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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Oct
21
2018

Northern Third Piano Quartet Performs Music of Erik Nielsen, Schumann, Part and Faure

Northern Third Piano Quartet Performs Music of Erik Nielsen, Schumann, Part and Faure
Description:

The Northern Third Piano Quartet performs this fall in Montpelier and Richmond. The Vermont-based chamber music group members are Sofia Hirsch, violin; Elizabeth Reid, viola; John Dunlop, cello; and Alison Bruce Cerutti, piano. In celebration of their 6th year of collaboration, they have commissioned a new piano quartet from Brookfield composer Erik Nielsen, The group will give the world premiere in this series, in addition to performing works by Pärt, Schumann, and Fauré. Concerts will be Saturday October 20, Unitarian Church of Montpelier, at 7:30PM; and Sunday October 21, Richmond Free Library, at 3PM. Admission is a suggested donation of $20, and $10 for students and those with limited means. www.northernthirdpianoquartet.com

Time: 10/21/18 3:00pm
Location: Richmond Free Library, Richmond
Oct
21
2018

Champlain Philharmonic Fall Concert

Champlain Philharmonic Fall Concert
Description:

The Champlain Philharmonic, under the direction of Matthew LaRocca, will present its Fall Concert Series on Saturday, October 20th at 7:30 pm at Ackley Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney and Sunday, October 21st at 4:00 pm at the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College. The program, entitled, “DANSA- Music from the Old Country” features Grammy-nominated Vermont flutist Karen Kevra as soloist performing the Doppler Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Op. 26 and Bizet's Fantasie Brilliant Sur Carmen. The program will also include the wild and wonderful eastern European dances of Brahms and Dvorak (based on music of the traveling "Gypsy" (Roma) bands) and Veils and Whirlwinds by Vermont composer Peter Hamlin. Tickets are available at the door for both performances or in advance at www.champlainphilharmonic.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/champlainphil. Please visit the website for ticket prices.

Time: 10/21/18 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Middlebury
Oct
21
2018

Beyond Noise: Contemporary Classical Guitar Concert

Beyond Noise: Contemporary Classical Guitar Concert
Description:

This program will be centered around contemporary classical music written for the guitar and will also include some pieces that are not necessarily for the guitar. As the title suggests, the program will be an investigation as to what classifies "noise" as an unwanted sound and "music" as desired sounds. Included will be pieces by Leo Brouwer, Carlo Domeniconi, Steven Snowden and more!

For more information and to RSVP, go to www.christopherschoelen.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/166449910947002/?active_tab=about

Christopher Schoelen is a classical guitarist based in Columbia, South Carolina. His Album "Anima" is available through his website.

Time: 10/21/18 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: House Concert at a private home, Middlesex
Oct
21
2018

Goldberg Variations - Concert

Goldberg Variations - Concert
Description:

Renowned pianist, Nathan Carterette (www.nathancarterette.com), will give a performance of the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach on the magnificent Steinway piano in the beauty of Grace Church Sanctuary. Grace Church is located at 8 Court Street, Rutland, VT 05701, with ample parking in the West Street lot.

Time: 10/21/18 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, Rutland
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Oct
23
2018

Youssou NDOUR

Youssou NDOUR
Description:

For decades, singer-songwriter and activist Youssou NDOUR has been a mesmerizing voice for West Africa. He and his band concoct a sublime mixture of compulsive rhythms, jangling guitars, Senegalese musical traditionalism, Cuban-influenced jazz and funk. His supple, golden tenor—named one of the world’s 50 great voices by NPR—not only resonates with the griot lineage into which he was born, but engages the wider world in causes of human rights and food security. Making his Hop debut, NDOUR brings a revolutionary, rousing musical spirit

Time: 10/23/18 7:00pm
Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH, Outside Vermont
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Oct
3
2018
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Oct
24
2018

Southern Old Time Fiddle

Southern Old Time Fiddle Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

Time: 10/3/18 6:30pm - 10/24/18 7:45pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Sep
5
2018
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Dec
5
2018

String Band with Jill Newton

String Band with Jill Newton Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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.

Time: 9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Friday, October 26, 2018
Oct
26
2018

Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette
Description:

performing songs by Bob Dylan

with special guest James Blood Ulmer

Friday, October 26, 7:00 pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $52, $42, $32, $15. Students are free
Ticket prices do not include any applicable fees or sales taxes.

Save 20% when you buy by September 26th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

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“Soul singing doesn’t get any better.” -- New York Times

Three-time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. She is not a songwriter, nor is she a "cover" artist. She is an interpreter of the highest order. Bettye was performing during the birth of soul music in the 60s and she’s still creating vital recordings today. To quote the late, great George Jones: "Bettye is truly a 'singer's singer'."

Soul diva Bettye LaVette recorded her first hit at 15 (Let Me Down Easy) and toured with soul pioneers Otis Redding, Ben E. King and James Brown. Although the recording industry proved fickle, LaVette has performed consistently during the past half-century, gaining cult followings in Europe and across the U.S.

During the 1990’s and 2000’s, Bettye began to gain wider appeal, performing Love Reign O'er Me at The Kennedy Center Honors in a tribute to The Who. She brought the house down and suddenly found a whole new audience for her unparalleled style of blues and soul singing. In 2009 she performed a show-stopping rendition of Sam Cooke’s A Change Is Gonna Come with Jon Bon Jovi for President-elect Obama’s kick-off Inaugural concert. In April of that year she shared the stage with Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr at Radio City Music Hall.

And in late 2016, her friend, photographer Carol Friedman, pitched Bettye the idea of doing an album of all Bob Dylan songs, with Grammy Award-winning producer, Steve Jordan. The resulting Verve Records album “Things Have Changed” was born. Bettye LaVette’s interpretations of these Bob Dylan songs will be featured in our concert.

LaVette has received the Blues Music Award for Best Soul Blues Female Artist from The Blues Foundation. She has appeared on National Public Radio's World Cafe, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and performed a Tiny Desk Concert. She has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Austin City Limits, A Prairie Home Companion, and more.

With a voice that critics today compare to the early Tina Turner, Bettye LaVette continues to break new ground.

FROM ROLLING STONE:

“On the title track of this remarkable collection of Bob Dylan covers, Betty LaVette wraps her voice – full of grit, brass and soul when she started recording at 16 in 1962; worn and sharpened by experience now at 72 – around a lyric about sitting on the lap of strange man with pale skin and an assassin's eye. The way she tells it, that man could be the song's author or a villain in an epic of intrigue, or maybe there's no difference between the two. She makes the song so alive with consequence and possibility, it's able to transform into whatever she or the listener needs it to be in the moment: a spy movie, a romance novel, a Biblical parable of reckoning, a bittersweet memory of a time when caring mattered or a way of drinking away the pain of that memory.”

“This (Dylan songs) album is more hers – more personal and reflective of her wicked ways, sly humor and battle-tested wisdom – than any she's made. Consider Dylan a jumping off point for LaVette – a way of drawing power and focusing attention until she can take the time she needs to describe the world the way it feels to her: a tangle of longing, lust, struggle and hard-won satisfaction.”

WITH SPECIAL GUEST, JAMES BLOOD ULMER

Mighty jazz, blues, free funk guitarist James 'Blood' Ulmer will perform an opening set for Bettye LaVette. Ulmer is best known for his defining collaboration with jazz saxophone pioneer, Ornette Coleman. But his raucous guitar and leathery vocals take audiences back to his deep southern roots in the blues.

“With jangling, chiming chords and a strident delivery with trembling vocals, Ulmer evoked the blues of despair and desperation, the rolling blues of the itinerant, and directly, the electric blues of Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf. Powered, trippery runs drifted into harmolodic abstract with creeping riffs rising up with the force of a hot, bubbling, volcanic spring. Then a grizzled edge to the slurred vocals cut through until the guitar took on a soft, hurdy-gurdy tone for Ulmer to bow out with humble grace after a spellbinding set.” – Geoff Winston, London Jazz News (UK)

“Mr. Ulmer's guitar tone, a gasping, metallic cry, expresses everything from out-in-the-woods loneliness to nail-chewing, urban anxiety. He performed brilliantly. And by organically mixing Chuck Berry and country licks, be-bop and blues ideas, he seemed to be saying that all these things are connected, and that the music and its original makers are our common inheritance.” – Peter Watrous, NY Times.

Time: 10/26/18 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: St. Johnsbury Academy Fuller Hall, Saint Johnsbury
Oct
26
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Joe Iconis & Family in Concert

Joe Iconis & Family in Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Traditional musical theatre blasts into the future with writer and rabble-rouser Joe Iconis and his band of musical theatre punks. On the heels of a runaway success (Joe's Be More Chill heads to Broadway next year) Mr. Iconis returns to Weston with cohort Seth Eliser, Lauren Marcus, George Salazar and Jason SweetTooth Williams for a signature mashup of showtune cabaret and rock & roll jamboree.

Location: Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Oct
27
2018

Free the Voice (workshop)

Free the Voice (workshop) Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Voice is an instrument that radiates from the soul, resonates in the body, and is pure energy and touch. Harnessing the energy of the Voice is a strength that is felt deep within ourselves and heard loudly outside of ourselves.

This workshop is dedicated to Vocal Expression, sensing the voice, feeling and understanding the physicality of sound, freeing our minds of preconceived ideas of song, and realizing the transformational healing effects we have on ourselves and others when we use our voice with intention and love. Both through introspective work and outward playfulness, we will explore the voice as an instrument that radiates from the imagination, body and movement, not limited to conventions of language, but rather able to convey myriad forms of communication.
Come play, shift, listen, explore and Free The Voice!

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook.

Please pre-register: info@vermontdance.org
$25 Public, $20 VDA members, Free with Current Middlebury I.D.


Guest Artist Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based contemporary vocalist, composer, yoga instructor and vocal coach. Her music spans orchestral pieces to solo vocal composition, sound installations and sound healing Voice Baths. With backgrounds including theater, somatic practices and world music, her teaching leads people on a journey to embody the voice through pure expression of sound and emotion, mind/ body awareness, and freeing the voice in a therapeutic, interdisciplinary manner. Her workshops, Voice Baths and solo artistic work has been presented at concert halls, museums, universities and wellness centers and concert halls from Los Angeles to Australia, Mongolia, Madagascar and Vietnam. In June 2016 Odeya gave birth to her first child, a sweet little boy named Taiga Kol. The journey of motherhood has added an even deeper connection to the offering and nurturing of her voice.

Time: 10/27/18 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Burlington
Oct
27
2018

A Solo Voice (performance)

A Solo Voice (performance) Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Evolving over the last seven years, A Solo Voice by Odeya Nini is an investigation of extended vocal techniques, resonance and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations that include field recordings and theatrical elements, aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement. Through multi-dimensionality that serves to both provoke and soothe in abstract communication, the voice is presented in its spectrum of natures as it travels through cultures, ages, emotions and colors, like photographs, with tender intimacy and bold aberrance.

Presented by Vermont Dance Alliance and the Middlebury Dance Department.
$10-20 sliding scale. Free with current Middlebury I.D.


Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based experimental vocalist and contemporary composer. At the locus of her interests are performance practices, textural harmony, gesture, tonal animation, and the illumination of minute sounds, in works spanning chamber music to vocal pieces and collages of musique concrète. Her solo vocal work extends the dimension and expression of the voice and body, creating a sonic and physical panorama of silence to noise and tenderness to grandeur. Odeya has collaborated extensively with dancers, visual artist, filmmakers and theater directors as both a composer and soloist and has worked with artists such as Meredith Monk, Butch Morris, Lucy & Jorge Orta, The Industry & Wild Up. Odeya's work has been presented at venues and festivals across the US and internationally, such as Resonant Bodies Festival, The LA Phil, The Hammer Museum, REDCAT, The Kitchen, MONA and Art Basel Miami, from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Australia, Mongolia, Madagascar and Vietnam. She has lectured on contemporary vocal techniques and composition and leads vocal sound baths, workshops and retreats exploring the creative and healing qualities of sound, voice, and movement. Odeya holds a BFA from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and an MFA in composition from California Institute of the Arts. Her debut album Vougheauxyice (Voice), for solo voice, was released in April of 2014 on pfMENTUM records.

Time: 10/27/18 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Burlington
Oct
27
2018

SPRUCE PEAK CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY PRESENTS an Intimate Concert with David Kaplan, Jia Kim & Siwoo Kim

SPRUCE PEAK CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY PRESENTS an Intimate Concert with David Kaplan, Jia Kim & Siwoo Kim Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Committed to bringing Stowe area audiences the finest performances of an extraordinary repertoire, the Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society (SPCMS) is presenting two intimate evenings of chamber music in 2018, with audience and musicians together, on-stage, at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. Join us for extraordinary performances by world-class musicians and learn more about the educational impact goals of the inaugural season of the Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society which launches in January, 2019.

On Saturday, October 27, pianist David Kaplan, violinist Siwoo Kim, and Artistic Director/cellist Jia Kim will be performing movements from chamber music masterpieces including Mozart’s beautifully operatic Piano Trio in C Major, the soulful “Dumky” Trio by Dvořák, and the ultimately passionate and spirited 2nd Trio in C Minor by Mendelssohn.

Please join us for this intimate stage concert — Seating is limited to 100 seats.

Time: 10/27/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Oct
27
2018

Snake Mountain Bluegrass, live at Brandon Music

Snake Mountain Bluegrass, live at Brandon Music Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Seven Days said it best: Snake Mountain’s “toe-tapping tunes combine the best of modern and traditional bluegrass.” With harmonies and songs that vary in tempo from “breakdown” to ballad, this popular Addison County group consistently puts on a fun show for everyone. Their upcoming concert at Brandon Music will feature tunes from their new album, “For Keeps,” as well as many traditional favorites. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 10/27/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon
Oct
27
2018

Let's Fall in Love, A Benefit Jazz Cabaret

Let's Fall in Love, A Benefit Jazz Cabaret Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus presents Becky Graber in “Let’s Fall In Love”, a benefit jazz cabaret at Next Stage Arts, in Putney, VT, on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 7:30 pm. Co-created with Musical Director, Alki Steriopoulos, “Let’s Fall In Love,” weaves together jazz classics with snapshots of Becky’s own personal journey in search of love.

Becky is the founder and director of the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus, and also directs the Animaterra Women’s Chorus, in Keene, NH. She is a teacher, pianist, storyteller, composer, conductor, and song-leader. Join Becky as she reveals her lifelong love affair with torch songs and steps into the spotlight with her first ever cabaret program.

Just returned from a summer of music in Ecuador, Musical Director, co-creator, and pianist Alki Steriopoulos is thrilled to be a part of Becky’s maiden voyage as a cabaret chanteuse. No stranger to Vermont audiences, Alki made his own concert debut at Next Stage on Saturday, October 6th.

Proceeds from “Let’s Fall in Love” will benefit the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus scholarship fund.

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT. Tickets are $20 Advance / $22 At the Door, with $35 for chorus supporters. For information, call 802-254-8994. Advance tickets are available at Turn It Up in Brattleboro and the Putney Food Co-op in Putney, or on line at www.nextstagearts.org.

Time: 10/27/18 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Next Stage Arts, Putney
Oct
27
2018

Kittel & Co.

Kittel & Co. Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

American fiddler, violinist, and composer Jeremy Kittel draws from traditional roots, jazz, Celtic, classical, electronic, and more. He has worked with such artists as Abigail Washburn, Jars of Clay, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, and the Turtle Island Quartet. For this performance, he plays alongside genre-bending guitarist Quinn Bachand, hammered dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman, and phenom mandolinist Josh Pinkham, who wowed audiences here last April. A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd student. On sale to PASS members 9/6, ID holders 9/13, general public 9/17.

Time: 10/27/18 7:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robinson Hall, Middlebury
Oct
27
2018

Starline Rhythm Boys, LIVE! in Bennington

Starline Rhythm Boys, LIVE! in Bennington Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

After three years, The Starline Rhythm Boys return to Bennington for their 20th Anniversary Tour! The award winning Honky Tonk trio will be joined by special guests for a memorable night at Oldcastle Theatre. Tickets will go fast as Bennington's own Billy Bratcher, (Bass and vocals) brings the band in from their usual northern circuit. Join one of Vermont's favorite bands to celebrate 20 years of great music and dancing! Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets and at the Oldcastle box office 802.442.5758.

Time: 10/27/18 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Oldcastle Theatre 331 Main St., Bennington
Oct
26
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Joe Iconis & Family in Concert

Joe Iconis & Family in Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Traditional musical theatre blasts into the future with writer and rabble-rouser Joe Iconis and his band of musical theatre punks. On the heels of a runaway success (Joe's Be More Chill heads to Broadway next year) Mr. Iconis returns to Weston with cohort Seth Eliser, Lauren Marcus, George Salazar and Jason SweetTooth Williams for a signature mashup of showtune cabaret and rock & roll jamboree.

Location: Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Oct
26
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Joe Iconis & Family in Concert

Joe Iconis & Family in Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Traditional musical theatre blasts into the future with writer and rabble-rouser Joe Iconis and his band of musical theatre punks. On the heels of a runaway success (Joe's Be More Chill heads to Broadway next year) Mr. Iconis returns to Weston with cohort Seth Eliser, Lauren Marcus, George Salazar and Jason SweetTooth Williams for a signature mashup of showtune cabaret and rock & roll jamboree.

Location: Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
Oct
28
2018

Das Lied von der Erde

Das Lied von der Erde
Description:

Join local and international Heldentenor Peter Furlong, Mezzo-soprano Alexandra von Roepke, and pianist Christian Kaelberer for an exclusive preview on the CedarHouse Sound Concert Series of their upcoming New York City: Gustav Mahler’s rare piano version of “Das Lied von der Erde” ("The Song of the Earth").

Seats are extremely limited and tickets are on sale now. Each ticket purchased automatically enters the holder into a raffle for a personalised signed CD (winner must be present to collect the prize).

Tickets are $25 each.

To reserve your tickets, please call 603.927.6363

Time: 10/28/18 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: North Sutton, NH, Outside Vermont
Oct
28
2018

WITH THE PEACHERINE RAGTIME SOCIETY ORCHESTRA

WITH THE PEACHERINE RAGTIME SOCIETY ORCHESTRA Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Travel back to the early 1900s to cheer and hiss at three ghostly silent films paired with the original historic orchestral scores– Buster Keaton in The Haunted House (1921), Laurel and Hardy in Habeus Corpus (1928), and Charlie Chaplin in One A.M. (1916). Between the films, enjoy the rollicking rhythms of the early 20th century as played by Peacherine, featuring favorites by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and more! Fun for the whole family!

The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is “the premier American ragtime ensemble” as hailed by the Washington Post. Formed by conductor Andrew Greene at the University of Maryland in 2010, the Orchestra recreates the syncopated stylings of a bygone era – ragtime, theater, and dance music, along with underscoring classic silent films using the original orchestral scores.

*KIDS FREE! One FREE kids ticket will be offered for each full-priced adult ticket purchased. Enter the code KIDSFREE at checkout. Hurry, offer expires 10/7/18!

Time: 10/28/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Monday, October 29, 2018
Oct
29
2018

Liam O'Connor and John Blake

Liam O'Connor and John Blake
Description:

Liam O’Connor, one of Ireland’s leading fiddle players, and John Blake, traditional Irish flute player, guitarist and pianist, will appear for an evening of music and stories. Liam’s solo CD “The Loom” received five-star reviews and was voted Trad Album of the Year in 2017 by the Irish Times. The Irish Echo review described the album as “mind-bogglingly good” and “full of wow moments from beginning to end.” An ex-member of traditional group Teada, John has recorded two trio albums and a solo album, and his musicianship has graced dozens of albums and performances.

Presented by Young Tradition Vermont
Reservations and further info: mark.sustic@gmail.com

Time: 10/29/18 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Burlington Violin Shop, 23 Church Street, Burlington
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Sep
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2018
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5
2018

String Band with Jill Newton

String Band with Jill Newton Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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.

Time: 9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Nov
1
2018

TURNmusic

TURNmusic Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

TURNmusic returns with its signature twist on chamber music. This November, Vermont-based soprano Mary Bonhag sings Sarah Kirkland Snider’s song cycle, Penelope, a piece moving organically from moments of elegiac strings-and-harp reflection to dusky post-rock textures with drums, guitars, and electronics.

Also, featuring music by 2018 Collegiate Composition Prize Winner Andy Gagnon and Vermont composer Kyle Saulnier.

Time: 11/1/18 8:00pm
Location: FlynnSpace, Burlington
Nov
1
2018
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Nov
4
2018

Steinway Comes to Vermont

Steinway Comes to Vermont
Description:

Steinway & Sons announces an upcoming “Steinway Comes to Vermont” festival featuring free piano presentations, musical performances, and a three-day sales event offering significantly reduced prices on Steinway and Steinway-designed Boston and Essex pianos. The Steinway Comes to Vermont event will be held at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4. A portion of proceeds from piano sales will benefit Vermont College of Fine Arts and Monteverdi Music School.
Steinway & Sons is one of the most renowned musical names in American history. Since 1853, the company has dedicated itself to making nothing short of the finest pianos in the world, which is why today, Steinway is the choice of nine out of ten concert artists, and it is the preferred piano of countless musicians, professional and amateur, throughout the world. Steinways are rarely discounted, but through this special event, the pianos used for the performance showcase at VCFA will be sold at prices far below retail value.

All events are free; some events require RSVP. Festival activities include:

• Thurs, Nov. 1, 4:30 – 6:00 pm: Student performance and showcase, followed by a 7:00 pm technical demonstration by Steinway craftsman Rich Fell
• Fri, Nov. 2, 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Faculty performance showcase; RSVP 347.306.9642
• Fri – Sun, Nov 2-4: Piano sale, by appointment only; RSVP 347.306.9642
• Sat, Nov 3:
o 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Music Teacher’s Forum
o 3:00 – 4:45 pm: Budding Composer’s Forum
o 5:00 – 5:30 pm; Special performance and reception; RSVP 347.306.9642

“Last year’s inaugural Steinway Comes to Vermont event was a wonderful opportunity to bring together teachers, students, professional artists, and others who are passionate about piano,” said Gary Girouard, Educational Services Manager for Steinway & Sons. “We are thrilled to offer the festival again this year, and we hope to see even more people take advantage of these incredible free activities and unprecedented prices on Steinway and Steinway-designed pianos.”

All activities will be hosted at Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, Vermont. To secure an appointment for the private sale event, call 347.306.9642. To learn more, visit www.steinway.com/vermont.

Location: Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier
Friday, November 2, 2018
Nov
2
2018

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The French cello virtuoso performs some of J. S. Bach’s most beloved music: the six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. “Queyras performs as he breathes. His technical ease allows him to play with the music, to knead it, giving a particular character to each work...he brings the universe to the end of his bow.”—Le Devoir, Montréal. This special event includes a reception at intermission. A Nelson Series event, made possible with generous support from Olin C. Robison. Reserved seating. Tickets: $28 Public/$22 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. On sale to PASS members 9/6, ID holders 9/13, general public 9/17.

Time: 11/2/18 7:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robinson Hall, Middlebury