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Arts Calendar: Music in Central Vermont

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

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Heliand Consort at the Plainfield Opera House

Heliand Consort at the Plainfield Opera House

Kindred Spirits - Letters and music of Brahms and the Schumanns

The Heliand Consort explores the complex triangle that brought together three of the greatest musical minds of the Romantic Era. Through letters and music of Brahms and the Schumanns, Heliand offers a glimpse into their tragic and beautiful story of love, friendship and art. The program includes Robert Schumann’s Romances for oboe and piano, Brahms Sonata for piano and clarinet, and the music of Clara Schumann.

The program will feature musicians Katie Oprea on oboe, Cynthia Huard on piano, and Elisabeth LeBlanc on clarinet. Selected letters will be read by guest storytellers Jim Stapleton, Diana Bigelow, and Patrick Evans. The letters elucidate Clara and Robert Schumann’s marriage, how they expressed their love with musical gifts, and how Robert’s deteriorating mental health affected their professional and private lives. Johannes Brahms arrived seeking a mentor in composition and fell into one of the most intriguing love triangles in music history.

Do you have a love letter from an old flame tucked away in a dusty drawer? Bring it to one of these concerts (or e-mail it in advance), and we’ll give a dramatic anonymous reading of selected love letters from the audience, as well.

The Heliand Consort is a virtuoso woodwind & piano chamber music ensemble that performs engaging classical music from the baroque through 20th century and contemporary repertoire. Recognized for its dynamic and creative programming, Heliand Consort is also distinguished by its commitment to audience engagement.

5/19/19 4:00pm

Plainfield Opera House, Plainfield

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Summit School Spring Music Classes

Summit School Spring Music Classes

The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture presents….

The Spring 2019 Session of Evening Music Classes at the Center for Arts and Learning
46 Barre Street in Montpelier, VT.

- Registration is now open for classes in Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Singing and more!
- Classes start April 1st and run through June 11th
- Cost is $25 per class.
- For full class descriptions and other details, visit:

Old Time Banjo with Ted Ingham | 8 classes | April 1 - May 20
Old Time Mandolin with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | April 29 - June 3
Old Time Fiddle with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | April 29 - June 3
Bluegrass Banjo Sampler with Jacob Stone | 3 classes | April 1 - April 15

Trad Music Ensemble with Jeremiah McLane | 8 classes | April 2, 9, 30; May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11

Harmony Singing with Heidi Wilson & Avery Book | 6 classes | April 24 - May 29
Foot Percussion Basics with Ellen Cooke | 6 classes | April 3 - May 8 (no class April 17)

Rags and Blues for Fiddle with Mark DiStefano | 6 classes | April 1 - May 9
Advanced Blues Guitar with Dave Keller | 4 classes | April 4, 11, 25; May 2

Klezmer Tunes with Oliver Zeichner | 6 classes | April 5 - May 17 (no class April 19)

For questions regarding these classes, please visit, or contact Yasi Zeichner at

4/1/19 7:30pm - 6/11/19 8:00pm

Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier