont. Students share rooms in one of the central residence halls, which include shared bathrooms and common spaces on each floor. The small campus provides easy access to its excellent facilities, including: rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, Dibden Center for the Arts, cafeteria, dormitories, recreation areas, swimming pool, and social activity spaces. The surrounding area is ideally suited to outdoor activities like picnics, hikes, and games.

Students must audition in order to be accepted into the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program. Intermediate and advanced students of all orchestral instruments are invited to audition with a polished piece, a scale, and should expect to sight-read.

GMYS C.A.M.P 2018 is made possible in part by generous grants from the Vermont Arts Council

Location: Northern Vermont University - Johnson, Johnson
Friday, August 10, 2018
Aug
5
2018
– THRU –
Aug
11
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

During the week-long GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program, intermediate and advanced student musicians work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes, and orchestra rehearsals. The week concludes with a concert for family and friends at Noon on Saturday, August 11. The concert is open to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy a combination of chamber music and full orchestra.

Participants reside at Northern Vermont University-Johnson in beautiful Johnson, Vermont. Students share rooms in one of the central residence halls, which include shared bathrooms and common spaces on each floor. The small campus provides easy access to its excellent facilities, including: rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, Dibden Center for the Arts, cafeteria, dormitories, recreation areas, swimming pool, and social activity spaces. The surrounding area is ideally suited to outdoor activities like picnics, hikes, and games.

Students must audition in order to be accepted into the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program. Intermediate and advanced students of all orchestral instruments are invited to audition with a polished piece, a scale, and should expect to sight-read.

GMYS C.A.M.P 2018 is made possible in part by generous grants from the Vermont Arts Council

Location: Northern Vermont University - Johnson, Johnson
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Aug
5
2018
– THRU –
Aug
11
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

During the week-long GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program, intermediate and advanced student musicians work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes, and orchestra rehearsals. The week concludes with a concert for family and friends at Noon on Saturday, August 11. The concert is open to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy a combination of chamber music and full orchestra.

Participants reside at Northern Vermont University-Johnson in beautiful Johnson, Vermont. Students share rooms in one of the central residence halls, which include shared bathrooms and common spaces on each floor. The small campus provides easy access to its excellent facilities, including: rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, Dibden Center for the Arts, cafeteria, dormitories, recreation areas, swimming pool, and social activity spaces. The surrounding area is ideally suited to outdoor activities like picnics, hikes, and games.

Students must audition in order to be accepted into the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program. Intermediate and advanced students of all orchestral instruments are invited to audition with a polished piece, a scale, and should expect to sight-read.

GMYS C.A.M.P 2018 is made possible in part by generous grants from the Vermont Arts Council

Location: Northern Vermont University - Johnson, Johnson