Arts Calendar: Music
Moretown United Methodist Church presents Colin McCaffrey in a Benefit Solo Concert Friday May 18, 2018 7PM
Location: 962 Route 100B Moretown, Vermont
Pay by Donation
Colin McCaffrey is a native Vermonter, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer who has worked on hundreds of regional recordings and live productions. Lending his smooth voice and string wizardry to the best music coming out of these hills, Colin McCaffrey is what the Burlington Free Press calls "A Green Mountain treasure worth unearthing."
For Information Contact Methodist Church 802-839-0560
Concert preceded by Spaghetti Dinner across the Street at the Church Parsonage Pasta, Meat Balls, Marinara Sauce, Green Salad, Roll, Dessert, Beverage
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM; Eat In - Take Out Donations Appreciated Parking in Town Lot by the Elementary School
Moretown United Methodist Church, Moretown
Young classical musicians from high schools and home schools throughout Vermont and the Upper Valley will showcase their artistry in Chandler’s 10th annual youth concert, inspired by National Public Radio’s From the Top program. For this performance, the area’s leading music teachers recommend students who deserve special recognition.
Reserved seating: adults $16, students $10
Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org
Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
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.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Newport
Scrag Mountain Music proudly presents “Trapeze,” the final series of concerts in its 2017-18 season. "Trapeze" feature an eclectic line-up of fun and athletically virtuosic music selections inspired by the awe-inspiring acts one would find at the circus.
Friday, May 18 at 7:30 pm @ Green Mountain Girls Farm
923 Loop Road, Northfield, VT
Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 pm @ Unitarian Church of Montpelier
130 Main Street, Montpelier, VT
Sunday, May 20 at 4 pm @ Warren United Church
339 Main Street, Warren, VT
All concerts are "Come as you are. Pay what you can."
Sergei Prokofiev, String Quintet in G minor, Op. 39 for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass
Georges Aperghis, 280 Measures for solo clarinet
Samuel Barber, Nuvoletta, Opus 25
Luciano Berio, Sequenza III
Iva Bittová, Hoboj and Divná Slečinka for viola and oboe
Evan Premo, Lullaby and Polska for violin and viola.
Artists: Evan Premo (bass), Mary Bonhag (soprano), Owen Dalby (violin), Meena Bhasin (viola), Carol McGonnell (clarinet), and James Austin Smith (oboe).
Of the program, co-Artistic Director Bonhag says, “What images or words are evoked when we think ‘circus’? Certainly entertaining, physical feats of bravery, strength, and flexibility, silliness and humor, as well as artists stretching themselves beyond what seems possible. In this program, we use Prokofiev’s Quintet, which is literally related to the circus, as a launching point to explore these themes in musical terms. We welcome audiences to enter into the space from a place of joy and curiosity to find an appreciation in the zaniness of the sounds and timbres that are presented and labeled as ‘music.’”
5/18/18 7:30pm - 5/20/18 5:30pm
Mutiple locations, Statewide
The Dorset Players will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,
a musical comedy that takes place in a middle school gym where six quirky adolescents participate in a spelling bee run by 3 equally quirky adults. Performance dates are May 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 PM and May 20 and 27 at 2:00 PM.
Directed by Todd Hjelt, the cast features Joey Blane, Courtney Carter, Suzi Dorgeloh,
Dana Haley, Billy Jamieson, Lilly Kelly, Allie McGahie, Tom Norton, Chris Restino and Dan Silver. Musical direction by Gary Schmidt and choreography by Erika Schmidt. Music and Lyrics are by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin and conceived by Rebecca Feldman.
Tickets are available by calling 802-867-5570 or on line at www.dorsetplayers.org.
The box office will be open May 15-17 and 22-24 from 3:30-6:30 and 2 hours before each performance. There will be an after show reception on May 18 and Dorset Players members get 2 for 1 tickets for the May 19 show. The Playhouse café will be open for coffee and dessert 45 minutes before each performance and at the intermission.
Presenting sponsors for this production are The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern and Vermont Renewable Fuels. Show sponsors are Amy Thebault Design, Haskins Gas, Spivey Lemonik Swenor PC, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, The Vermont Country Store and VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region. This show is presented through agreement with Music Theatre International.
5/18/18 7:30pm - 5/28/18 4:00pm
Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset
Register now for the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program (CAMP) @ Northern Vermont University-Johnson, August 5-11 2018.
CAMP is open to intermediate to advanced music students of orchestral instruments. Need based tuition assistance is available.
For more information and forms visit www.gmys-vt.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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