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Arts Calendar: Music in Central Vermont

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Saturday, January 18, 2020
Jan
18
2020

Capital City Concerts presents "Pictures at an Exhibition"

Capital City Concerts presents "Pictures at an Exhibition"

Capital City Concerts (CCC) presents a multi-media concert "Pictures at an Exhibition” on Saturday January 18 at 7:30PM and Sunday January 19 at 4PM at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier. Washington, D.C. pianist Jeffrey Chappell returns for a concert in which the artwork of students from Central Vermont schools will be projected over the stage during the performances. Flutist Karen Kevra will join Chappell in a work by Charles Koechlin, featuring images from legendary National Geographic photographer James Blair's collection Our Threatened Inheritance.

For more information and to order tickets ($15-$25) visit www.capitalcityconcerts.org. Tickets also available at Bear Pond Books. (Check or cash only-in person)

1/18/20 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Montpelier

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Jan
19
2020

Capital City Concerts presents "Pictures at an Exhibition"

Capital City Concerts presents "Pictures at an Exhibition"

Capital City Concerts (CCC) presents a multi-media concert "Pictures at an Exhibition” on Saturday January 18 at 7:30PM and Sunday January 19 at 4PM at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier. Washington, D.C. pianist Jeffrey Chappell returns for a concert in which the artwork of students from Central Vermont schools will be projected over the stage during the performances. Flutist Karen Kevra will join Chappell in a work by Charles Koechlin, featuring images from legendary National Geographic photographer James Blair's collection Our Threatened Inheritance.

For more information and to order tickets ($15-$25) visit www.capitalcityconcerts.org. Tickets also available at Bear Pond Books. (Check or cash only-in person)

1/19/20 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Montpelier

Jan
19
2020

Breton Fest-Noz

Breton Fest-Noz

The traditional music, dance, and flavors of Brittany—the “Celtic” region of northwestern France—is highlighted at the College’s second Fest-Noz (Breton night festival). Join piper Timothy Cummings and special guests for authentic music, participatory dances, and crêpes and cider. Free

1/19/20 4:00pm

Le Château, Grand Salon, Middlebury

Jan
19
2020

Patrick Ross in Concert with the Kowal Family Bluegrass Band

Patrick Ross in Concert with the Kowal Family Bluegrass Band

Tickets: Adv. $16 at Door $20
To reserve your seat visit: http://www.cabotarts.org
Patrick Ross’s Website: www.patrickrossmusic.com

Traditional and original toe-tappin' tunes by a fifth-generation-Vermonter virtuoso!

From the borderlands of Quebec in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom where Ross learned traditional folk tunes from his father and began his journey as a fifth-generation fiddle player. He won the Vermont-State Fiddle Championship at age fourteen. He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and shared stages with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Paul McCartney. He now lives in Newbury, Vermont, with his wife and daughter.
His solo concerts include a worldwide range of fiddle styles as well as songs he has penned with guitar, banjo, mandolin and cello.

1/19/20 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Willey BuildingAuditorium, Cabot

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Jan
22
2020

Farmers Night: Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Farmers Night: Vermont Symphony Orchestra

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is a staple of the free-of-charge Farmers Night concert series each winter, and their appearance at the State House on Wednesday night, January 22, at 7:30pm will be poignant and not-to-be-missed -- as longtime Music Director Jaime Laredo wields his baton for the last time in the House Chamber.  The program includes two charming “miniatures”, one by Holst, inspired by folk songs, and one by Sibelius showcasing the flute section.  Works by Elgar and Mozart, in turn, feature the winds and strings.  Lest they be accused of ignoring music on this “side of the pond”, the concert will conclude with a world premiere by a talented senior from Hartford (VT) High School, and a toe-tapping rag from Scott Joplin!  Come a bit early to ensure you get a seat!

The Farmers Night Concert Series is a longstanding State House tradition of over a century. Artists from around the state, in genres ranging from classical music to bluegrass to barbershop, perform at 7:30 pm in the well of the House Chamber each Wednesday night during most of the legislative season, from late January through mid-April.  All performances are free of charge! 

The entire Farmer Night Series is presented by the Vermont General Assembly, with assistance from the Sergeant-at-Arms and State Curator’s Offices.

For additional questions, please contact Jack Zeilenga, Assistant State Curator 802-828-0749, Email: jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov.

1/22/20 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Vermont State House, Montpelier

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Jan
23
2020
– THRU –
Jan
26
2020

10th Annual Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

10th Annual Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

The Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival is a four-day celebration of roots and folk music, January 23rd-26th 2020. The festival features outstanding Cajun and Old-Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, together with premier touring folk musicians and regional performers. There are concerts, dances, workshops, family events, jam sessions and free performances city-wide in Montpelier, Vermont. Tickets are available through Seven Days Ticketing - the link can be found on the Summit School website, www.summit-school.org

There will be forty musicians performing thirty events at fourteen venues throughout downtown, with concerts, dances, workshops, jam sessions, sing-alongs, family programs, and a community dinner. To celebrate our 10th anniversary, the festival is bringing two acclaimed headliners, as well as an all-star cast of local performers. The Summit School is also holding a raffle featuring a Gold Tone banjo signed by the Macarthur Genius Award and Grammy-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens. Giddens is the co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she plays banjo and fiddle.  Giddens has performed for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, appeared on The Late Show, Austin City Limits, Later…with Jools Holland, and both CBS Saturday and Sunday Morning, and dueted with country superstar Eric Church on his powerful anti-racism song “Kill a Word” (including performing the song on The Tonight Show and the CMA Awards, among other programs). In 2017, Giddens was awarded a MacArthur Genius Award and she has also received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year and the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo. The Summit School is honored to have her support!

2020 Spice on Snow headliners include Molsky’s Mountain Drifters (with Grammy-Nominated fiddler Bruce Molsky), and The Old Fashioned Aces (from Louisiana). In 2019, Amelia Briere of the Aces won best female vocalist of the year at the Le Cajun Awards in Louisiana. The accordionist, Blake Miller, founded the popular young Cajun band The Pine Leaf Boys and became a member of the premiere Louisiana roots band The Red Stick Ramblers. He has also served stints in just about every other cajun/creole band of note including Balfa Toujours, Les Malfecteurs and Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole bringing his strong cultural identity and accomplished musicianship to the world. He now plays with the world traveled Revelers, singing and playing his own songs on fiddle and accordion.

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters features Bruce Molsky, a Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song. Molsky is also Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program. He is joined by Allison de Groot on banjo, who combines wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music, and Boston-based Stash Wyslouch, who is one of bluegrass’s great young genre-bending pioneers.

In addition to these incredible artists, the festival will highlight performances by The Moon Shells (Old-Time from Western Massachusetts), and Matt Downer (from Tennessee). Other Vermont-based performers include Young Tradition Commission Ensemble, Chaque Fois, Kick ‘Em Jenny, Two Cents in the Till, Old Sky, Last Train to Zinkov, Mark Legrand and Turning Stile. Many of the festival events are free or low cost, with a special focus on family friendly events throughout the day on Saturday.

This event is funded in part by a grant award from Montpelier Alive, with funds from the Montpelier Downtown Improvement District. Spice on Snow festival is also funded by many area businesses and community members, who are listed on our website. We are grateful for the volunteers and donors who make this festival possible each year!

The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture is a non-profit folk music school located in Montpelier, Vermont. We host ongoing classes, workshops, and concerts year-round. Summit School’s main events include Spice on Snow, adult music classes, Trad Camp for kids, and Old Time on the Onion, a summer traditional music gathering.

1/23/20 8:00pm - 1/26/20 2:00pm

Downtown Montpelier, Montpelier

Friday, January 24, 2020
Jan
24
2020

Cajun Dance with the Old Fashioned Aces!

Cajun Dance with the Old Fashioned Aces!

Start your weekend at Spice on Snow by joining the fun at the Friday evening Cajun dance with the Old Fashioned Aces!

The Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival is a four-day celebration of roots and folk music, January 23rd-26th 2020.  The festival features outstanding Cajun and Old-Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, together with premier touring folk musicians and regional performers. There are concerts, dances, workshops, family events, jam sessions and free performances city-wide in Montpelier, Vermont. 

There will be 40 musicians performing 30 events at 14 venues throughout downtown. With concerts, dances, workshops, jam sessions, sing-alongs, family programs, and a community dinner.

2020 Headliners include: Molsky Mountain Drifters (with Grammy Nominated fiddler Bruce Molsky), The Old Fashioned Aces (from Louisiana), the Moonshells (Old-time from W.Mass.), and Matt Downer (from TN). Other Vermont-based performers include: Young Tradition Touring Group, Chaque Fois, Kick em Jenny, Two Cents in the Till, Old Sky, Last Train to Zinkov, Mark Legrand and Turning Stile. Many of the festival events are free or low cost, please see our website for the full schedule and more info on our performers: www.summit-school.org

1/24/20 8:00pm - 10:00pm

City Hall, Montpelier

Jan
23
2020
– THRU –
Jan
26
2020

10th Annual Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

10th Annual Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

The Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival is a four-day celebration of roots and folk music, January 23rd-26th 2020. The festival features outstanding Cajun and Old-Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, together with premier touring folk musicians and regional performers. There are concerts, dances, workshops, family events, jam sessions and free performances city-wide in Montpelier, Vermont. Tickets are available through Seven Days Ticketing - the link can be found on the Summit School website, www.summit-school.org

There will be forty musicians performing thirty events at fourteen venues throughout downtown, with concerts, dances, workshops, jam sessions, sing-alongs, family programs, and a community dinner. To celebrate our 10th anniversary, the festival is bringing two acclaimed headliners, as well as an all-star cast of local performers. The Summit School is also holding a raffle featuring a Gold Tone banjo signed by the Macarthur Genius Award and Grammy-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens. Giddens is the co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she plays banjo and fiddle.  Giddens has performed for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, appeared on The Late Show, Austin City Limits, Later…with Jools Holland, and both CBS Saturday and Sunday Morning, and dueted with country superstar Eric Church on his powerful anti-racism song “Kill a Word” (including performing the song on The Tonight Show and the CMA Awards, among other programs). In 2017, Giddens was awarded a MacArthur Genius Award and she has also received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year and the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo. The Summit School is honored to have her support!

2020 Spice on Snow headliners include Molsky’s Mountain Drifters (with Grammy-Nominated fiddler Bruce Molsky), and The Old Fashioned Aces (from Louisiana). In 2019, Amelia Briere of the Aces won best female vocalist of the year at the Le Cajun Awards in Louisiana. The accordionist, Blake Miller, founded the popular young Cajun band The Pine Leaf Boys and became a member of the premiere Louisiana roots band The Red Stick Ramblers. He has also served stints in just about every other cajun/creole band of note including Balfa Toujours, Les Malfecteurs and Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole bringing his strong cultural identity and accomplished musicianship to the world. He now plays with the world traveled Revelers, singing and playing his own songs on fiddle and accordion.

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters features Bruce Molsky, a Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song. Molsky is also Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program. He is joined by Allison de Groot on banjo, who combines wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music, and Boston-based Stash Wyslouch, who is one of bluegrass’s great young genre-bending pioneers.

In addition to these incredible artists, the festival will highlight performances by The Moon Shells (Old-Time from Western Massachusetts), and Matt Downer (from Tennessee). Other Vermont-based performers include Young Tradition Commission Ensemble, Chaque Fois, Kick ‘Em Jenny, Two Cents in the Till, Old Sky, Last Train to Zinkov, Mark Legrand and Turning Stile. Many of the festival events are free or low cost, with a special focus on family friendly events throughout the day on Saturday.

This event is funded in part by a grant award from Montpelier Alive, with funds from the Montpelier Downtown Improvement District. Spice on Snow festival is also funded by many area businesses and community members, who are listed on our website. We are grateful for the volunteers and donors who make this festival possible each year!

The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture is a non-profit folk music school located in Montpelier, Vermont. We host ongoing classes, workshops, and concerts year-round. Summit School’s main events include Spice on Snow, adult music classes, Trad Camp for kids, and Old Time on the Onion, a summer traditional music gathering.

1/23/20 8:00pm - 1/26/20 2:00pm

Downtown Montpelier, Montpelier

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Jan
25
2020

Molsky's Mountain Drifters and Young Tradition Youth Commission Ensemble at Spice on Snow!

Molsky's Mountain Drifters and Young Tradition Youth Commission Ensemble at Spice on Snow!

The Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival is a four-day celebration of roots and folk music which brings to Montpelier outstanding Cajun and Old-Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, together with premier touring folk musicians and regional performers. There are concerts, dances, workshops, family events, jam sessions and free performances city-wide in Montpelier, VT. One of the festival’s headlining events is the Saturday evening concert featuring Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, and the Young Tradition Youth Commission Ensemble.

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters features Bruce Molsky, a Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song. Molsky is also Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program. He is joined by Allison de Groot on banjo, who combines wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music, and Boston-based Stash Wyslouch, who is one of bluegrass’s great young genre-bending pioneers.

The Young Tradition Youth Commission Ensemble is one of 30 programs managed by Young Tradition Vermont. Each year a member of the Young Tradition Touring Group is selected for the YTV commission for the year, to create a small ensemble and a program of original compositions/arrangements with mentors/master artists of their choosing. Romy Munkres is the artist selected for 2019/2020, and she has created an ensemble that includes her brother Ben Munkres and musician friends Abi Sandy, Hadley Stockwell and Fern O’Donnell. Romy has been a winner at the Young Tradition Vermont annual contest, is an artist leader for the Touring Group, and has performed with them and her family band throughout VT as well as with the Touring Group in Ireland, Cape Breton, Scotland, Japan, and metro New York/New Jersey.

1/25/20 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Bethany Church, Montpelier

Jan
23
2020
– THRU –
Jan
26
2020

10th Annual Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

10th Annual Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

The Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival is a four-day celebration of roots and folk music, January 23rd-26th 2020. The festival features outstanding Cajun and Old-Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, together with premier touring folk musicians and regional performers. There are concerts, dances, workshops, family events, jam sessions and free performances city-wide in Montpelier, Vermont. Tickets are available through Seven Days Ticketing - the link can be found on the Summit School website, www.summit-school.org

There will be forty musicians performing thirty events at fourteen venues throughout downtown, with concerts, dances, workshops, jam sessions, sing-alongs, family programs, and a community dinner. To celebrate our 10th anniversary, the festival is bringing two acclaimed headliners, as well as an all-star cast of local performers. The Summit School is also holding a raffle featuring a Gold Tone banjo signed by the Macarthur Genius Award and Grammy-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens. Giddens is the co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she plays banjo and fiddle.  Giddens has performed for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, appeared on The Late Show, Austin City Limits, Later…with Jools Holland, and both CBS Saturday and Sunday Morning, and dueted with country superstar Eric Church on his powerful anti-racism song “Kill a Word” (including performing the song on The Tonight Show and the CMA Awards, among other programs). In 2017, Giddens was awarded a MacArthur Genius Award and she has also received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year and the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo. The Summit School is honored to have her support!

2020 Spice on Snow headliners include Molsky’s Mountain Drifters (with Grammy-Nominated fiddler Bruce Molsky), and The Old Fashioned Aces (from Louisiana). In 2019, Amelia Briere of the Aces won best female vocalist of the year at the Le Cajun Awards in Louisiana. The accordionist, Blake Miller, founded the popular young Cajun band The Pine Leaf Boys and became a member of the premiere Louisiana roots band The Red Stick Ramblers. He has also served stints in just about every other cajun/creole band of note including Balfa Toujours, Les Malfecteurs and Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole bringing his strong cultural identity and accomplished musicianship to the world. He now plays with the world traveled Revelers, singing and playing his own songs on fiddle and accordion.

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters features Bruce Molsky, a Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song. Molsky is also Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program. He is joined by Allison de Groot on banjo, who combines wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music, and Boston-based Stash Wyslouch, who is one of bluegrass’s great young genre-bending pioneers.

In addition to these incredible artists, the festival will highlight performances by The Moon Shells (Old-Time from Western Massachusetts), and Matt Downer (from Tennessee). Other Vermont-based performers include Young Tradition Commission Ensemble, Chaque Fois, Kick ‘Em Jenny, Two Cents in the Till, Old Sky, Last Train to Zinkov, Mark Legrand and Turning Stile. Many of the festival events are free or low cost, with a special focus on family friendly events throughout the day on Saturday.

This event is funded in part by a grant award from Montpelier Alive, with funds from the Montpelier Downtown Improvement District. Spice on Snow festival is also funded by many area businesses and community members, who are listed on our website. We are grateful for the volunteers and donors who make this festival possible each year!

The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture is a non-profit folk music school located in Montpelier, Vermont. We host ongoing classes, workshops, and concerts year-round. Summit School’s main events include Spice on Snow, adult music classes, Trad Camp for kids, and Old Time on the Onion, a summer traditional music gathering.

1/23/20 8:00pm - 1/26/20 2:00pm

Downtown Montpelier, Montpelier

Sunday, January 26, 2020
Jan
23
2020
– THRU –
Jan
26
2020

10th Annual Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

10th Annual Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

The Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival is a four-day celebration of roots and folk music, January 23rd-26th 2020. The festival features outstanding Cajun and Old-Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, together with premier touring folk musicians and regional performers. There are concerts, dances, workshops, family events, jam sessions and free performances city-wide in Montpelier, Vermont. Tickets are available through Seven Days Ticketing - the link can be found on the Summit School website, www.summit-school.org

There will be forty musicians performing thirty events at fourteen venues throughout downtown, with concerts, dances, workshops, jam sessions, sing-alongs, family programs, and a community dinner. To celebrate our 10th anniversary, the festival is bringing two acclaimed headliners, as well as an all-star cast of local performers. The Summit School is also holding a raffle featuring a Gold Tone banjo signed by the Macarthur Genius Award and Grammy-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens. Giddens is the co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she plays banjo and fiddle.  Giddens has performed for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, appeared on The Late Show, Austin City Limits, Later…with Jools Holland, and both CBS Saturday and Sunday Morning, and dueted with country superstar Eric Church on his powerful anti-racism song “Kill a Word” (including performing the song on The Tonight Show and the CMA Awards, among other programs). In 2017, Giddens was awarded a MacArthur Genius Award and she has also received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year and the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo. The Summit School is honored to have her support!

2020 Spice on Snow headliners include Molsky’s Mountain Drifters (with Grammy-Nominated fiddler Bruce Molsky), and The Old Fashioned Aces (from Louisiana). In 2019, Amelia Briere of the Aces won best female vocalist of the year at the Le Cajun Awards in Louisiana. The accordionist, Blake Miller, founded the popular young Cajun band The Pine Leaf Boys and became a member of the premiere Louisiana roots band The Red Stick Ramblers. He has also served stints in just about every other cajun/creole band of note including Balfa Toujours, Les Malfecteurs and Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole bringing his strong cultural identity and accomplished musicianship to the world. He now plays with the world traveled Revelers, singing and playing his own songs on fiddle and accordion.

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters features Bruce Molsky, a Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song. Molsky is also Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program. He is joined by Allison de Groot on banjo, who combines wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music, and Boston-based Stash Wyslouch, who is one of bluegrass’s great young genre-bending pioneers.

In addition to these incredible artists, the festival will highlight performances by The Moon Shells (Old-Time from Western Massachusetts), and Matt Downer (from Tennessee). Other Vermont-based performers include Young Tradition Commission Ensemble, Chaque Fois, Kick ‘Em Jenny, Two Cents in the Till, Old Sky, Last Train to Zinkov, Mark Legrand and Turning Stile. Many of the festival events are free or low cost, with a special focus on family friendly events throughout the day on Saturday.

This event is funded in part by a grant award from Montpelier Alive, with funds from the Montpelier Downtown Improvement District. Spice on Snow festival is also funded by many area businesses and community members, who are listed on our website. We are grateful for the volunteers and donors who make this festival possible each year!

The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture is a non-profit folk music school located in Montpelier, Vermont. We host ongoing classes, workshops, and concerts year-round. Summit School’s main events include Spice on Snow, adult music classes, Trad Camp for kids, and Old Time on the Onion, a summer traditional music gathering.

1/23/20 8:00pm - 1/26/20 2:00pm

Downtown Montpelier, Montpelier

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Jan
29
2020

Farmers Night: Julian Gerstin Sextet

Farmers Night: Julian Gerstin Sextet

Rounding out January’s  Farmers Night concert series  on the 29th at 7:30pm at the Vermont State House will be the Julian Gerstin Sextet, presented by the Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro. The music of the Julian Gerstin Sextet explores sounds of the Caribbean and Eastern Europe through original, lyrical jazz compositions. Many of these songs are based on traditional or popular global rhythms from Martinique, Cuba, Columbia, Bulgaria or Turkey, presented in musical settings where the band’s jazz-honed improvisational skills can take flight. Featured are Anna Patton, clarinet (Dunham Shoe Factory, Elixir); Don Anderson, trumpet; Eugene Uman, piano (Sheila Jordan, Sonny Fortune, Bo Diddley); Wes Brown, bass (Earl “Fatha” Hines, Wadada Leo Smith, Fred Ho); Ben James, drums (John Tchicai, Olatunji); and Julian on percussion. An experience not to be missed!

The Farmers Night Concert Series is a longstanding State House tradition of over a century. Artists from around the state, in genres ranging from classical music to bluegrass to barbershop, perform at 7:30 pm in the well of the House Chamber each Wednesday night during most of the legislative season, from late January through mid-April.  All performances are free of charge!  

The entire Farmer Night Series is presented by the Vermont General Assembly, with assistance from the Sergeant-at-Arms and State Curator’s Offices.

Contact the artist directly with press questions: juliangerstin.com/press 

 For additional questions, please contact Jack Zeilenga, Assistant State Curator 802-828-0749, Email: jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov

1/29/20 7:30pm

Vermont State House, Montpelier

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Jan
30
2020

Roomful of Teeth and Dublin Guitar Quartet

Roomful of Teeth and Dublin Guitar Quartet

This collaborative concert features the Middlebury debuts of the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and the world-renowned Dublin Guitar Quartet. Together they perform the East Coast premiere of a new, intimate arrangement of Vermont native Nico Muhly’s How Little You Are. Originally commissioned in 2015 for three guitar quartets and massed choir, the work is based on texts written by pioneer women during the 19th century. In addition to this powerful 40-minute work, each ensemble also performs individual selections. A Nelson Fund event. Tickets: $30 public/$25 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students. Read more>>

On Sale: September 4 at 8:30 AM for PASS members, September 9 at 8:30 AM for Midd ID card holders, September 11 at 8:30 AM for the public.

Sign language iconPresented with sign language interpretation.

multi shaded blue trianglePre-concert lecture by composer Nico Muhly at 6:15 PM in MAC 125.

Photos Bonica Ayala, Laura Sheeran

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

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall, Middlebury

Jan
30
2020

Roomful of Teeth and Dublin Guitar Quartet

Roomful of Teeth and Dublin Guitar Quartet

This collaborative concert features the Middlebury debuts of the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and the world-renowned Dublin Guitar Quartet. Together they perform the East Coast premiere of a new, intimate arrangement of Vermont native Nico Muhly’s How Little You Are. Originally commissioned in 2015 for three guitar quartets and massed choir, the work is based on texts written by pioneer women during the 19th century. In addition to this powerful 40-minute work, each ensemble also performs individual selections. A Nelson Fund event. Tickets: $30 public/$25 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students

1/30/20 7:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Robinson Hall, Middlebury

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Feb
5
2020

Honoring the 19th Amendment through Word and Song

Honoring the 19th Amendment through Word and Song

In this Farmers Night program commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Marlboro College professor Meg Mott leads a dialogue on the history and meaning of the 19th Amendment. Meg will be accompanied by Wesleyan University scholar and composer Neely Bruce conducting the State House Singers in his original choral arrangement of the Bill of Rights, along with the premiere of his 19th Amendment composition. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

2/5/20 7:30pm

Vermont State House Chamber, Montpelier

Friday, February 7, 2020
Feb
7
2020

TURNmusic ft. Daniel Bernard Roumain

TURNmusic ft. Daniel Bernard Roumain

Plotting TURNmusic’s next turn, Ann Decker, the experimental chamber collective’s founder and director, charted two distinct paths in search of convergence. In the first, TURNmusic explores the entwined history of Native American and African cultures in post-colonial America, drawing on selections from storyteller/composer Valerie Coleman’s Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes. This is contrasted against the second path: the fusion of chamber music and funk. In this section, TURNmusic take on Trevor Weston’s Dig It, an homage to the insurrectionist dance music that soundtracked his youth—particularly fellow New Jersey natives like Parliament Funkadelic and the Jimmy Castor Bunch.

Inspired by this brew of American traditions, funk, collaboration, compassion, and revolution, TURNmusic performs these new compositions alongside the Flynn’s first community artist-in-residence, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). Dating back to his celebrated Voodoo Violin Concerto, and continuing through his recent 24-Hour Protest Song—performed on Church Street in Burlington with local artists and activists over an unbroken daylong stretch—DBR has fused his refined classical background with earthy abstractions and the courser textures of jazz, funk, and hip-hop throughout his career.

TURNmusic’s record of celebrating the incredible work of local musicians and music creators (including the recently launched The Late Set, an aprés concert happening that reaches into Vermont’s rich creative community), makes them natural collaborators with the likeminded DBR. For this show, DBR grounds TURNmusic’s centuries-spanning set in the present, finding resonance in the issues and styles of the here and now.

ZenBarn, Waterbury Center

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Feb
8
2020

LC Jazz Winter Thaw Free Community Concert

LC Jazz Winter Thaw Free Community Concert

For more than 25 years, LC Jazz has raised and donated thousands of dollars to area students in pursuit of their musical education. FREE with a suggested donation at the door of any amount. 100% of the proceeds go to the LC Jazz Scholarship. This show is just what we need after a long winter. Great music, dancing and fun. Though this is free, we suggest you secure a ticket online. Doors and cash bar (by Bar Antidote) open at 6:30pm

2/8/20 7:30pm

Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes

Friday, February 14, 2020
Feb
14
2020

Sweet on Debussy

Sweet on Debussy

Enjoy Valentine’s Day with a performance by affiliate artist Anne Janson, flute, with Stefanie Taylor, viola, and Rebecca Kauffman, harp. This delightful program features the Debussy Trio and Vermont composer David Feurzig’s work inspired by Debussy. Free

2/14/20 7:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall, Middlebury

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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19
2020

Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne, Piano

Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne, Piano

In 2003, we were the first American series to present world-renowned pianist Paul Lewis. Fast-forward 16 years: this performance marks our dear friend’s 22nd appearance on our stage. Internationally acclaimed pianist Steven Osborne is also a friend, having won our hearts in three previous Middlebury recitals. In this tour-de-force collaborative concert, Lewis and Osborne unite at the keyboard for a four-hand piano program of Fauré’s Dolly Suite, Poulenc’s Sonata for Piano Duet, Debussy’s Six épigraphes antiques and Petite suite, Stravinsky’s Trois pièces faciles, and Ravel’s Mother Goose suite. A Nelson Fund event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $30 public/$25 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd Students. Read more>>

On Sale: September 4 at 8:30 AM for PASS members, September 9 at 8:30 AM for Midd ID card holders, September 11 at 8:30 AM for the public.

Pre-concert lecture by Professor Emeritus and former series director Paul Nelson at 6:15 PM in MAC 221.

Photos Kaupo Kikkas, Benjamin Ealovega

2/19/20 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall, Middlebury

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Feb
22
2020

Dayve Huckett and Friends

Dayve Huckett and Friends

Affiliate artist Dayve Huckett plays solo guitar and also performs with professor Peter Hamlin ’73 on accordion and Ron White on bass, as well as in collaboration with student musicians. Free

2/22/20 7:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall, Middlebury

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Feb
23
2020

Natasha Koval Paden, Piano: Creative Composers

Natasha Koval Paden, Piano: Creative Composers

Beginning with selected preludes and fugues by J. S. Bach, this program then reveals the artistry of three great composer-pianists who brought earlier works in other mediums into reimagined, virtuosic keyboard journeys: Busoni, Rachmaninov, and Liszt. Free

2/23/20 4:00pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall, Middlebury

Friday, February 28, 2020
Feb
28
2020

David Finckel, Cello Wu Han, Piano

David Finckel, Cello Wu Han, Piano

We couldn’t celebrate the series’ 100th anniversary without including its most prolific artist, cellist David Finckel. For his 40th performance at Middlebury, Finckel joins his wife, acclaimed pianist Wu Han, in a program including Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Chopin. “Chamber music’s busy power couple” (New York Times) also performs the world premiere of a new work by Vermont-raised, prize-winning composer Pierre Jalbert, commissioned by the series to mark this special occasion. A Nelson Fund event, made possible with additional support from Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) members Marny and Rob Lichtenstein. Reserved seating.

2/28/20 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Middlebury

Feb
28
2020

David Finckel, Cello and Wu Han, Piano

David Finckel, Cello and Wu Han, Piano

We couldn’t celebrate the series’ 100th anniversary without including its most prolific artist, cellist David Finckel. For his 40th performance at Middlebury, Finckel joins his wife, acclaimed pianist Wu Han, in a program including Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Chopin. “Chamber music’s busy power couple” (New York Times) also performs the world premiere of a new work by Vermont-raised, prize-winning composer Pierre Jalbert, commissioned by the series to mark this special occasion. A Nelson Fund event, made possible with additional support from Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) members Marny and Rob Lichtenstein. Reserved seating. Tickets: $30 public/$25 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students.

2/28/20 7:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall, Middlebury

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Feb
29
2020

Paul Asbell Jazz Quintet

Paul Asbell Jazz Quintet

Affiliate artist Paul Asbell performs original jazz compositions from his latest CD featuring some of Vermont’s finest musicians and music faculty: Christopher Peterman, saxophones; Clyde Stats, acoustic bass; Tom Cleary, piano; and Gabriel Jarrett, drums. Free

2/29/20 7:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall, Middlebury

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Mar
1
2020

Sadie Brightman, Piano

Sadie Brightman, Piano

The Resonance of Knowing, a piano recital featuring the works of Bach, Mozart, and Chopin, along with contemporary music by living composers. Free

3/1/20 4:00pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall, Middlebury