Arts Calendar: Music in Chittenden County
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
Jason Baker plays original Folk-Roots Americana at Radio Bean in Burlington.
10/3/19 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Radio Bean 8 N Winooski Ave, Burlington
Capital City Concerts presents "Sleepers Awake!” (Wachet Auf, BWV 140), the most beloved of Bach's cantatas. World-class singer soloists (Hyunah Yu–soprano, Steven Paul Spears–tenor, and Nathaniel Sullivan–baritone), a professional orchestra (composed of Vermont musicians with players from the New York City Ballet and Opera Orchestras, and Mostly Mozart), and a chorus and will be directed by Richard Riley. Other works on the program include a selection of arias featuring each vocal soloist and the motet Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden, BWV 230. Violinist Laurie Smukler will be the soloist in Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041.
Cathedral of Saint Paul, Burlington, Burlington
Trio Sefardi celebrates the musical heritage of the exiled Jews of Spain, the Sephardim, with songs in Ladino about love and courtship, holidays and hope. Trio members Susan Gaeta (vocals/guitar), Tina Chancey (bowed strings), and Howard Bass (guitar/lute) are dedicated to bringing the vibrant past into the living present and to continuing the musical traditions of those who created and sustained Sephardic song traditions over the centuries. They have performed extensively with their mentor, the Bosnian-born singer/composer and 2002 National Heritage Fellowship honoree Flory Jagoda, and with La Rondinella and the Western Wind.
Trio Sefardi has performed at the Kennedy Center, the National Gallery of Art, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Center for Jewish History and the Greek Jewish Festival in New York City, at the Richmond and Washington Folk Festivals, and at many synagogues and Jewish Community Centers on the East Coast. The group recently released its third recording, “La Yave d’Espanya.”
Connect with Trio Sefardi: www.triosefardi.com; YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_X1QvgJeWOIn9Mh9TMzpQ;
and on Facebook.
10/20/19 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ruach haMaqom, Burlington