Arts Calendar: Music
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Admission: Free (Donations accepted)
As always, Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night will be hosted by Vermont bluegrass band, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing. This month's special guests will be Dana and Sue Robinson.
Dana and Sue are Vermont based singer-songwriters who also love playing southern old-time music and traditional English and Southern Mountain Ballads.
4/20/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Masonic Hall Catamount Arts 115 Eastern Ave., Saint Johnsbury
The Sound Investment, Middlebury College’s big band, brings the tradition of Duke Ellington and the Dorsey Brothers to Town Hall Theater for dancing and listening on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30. Under the direction of noted jazz musician Dick Forman, Sound Investment is comprised of some of the best student musicians Middlebury College has to offer. “I’m always amazed when I meet college students who love jazz, and when they arrive on campus they’re already terrific jazz musicians,” says THT executive director Douglas Anderson. “This band has been top-flight for five or six decades, and it just seems to get better and better.” This special evening will benefit the work of Project Independence/Elderly Services.
Saturday, Apr. 20
$15 general / $10 students, $1 preservation fee
Tickets are available at the THT Box Office: 802-382-9222, www.townhalltheater.org, or in person Monday – Saturday noon – 5 pm.
Town Hall Theater 68 S. Pleasant Street, Middlebury
UVM's ZappaFest will feature a concert by the UVM Jazz Ensemble performing a program of Frank Zappa’s classic songs arranged for big band by the renowned New York-based arranger and alto saxophonist Ed Palermo. Palermo will be on hand and will perform with the student musicians. Joining Palermo and the Jazz Ensemble will be Napoleon Murphy Brock, who was the lead singer in the Zappa band during the 1970s. This is a "must concert not just for Zappa fans for anyone who likes music that is inventive, intellectually and artistically stimulating and a lot of fun," says UVM's Jazz Studies director Alex Stewart. The event will also feature a Zappa symposium on Friday with the author of a biography of the musician from 3 to 4:30 in the UVM Recital Hall. The symposium is free but tickets are required for the concert. They are available here: https://uvmtickets.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx
4/20/19 7:30pm - 9:00pm
UVM Davis Center, Grand Maple Ballroom, Burlington
On Easter Saturday, April 20th, Brandon Music is delighted to welcome for the first time Phil Henry and The News Feed. Phil Henry is an accomplished musician. When performing as a guest artist with Melissa D and later Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette Brandon Music audiences were enthralled by his musical skill and great vocals. Phil is a formally trained musician who loves to create beautiful chords and a big acoustic sound. This time Phil performs with his new ensemble, Phil Henry & The News Feed , featuring Brendan Coyle on drums, Mitch Barron on upright and fretless bass, and Jeff Kimball on a kitchen-sink level variety of instruments such as piano, accordion, acoustic and electric mandolins, synthesizer, toy piano, and glockenspiel. According to Seven Days the band offers audiences layered textures of sound, and "vivid lyrical imagery that captures the imagination." So if you want to enjoy a special Easter family event this is a show not to be missed.
Concerts begin at 7:30pm. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.
Call Edna (802) 247-4295 or e-mail email@example.com for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733 www.brandon-music.net
4/20/19 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon
Winner of eight Tony Awards, Once is a truly original theatrical experience. Based on the hit movie and featuring an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, Once tells the enchanting story of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. A musical collaboration becomes much more as their songs and lives become intertwined. Hansard and Irglová’s Oscar-winning music will take audiences on a heartbreakingly romantic journey.
Northern Stage, White River Junction
The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture presents….
The Spring 2019 Session of Evening Music Classes at the Center for Arts and Learning
46 Barre Street in Montpelier, VT.
- Registration is now open for classes in Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Singing and more!
- Classes start April 1st and run through June 11th
- Cost is $25 per class.
- For full class descriptions and other details, visit: www.summit-school.org
Old Time Banjo with Ted Ingham | 8 classes | April 1 - May 20
Old Time Mandolin with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | April 29 - June 3
Old Time Fiddle with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | April 29 - June 3
Bluegrass Banjo Sampler with Jacob Stone | 3 classes | April 1 - April 15
Trad Music Ensemble with Jeremiah McLane | 8 classes | April 2, 9, 30; May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11
Harmony Singing with Heidi Wilson & Avery Book | 6 classes | April 24 - May 29
Foot Percussion Basics with Ellen Cooke | 6 classes | April 3 - May 8 (no class April 17)
Rags and Blues for Fiddle with Mark DiStefano | 6 classes | April 1 - May 9
Advanced Blues Guitar with Dave Keller | 4 classes | April 4, 11, 25; May 2
Klezmer Tunes with Oliver Zeichner | 6 classes | April 5 - May 17 (no class April 19)
For questions regarding these classes, please visit www.summit-school.org, or contact Yasi Zeichner at firstname.lastname@example.org
4/1/19 7:30pm - 6/11/19 8:00pm
Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier