Arts Calendar: Music
Vermont composer James Stewart presents a free concert of his works entitled “Visions, Sounds, and Stories” on Friday, October 12, 2018, at 7:00pm, at the Richmond Free Library in Richmond, Vermont. The eclectic multi-media program includes a mix of music, video, electronics, and storytelling that explores the mind, pain, hope, pests, ideas, the past, and death itself.
Stewart is a composer, performer, and classical host on Vermont Public Radio. As a composer, Stewart
embraces many different genres of music - writing for rock bands, symphony orchestras, and everything in between. He has written music for film, the concert stage, and for musical theater.
Stewart performs in the Richmond concert as a vocalist, pianist, and guitarist. He is joined by Kari Anderson, oboe and electronics; Elizabeth Reid, viola; Susan Summerfield, piano; and Adam Grundt, Claire Hungerford, Mark Madison, Linda Radtke, Annalise Shelmandine, and Dawn Willis, vocals.
This is a free concert. The Free Library is located at 201 Bridge Street, Richmond, VT 05447.
10/12/18 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Richmond Free Library, Richmond
The Windham Orchestra’s upcoming production of Puccini’s “Turandot” summons our current issues of living: politics and hierarchies…racial conflict…miscommunication…parenting challenges…and even the disparity of rights between gender. This “Turandot” is set in a fantastical distant empire, says Music Director Hugh Keelan, “and promises a life-enhancing experience. The music is lush, gorgeous, and spine-chillingly brutal.”
The performances are set for Friday, October 12, at 7pm and Sunday, October 14, at 2pm at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, as well as Thursday, October 18 at 7pm at the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA.
10/12/18 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro
Six-time Grammy Award winning bassist Christian McBride leads an all-star quartet that draws on the powerhouse connection between McBride and drummer Nasheet Waits.
The frontline of Josh Evans (trumpet) and Marcus Strickland (sax) soar as they are propelled by one of the world's greatest rhythm sections with no piano or guitar chords to ground them.
The word "Jawn" is used in Philadelphia slang (McBride's home town) to describe a "person place or thing" (Urban Dictionary). Christian is referring to "The New Thing," perhaps alluding to the music of Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins when they were exploring chord-less quartet music in the early 1960s.
All four of the musicians in this quartet are themselves remarkable leaders.
They have gathered together in this configuration to explore the creative potential of music without a harmonic instrument, to discover new sounds and develop new forms of expression.
McBride is one of the most-recorded bassists and leading representatives in jazz, having played with such top names as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Pat Metheny and others too numerous to mention.
He is also one of its leading spokespersons. He hosts "Jazz Night in America" on NPR and "The Lowdown, Conversations with Christian" on SiriusXM.
$20-40 general, $15 student- available online, at door, reserved by phone and In The Moment Records, Main St Brattleboro. $1 extra for each CC ticket
Please call ahead for handicap access.
802 254 9088
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro VT 05301
10/12/18 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Vermont Jazz Center 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro
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