Arts Calendar: Music
Burlington Songwriters will be featured at The Double E in the former T-Rex theater. This concert will feature Joni AvRutick, Rick Bunning, and Ron Lawrence with the Jericho Road Crew.
10/10/18 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Double E 21 Essex Way #300, Essex Junction
Alice’s Restaurant – Back By Popular Demand Tour coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the film “Alice’s Restaurant” originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, directed by Arthur Penn. Arlo and his son Abe will be joined onstage with longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals) and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion) of his former acclaimed band Shenandoah. Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, a lauded singer-songwriter in her own right, opens the shows.
10/10/18 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
The Opera Company of Middlebury ends its 15th season with a Vermont Touring production of Donizetti’s famous comedy, L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love). The fizzy romantic opera tells the story of a con artist who convinces a town that his strange concoction can cure any ill — and can even make other people fall in love with you. Tucked into the laughter is one of the most famous tenor arias of all time, the haunting ballad “Una furtiva lagrima.”
Oct. 10 at 7:30. There will be a pre-performance talk by Douglas Anderson at Memorial Baptist Church at 6:30. Tickets are orchestra: $40 and balcony: $50
10/10/18 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
This evening of pure, frothy fun will have you boppin’ to over fifty well-known songs that topped the 1960s charts: Respect, You Can’t Hurry Love, Say A Little Prayer, and more! Oct 4-7, 10-14, 17-20. Tickets and exact performance days/times can be found on our website.
10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/20/18 9:00pm
ArtisTree Community Arts Center/Grange Theatre, South Pomfret
This intermediate class in Southern Old Time Fiddle will focus on expanding your repertoire, bowing technique, and exploring ways to get the best possible tone out of your fiddle. Attention will be given on to how to learn a new tune during a jam session and sharing some exercises to practice chording on the fiddle. We will introduce one new tune each week which will be taught by ear, phrase by phrase.
Instructor Bio: Dana Robinson has been a professional musician for more than 30 years. As a multi-instrumentalist (Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo) and singer-songwriter, Dana has released 12 CD’s and toured over a million miles across the United States, Canada, and Europe. His original compositions have been featured on a half-dozen films including two Ken Burns’ documentaries, "The National Parks, America’s Best Idea" and "The Dust Bowl.” Dana resides in Cabot, VT and is currently the Executive Director of Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture. www.robinsongs.com
10/3/18 6:30pm - 10/24/18 7:45pm
River Arts, Morrisville
Come and enjoy Main Street Arts longest running educational class! Play your instrument in a group setting and practice traditional square dance and fiddle tunes from around the world. All string instruments are welcome. Jill Newton is a musician, artist, instructor, and has served on the board. She has been an important presence at Main Street Arts since its inception, and her contributions over the years are numerous.Her fiddling, as a solo act or in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to any performance. She started the String Band in the mid-’90s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Art’s history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between.
9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Main Street Arts, Saxtons River