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Play Every Town #49: Fairlee
February 3 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
In May of 2022, David Feurzeig embarked on his Play Every Town project: 252 free concerts in each of Vermont’s 252 towns to combat climate change through the power of community and music. With this project David will become the first musician to perform in every Vermont municipality. He will travel in his solar-charged electric vehicle throughout the state, offering free concerts to bring attention to the interrelated issues of climate and community, while bringing the joy of music to his audiences.
Feurzeig, a professor of music at UVM since 2008, specializes in wide-ranging, genre-defying recitals that bring together music of an astonishing variety of musical styles, from ancient and classical to jazz, avant-garde, and popular traditions. These striking juxtapositions, peppered with informative and humorous commentary, create eye- and ear-opening programs that will change how you hear all kinds of music.
Each concert includes some local customization. For the concert in the historic Fairlee Town Hall, built in 1913, David is preparing a number of works composed in that year: from little-known works of Debussy and Ravel to classic ragtime by Artie Matthews (“Pastime” Rags nos. 4 & 5) and David’s own ragtime parody of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring (which premiered in 1913), “Stride Rite”. As with every concert in the project, this one will include its own unique sonata by Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata no. 49 for this forty- ninth concert in the project. Other solo pieces will round out the program.
Follow David on his journey on Instagram, find up-to-date events for your town via Facebook, or visit the website at PlayEveryTown.com.