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Arts Calendar: Music in Northern Vermont

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Nov
21
2019

The Met Opera Live in HD: Turandot (Puccini)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Turandot (Puccini)

Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love.

Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legend, loosely based on a play by 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi. Featuring a most unusual score with an astounding and innovative use of chorus and orchestra, it is still recognizably Puccini, bursting with instantly appealing melody. The unenviable task of completing the opera’s final scene upon Puccini’s sudden death was left to the composer Franco Alfano.

11/21/19 2:00pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Nov
23
2019

Emergency 1st Responders Soul & Blues Bash

Emergency 1st Responders Soul & Blues Bash

A rollicking night of music with Dave Keller’s Soul Revue with John Fusco and the X-Road Riders (featuring special guest Seth Yacavone) in celebration of our region's Emergency First Responders – the men and women on the front lines working to save lives and protect our communities. Emergency first responders from across the region, claim your Buy One Get One Free ticket for this event by calling our Box Office at 802-760-4634!

Dave Keller’s Soul Revue combines the glory days of Soul music with Keller’s own deep soul, funk-filled songs. Backed by his skin-tight, road-tested core band (Ira Friedman on keys, Caleb Bronz on drums, Gary Lotspeich on bass), Keller has built a show including the powerful Mo’ Sax Horns (Joe Moore, Jessica Friedman and Chris Peterman), and singers Morgan Klarich (D’moja) and April Caspari (The Tender Senders).

Dave Keller is an award-winning, triple-threat: an outstanding singer, an intense guitarist, and a talented songwriter. Fueled by his love of deep Southern soul and blues music, his performances ring out with passion, integrity, and an ability to break down the barriers between performer and audience.

John Fusco and the X-Road Riders (featuring special guest Seth Yacavone): Best known for his screenwriting (credits include Crossroads (1986), Young Guns, and The Highwaymen) John Fusco has teamed up with Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars on a rock-tinged set which has been described as combining the gritty vocals and church-ified organ of Gregg Allman with the sweaty blues muscle of Tab Benoit and Albert King. Barefoot blues guitar demon Seth Yacavone will join in on a few songs as well!

11/23/19 7:00pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe

Sunday, November 24, 2019
Nov
24
2019

Thanksgiving "Ring" by St. Norbert's Community Handbell Choir

Thanksgiving "Ring" by St. Norbert's Community Handbell Choir

Come and hear the lovely sounds of the St. Norbert's Community handbell choir ringing in the season! You'll hear a wide range of musical styles and genres - something for everyone. The concert starts at 2:00pm in the sanctuary of St. Norbert's Catholic church in Hardwick. Admission is free (good will offering will be taken). We hope you'll join us for an afternoon of beautiful music! Who knows? You might even learn how to ring a bell or chime yourself!

11/24/19 2:00pm - 3:30pm

St. Norbert's Catholic Church, 193 Main St.,, Hardwick

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Dec
7
2019

Tim Eriksen in Concert

Tim Eriksen in Concert

Legendary folk musician Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto – a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass – creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound. Eriksen’s work has included extensive contributions to Anthony Minghella’s 2004 Oscar-winning film Cold Mountain.
Order tickets online, $15 sliding fee. Door open 6:30 pm.Questions? Call 888-1261 or email info@riverartsvt.org

12/7/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

River Arts, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Dec
14
2019

The Swingles - Holiday Concert

The Swingles - Holiday Concert

KCP Presents
Five-time Grammy Award-winning masters of a cappella

Saturday, December 14, 7:00 pm

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

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

Save 20% when you buy by November 14. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office.

“Stunning reinventions of songs with subtle beatboxing and audacious harmonies... superhero singing to truly raise goosebumps.” – The Guardian (London)

“The legendary Swingle Singers navigated the dauntingly virtuosic terrain with breathtaking and often quite beautiful results.” – Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco)

“The Swingle Singers pitched those mysteriously lovely chords with laser-like precision... a triumph” – The Daily Telegraph (London)

The festive season hasn’t truly begun until you’ve spent an evening wrapped in the warm vocal magic of The Swingles. With folk and jazz-inspired a cappella originals alongside traditional carols and holiday favorites, the five-time Grammy winners evoke ice-bound worlds, blankets of snow and fireside sing-alongs.

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined them since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognized as masters of their craft.

The Swingles have appeared on numerous film and TV soundtracks, including Sex and the City, Wedding Crashers, Grey’s Anatomy and Glee. In 2017, they co-wrote and performed a song for the end credits of Alexander Payne’s film Downsizing. Their prolific output of music videos has also earned them millions of views online and new audiences around the world.

The Swingles display their uncommon range and diversity through dozens of collaborations, performing to great acclaim around the world, including recent performances at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall with Michael Tilson Thomas, London’s Royal Festival Hall with Vladimir Jurowsky, and Milan’s La Scala with John Axelrod.

12/14/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Fuller Hall St. Johnsbury Academy 1000 Main St., Saint Johnsbury

Thursday, December 19, 2019
Dec
19
2019

The Met Opera Live in HD: Manon (Massenet)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Manon (Massenet)

Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production.

A take on the quintessentially French tale of the beautiful young woman who is incapable of forsaking both love and luxury, Massenet’s Manon features one of the truly unforgettable, irresistible, and archetypal female characters in opera. While the story is firmly set in class and gender issues of the past, the character of Manon herself is timeless, convincing, and familiar. The opera has been a success ever since its premiere, championed by a diverse roster of singers who have cherished its dramatic opportunities, exalted style, and ravishing music.

Tickets: Adult $17
Child $10
AARP members $13.60

12/19/19 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Dec
19
2019

John Pizzarelli Trio “ForCentennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute To Nat King Cole”

John Pizzarelli Trio “ForCentennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute To Nat King Cole”

"Nat King Cole is the reason why I do what I do,” comments John Pizzarelli. “The joy that he brought me has never faded and the musicality of his group remains fresh and vibrant to this day.”

John Pizzarelli recently released his new album, For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole on Ghostlight Deluxe, an imprint of Ghostlight Records.Following high-profile collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney and Michael McDonald, Pizzarelli returns to his roots to honor his hero, the legendary jazz/pop vocalist and pianist Nat King Cole, whose centennial is being celebrated around the world this year with various concerts, books and recordings.For Centennial Reasons…completes an epic trio of Pizzarelli albums saluting Cole, starting with Dear Mr. Cole, which helped put Pizzarelli on the map as an influential jazz guitarist and singer in 1994, and continuing with P.S. Mr. Cole, which cemented his legacy five years later.

Pizzarelli is embarking on a tour this year to celebrate the new album. He explains, “The trio has developed and refined these songs and, over time, figured out what we feel have become the definitive versions. Some arrangements, like ‘Route 66,‘ have gotten much faster.But ‘Straighten Up and Fly Right,’ which I recorded for my first album way back in 1983, has settled into more of a mellow tone. After all this time, I can slow down and savor it. These songs never get old.”

The tour will feature John Pizzarelli on guitar and vocals with Mike Karnon double bass, and Konrad Paszkudzki on piano

12/19/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Thursday, December 26, 2019
Dec
26
2019

The Met Opera in HD: Madama Butterfly (Puccini)

The Met Opera in HD: Madama Butterfly (Puccini)

Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, baritone Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.

The title character of Madama Butterfly—a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage—is one of the defining roles in opera. The story triggers ideas about cultural and sexual imperialism for people far removed from the opera house, and film, Broadway, and popular culture in general have riffed endlessly on it. The lyric beauty of Puccini’s score, especially the music for the thoroughly believable lead role, has made Butterfly timeless.

Tickets: Adult $17
Child $10
AARP members $13.60

12/26/19 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Saturday, December 28, 2019
Dec
28
2019

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony: Green Mountain Mahler Festival

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony: Green Mountain Mahler Festival

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “the Choral,” is one of Beethoven’s greatest works, and many consider it among the finest achievements of western music. Join the Green Mountain Mahler Festival orchestra and chorus with conductor Daniel Bruce and four VT vocal soloists for their festive holiday concert! Founded in 2002, the Green Mountain Mahler Festival provides opportunities for VT Musicians and enthusiasts to experience the works of great Romantic composers and bring this music to you to enjoy.

Tickets: Adults $25
Seniors (60+) $20
Students $10

12/28/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Saturday, January 11, 2020
Jan
11
2020

Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton

In 2020 American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton extends touring in support of his ninth studio release Mixtape of the Open Road. The Wall Street Journal and CMT premiered tracks from the album that since garnered much critical acclaim. “Outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul-marinated voice.” -Rollingstone

Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early 90’s. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more.

With one of the most powerful and dynamic voices in American popular music, Martin Sexton straddles the worlds of folk, soul, country, and rock and roll with ease. Playing solo and acoustic, Sexton’s rhythmic, fingerstyle guitar playing, matched with his elastic vocals, can make it seem as if he’s backed by a full band. His incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more.

Tickets: $38-68

1/11/20 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Jan
23
2020

The Met Opera in HD: Akhanten

The Met Opera in HD: Akhanten

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.

Tickets: Adult $17
Child $10
AARP members $13.60

1/23/20 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Feb
5
2020

Che Malambo

Che Malambo

The Argentine company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, singing, and whirling boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. This powerhouse all-male company of gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer Gilles Brinas.

Tickets: $25-$55

2/5/20 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Feb
13
2020

The Met Opera Live in HD: Wozzeck (Berg)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Wozzeck (Berg)

Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland.

One of the emblematic achievements of the thriving artistic forces in Germany and Austria during the brief period between world wars, Wozzeck was a sensation and a scandal at its premiere. Remarkably, it has lost none of its power to fascinate, shock, and engage audiences, and its status as one of the defining musical works of the 20th century has not blunted its vitality.

https://www.sprucepeakarts.org/events/the-met-opera-live-in-hd-wozzeck/

2/13/20 3:30pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Feb
19
2020

Mardi Gras Boogaloo 2-2-

Mardi Gras Boogaloo 2-2-

New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band, founded in 1977, are pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement. They have taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and fused it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a ‘musical gumbo,’ has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour 5 continents and over 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is synonymous with genre bending romps and high-octane performances.

New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band, founded in 1977, are pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement. They have taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and fused it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a ‘musical gumbo,’ has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour 5 continents and over 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is synonymous with genre bending romps and high-octane performances.

The music of Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas is the expression of a remarkable South Louisiana family and provides a direct connection to Zydeco’s storied pioneers such as Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis. Dennis Paul Williams, Nathan’s brother, brings his jazz-influenced guitar chops to the band. The eldest Williams brother, Sid ‘El Sid O’ Williams is a Lafayette legend unto himself. Ever since forming the the Cha-Chas back in 1985, Nathan Williams has shared his unique take on this blues and dance music of Louisiana Creole around the globe, from Lincoln Center in New York to The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Tickets: $38 to $68

2/19/20 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe