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Arts Calendar: Music in Central Vermont

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Feb
25
2018

Capital City Concerts presents "Formosa Folk"

Capital City Concerts presents "Formosa Folk" Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Winners of both the First Prize and Amadeus Prize at the London International String Quartet Competition, Formosa Quartet is “one of the very best quartets of their generation” (David Soyer, cellist, Guarneri Quartet). They return to perform a folk-influenced music including Dana Wilson's Hungarian Folk Songs, Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz, Dvorak's American Quartet, and Alberto Ginastera's Impressiones de la Puna with flutist Karen Kevra.

Time: 2/25/18 3:00pm
Location: Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Montpelier
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Feb
28
2018

Farmers Night: Johnny Cash Tribute Band

Farmers Night: Johnny Cash Tribute Band Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Celebrate the authentic music and sound of Johnny and June Cash in this tribute to these great country music stars.

Time: 2/28/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Vermont State House, Montpelier
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Mar
10
2018

Skipper's Alley

Skipper's Alley
Description:

"Skipper's Alley not only have the mastery of their instruments, but the talent to devise arrangements that intrigue and delight in equal measure." - Folk Radio UK

"These lads (and one lady harpist) make an impressive noise. - Folk World

Skipper’s Alley are a modern Irish folk band with an old-school approach. Their influences range from folk revival bands such as Planxty and The Bothy Band to rare, experimental solo players like Tommie Potts and Séamus Ennis.

Once described as "a young Irish ensemble who look like a punk band and sound like The Chieftains,” Skipper’s Alley specialize in gritty, high-octane Irish dance tunes on Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Fiddle, Bodhrán, Bouzouki, Flute and Harp, with forays into the rich Irish song tradition.

Since forming in 2013 Skipper’s Alley have garnered wide critical praise, appeared on national and international TV, and toured on four continents. Write-ups include The Irish Times (4 stars), The Living Tradition, Folk Radio UK, Folk World, and Celtic Music Radio (5 stars). TV appearances include S4C’s ‘Lorient’ as well as RTÉs ‘Fleadh!’ and The Late Late Show. Festival appearances include Electric Picnic (Ireland), Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France), The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canada), Spring Fest (India) and The Dayton Ohio Irish Fest (USA).

In 2014, Skipper’s Alley’s released their self-titled debut album under the production of Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa, The Waterboys, Sharon Shannon). To date the record has received wide critical acclaim and sold out several repressings. They are currently touring regularly in North America and are hard at work on a second album due for release in late 2017.

Skipper's Alley will also offer a school matinee on Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m.

Time: 3/10/18 7:30pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Mar
10
2018

The Starline Rhythm Boys

The Starline Rhythm Boys
Description:

The Starline Rhythm Boys will be celebrating their 20th anniversary for the Burnham Music series on Saturday, March 10th at Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. in Lincoln. Doors open at 7:00 and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. The cost is: $10 for adults; teens and kids are free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call: 388-6863.

Time: 3/10/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd., Ripton
Mar
10
2018

Music From China

Music From China
Description:

For three decades, Music From China has been at the crossroads of East and West, and has carved a unique place in the music world by playing not only traditional repertoire, but the latest in contemporary works as well. Critics have praised the ensemble as "musicians of extraordinary accomplishment and sensitivity, performing sophisticated, involving music" (Kansas City Star). No strangers to Middlebury, Music From China last performed on the series in 1999, and are frequent visitors to the Summer Language Schools. Their program will feature a quartet of traditional Chinese stringed instruments, including the erhu (2-string fiddle), pipa (lute), zheng (zither), and daruan (bass guitar). A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $22 General public/$16 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth (18 and under)/$6 Midd students.

Time: 3/10/18 8:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robinson Hall, 72 Porter Field Rd, Middlebury
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Mar
11
2018

Family Concert - GMYS joins the Vermont Philharmonic

Family Concert - GMYS joins the Vermont Philharmonic
Description:

The Green Mountain Youth Symphony joins the Vermont Philharmonic for this annual concert programmed with young audience members in mind. The theme this year is music inspired by literature. Audience participation is encouraged in the last piece on the program - the Finale from the 1812 Overture.

Time: 3/11/18 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Mar
14
2018

Farmers Night: Vermont's 40th Army Band

Farmers Night: Vermont's 40th Army Band Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join our soldier musicians for a night of traditional patriotic American tunes, as well as classical and contemporary music. The program will feature flutist Spc. Cassandra Willette performing Concertino, Op. 107 by Cecile Chaminade.

Time: 3/14/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Vermont State House, Montpelier
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Mar
17
2018

Masters of the Celtic Harp

Masters of the Celtic Harp
Description:

William Jackson has been a major figure in traditional Scottish music since he was a founding member of the influential folk group, Ossian, in 1976. Touring extensively for the past 15 years, Gráinne Hambly breaks the genteel parlor image of her instrument, elevating the Celtic harp right up there with the fiddles and pipes in the realm of dynamic Irish dance music. Rarely have Irish and Scottish music been arranged together with such finesse and creative success as by these two artists. Besides the contrasting and complimentary sounds and styles of the harps, their performances also include concertina, whistle, and bouzouki.
General admission: $17 advance, $20 day of
Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

Time: 3/17/18 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Mar
21
2018

Farmers Night: Counterpoint

Farmers Night: Counterpoint Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Counterpoint, Vermont’s professional vocal ensemble, returns to celebrate the music of two local composers — Austrian emigre Richard Stoehr, and Robert De Cormier, who founded the ensemble — in a program of psalms, folksongs, and spirituals.

Time: 3/21/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Vermont State House, Montpelier
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Mar
28
2018

One Night of Queen

One Night of Queen
Description:

One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & The Works is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of one of the greatest rock bands of all time and its flamboyant lead singer Freddie Mercury. They have been hailed as the World’s Premiere Queen Tribute Band and have received rave reviews from over 500 Performing Arts Centers in the USA since 2008.

Over the past 10 years, Gary Mullen & The Works have performed their show, One Night of Queen, to sold-out audiences throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand. Fans of Queen will delight in this pitch-perfect experience of mega-hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We are the Champions,” “Killer Queen,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and many others. This show will ROCK YOU!

Time: 3/28/18 7:30pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Mar
28
2018

Farmers Night: Symphonic Winds

Farmers Night: Symphonic Winds Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Symphonic Winds returns to fill the State House with the uplifting sounds of wind orchestra with full percussion.

Time: 3/28/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Vermont State House, Montpelier
Friday, March 30, 2018
Mar
30
2018

Red Molly

Red Molly
Description:

“This female trio have cut a niche as sunnyside Americana, setting immaculate vocal harmonies to well-chosen cover versions with an upbeat sensibility.”
-The Guardian

“serious harmonizing chops and slick pop savvy”
-Time Out NY

Americana powerhouse trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, infectious songwriting, and captivating stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music—from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk—as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature crystalline, three-part harmonies.

Gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, Red Molly is renowned for their live shows. Four-time featured artist at MerleFest, breakout stars at RockyGrass, and the darlings of the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, the “Mollies” bring audiences to their feet, whether it’s on a grand festival stage or in an intimate concert hall.

If one word describes Red Molly’s music, that word is joyous. Their brilliantly wrought a capella tunes are love letters to the art of the vocal blend, and their innovative instrumentation is perfectly suited for foot stomping bluegrass-tinged barnburners and heart-full ballads alike. Red Molly is simply a joy to listen to. One of the most moving things about Red Molly’s music is the honest sense that you’re watching three dear friends sharing songs in their living room, and this feeling goes all the way back to their origins. Red Molly got its start with the simple joy of singing at a campsite, when they first felt the electricity that comes when voices blend together like honey and whiskey. That synergy and harmony carries through to today, on their newest studio effort, aptly titled The Red Album.

Time: 3/30/18 8:00pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Apr
4
2018

Farmers Night: Rene Pellerin

Farmers Night: Rene Pellerin Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Born in Quebec, Rene Pellerin grew up in Barre and now lives in Waterbury Center. He performs his compelling “As Cultures Collide”— a humorous journey of a Franco-American born deaf and becoming deafblind.

Time: 4/4/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Vermont State House, Montpelier
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Apr
8
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony Spring Concert

Green Mountain Youth Symphony Spring Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The GMYS Spring Concert will showcase all three orchestras. The Repertory, Concert, and Senior Orchestras will each perform their own musical offerings. The Repertory Orchestra is under the baton of Paul Perley. The Concert and Senior Orchestras are led by GMYS Artistic Director, Bob Blais.

The program includes lots of crowd pleasers with music from West Side Story, Hamilton, Indiana Jones, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Also featured will be our Senior Soloist -- Spaulding High School student, Jeffrey Steinman playing the Haydn Trumpet Concerto. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of rousing performances.

Tickets are available by donation at the door. Adults $15, Seniors $12, Students (K-12) $5, Children under 5 are free.

GMYS is proud to present this concert as part of Vermont Arts 2018, a project of the Vermont Arts Council.

Time: 4/8/18 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Apr
21
2018

Capital City Concerts presents Treasures featuring the former longtime Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal horn Julie Landsman

Capital City Concerts presents Treasures featuring the former longtime Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal horn Julie Landsman Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Three grand masterpieces of chamber music masterfully played by six of the country's finest artists featuring the former longtime Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal horn Julie Landsman, with violinists Laurie Smukler and Emily Daggett-Smith, violist Marka Gustavsson, cellist Natasha Brofsky and pianist Robert McDonald. They will perform Brahms' Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40, Schumann's Piano Quintet, and Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 77, No.2. These musicians hold faculty positions at the Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard School, and New England Conservatory, and have performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Mostly Mozart, the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, and WQXR’s Showcase Concerts.

Time: 4/21/18 7:30pm
Location: Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Montpelier
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Apr
22
2018

Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years

Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years
Description:

Bookends perform the most authentic sounding tribute to the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Made up of Dan Haynes & Pete Richards, Bookends have toured extensively with their concerts being described as ‘simply breathtaking.’

Performing the songs in a truly captivating way, against a backdrop of images and video footage, their delicate recreation of the unmistakable sound of the American folk-rock duo is something of a masterpiece and has taken Bookends to prestigious venues in the UK and America.

“One of the greatest tribute shows anywhere in the world” – Stuart Cameron, BBC and ITV Broadcaster

Here many of the hits such as ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘Mrs Robinson’ and ‘The Boxer’ and Bookends’ own beautiful rendition of the unforgettable ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ With early folk gems such as the haunting ‘Sparrow’ and wonderfully poetic ‘Bleecker Street’, alongside music of Simon & Garfunkel’s solo careers, the concert is must see for any music lover.

“Warming and beautiful” - Broadway Baby

“A masterpiece” BBC Radio

Time: 4/22/18 7:00pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Apr
22
2018

Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years - Bookends

Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years - Bookends
Description:

Bookends perform the most authentic sounding tribute to the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Made up of Dan Haynes & Pete Richards, Bookends have toured extensively with their concerts being described as ‘simply breathtaking.’

Performing the songs in a truly captivating way, against a backdrop of images and video footage, their delicate recreation of the unmistakable sound of the American folk-rock duo is something of a masterpiece and has taken Bookends to prestigious venues in the UK and America.

“One of the greatest tribute shows anywhere in the world” – Stuart Cameron, BBC and ITV Broadcaster

Here many of the hits such as ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘Mrs Robinson’ and ‘The Boxer’ and Bookends’ own beautiful rendition of the unforgettable ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ With early folk gems such as the haunting ‘Sparrow’ and wonderfully poetic ‘Bleecker Street’, alongside music of Simon & Garfunkel’s solo careers, the concert is must see for any music lover.

“Warming and beautiful” - Broadway Baby

“A masterpiece” BBC Radio

Time: 4/22/18 7:00pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Jul
8
2018
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Jul
14
2018

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green
Description:

The 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green–a free, family-friendly music series supported by community donations–will be held during the week of July 8 through 14, 2018, under the big white tent on the Village Green, Middlebury, VT. “Brown Bag” family-friendly programs are presented from Noon until 1 p.m. weekdays with evening musical performances from 7 until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and 7 until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Festival is a 2018 Vermont Chamber of Commerce “Top 10 Summer Event” and proud participant in Vermont Arts 2018. Events are held rain or shine. Free admission; donations welcomed. Info: www.festivalonthegreen.org, 802-462-3555.

Time: 7/8/18 7:00pm - 7/14/18 10:00pm
Location: under a tent on the Village Green, Middlebury
Monday, July 9, 2018
Jul
8
2018
– THRU –
Jul
14
2018

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green
Description:

The 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green–a free, family-friendly music series supported by community donations–will be held during the week of July 8 through 14, 2018, under the big white tent on the Village Green, Middlebury, VT. “Brown Bag” family-friendly programs are presented from Noon until 1 p.m. weekdays with evening musical performances from 7 until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and 7 until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Festival is a 2018 Vermont Chamber of Commerce “Top 10 Summer Event” and proud participant in Vermont Arts 2018. Events are held rain or shine. Free admission; donations welcomed. Info: www.festivalonthegreen.org, 802-462-3555.

Time: 7/8/18 7:00pm - 7/14/18 10:00pm
Location: under a tent on the Village Green, Middlebury
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Jul
8
2018
– THRU –
Jul
14
2018

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green
Description:

The 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green–a free, family-friendly music series supported by community donations–will be held during the week of July 8 through 14, 2018, under the big white tent on the Village Green, Middlebury, VT. “Brown Bag” family-friendly programs are presented from Noon until 1 p.m. weekdays with evening musical performances from 7 until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and 7 until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Festival is a 2018 Vermont Chamber of Commerce “Top 10 Summer Event” and proud participant in Vermont Arts 2018. Events are held rain or shine. Free admission; donations welcomed. Info: www.festivalonthegreen.org, 802-462-3555.

Time: 7/8/18 7:00pm - 7/14/18 10:00pm
Location: under a tent on the Village Green, Middlebury
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Jul
8
2018
– THRU –
Jul
14
2018

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green
Description:

The 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green–a free, family-friendly music series supported by community donations–will be held during the week of July 8 through 14, 2018, under the big white tent on the Village Green, Middlebury, VT. “Brown Bag” family-friendly programs are presented from Noon until 1 p.m. weekdays with evening musical performances from 7 until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and 7 until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Festival is a 2018 Vermont Chamber of Commerce “Top 10 Summer Event” and proud participant in Vermont Arts 2018. Events are held rain or shine. Free admission; donations welcomed. Info: www.festivalonthegreen.org, 802-462-3555.

Time: 7/8/18 7:00pm - 7/14/18 10:00pm
Location: under a tent on the Village Green, Middlebury
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Jul
8
2018
– THRU –
Jul
14
2018

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green
Description:

The 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green–a free, family-friendly music series supported by community donations–will be held during the week of July 8 through 14, 2018, under the big white tent on the Village Green, Middlebury, VT. “Brown Bag” family-friendly programs are presented from Noon until 1 p.m. weekdays with evening musical performances from 7 until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and 7 until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Festival is a 2018 Vermont Chamber of Commerce “Top 10 Summer Event” and proud participant in Vermont Arts 2018. Events are held rain or shine. Free admission; donations welcomed. Info: www.festivalonthegreen.org, 802-462-3555.

Time: 7/8/18 7:00pm - 7/14/18 10:00pm
Location: under a tent on the Village Green, Middlebury
Friday, July 13, 2018
Jul
8
2018
– THRU –
Jul
14
2018

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green
Description:

The 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green–a free, family-friendly music series supported by community donations–will be held during the week of July 8 through 14, 2018, under the big white tent on the Village Green, Middlebury, VT. “Brown Bag” family-friendly programs are presented from Noon until 1 p.m. weekdays with evening musical performances from 7 until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and 7 until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Festival is a 2018 Vermont Chamber of Commerce “Top 10 Summer Event” and proud participant in Vermont Arts 2018. Events are held rain or shine. Free admission; donations welcomed. Info: www.festivalonthegreen.org, 802-462-3555.

Time: 7/8/18 7:00pm - 7/14/18 10:00pm
Location: under a tent on the Village Green, Middlebury