Arts Calendar: Music in Central Vermont
Paul Asbell began playing at age 12 on an acoustic guitar that his father had “broken in” backing pro-labor “people’s songs” at union rallies in the 1940s. Entirely self-taught, Paul’s earliest musical inspiration was drawn from his dad’s records by the likes of Lightnin’ Hopkins, Leadbelly, Uncle Dave Macon, and Jimmy Driftwood. Paul’s three solo acoustic CDs have received rave reviews in the national media for their fresh takes on blues and jazz standards, old-timey country tunes, and original compositions drawn from the “American roots” tradition.
|Location:||Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph|
VCFA welcomes the MFA in Music Composition program to campus February 4-10. Multiple concerts and events featuring music written by VCFA students and performed by world-class musicians fill the week. All events are open—and free of charge—to the public. Four different ensembles will premiere pieces written by MFA in Music Composition students that reflect a widely versatile cross-section of approaches to new music. All concerts are in the College Hall Chapel.
|Location:||Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Hall Chapel, Montpelier|