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Thursday, July 12, 2018

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Jul
12
2018

Meklit: Ethio-Jazz Concert

Meklit: Ethio-Jazz Concert
Description:

Meklit is an Ethio-American vocalist, singer-songwriter and composer, making music that sways between cultures and continents. Known for her electric stage presence, innovative take on Ethio-Jazz, and her fiery, emotive live shows, Meklit has rocked stages from Addis Ababa (where she is a household name) to San Francisco (her beloved home-base), to NYC, London, Montreal, Nairobi, Chicago, LA, Rome, Zurich, Rio Di Janeiro, Seattle, Cairo, and more.

Tonight she performs songs from her recent album, When the People Move, the Music Moves Too. Produced by multi-GRAMMY winner Dan Wilson (Adele, John Legend), the album was inspired by Mulatu Astatke - the Godfather of Ethio-Jazz. Back in 2011, he told Meklit, "find your contribution to Ethio-Jazz and keep on innovating!" His words sparked these 11 celebratory songs. The record features world renowned musicians Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the violinist/whistler Andrew Bird. It reached #4 on the iTunes World Charts, was named one of the Best Soul Albums of 2017 by Bandcamp, and one of the 100 Best Albums of the Year by the Sunday Times UK. Her April 217 Lincoln Center performance was named one of the Best NYC Concerts of 2017 by New York Music Daily.

Meklit is a TED Senior Fellow and her TED Talk, The Unexpected Beauty of Everyday Sounds, has been watched by more than 1.2 million people. She has received musical commissions from Lincoln Center and the MAP Fund and has toured extensively across the US, UK, and East Africa. She has been an artist-in-residence at NYU, and collaborated with musical legend Pee Wee Ellis and members of the BBC Philharmonic. She was a featured voice in the UN Women Theme Song alongside Angelique Kidjo and Anoushka Shankar.

Time: 7/12/18 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Location: Arts Riot - 400 Pine Street, Burlington
Jul
12
2018

Yellow Barn Concert | July 12

Yellow Barn Concert | July 12 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Salvatore Sciarrino (b.1947) Le voci sottovetro “Voices under glass” (1998)

Hans Abrahamsen (b.1952) Liebeslied (2010)
Melanie Henley Heyn, voice; Rosie Gallagher, bass flute; Mark Hill, English horn; Yasmina Spiegelberg, bass clarinet; Mélanie Clapiès, violin; Jesse Morrison, viola; Coleman Itzkoff, cello; Sam Seyong Um, percussion; Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano

Philippe Hersant (b.1948) Usher (2016)
Marion Ravot, harp; Juliette Roos, Emma Frucht, violins; Katherine Murdock, viola; Cristina Basili, cello

Stephen Coxe (b.1966) Entretien “Interview”—World Premiere (2018)
Maren Rothfritz, viola; Tomer Gewirtzman, piano

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915)
Edvard Pogossian, cello; EunAe Lee, piano

Intermission

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Piano Quartet in G Minor, K478 (1785)
Pedro Borges, piano; Zenas Hsu, violin; Yitong Guo, viola; Cristina Basili, cello

Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello (c.1690-1758) Trio Sonata in C Minor
Mark Hill, oboe; YuEun Kim, violin; Natasha Brofsky, Marisa Gupta, continuo

Time: 7/12/18 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: The Big Barn, 49 Main Street, Putney
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 Vermont Arts 2018
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
Jul
12
2018
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Jul
15
2018

Gypsy Jazz and Brazilian Workshop

Gypsy Jazz and Brazilian Workshop Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

For four days this July, Vermont will host players from all over the world for an intense celebration of non-classical styles, techniques, and contemporary practice methods. The daily schedule will include lots of good food, conversation, jam sessions, classes,
and performances.

This year the emphasis is on Gypsy Jazz and Brazilian instrumental music - both GREAT repertoires for classically-trained players to begin to understand new styles and improvisational concepts.

Jason Anick, violinist and mandolinist with the acclaimed "Rhythm Future Quartet," is on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and is very active on the international concert circuit. Jason is a classically-trained player who has found his way into improvised styles and knows how to communicate this innovative pathway.

Eugene Friesen will focus on Brazilian music and ways to make your playing an indispensable creative voice in contemporary ensembles. Eugene will share his approach to playing and accompanying in a variety of jazz and Brazilian styles.

You will learn to craft bass lines, understand harmony, take a solo, and play a melody with authentic style.

Players will also rehearse and perform in ensembles, offering opportunities to survey new repertoire, solo in a group, and integrate new styles in an ensemble setting.

Time: 7/12/18 4:00pm - 7/15/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Jul
5
2018
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Jul
28
2018

Fun Home

Fun Home Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The groundbreaking new musical.
Book by Lisa Kron. Music by Jeanine Tesori.
Meet acclaimed graphic novelist Alison Bechdel at three different stages in her life as she grows and tries to understand her family, her sexuality, and her father’s secret desires. A refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, Fun Home is the winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm 
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour 40 minutes

Ticket Price: $47. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
Jun
18
2018
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Aug
17
2018

Summer Music Camps at MCMC

Summer Music Camps at MCMC
Description:

Join us this summer for fun and music at the Middlebury Community Music Center! Browse our camp listing below and register now!

MUSICAL ARTS CAMP
June 18 - 22 Session 1
June 25 - 29 Session 2
9am - 3pm
Grades 2 - 6
Camp Tuition $250

CAMP ADAGIO
July 2 - 6 (no camp on the 4th)
9am - 3pm
Grades 3 and up
Camp Tuition $360

JAZZ CAMP
July 30 - Aug 3
9am - 3pm
Grades middle - high school
Camp Tuition $295

MUSIC DISCOVERIES CAMP
August 6 - 10 Session 1
August 13 - 17 Session 2
9am - 12:30pm
Pre-k to kindergarten
Camp Tuition $195

YOUNG MUSICIANS CAMP
August 6 - 10 Session 1
August 13 - 17 Session 2
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Grades 1 - 3
Camp Tuition $195

http://www.mcmcvt.org/summer-camps.html

Location: Middlebury Community Music Center, Middlebury