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Arts Calendar: Music in Southern Vermont

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Oct
21
2018

Goldberg Variations - Concert

Goldberg Variations - Concert
Description:

Renowned pianist, Nathan Carterette (www.nathancarterette.com), will give a performance of the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach on the magnificent Steinway piano in the beauty of Grace Church Sanctuary. Grace Church is located at 8 Court Street, Rutland, VT 05701, with ample parking in the West Street lot.

Time: 10/21/18 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, Rutland
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Sep
5
2018
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Dec
5
2018

String Band with Jill Newton

String Band with Jill Newton Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Come and enjoy Main Street Arts longest running educational class! Play your instrument in a group setting and practice traditional square dance and fiddle tunes from around the world. All string instruments are welcome. Jill Newton is a musician, artist, instructor, and has served on the board. She has been an important presence at Main Street Arts since its inception, and her contributions over the years are numerous.Her fiddling, as a solo act or in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to any performance. She started the String Band in the mid-’90s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Art’s history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between.

Time: 9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Friday, October 26, 2018
Oct
26
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Joe Iconis & Family in Concert

Joe Iconis & Family in Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Traditional musical theatre blasts into the future with writer and rabble-rouser Joe Iconis and his band of musical theatre punks. On the heels of a runaway success (Joe's Be More Chill heads to Broadway next year) Mr. Iconis returns to Weston with cohort Seth Eliser, Lauren Marcus, George Salazar and Jason SweetTooth Williams for a signature mashup of showtune cabaret and rock & roll jamboree.

Location: Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Oct
27
2018

Snake Mountain Bluegrass, live at Brandon Music

Snake Mountain Bluegrass, live at Brandon Music Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Seven Days said it best: Snake Mountain’s “toe-tapping tunes combine the best of modern and traditional bluegrass.” With harmonies and songs that vary in tempo from “breakdown” to ballad, this popular Addison County group consistently puts on a fun show for everyone. Their upcoming concert at Brandon Music will feature tunes from their new album, “For Keeps,” as well as many traditional favorites. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 10/27/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon
Oct
27
2018

Let's Fall in Love, A Benefit Jazz Cabaret

Let's Fall in Love, A Benefit Jazz Cabaret Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus presents Becky Graber in “Let’s Fall In Love”, a benefit jazz cabaret at Next Stage Arts, in Putney, VT, on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 7:30 pm. Co-created with Musical Director, Alki Steriopoulos, “Let’s Fall In Love,” weaves together jazz classics with snapshots of Becky’s own personal journey in search of love.

Becky is the founder and director of the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus, and also directs the Animaterra Women’s Chorus, in Keene, NH. She is a teacher, pianist, storyteller, composer, conductor, and song-leader. Join Becky as she reveals her lifelong love affair with torch songs and steps into the spotlight with her first ever cabaret program.

Just returned from a summer of music in Ecuador, Musical Director, co-creator, and pianist Alki Steriopoulos is thrilled to be a part of Becky’s maiden voyage as a cabaret chanteuse. No stranger to Vermont audiences, Alki made his own concert debut at Next Stage on Saturday, October 6th.

Proceeds from “Let’s Fall in Love” will benefit the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus scholarship fund.

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT. Tickets are $20 Advance / $22 At the Door, with $35 for chorus supporters. For information, call 802-254-8994. Advance tickets are available at Turn It Up in Brattleboro and the Putney Food Co-op in Putney, or on line at www.nextstagearts.org.

Time: 10/27/18 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Next Stage Arts, Putney
Oct
27
2018

Starline Rhythm Boys, LIVE! in Bennington

Starline Rhythm Boys, LIVE! in Bennington Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

After three years, The Starline Rhythm Boys return to Bennington for their 20th Anniversary Tour! The award winning Honky Tonk trio will be joined by special guests for a memorable night at Oldcastle Theatre. Tickets will go fast as Bennington's own Billy Bratcher, (Bass and vocals) brings the band in from their usual northern circuit. Join one of Vermont's favorite bands to celebrate 20 years of great music and dancing! Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets and at the Oldcastle box office 802.442.5758.

Time: 10/27/18 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Oldcastle Theatre 331 Main St., Bennington
Oct
26
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Joe Iconis & Family in Concert

Joe Iconis & Family in Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Traditional musical theatre blasts into the future with writer and rabble-rouser Joe Iconis and his band of musical theatre punks. On the heels of a runaway success (Joe's Be More Chill heads to Broadway next year) Mr. Iconis returns to Weston with cohort Seth Eliser, Lauren Marcus, George Salazar and Jason SweetTooth Williams for a signature mashup of showtune cabaret and rock & roll jamboree.

Location: Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Oct
26
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Joe Iconis & Family in Concert

Joe Iconis & Family in Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Traditional musical theatre blasts into the future with writer and rabble-rouser Joe Iconis and his band of musical theatre punks. On the heels of a runaway success (Joe's Be More Chill heads to Broadway next year) Mr. Iconis returns to Weston with cohort Seth Eliser, Lauren Marcus, George Salazar and Jason SweetTooth Williams for a signature mashup of showtune cabaret and rock & roll jamboree.

Location: Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Sep
5
2018
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Dec
5
2018

String Band with Jill Newton

String Band with Jill Newton Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Come and enjoy Main Street Arts longest running educational class! Play your instrument in a group setting and practice traditional square dance and fiddle tunes from around the world. All string instruments are welcome. Jill Newton is a musician, artist, instructor, and has served on the board. She has been an important presence at Main Street Arts since its inception, and her contributions over the years are numerous.Her fiddling, as a solo act or in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to any performance. She started the String Band in the mid-’90s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Art’s history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between.

Time: 9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Friday, November 2, 2018
Nov
2
2018
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Nov
3
2018

Emerging Artist Festival

Emerging Artist Festival Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

2 days of jazz featuring emerging & established artists

The VJC combines its two seasonal Emerging Artist concerts into one major event this year. The festival welcomes youthful audiences and performers through inclusive presentations, attractive pricing and Q&A sessions with the artists.

Friday, Nov. 2nd (free)

7-9 pm: Local youth ensembles will perform in numerous downtown venues as part of Brattleboro's monthly Gallery Walk night. Collaborators include area schools, BrattRock, Youth Services, the Boys and Girls Club, 118 Elliot, Echo, The Lounge and Strolling of the Heifers.

9 pm: After-party at the Rivergarden, featuring free concert by Planet Kniffen.

Saturday, Nov. 3rd (free to students, $20 for general public all day including concert):

1-5 pm: A full-day of showcases at the Vermont  Jazz Center with college and high school ensembles performing on our stage. Each session followed by commentary from a panel of professional musicians. Afternoon includes Q and A session with guest bands.

The evening's concluding doubleheader concert features two exciting, up-and-coming groups: Sonic Asylum, led by pianist Arcoiris Sandoval (8:15 pm) and King Klave, led by drummer, Amaury Acosta, (9 pm) both from New York City.

Tickets available at door, via www.vtjazz.org, In the Moment Records, reserved by phone at  802 254 9088

Please call ahead to facilitate handicap access.

Sponsored by Diana Bingham, Janet & Jeremy Birch, Vermont Arts Council, Thompson Trust, & Dave Snyder/ Guilford Sound.

Time: 11/2/18 7:00pm - 11/3/18 11:00pm
Location: Vermont Jazz Center 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Nov
2
2018
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Nov
3
2018

Emerging Artist Festival

Emerging Artist Festival Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

2 days of jazz featuring emerging & established artists

The VJC combines its two seasonal Emerging Artist concerts into one major event this year. The festival welcomes youthful audiences and performers through inclusive presentations, attractive pricing and Q&A sessions with the artists.

Friday, Nov. 2nd (free)

7-9 pm: Local youth ensembles will perform in numerous downtown venues as part of Brattleboro's monthly Gallery Walk night. Collaborators include area schools, BrattRock, Youth Services, the Boys and Girls Club, 118 Elliot, Echo, The Lounge and Strolling of the Heifers.

9 pm: After-party at the Rivergarden, featuring free concert by Planet Kniffen.

Saturday, Nov. 3rd (free to students, $20 for general public all day including concert):

1-5 pm: A full-day of showcases at the Vermont  Jazz Center with college and high school ensembles performing on our stage. Each session followed by commentary from a panel of professional musicians. Afternoon includes Q and A session with guest bands.

The evening's concluding doubleheader concert features two exciting, up-and-coming groups: Sonic Asylum, led by pianist Arcoiris Sandoval (8:15 pm) and King Klave, led by drummer, Amaury Acosta, (9 pm) both from New York City.

Tickets available at door, via www.vtjazz.org, In the Moment Records, reserved by phone at  802 254 9088

Please call ahead to facilitate handicap access.

Sponsored by Diana Bingham, Janet & Jeremy Birch, Vermont Arts Council, Thompson Trust, & Dave Snyder/ Guilford Sound.

Time: 11/2/18 7:00pm - 11/3/18 11:00pm
Location: Vermont Jazz Center 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro
Nov
3
2018

Literary North Writers' Process Night

Literary North Writers' Process Night
Description:

Literary North hosts Peter Orner and Camille Guthrie for a Writers' Process Night. Laura Jean Binkley of Reckless Breakfast opens the evening with a musical performance. Biscuits and beverages served. Tickets are $5 and seats are limited.

Time: 11/3/18 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Open Door, White River Junction
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Nov
4
2018

Vivaldi by Antonio Vivaldi

Vivaldi by Antonio Vivaldi
Description:

Grace Church Sanctuary Choir and Castleton University Chorale will perform Vivaldi's Gloria in the beauty of Grace Church Sanctuary. The choir will be directed by Dr. Sherrill Blodget, and accompanied by Dr. Alastair Stout on the Grace Church Aeolian-Skinner organ.

Grace Church is located at 8 Court Street, Rutland, VT 05701 with ample parking in the West Street lot.

Time: 11/4/18 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, Rutland
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Sep
5
2018
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Dec
5
2018

String Band with Jill Newton

String Band with Jill Newton Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Come and enjoy Main Street Arts longest running educational class! Play your instrument in a group setting and practice traditional square dance and fiddle tunes from around the world. All string instruments are welcome. Jill Newton is a musician, artist, instructor, and has served on the board. She has been an important presence at Main Street Arts since its inception, and her contributions over the years are numerous.Her fiddling, as a solo act or in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to any performance. She started the String Band in the mid-’90s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Art’s history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between.

Time: 9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Friday, November 9, 2018
Nov
9
2018

Arc Iris Release Show at Stone Church

Arc Iris Release Show at Stone Church Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

ARC IRIS

This fall, Arc Iris releases Icon of Ego, its third groundbreaking album, as a trio that packs the heft of a far bigger band with fully realized sonic and visual intensity. Overcoming rebuffs and rejections, Arc Iris has become an unstoppable force out of necessity. On Icon of Ego, they deliver heavily and ask nothing in return.

The groups two previous albums, Arc Iris and Moon Saloon, were both released to critical acclaim and fervent fan embrace. Originally formed in Providence, R.I., by singer-songwriter Jocie Adams who was coming off a term with The Low Anthem, the group initially embodied an eight-piece rock orchestra, creating innovative dynamics of rhythm and melody with a full color palette. Four years on, Arc Iris are just three musicians: lead vocalist Adams, keyboardist and sample artist Zach Tenorio-Miller, and drummer Ray Belli. They have crafted a vividly expressionistic new album that reflects both the groups protean talents as well as its journey of survival.

Soon after its self-named 2014 debut on the ANTI- label, Arc Iris faced considerable adversity. Critical acclaim, tours with St. Vincent and Jeff Tweedy and festivals like Bonnaroo followed, all creating for Arc Iris the belief that they had beat the long music industry odds. However, the group lost its manager, followed by its booking agent, then was dropped from the label. Band members departed. Opportunities evaporated. Through it all, Adams, Tenorio-Miller and Belli worked with undiminished energy and reinvented themselves as a quartet, which included Robin Ryczek on cello. Within two years, Arc Iris self-released Moon Saloon, in the US while British independent record label Bella Union released the album in Europe. Soon after this release, Ryczek left to teach cello in Afghanistan, and the three remaining members once again set about adapting.

Arc Iris assembled its own promotions team and booked its own shows. Notable is what Arc Iris has achieved completely by itself: tours supporting Kimbra, Gene Ween, a complete re-imagination of Joni Mitchells Blue performed at Washingtons Kennedy Center, and a growing, international fan base that has remained dedicated throughout.

Icon of Ego finds a happy middle with a smaller label, a more focused support team, and a stronger, more experienced band. Recording at Providences Columbus Theater, home to silent movies and vaudeville during the 20s, the band has evolved into a concentrated pop-prog explosion, mixing styles with disparate elements that captivate and surprise.

In Icon of Ego, the band interrogates the notions of celebrity, fame, and idol worship. What makes an icon? How do people fall under the spell of a charismatic other (or entity?)? What is it like to be that icon? Adams poetic, nuanced lyrics provide both inquiry and insight. On Dylan & Me Adams sings changing times / you could not have been / waiting to be remembered / a trophy in so many eyes / a Renoir for the great pretenders.

The group has always embraced theatricality. Displaying an array of costumes, flare, and light rigs, enhanced by choreographed dance moves, an Arc Iris live performance is a proper spectacle that matches the groups manifest musical abilities and talents. A whole new live experience accompanies the Icon of Ego performances.

With heavy synthesizer work by Tenorio and Adams, and seemingly impossible transitions executed effortlessly by Belli, the songs on Icon of Ego carry a thick, analog electronic sound that harks back to the 70s. Presiding over these are Adams powerful vocals that house the energy under pop forms.

Nowhere is this more evident than in $GNMS, a complete reinterpretation of Money Gnomes, the lead track on the first album. Where the original version carried a folksy looseness, with a banjo and brush drums, the new iteration goes total sci-fi. Any impish charm is wrung out and sculpted into Kraftwerkian logarithms. Plugged-in machines replace acoustic instruments, and the songs renewal mirrors that adjustment. Witnessing $GNMS develop over the years is a rare window into the changing goals of a band, as these played out through the recordings.

Arc Iris is never more self-defined than when faced with difficulty. Icon of Ego is about Arc Iris overcoming adversity and ultimately coming out leaner, sharper, and more fully realized.

Time: 11/9/18 8:00pm
Location: Stone Church, Brattleboro
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Nov
10
2018

The Rough & Tumble at Brandon Music

The Rough & Tumble at Brandon Music Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Formerly from Nashville, The Rough & Tumble now find themselves living full time on the road, in a 16 ft camper with an 85 lb puppy named Puddle. The folk-Americana duo has been making tire tracks nationwide since 2011, and if you ask Mallory Graham or Scott Tyler how they got here, they’d likely respond, “with careful planning, spreadsheets and shoddy cell phone service.” Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 11/10/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brandon Music, Brandon
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Nov
11
2018

Ladies' Night Out Women's Chorus Fall Concerts

Ladies' Night Out Women's Chorus Fall Concerts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus is offering two concerts this fall. First, Saturday, November 10 at Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society at 2 Duane Ct. in Middlebury, 7:30 pm, $10 donation requested
#2 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1 Hillside Ave, Rutland, 3:00 Sunday November 11. Also requested $10 donation
Our program is, “Seven Joys of Christmas by Kirke Mechem, Jennifer Hoult Harpist, and Songs of Many Lands.” Cellist Marina Smakhtina will accompany “Nada Te Turbe” by Joan Szymko, and Michael and Kathy Luzader will be adding Percussion on several pieces. There will be music from Africa in Yoruba, a Hebrew piece, Shiru L’Adonnai, and 2 songs in French. It’s a fun and exciting program anticipating the upcoming Holiday season, and celebrating World Music. Lucy Tenenbaum is Artistic Director and Conductor, rehearsal accompanist is Rita Lane. 20 women from Rutland County, Londonderry to Pittsford and Pawlet are preparing this program and would love to share it with you! LNO supports the Vermont Arts Council 2018!

Time: 11/11/18 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rutland
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Sep
5
2018
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Dec
5
2018

String Band with Jill Newton

String Band with Jill Newton Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Come and enjoy Main Street Arts longest running educational class! Play your instrument in a group setting and practice traditional square dance and fiddle tunes from around the world. All string instruments are welcome. Jill Newton is a musician, artist, instructor, and has served on the board. She has been an important presence at Main Street Arts since its inception, and her contributions over the years are numerous.Her fiddling, as a solo act or in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to any performance. She started the String Band in the mid-’90s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Art’s history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between.

Time: 9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Sep
5
2018
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Dec
5
2018

String Band with Jill Newton

String Band with Jill Newton Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Come and enjoy Main Street Arts longest running educational class! Play your instrument in a group setting and practice traditional square dance and fiddle tunes from around the world. All string instruments are welcome. Jill Newton is a musician, artist, instructor, and has served on the board. She has been an important presence at Main Street Arts since its inception, and her contributions over the years are numerous.Her fiddling, as a solo act or in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to any performance. She started the String Band in the mid-’90s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Art’s history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between.

Time: 9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Sep
5
2018
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Dec
5
2018

String Band with Jill Newton

String Band with Jill Newton Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Come and enjoy Main Street Arts longest running educational class! Play your instrument in a group setting and practice traditional square dance and fiddle tunes from around the world. All string instruments are welcome. Jill Newton is a musician, artist, instructor, and has served on the board. She has been an important presence at Main Street Arts since its inception, and her contributions over the years are numerous.Her fiddling, as a solo act or in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to any performance. She started the String Band in the mid-’90s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Art’s history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between.

Time: 9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Sep
5
2018
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Dec
5
2018

String Band with Jill Newton

String Band with Jill Newton Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Come and enjoy Main Street Arts longest running educational class! Play your instrument in a group setting and practice traditional square dance and fiddle tunes from around the world. All string instruments are welcome. Jill Newton is a musician, artist, instructor, and has served on the board. She has been an important presence at Main Street Arts since its inception, and her contributions over the years are numerous.Her fiddling, as a solo act or in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to any performance. She started the String Band in the mid-’90s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Art’s history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between.

Time: 9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Dec
8
2018

Còig: Celtic Holiday Concert

Còig: Celtic Holiday Concert
Description:

Nova Scotia’s powerhouse Còig presents an evening of fiery Celtic holiday tunes from their 2015 album Carols. Còig is one of today’s most exciting new North American Celtic groups. The members of Còig all have traditional roots, but each brings something more. Fiddler Chrissy Crowley has touches of world and contemporary music. Pianist Jason Roach has a jazz degree, Darren McMullen (guitar, banjo, mandolin, etc.) has worked everywhere from Irish to rock groups, and fiddler Rachel Davis is the most Cape Breton trad, but with folk and roots infused flavors as well. Còig’s music is a unique combination of influences that could only come from these four players. It’s traditional, but it’s performed in non-traditional ways.

Time: 12/8/18 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Dec
9
2018

Community Messiah Sing

Community Messiah Sing Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Pentangle Arts as we celebrate the 35th Messiah Sing, the annual conclusion to Wassail Weekend! A world-class ensemble and four featured soloists perform a stirring rendition of the Christmas portions of Handel’s Messiah. The audience joins in for the choruses, so bring your libretto!

Time: 12/9/18 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Woodstock