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Friday, September 20, 2019
Sep
20
2019

Capital City Concerts presents FREE noontime "Meditation Concerts" by cellist Emily Taubl

Capital City Concerts presents FREE noontime "Meditation Concerts" by cellist Emily Taubl

Capital City Concerts and the Friends of the Vermont State House presents a new mini-series of consecutive Friday noon "Meditation concerts" on September 6, 13, and 20 in the Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont State House. The concerts give listeners the opportunity to experience world-class performances in a reflective way through 30-minute meditations to live music. Each concert will be performed by one solo instrumentalist. The doors will open at noon, and audience members will find a seat and begin a period of silent meditation. Cellist Emily Taubl will perform on September 20. Taubl lives in Burlington, VT where she teaches at the University of Vermont. In 2019, she became the principal cellist of the Springfield Symphony in Springfield, Massachusetts. She studied at the Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, and the New England Conservatory.

9/20/19 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Vermont State House -Cedar Creek Room, Montpelier

Sep
20
2019

Opening Reception for 4 new shows at Studio Place Arts

Opening Reception for 4 new shows at Studio Place Arts

Opening Reception for 4 new shows at Studio Place Arts
Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
In the Main gallery: Rock Solid XIX. This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblage by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone.
On display in the SPA Classroom: Weaving Community. Recent Work from the Vermont Weavers Guild
2nd floor Gallery: Perspective. Installations by Tuyen My Nguyen
3rd floor Gallery: Humanity – No Fear of the Other and the Good Life. Recent paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle.
(201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com)

9/20/19 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Sep
20
2019

Christine Malcom CD Release - Fundraiser for Recovery Center of Morrisville

Christine Malcom CD Release - Fundraiser for Recovery Center of Morrisville

Christine writes blues/rock songs from a place of honesty and intimacy with a high note of humor. The musicians joining Christine for this event are all Lamoille County favorites:
Rudy Dauth on guitar, Jess Zehngut on violin, Carrie Cook on bass, Jim Pitman on Pedal steel and some special guest stars! Come join for a really special night out to celebrate our community and local music.

9/20/19 6:30pm - 8:30pm

River Arts, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville

Sep
20
2019

Sophie Shao and Friends

Sophie Shao and Friends

Our 100th anniversary season opens with a perennial Middlebury favorite, cellist Sophie Shao. Applauded by the New York Times for her “eloquent, powerful” interpretations, Shao has a gift for assembling impromptu chamber ensembles that are brimming with passion and talent. This season, she’s joined by violinists Jennifer Frautschi and Zachary DePue, violists Paul Neubauer and Che-Yen Chen, and cellist Fred Sherry for a program including Brahms’s Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. A Nelson Fund event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $30 Public/25 Midd ID holders/10 Youth/6 Midd students. More Info>>

On Sale: September 4 at 8:30 AM for PASS members, September 9 at 8:30 AM for Midd ID card holders, September 11 at 8:30 AM for the public.

multi shaded blue triangleJoin us for a free, season-opening reception after the concert.

Photo Neda Navaee

9/20/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall, Middlebury

Sep
19
2019
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Sep
21
2019

Monica Bill Barnes & Company - Happy Hour

Monica Bill Barnes & Company - Happy Hour

Bring on the cheese puffs! This interactive experience thrusts you into that modern American affair, the office party—complete with drinks, karaoke and clueless dudes.

Ever felt like the most awkward person at a party? Not at this party: that role is covered by dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Elisa Clark, dressed in men's suits and steeped in ridiculous overconfidence. While you sip and socialize as at a typical office function, they swagger in and execute increasingly competitive dance numbers in an attempt to impress the ladies. No one makes better fun of mildly toxic masculinity than these two women. Choreographed by Barnes and performed by Barnes, Clark, and Robbie Saenz de Viteri, this hilarious, cathartic riff on gender roles and vulnerability has been performed everywhere from a barn in upstate New York to a villa in Italy.

Barnes founded MBB&CO in 1997 with the mission to celebrate individuality, humor, and the innate theatricality of everyday life. Other shows include The Museum Workout, in which the performers lead a choreographed exercise routine in an art museum; One Night Only (Running As Long As We Can), which announces dance performance play by play like sports; and Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, where they turn radio stories into dance. In addition to Barnes, Clark and Creative Producing Director Saenz de Viteri, the company includes Set/Costume Designer Kelly Hanson and Lighting Designer Jane Cox. Together, this team creates the most unlikely experiences for every kind of audience.

9/19/19 5:30pm - 9/21/19 11:59pm

Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH, Outside Vermont

Sep
20
2019
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Sep
22
2019

Hands on a Hardbody

Hands on a Hardbody

Town Hall Theater presents Hands on a Hardbody Directed by Doug Anderson. Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 pm. Sunday, September 22 at 2 pm. Reserved seating $36/$28/$18 plus fee and tax. Trey Anastasio’s Broadway musical is the best musical you don't know. So much heart, such great roles for over a dozen people (each of whom gets a solo), amazing tunes (as you'd expect from the Phish guitarist), and some very timely ideas cooking just below the surface. It’s the true story of a competition in Texas in which ten the people had to keep one hand on a new truck, in 110 degree heat. The last one standing won the truck. By the end of the musical, we know everything about every one of them. With a terrific local cast, including Justin Bouvier, Leigh Guptill, Philip Caycedo, Bill and Mindy Bickford, Poppy Rees, Allison Devery Steinmetz and Cameron Steinmetz, Jillian Torres, Tanya Lehman, Valerie Smith Hastings, Pierre Vachon, Jon Isham, Michael Glidden and David Harcourt. And the true star of the show, a gleaming red pickup truck.

9/20/19 7:30am - 9/22/19 10:00pm

Town Hall Theater, 68 S Pleasant St, Middlebury

Sep
19
2019
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Oct
5
2019

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: TINTYPES

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: TINTYPES

Sept 19-22; Sept 25-29; Oct 2-5 (2pm, 3pm & 7:30pm show times varying by day)

Tintypes chronicles the growing pains of a nation in a musical revue that takes the audience back to turn of the century America, when the innocent, slower-paced days of ice cream socials and hoop skirts are giving way to a bustling world of automobiles, electricity and the telephone, where American optimism and ingenuity run high in leaders like J.P. Morgan, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. It is also a time of growing social turmoil, as increased immigration begins to change the cultural and ethnic makeup of the nation.

TINTYPES is a tune-filled musical melting pot; the ‘Great American Songbook’ come to life. It offers a snapshot of America in its last Age of Innocence. This Tony-nominated, nostalgic, musical revue takes us back to turn of the century America and is a brew of popular songs from 1890 to 1917. It's the era of Charlie Chaplin and Teddy Roosevelt. Featuring a long list of great American tunes: “Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight,” “Meet Me In St. Louis,” “Yankee Doodle Boy,” and “You're a Grand Old Flag” this American musical revue is sure to be a hit for the entire family.

Directed by Gary John LaRosa

9/19/19 7:30pm - 10/5/19 7:30pm

The Grange Theatre at ArtisTree, South Pomfret

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Sep
19
2019
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Sep
21
2019

Monica Bill Barnes & Company - Happy Hour

Monica Bill Barnes & Company - Happy Hour

Bring on the cheese puffs! This interactive experience thrusts you into that modern American affair, the office party—complete with drinks, karaoke and clueless dudes.

Ever felt like the most awkward person at a party? Not at this party: that role is covered by dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Elisa Clark, dressed in men's suits and steeped in ridiculous overconfidence. While you sip and socialize as at a typical office function, they swagger in and execute increasingly competitive dance numbers in an attempt to impress the ladies. No one makes better fun of mildly toxic masculinity than these two women. Choreographed by Barnes and performed by Barnes, Clark, and Robbie Saenz de Viteri, this hilarious, cathartic riff on gender roles and vulnerability has been performed everywhere from a barn in upstate New York to a villa in Italy.

Barnes founded MBB&CO in 1997 with the mission to celebrate individuality, humor, and the innate theatricality of everyday life. Other shows include The Museum Workout, in which the performers lead a choreographed exercise routine in an art museum; One Night Only (Running As Long As We Can), which announces dance performance play by play like sports; and Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, where they turn radio stories into dance. In addition to Barnes, Clark and Creative Producing Director Saenz de Viteri, the company includes Set/Costume Designer Kelly Hanson and Lighting Designer Jane Cox. Together, this team creates the most unlikely experiences for every kind of audience.

9/19/19 5:30pm - 9/21/19 11:59pm

Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH, Outside Vermont

Sep
21
2019

Miss Lynn's Rainbow Machine

Miss Lynn's Rainbow Machine

A Miss Lynn's Rainbow Machine performance is fun, engaging, and encourages singing along and movement. The songs are a mix of well known family friendly songs ("Shake Your Sillies Out", "Octopus's Garden", "You Are My Sunshine", for example), and Miss Lynn originals like "Animal Best Friends" and "Eat Your Greens". There are many opportunities for audience engagement, where kids are asked for help with lyrics and improvising parts of songs. This engages the kids even more, and it's always hilarious and amusing to hear the things they come up with! A child of the 80's, Miss Lynn's trinity of inspiration includes Mary Poppins, The Muppets, and Mr. Rogers. She tries to embody the whimsical sternness that commands respect from Mary Poppins, the humor of the Muppets, and the emotional connectivity of Mr. Rogers.

PERFORMANCE INFO
Ticket: General Admission
Date/Time: Saturday, September 21
10:00AM
Pricing: Suggested donation $10 per family

9/21/19 10:00am - 11:00am

Artistree community Arts Center, South Pomfret

Sep
21
2019

Scrag Mountain Music Birthday Bash Concert & Party

Scrag Mountain Music Birthday Bash Concert & Party

From its origins, Scrag Mountain Music has been about serving great music to its community and great food to its artists. In 2010, Mary Bonhag and Evan Premo began Scrag as a space to make music that was nourished by the beauty and bounty of their natural surroundings, the food they love to cook, and the fellowship of being together with musician friends. To honor this vision (that is still as much a part of Scrag today), we present a fun party & concert with local food, hands-on-activities, a concert of festive music inspired by food, and more! Join Scrag to kick off its 10th Anniversary season! Admission is: Come as you are. Pay what you can.

9/21/19 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Vermont College of Fine Arts Chapel, Montpelier

Sep
21
2019

Patty Carpenter at Wardsboro Town Hall

Patty Carpenter at Wardsboro Town Hall

Patty Carpenter is a pillar of the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band (DFJB), a foursome who stretches their biological connections to deliver an incomparable Jazz/ Americana/ Soul/ Folk sound. On Saturday, September 21, Patty will perform a solo show, bringing her fabulous jazz and blues sound to Wardsboro. She studied Jazz at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with the great Archie Shepp and Max Roach, and was heavily influenced by many great women artists from Joan Baez and Roseanne Cash to Billie Holiday and Carmen McCrae. “I was totally knocked out by the vocals. What a voice…I flat our loved it….Patty Carpenter was an epiphany for me.” – Larry Routt, Music Programmer, WOBO, Cincinnati, OH. http://dfjbmusic.com/

All shows are in the Wardsboro Town Hall Café, Main Street, Wardsboro, and feature excellent refreshments and BYOB. Doors open at 6:30, music begins at 7 pm. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, email kwkmdavis@yahoo.com or call 802-896-6810.

9/21/19 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Wardsboro Town Hall, Main Street, Wardsboro

Sep
21
2019

Singer-Songwriter Lara Herscovitch

Singer-Songwriter Lara Herscovitch

Brandon Music is delighted to welcome Lara Herscovitch, a modern American songwriter-poet-performer, creating masterful contemporary folk with blues, pop and jazz influences. Former State Troubadour of Connecticut, she writes, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, delivering performances that inspire, inform, uplift and entertain.

Sound Waves Magazine described her music as “expertly written prose… songwriting at its best… good for your ears AND your soul.” Delivered with a voice Performer Magazine called “clear and smooth like expensive liquor,” Acoustic Live in New York City added, “She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect... It might seem too good to be true, but true it is.”

Herscovitch is “a remarkable performer” (WSHU Public Radio), “sharp as a tack (and wickedly funny)… polished, confident, talented” (Scenic Root). She has appeared as a guest on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and tours from Maine to Miami.

9/21/19 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon

Sep
21
2019

Scrag Mountain Music Musical Scavenger Hunt

Scrag Mountain Music Musical Scavenger Hunt

In the afternoon of September 21, Scrag Mountain Music hosts its first-ever Musical Scavenger Hunt at locations throughout Montpelier. Visit www.scragmountainmusic.org for clues and follow the trail to locations throughout Montpelier for short pop-up classical music performances. These concerts are free and open to all.

Various Locations throughout Montpelier, Montpelier

Sep
20
2019
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Sep
22
2019

Hands on a Hardbody

Hands on a Hardbody

Town Hall Theater presents Hands on a Hardbody Directed by Doug Anderson. Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 pm. Sunday, September 22 at 2 pm. Reserved seating $36/$28/$18 plus fee and tax. Trey Anastasio’s Broadway musical is the best musical you don't know. So much heart, such great roles for over a dozen people (each of whom gets a solo), amazing tunes (as you'd expect from the Phish guitarist), and some very timely ideas cooking just below the surface. It’s the true story of a competition in Texas in which ten the people had to keep one hand on a new truck, in 110 degree heat. The last one standing won the truck. By the end of the musical, we know everything about every one of them. With a terrific local cast, including Justin Bouvier, Leigh Guptill, Philip Caycedo, Bill and Mindy Bickford, Poppy Rees, Allison Devery Steinmetz and Cameron Steinmetz, Jillian Torres, Tanya Lehman, Valerie Smith Hastings, Pierre Vachon, Jon Isham, Michael Glidden and David Harcourt. And the true star of the show, a gleaming red pickup truck.

9/20/19 7:30am - 9/22/19 10:00pm

Town Hall Theater, 68 S Pleasant St, Middlebury

Sep
19
2019
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Oct
5
2019

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: TINTYPES

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: TINTYPES

Sept 19-22; Sept 25-29; Oct 2-5 (2pm, 3pm & 7:30pm show times varying by day)

Tintypes chronicles the growing pains of a nation in a musical revue that takes the audience back to turn of the century America, when the innocent, slower-paced days of ice cream socials and hoop skirts are giving way to a bustling world of automobiles, electricity and the telephone, where American optimism and ingenuity run high in leaders like J.P. Morgan, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. It is also a time of growing social turmoil, as increased immigration begins to change the cultural and ethnic makeup of the nation.

TINTYPES is a tune-filled musical melting pot; the ‘Great American Songbook’ come to life. It offers a snapshot of America in its last Age of Innocence. This Tony-nominated, nostalgic, musical revue takes us back to turn of the century America and is a brew of popular songs from 1890 to 1917. It's the era of Charlie Chaplin and Teddy Roosevelt. Featuring a long list of great American tunes: “Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight,” “Meet Me In St. Louis,” “Yankee Doodle Boy,” and “You're a Grand Old Flag” this American musical revue is sure to be a hit for the entire family.

Directed by Gary John LaRosa

9/19/19 7:30pm - 10/5/19 7:30pm

The Grange Theatre at ArtisTree, South Pomfret

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Sep
20
2019
– THRU –
Sep
22
2019

Hands on a Hardbody

Hands on a Hardbody

Town Hall Theater presents Hands on a Hardbody Directed by Doug Anderson. Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 pm. Sunday, September 22 at 2 pm. Reserved seating $36/$28/$18 plus fee and tax. Trey Anastasio’s Broadway musical is the best musical you don't know. So much heart, such great roles for over a dozen people (each of whom gets a solo), amazing tunes (as you'd expect from the Phish guitarist), and some very timely ideas cooking just below the surface. It’s the true story of a competition in Texas in which ten the people had to keep one hand on a new truck, in 110 degree heat. The last one standing won the truck. By the end of the musical, we know everything about every one of them. With a terrific local cast, including Justin Bouvier, Leigh Guptill, Philip Caycedo, Bill and Mindy Bickford, Poppy Rees, Allison Devery Steinmetz and Cameron Steinmetz, Jillian Torres, Tanya Lehman, Valerie Smith Hastings, Pierre Vachon, Jon Isham, Michael Glidden and David Harcourt. And the true star of the show, a gleaming red pickup truck.

9/20/19 7:30am - 9/22/19 10:00pm

Town Hall Theater, 68 S Pleasant St, Middlebury

Sep
22
2019

Nomadic Massive - Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series FREE

Nomadic Massive - Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series FREE

Montreal-based global hip-hop supergroup Nomadic Massive raps and sings in English, French, Creole, Spanish and Arabic, spreading its musical message of positivity and unity through its engaging, high-energy performances. The band came together in 2004 in order to perform at a hip-hop festival in Havana, Cuba, and has been recording and touring globally ever since, staying true to its “nomadic” moniker. The 10-member group includes six musicians and four vocalists who combine live instrumentation with sampling and a diverse array of vocal styles. Soul, reggae, jazz, blues, Afro-Caribbean, Latin-American and North-African influences are all reflected in the band’s spirited, intense repertoire, which draws from its three full-length albums, including its 2016 release The Big Band Theory. In concert, Nomadic Massive welcomes audiences on a journey into the heart of hip-hop that is nothing short of electrifying.

Nomadic Massive’s success started early with the release of its first EP, Nomad’s Land, in 2004. The band sold more than 4000 copies of the release just on the strength of its live shows before signing a distribution deal. The group has pumped up concert festivals around the world, including the International Montreal Jazz Festival, Rudolstadt TFF Festival in Germany and Grand Performances in Los Angeles. Nomadic Massive has garnered Canadian awards for best hip-hop act and album and has performed with artists including Somali artist K’naan, Wyclef Jean and Guru. And the band has participated in cultural exchanges with artists from Cuba and Brazil and taught educational workshops about hip-hop in classrooms, prisons and community centers around the world.

www.nomadicmassive.com

9/22/19 4:00pm - 7:00pm

143 Parks Rd, St Johnsbury, VT, Saint Johnsbury

Sep
22
2019

Big Woods Voices in Concert

Big Woods Voices in Concert

Reveling in vocal harmony, Big Woods Voices marries singing traditions from around the world with various American roots genres. Danforth concocts original compositions and arrangements in which harmony and dissonance dance in riveting yet accessible soundscapes.

Big Woods Voices unites four veteran area singers in celebrating their common passion for a cappella harmony: Alan Blood, long-time member of area groups including the Blanche Moyse Chorale, I Cantori, Blue Moon and House Blend; Will Danforth, singer-songwriter, traditional acoustic artist, and the group’s arranger/composer; Becky Graber, leader of the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus and Animaterra Women’s Chorus in Keene; and Amanda Witman, founder and co-leader of the Brattleboro Pub Sing.

9/22/19 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Artistree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret

Sep
22
2019

TURNmusic

TURNmusic

Waterbury-based TURNmusic presents chamber music of our time with innovative programming, excellent musicianship, and the evening’s featured composers often in the audience. “Founder and director Anne Decker mixes her diverse musical taste and experience to create some of the most intriguing, thought provoking, and enjoyable music being played in the state” says Steve MacQueen. The group is dedicated to creating inclusive concert experiences that bring our community together to celebrate the incredible work of local musicians and music creators. TURNmusic is also moved to support the work of GunSenseVT on this program.
The TURNquartet plays songs featuring the Chinese Zodiac (Rabbit, Boar, Horse, Rooster) from Sufjan Stevens' experimental electronic LP Enjoy Your Rabbit. It has been recast into modern classic works by many of NYC's hippest young composers.
Composer Du Yun makes her first appearance on our concerts with a performance of her When a Tiger Meets a Rosa Ragusa. Born and raised in Shanghai and currently based in New York City, Du Yun is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, activist, and curator for new music. In 2017, she won the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her opera, Angel’s Bone, with libretto by Royce Vavrek.
In Hong Kong, composer Sean Tilburg played principal percussion with the Philharmonic Orchestra and met his wife. His Two Abstracts: So Flute and A Rabbit in Your Headlights is a duo for percussion and flute.
TURNmusic is pleased to share the music of Vermont composer Justin Rito. reaching|failing was inspired by the horrific loss of life in our country every year from gun violence. Rito’s family was affected by this struggle when his grandmother was killed in a mass shooting near Detroit in early 2000, which forever changed his view on the preciousness and fragility of life. TURNmusic Justin’s work and story through an in-kind sponsorship for GunSenseVT.
This concert also highlights the music of Megan DiGeorgio, winner of the 2019 TURNmusic Collegiate Music Prize! The TURNquartet players her partial pressures on this program. Megan is currently working towards her Masters of Fine Arts Degree at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

9/22/19 7:00pm - 8:30pm

FlynnSpace, Burlington

Sep
22
2019

Black Enough: A Musical Cabaret

Black Enough: A Musical Cabaret

Come join local talents, Victoria Benkoski and Matt Edwards for a night of musical theare, classical, and jazz standards.

Come discover what it means to be enough.

Including pieces from the broadway musicals-- Waitress; The Last 5 Years; Hairspray; The Wild Party; Kinky Boots; Ragtime; Once on this Island; and many more. Jazz standards by Etta James and classical selections by Robert Schumann.

9/22/19 7:30pm

Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington

Sep
19
2019
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Oct
5
2019

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: TINTYPES

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: TINTYPES

Sept 19-22; Sept 25-29; Oct 2-5 (2pm, 3pm & 7:30pm show times varying by day)

Tintypes chronicles the growing pains of a nation in a musical revue that takes the audience back to turn of the century America, when the innocent, slower-paced days of ice cream socials and hoop skirts are giving way to a bustling world of automobiles, electricity and the telephone, where American optimism and ingenuity run high in leaders like J.P. Morgan, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. It is also a time of growing social turmoil, as increased immigration begins to change the cultural and ethnic makeup of the nation.

TINTYPES is a tune-filled musical melting pot; the ‘Great American Songbook’ come to life. It offers a snapshot of America in its last Age of Innocence. This Tony-nominated, nostalgic, musical revue takes us back to turn of the century America and is a brew of popular songs from 1890 to 1917. It's the era of Charlie Chaplin and Teddy Roosevelt. Featuring a long list of great American tunes: “Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight,” “Meet Me In St. Louis,” “Yankee Doodle Boy,” and “You're a Grand Old Flag” this American musical revue is sure to be a hit for the entire family.

Directed by Gary John LaRosa

9/19/19 7:30pm - 10/5/19 7:30pm

The Grange Theatre at ArtisTree, South Pomfret

Monday, September 23, 2019
Sep
23
2019

Ensemble Pamplemousse : Music For a Sunday Afternoon

Ensemble Pamplemousse : Music For a Sunday Afternoon

Marlboro is pleased to present Ensemble Pamplemousse, an innovative composer/performer collective founded in 2003 to provide a focal point for like-minded creators with a thirst for sonic exploration. The ensemble is a close-knit group of divergent artistic personalities, with training in disparate musical fields. Their collective love for the exquisite in all sonic realms leads the ensemble to persistently discover new vistas of sound at the frayed edges of dissective instrumental performance technique. Compositions aggregate each member’s unique virtuosic talents into extraordinary magical moments. In performance, the ensemble weaves together shapes of resonance, clusters of glitch, skitters of hyper action, and masses of absurdity into impeccable structures of unified beauty. When listening to the ensemble, according to Chicago Reader, “The absurd dances with the sublime, and playfulness collides with rigor.” For their Marlboro appearance the ensemble brings a program of six brand new works written by each of the collective’s members, recently unveiled at their annual Chance & Circumstance Festival. Expect absurdist theatre, re-mappings of Classical repertoire, electromechanical inventions, arcane tuning systems, and more. This event doubles as a record release for Pamplemousse’s newest album, produced and released by TAK editions.

9/23/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Marlboro College, 2582 South Road Marlboro, VT 05344, Marlboro

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Sep
24
2019

Northern Harmony

Northern Harmony

An ensemble of nine brilliant young singers based in Vermont presents a concert of world harmony traditions, including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Corsica, and the Balkans, and American shape-note singing and quartet gospel. Led by Larry Gordon, Northern Harmony is the premier performing group of the world music organization Village Harmony, active in New England and beyond. Students from Lake Region High School in Barton will join in the concert, in the culmination of a day-long workshop with Northern Harmony leaders.
Tickets are $15, Seniors 20% off, Students $5.

9/24/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Sep
24
2019

Mary's Mixed Music Bag

Mary's Mixed Music Bag

In a slightly smoky voice that brings to mind 1930s and '40s nightclub singers, Mary Koth Lutton sings, "You've Lost That Loving Feeling," accompanying herself on a large keyboard in the living room of her Toms River home. Switching to guitar, the woman with short, dark hair softly sings a folk song, her body rocking just the smallest bit from side to side, one foot tapping. Her voice moves effortlessly from deep and low to clear and high.

At age 72, the retired public school teacher of vocal music has returned to the dream of her youth; performing. In 2005, five years after retiring, she learned of the Acoustic Musicians Guild, a nonprofit group based in Ocean County that is open to musicians who want to preserve and advance acoustic music. "Through them, I started singing again," she says of the group, which meets monthly at Cool Beans in Toms River.

Now, her living room is more a studio, jam packed with acoustic and digital pianos, guitars, and people rehearsing with three bands she sings with.

"It feels great. I'm having the time of my life sharing music with a new world of people I have come to know."

9/24/19 7:30pm - 9:00pm

ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Sep
19
2019
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Oct
5
2019

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: TINTYPES

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: TINTYPES

Sept 19-22; Sept 25-29; Oct 2-5 (2pm, 3pm & 7:30pm show times varying by day)

Tintypes chronicles the growing pains of a nation in a musical revue that takes the audience back to turn of the century America, when the innocent, slower-paced days of ice cream socials and hoop skirts are giving way to a bustling world of automobiles, electricity and the telephone, where American optimism and ingenuity run high in leaders like J.P. Morgan, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. It is also a time of growing social turmoil, as increased immigration begins to change the cultural and ethnic makeup of the nation.

TINTYPES is a tune-filled musical melting pot; the ‘Great American Songbook’ come to life. It offers a snapshot of America in its last Age of Innocence. This Tony-nominated, nostalgic, musical revue takes us back to turn of the century America and is a brew of popular songs from 1890 to 1917. It's the era of Charlie Chaplin and Teddy Roosevelt. Featuring a long list of great American tunes: “Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight,” “Meet Me In St. Louis,” “Yankee Doodle Boy,” and “You're a Grand Old Flag” this American musical revue is sure to be a hit for the entire family.

Directed by Gary John LaRosa

9/19/19 7:30pm - 10/5/19 7:30pm

The Grange Theatre at ArtisTree, South Pomfret