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Arts Calendar: Music in Southern Vermont

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Sep
4
2019
– THRU –
Nov
27
2019

String Band

String Band

String Band with Jill Newton
Wednesdays, September 4 through November 27 (13 weeks)
5:00 - 6:15pm
Cost: $130 (drop-ins welcome $12)

String Band is looking for new members!
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’s Bio
If there’s something happening at Main Street Arts, which is usually the case, Jill Newton most likely has a hand in it. As a musician, artist, and instructor, not to mention a board member for many years, she’s been an important presence at MSA since its inception, and her contributions over the years have taken a variety of forms. Anything involving music probably includes Jill, whether it’s accompanying songs for the Winter Holiday program or playing for the cabarets and other musical productions. Her fiddling, both as a solo player and in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to every performance. Another musical group that depends on Jill is the Main Street Arts String Band. Jill started this offering in the mid-1990’s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Arts’ history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between. Currently there are twelve registered members who make up the band, (frequently joined by past members), playing a wide variety of string instruments (violin, cello, guitar, banjo, harp), along with accordion, keyboards, recorder, and pennywhistle. The group rehearses for 1 ½ hours each Wednesday and plays tunes that range from traditional to contemporary and waltzes to reels. Jill provides most of the music, choosing selections that are accessible but still beautiful, while at the same time keeping the group focused and in tune. She also guides less-experienced musicians through difficult passages. Most of all, however, Jill creates a joyful atmosphere and makes sure everyone is having fun. The String Band has built up quite a repertoire over the years and has taken their music to other venues besides MSA. For many years they’ve performed in the Saxtons River Fourth of July parade and on the bandstand, at Main St. Arts annual picnics, and outside fundraisers for MSA. The String Band is always looking to expand its membership and encourages musicians of all levels to join their ranks.

9/4/19 5:00pm - 11/27/19 6:15pm

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Friday, October 18, 2019
Oct
18
2019

Classical Masterclass with Cailin Marcel Manson

Classical Masterclass with Cailin Marcel Manson

World-renowned baritone and conductor Cailin Marcel Manson will be partnering with Oldcastle Theatre Company to teach two incredible Vocal Masterclasses in Bennington! Learn from an experienced performer and teacher as you work together to bring out your best performance! A Classical Music Masterclass will be held at the Second Congregational Church on Friday October 18th at 7pm and a Musical Theatre Masterclass will be held at Oldcastle Theatre on Saturday October 19th at 3pm.

Each masterclass will run 2 hours and is limited to 6 singers. The cost for each Masterclass is $50. Email OldcastleTheatre@gmail.com for more information about how to register for one or both of these extraordinary classes.

About the instructor: Cailin Marcel Manson, baritone and conductor, a Philadelphia native, has toured as a soloist and master teacher at major concert venues throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with many organizations, including the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, SWR Sinfonieorchester, Taipei Philharmonic, Bayerische Staatsoper - Münchner Opernfestspiele, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro San Carlo, Konservatorium Oslo, and the Conservatoire de Luxembourg.
He has also been a guest cantor and soloist at some of the world’s most famous churches and cathedrals, including Notre Dame, Sacré-Coeur, and La Madeleine in Paris, San Marco in Venice, Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, San Salvatore in Montalcino, Santa Maria Maggiore and San Giovanni in Laterano in Rome, Thomaskirche and Nikolaikirche in Leipzig, and Wieskirche in Steingaden.
Cailin has held positions as Music Director of the Vorarlberger Musikfest, Music Director and Conductor Laureate of the Chamber Symphony of Atlantic City, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Montgomery County Youth Orchestra, Chair of Vocal Studies at the Hazleton Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and as Director of Music at The Putney School. He was a member of the voice faculty of both the Napoli School of Music and Dance and Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary.
Cailin is a frequent guest conductor, clinician, presenter, panelist, and adjudicator for conventions, conferences, competitions, and music festivals. Cailin studied voice performance at Temple University, and opera performance and orchestral conducting at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.
Cailin Marcel Manson is currently Director of Choral Activities and Music Performance at Clark University, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Germantown Concert Chorus and Music Director of the Bennington County Choral Society and The Keene Chorale. He is also the Founder and Director of the Germantown Institute for the Vocal Arts.

10/18/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Second Congregational Church, Bennington

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Oct
19
2019

Musical Theatre Masterclass with Cailin Marcel Manson

Musical Theatre Masterclass with Cailin Marcel Manson

World-renowned baritone and conductor Cailin Marcel Manson will be partnering with Oldcastle Theatre Company to teach two incredible Vocal Masterclasses in Bennington! Learn from an experienced performer and teacher as you work together to bring out your best performance! A Classical Music Masterclass will be held at the Second Congregational Church on Friday October 18th at 7pm and a Musical Theatre Masterclass will be held at Oldcastle Theatre on Saturday October 19th at 3pm.

Each masterclass will run 2 hours and is limited to 6 singers. The cost for each Masterclass is $50. Email OldcastleTheatre@gmail.com for more information about how to register for one or both of these extraordinary classes.

About the instructor: Cailin Marcel Manson, baritone and conductor, a Philadelphia native, has toured as a soloist and master teacher at major concert venues throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with many organizations, including the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, SWR Sinfonieorchester, Taipei Philharmonic, Bayerische Staatsoper - Münchner Opernfestspiele, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro San Carlo, Konservatorium Oslo, and the Conservatoire de Luxembourg.
He has also been a guest cantor and soloist at some of the world’s most famous churches and cathedrals, including Notre Dame, Sacré-Coeur, and La Madeleine in Paris, San Marco in Venice, Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, San Salvatore in Montalcino, Santa Maria Maggiore and San Giovanni in Laterano in Rome, Thomaskirche and Nikolaikirche in Leipzig, and Wieskirche in Steingaden.
Cailin has held positions as Music Director of the Vorarlberger Musikfest, Music Director and Conductor Laureate of the Chamber Symphony of Atlantic City, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Montgomery County Youth Orchestra, Chair of Vocal Studies at the Hazleton Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and as Director of Music at The Putney School. He was a member of the voice faculty of both the Napoli School of Music and Dance and Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary.
Cailin is a frequent guest conductor, clinician, presenter, panelist, and adjudicator for conventions, conferences, competitions, and music festivals. Cailin studied voice performance at Temple University, and opera performance and orchestral conducting at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.
Cailin Marcel Manson is currently Director of Choral Activities and Music Performance at Clark University, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Germantown Concert Chorus and Music Director of the Bennington County Choral Society and The Keene Chorale. He is also the Founder and Director of the Germantown Institute for the Vocal Arts.

10/19/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington

Oct
19
2019

Mary Wendell, Rockabilly Hall of Famer, at Wardsboro Town Hall

Mary Wendell, Rockabilly Hall of Famer, at Wardsboro Town Hall

The final show in Wardsboro Curtain Call’s 2019 Music Series on Saturday, October 19 features Marty Wendell, a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. He has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists in early rock and country music to R&B and folk including Carl Perkins, John Anderson, The Hager Twins, Arlo Gutherie, The Platters and Shirley Alston Reeves to name a few... and Johnny Cash. “Well known in [New York’s] Capital Region as a country music singer, Wendell branches out by returning to his [rockabilly] roots. Wendell keeps it simple, musically speaking, allowing the focus to fall squarely on the song itself.” —Greg Haymes, Times Union. http://www.martywendell.com/

All shows are in the Wardsboro Town Hall Café, Main Street, Wardsboro, and feature excellent refreshments and BYOB. Doors open at 6:30, music begins at 7 pm. For more information, email kwkmdavis@yahoo.com or call 802-896-6810.

10/19/19 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Wardsboro Town Hall, Main Street, Wardsboro

Oct
19
2019

Trio Sefardi Concert

Trio Sefardi Concert

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.

10/19/19 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Brattleboro Museu, & Art Center, Brattleboro

Oct
19
2019

Jeremy Mohney brings lively Swing Music to Brandon Music on Saturday October 19th at 7:30pm.

Jeremy Mohney brings lively Swing Music to Brandon Music on Saturday October 19th at 7:30pm.

It was five years ago that Jeremy Mohney and his Swing Band first performed at Brandon Music and wowed the audience with his catchy rhythms, floating melodies and expressive musicianship. Brandon Music now welcomes back this exceptional band on Saturday 19th October at 7:30pm.

With infectious energy, Jeremy Mohney and His Band, based out of Colorado, capture the sounds of swing with a feel that can't be reproduced by many alive. Always rooted and honoring the greats like Armstrong, Ellington and Waller, who set the groundwork for the music, he plays with his own faithful, yet unique take. His band plays the old favorites as well as originals written by Mohney himself that capture the feel of the classics seamlessly, showing how fresh it's always been. Keeping crowds smiling and dancing all over the US in speakeasies, swing dances and festival stages alike, Jeremy Mohney shows no sign of stopping.

Jeremy Mohney works with top Colorado musicians like Greg Schochet (Halden Wofford and the Hi*Beams, Katie Glassman and Snapshot), Matt Cantor (Gipsy Moon), Alex Heffron, Chris Carland (Bill McKay Band), Kyle Ussery (Bill McKay Band) to give you the genuine sounds of swing with glaring personality. Sharing stages with Colorado greats Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), members of Elephant Revival and Swing sensations Solomon Douglas and Jake Sanders add to his salt as a performer. Jeremy is always writing and recording new music for the tradition. His EP called "Solving The World's Problems" was released in February 2017 and he's got his fifth release coming soon, an EP called "Burning In Me". With many original releases, more on the way, and a busy schedule, don’t miss this chance and experience for yourself Jeremy Mohney and his music. You will see how genuine his enthusiasm is for this incredible and joyous musical art form.


Concert begins at 7:30pm. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733 www.brandon-music.net

10/19/19 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Oct
20
2019

Newmont Military Band Concert

Newmont Military Band Concert

Join us on Oct. 20th at 2:30 PM on the Windsor Common. The West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts in collaboration with the American Precision Museum of Windsor VT will host a concert by the Newmont Military Band, www.newmontmilitaryband.org. This free concert will be performed on late 19th century musical instruments using original arrangements, and will feature the music of Sousa, Von Suppe, and Bizet. In addition, you will be treated to works of two Vermont natives, Ezra and Eugene Bagley.

10/20/19 2:30pm - 3:30pm

The Windsor Common, State Street, Windsor, Windsor

Oct
20
2019

Champlain Philharmonic Fall Concert Series

Champlain Philharmonic Fall Concert Series

The Champlain Philharmonic will present its Fall Concert Series on Saturday, October 19th at 7:30pm at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury and Sunday, October 20th at 4pm at Grace Congregational Church in Rutland. The orchestra will perform some of the best-loved works written by American composers. On the program will be Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, Rodeo by Aaron Copland, Wood Notes by William Grant Still, and Matt’s Tune by Vermont composer Erik Nielsen. Rhapsody in Blue will feature young Vermont artist and Middlebury Union High School student, Nico Brayton, on piano. Tickets are available at the door for both performances or in advance at www.champlainphilharmonic.org. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $10 for Seniors (60+), and $5 for Students.

10/20/19 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Grace Congregational Church, Rutland

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Sep
4
2019
– THRU –
Nov
27
2019

String Band

String Band

String Band with Jill Newton
Wednesdays, September 4 through November 27 (13 weeks)
5:00 - 6:15pm
Cost: $130 (drop-ins welcome $12)

String Band is looking for new members!
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’s Bio
If there’s something happening at Main Street Arts, which is usually the case, Jill Newton most likely has a hand in it. As a musician, artist, and instructor, not to mention a board member for many years, she’s been an important presence at MSA since its inception, and her contributions over the years have taken a variety of forms. Anything involving music probably includes Jill, whether it’s accompanying songs for the Winter Holiday program or playing for the cabarets and other musical productions. Her fiddling, both as a solo player and in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to every performance. Another musical group that depends on Jill is the Main Street Arts String Band. Jill started this offering in the mid-1990’s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Arts’ history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between. Currently there are twelve registered members who make up the band, (frequently joined by past members), playing a wide variety of string instruments (violin, cello, guitar, banjo, harp), along with accordion, keyboards, recorder, and pennywhistle. The group rehearses for 1 ½ hours each Wednesday and plays tunes that range from traditional to contemporary and waltzes to reels. Jill provides most of the music, choosing selections that are accessible but still beautiful, while at the same time keeping the group focused and in tune. She also guides less-experienced musicians through difficult passages. Most of all, however, Jill creates a joyful atmosphere and makes sure everyone is having fun. The String Band has built up quite a repertoire over the years and has taken their music to other venues besides MSA. For many years they’ve performed in the Saxtons River Fourth of July parade and on the bandstand, at Main St. Arts annual picnics, and outside fundraisers for MSA. The String Band is always looking to expand its membership and encourages musicians of all levels to join their ranks.

9/4/19 5:00pm - 11/27/19 6:15pm

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Oct
26
2019

Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum Presents "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool"

Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum Presents "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool"

The 10th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum begins with the the story of Miles Davis. The film, by trailblazing two-time Emmy winning documentary filmmaker, Stanley Nelson, uses never-before-seen film, music and photography to explore the complex and sometimes contradictory life of visionary jazz pioneer and 20th century artist.

Featuring interviews with Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, Quincy Jones, Wayne Shorter and Ron Carter.

Two screenings at 3:00 & 5:30 PM. Shown in the comfort of our 96-seat theater, which features high definition digital projection and Dolby surround-sound. Complimentary refreshments included.

Tickets: Adults/$11*; Children/$6. BF&M members receive discounted ticket prices. *Film series ticket package available.

10/26/19 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock

Oct
26
2019

The extraordinary Piandia perform Indo- Jazz at Brandon Music October 26th at 7:30pm

The extraordinary Piandia perform Indo- Jazz at Brandon Music October 26th at 7:30pm

Brandon Music is delighted to announce a notable opportunity to experience “ a magical musical tour” when traditional classical Indian music becomes fused with contemporary jazz by two highly acclaimed musicians performing together as Piandia on Saturday October 26th at 7:30pm.
Boston based Berklee College professors and old friends John Funkhouser on piano and Jerry Leake on tabla come together to perform ragas from North India. Ragas consist of at least five notes, and each raga provides the musician with a musical framework within which to improvise, an area in which Funkhouser and Leake excel. As Funkhouser explains, ‘Musically we start with a seed and attempt to grow a tree. We take our time and let the music gradually evolve and build, riding the wave from a peaceful meditation to a vibrant rhythmic crest merging back into the sea.”
John Funkhouser is one of the leading jazz pianists of today performing with many groups as well as his own regular jazz trio and quartet and has appeared at major venues world-wide. He also performs regularly at Brandon Music with his jazz trio and always to a standing ovation. Jerry leads the world-rock fusion band Cubist and is a co-founder of the Indo/Jazz Band Natraj. Natraj has delighted listeners throughout the Us, Canada, India and West Africa since 1987. Jerry studied North Indian tabla with Rajeev Devasthali and Todd Nardin, and South Indian mrfangam/rhythm theory with T.K. Ramakrishman.
Tickets are $20 with a pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information

10/26/19 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Sep
4
2019
– THRU –
Nov
27
2019

String Band

String Band

String Band with Jill Newton
Wednesdays, September 4 through November 27 (13 weeks)
5:00 - 6:15pm
Cost: $130 (drop-ins welcome $12)

String Band is looking for new members!
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’s Bio
If there’s something happening at Main Street Arts, which is usually the case, Jill Newton most likely has a hand in it. As a musician, artist, and instructor, not to mention a board member for many years, she’s been an important presence at MSA since its inception, and her contributions over the years have taken a variety of forms. Anything involving music probably includes Jill, whether it’s accompanying songs for the Winter Holiday program or playing for the cabarets and other musical productions. Her fiddling, both as a solo player and in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to every performance. Another musical group that depends on Jill is the Main Street Arts String Band. Jill started this offering in the mid-1990’s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Arts’ history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between. Currently there are twelve registered members who make up the band, (frequently joined by past members), playing a wide variety of string instruments (violin, cello, guitar, banjo, harp), along with accordion, keyboards, recorder, and pennywhistle. The group rehearses for 1 ½ hours each Wednesday and plays tunes that range from traditional to contemporary and waltzes to reels. Jill provides most of the music, choosing selections that are accessible but still beautiful, while at the same time keeping the group focused and in tune. She also guides less-experienced musicians through difficult passages. Most of all, however, Jill creates a joyful atmosphere and makes sure everyone is having fun. The String Band has built up quite a repertoire over the years and has taken their music to other venues besides MSA. For many years they’ve performed in the Saxtons River Fourth of July parade and on the bandstand, at Main St. Arts annual picnics, and outside fundraisers for MSA. The String Band is always looking to expand its membership and encourages musicians of all levels to join their ranks.

9/4/19 5:00pm - 11/27/19 6:15pm

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Friday, November 1, 2019
Nov
1
2019
– THRU –
Nov
2
2019

2nd Annual VJC Emerging Artist Festival- featuring the Harold López-Nussa Quartet

2nd Annual VJC Emerging Artist Festival- featuring the Harold López-Nussa Quartet

Friday Night, November 1, 2019 at 5 pm- Downtown Brattleboro

Local youth ensembles perform jazz 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, Tulip Cafe, The Lounge and Gallery Walk.

Listeners stroll through town and listen free of charge as jazz music is performed by students and young pros.

Saturday Night, November 2, 2019 at 8 pm- at the Vermont Jazz Center

Emerging Artist, 36 year-old Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa headlines the Festival with his quartet on Saturday, Nov. 2nd. Harold and his brother, drummer Ruy Adrián, were born into a highly respected family in the Cuban music world.

In 2018, the Kennedy Center paid tribute to this family’s legacy. The music the López-Nussa brothers play is based on Cuban clave; it is thrilling, danceable and energetic. They will be joined at the Jazz Center by trumpeter Mayquel González and bassist Julio César González.

Within two days of release, López-Nussa’s newest album, Un Día Cualquiera was The Most Added on Jazz and College Radio in the United States.

In the past year alone, López-Nussa has performed for sold-out audiences at the Kennedy Center, SFJAZZ and numerous jazz festivals.

In Memory of Jonathan Flaccus

$20-40 general, $15 student- available online, at door, reserved by phone & In The Moment Records, Brattleboro. $1 extra per CC ticket

Vermont Jazz Center
74 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro VT 05301

802 254 9088
gingervjc@gmail.com
www.vtjazz.org

11/1/19 5:00pm - 11/2/19 11:00pm

Vermont Jazz Center 74 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Nov
1
2019
– THRU –
Nov
2
2019

2nd Annual VJC Emerging Artist Festival- featuring the Harold López-Nussa Quartet

2nd Annual VJC Emerging Artist Festival- featuring the Harold López-Nussa Quartet

Friday Night, November 1, 2019 at 5 pm- Downtown Brattleboro

Local youth ensembles perform jazz 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, Tulip Cafe, The Lounge and Gallery Walk.

Listeners stroll through town and listen free of charge as jazz music is performed by students and young pros.

Saturday Night, November 2, 2019 at 8 pm- at the Vermont Jazz Center

Emerging Artist, 36 year-old Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa headlines the Festival with his quartet on Saturday, Nov. 2nd. Harold and his brother, drummer Ruy Adrián, were born into a highly respected family in the Cuban music world.

In 2018, the Kennedy Center paid tribute to this family’s legacy. The music the López-Nussa brothers play is based on Cuban clave; it is thrilling, danceable and energetic. They will be joined at the Jazz Center by trumpeter Mayquel González and bassist Julio César González.

Within two days of release, López-Nussa’s newest album, Un Día Cualquiera was The Most Added on Jazz and College Radio in the United States.

In the past year alone, López-Nussa has performed for sold-out audiences at the Kennedy Center, SFJAZZ and numerous jazz festivals.

In Memory of Jonathan Flaccus

$20-40 general, $15 student- available online, at door, reserved by phone & In The Moment Records, Brattleboro. $1 extra per CC ticket

Vermont Jazz Center
74 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro VT 05301

802 254 9088
gingervjc@gmail.com
www.vtjazz.org

11/1/19 5:00pm - 11/2/19 11:00pm

Vermont Jazz Center 74 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro

Nov
2
2019

Goat Songs of the Regime of Monsters

Goat Songs of the Regime of Monsters

“Goat Songs of the Regime of Monsters” by Vermont composer Dennis Bathory-Kitsz is a 20-minute political oratorio for twelve voices, piano four hands, and percussion. The oratorio sets the unedited words of public statements by Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Michelle Obama, Stephen Miller, Steve Bannon, Kirstjen Nielsen, and Stormy Daniels, with short interjected phrases by Reince Priebus, Brett Kavanaugh, Jared Kushner, Betsy DeVos, Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Sanders, Steve Mnuchin, Mick Mulvaney and the crowds at the rallies, along with Hillary Clinton, Megyn Kelly, Maxine Waters, Carly Fiorina, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chelsea Manning, and Ghazala Khan mouthing Trump’s insults.

The original spoken words and their intentions were meant by the speakers to be provocative, crass, rude, insulting, and offensive—and the composition uses them intact. The oratorio is in six parts. Part One uses “Make American great again” as a reprise by the chorus in the manner of a Soviet Army song, with Donald Trump’s local and international statements rising above in a countertenor voice. Part Two is Melania Trump’s lilting song on “i don’t really care, do u?” and a duet with Michelle Obama on the plagiarized speech text. Part Three begins with Donald Trump singing above “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and following that with call-and-response crowd chants, from “Build the wall!” and “Lock her up!” to “Shoot them!” Part Four is a trio of Stephen Miller, Steve Bannon, and Kirstjen Nielsen intertwining frightening statements in the manner of a chant. Part Five is Donald Trump and the women he insulted—with the women mouthing his words; it also includes the infamous “grab ‘em” statement. Finally, Part Six reprises many of Trump’s cries and insults, laid out in an increasingly manic and eventually defeated solo of “covfefe”, “hamberder”, and “windmills rwowrr”. The chorus ends the piece with an almost-whispered, “Shoot them!”

It is scored for three vocal quartets (SATB, but with the first alto replaced by a countertenor singing the words of Donald Trump), piano four-hands, and a small percussion kit of bass drum, snare, gong/tam-tam, two cymbals, and triangle.

11/2/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Seven Stars Arts Center, Sharon

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Sep
4
2019
– THRU –
Nov
27
2019

String Band

String Band

String Band with Jill Newton
Wednesdays, September 4 through November 27 (13 weeks)
5:00 - 6:15pm
Cost: $130 (drop-ins welcome $12)

String Band is looking for new members!
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’s Bio
If there’s something happening at Main Street Arts, which is usually the case, Jill Newton most likely has a hand in it. As a musician, artist, and instructor, not to mention a board member for many years, she’s been an important presence at MSA since its inception, and her contributions over the years have taken a variety of forms. Anything involving music probably includes Jill, whether it’s accompanying songs for the Winter Holiday program or playing for the cabarets and other musical productions. Her fiddling, both as a solo player and in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to every performance. Another musical group that depends on Jill is the Main Street Arts String Band. Jill started this offering in the mid-1990’s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Arts’ history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between. Currently there are twelve registered members who make up the band, (frequently joined by past members), playing a wide variety of string instruments (violin, cello, guitar, banjo, harp), along with accordion, keyboards, recorder, and pennywhistle. The group rehearses for 1 ½ hours each Wednesday and plays tunes that range from traditional to contemporary and waltzes to reels. Jill provides most of the music, choosing selections that are accessible but still beautiful, while at the same time keeping the group focused and in tune. She also guides less-experienced musicians through difficult passages. Most of all, however, Jill creates a joyful atmosphere and makes sure everyone is having fun. The String Band has built up quite a repertoire over the years and has taken their music to other venues besides MSA. For many years they’ve performed in the Saxtons River Fourth of July parade and on the bandstand, at Main St. Arts annual picnics, and outside fundraisers for MSA. The String Band is always looking to expand its membership and encourages musicians of all levels to join their ranks.

9/4/19 5:00pm - 11/27/19 6:15pm

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Sep
4
2019
– THRU –
Nov
27
2019

String Band

String Band

String Band with Jill Newton
Wednesdays, September 4 through November 27 (13 weeks)
5:00 - 6:15pm
Cost: $130 (drop-ins welcome $12)

String Band is looking for new members!
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’s Bio
If there’s something happening at Main Street Arts, which is usually the case, Jill Newton most likely has a hand in it. As a musician, artist, and instructor, not to mention a board member for many years, she’s been an important presence at MSA since its inception, and her contributions over the years have taken a variety of forms. Anything involving music probably includes Jill, whether it’s accompanying songs for the Winter Holiday program or playing for the cabarets and other musical productions. Her fiddling, both as a solo player and in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to every performance. Another musical group that depends on Jill is the Main Street Arts String Band. Jill started this offering in the mid-1990’s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Arts’ history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between. Currently there are twelve registered members who make up the band, (frequently joined by past members), playing a wide variety of string instruments (violin, cello, guitar, banjo, harp), along with accordion, keyboards, recorder, and pennywhistle. The group rehearses for 1 ½ hours each Wednesday and plays tunes that range from traditional to contemporary and waltzes to reels. Jill provides most of the music, choosing selections that are accessible but still beautiful, while at the same time keeping the group focused and in tune. She also guides less-experienced musicians through difficult passages. Most of all, however, Jill creates a joyful atmosphere and makes sure everyone is having fun. The String Band has built up quite a repertoire over the years and has taken their music to other venues besides MSA. For many years they’ve performed in the Saxtons River Fourth of July parade and on the bandstand, at Main St. Arts annual picnics, and outside fundraisers for MSA. The String Band is always looking to expand its membership and encourages musicians of all levels to join their ranks.

9/4/19 5:00pm - 11/27/19 6:15pm

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Nov
16
2019

Love Travels Fast

Love Travels Fast

Bennington Community Theater presents “Love Travels Fast,” an evening of seven short plays directed by Jennifer Jasper. The collection includes playwrights from Seattle, New York, the Berkshires and Bennington. Each ten-minute play explores love and acceptance in a unique style and emotional cadence. There are adult themes and some strong language. There’s even a 10-minute musical!

Tickets:
General Admission $10
Premiere $15

Performances:
Friday November 15, 7:30pm
Saturday November 16, 2:00pm
Saturday November 16, 7:30pm
Sunday November 17, 2:00pm

11/16/19 2:00pm

Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington

Nov
16
2019

Love Travels Fast

Love Travels Fast

Bennington Community Theater presents “Love Travels Fast,” an evening of seven short plays directed by Jennifer Jasper. The collection includes playwrights from Seattle, New York, the Berkshires and Bennington. Each ten-minute play explores love and acceptance in a unique style and emotional cadence. There are adult themes and some strong language. There’s even a 10-minute musical!

Tickets:
General Admission $10
Premiere $15

Performances:
Friday November 15, 7:30pm
Saturday November 16, 2:00pm
Saturday November 16, 7:30pm
Sunday November 17, 2:00pm

11/16/19 7:30pm

Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Nov
17
2019

Love Travels Fast

Love Travels Fast

Bennington Community Theater presents “Love Travels Fast,” an evening of seven short plays directed by Jennifer Jasper. The collection includes playwrights from Seattle, New York, the Berkshires and Bennington. Each ten-minute play explores love and acceptance in a unique style and emotional cadence. There are adult themes and some strong language. There’s even a 10-minute musical!

Tickets:
General Admission $10
Premiere $15

Performances:
Friday November 15, 7:30pm
Saturday November 16, 2:00pm
Saturday November 16, 7:30pm
Sunday November 17, 2:00pm

11/17/19 2:00pm

Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Sep
4
2019
– THRU –
Nov
27
2019

String Band

String Band

String Band with Jill Newton
Wednesdays, September 4 through November 27 (13 weeks)
5:00 - 6:15pm
Cost: $130 (drop-ins welcome $12)

String Band is looking for new members!
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’s Bio
If there’s something happening at Main Street Arts, which is usually the case, Jill Newton most likely has a hand in it. As a musician, artist, and instructor, not to mention a board member for many years, she’s been an important presence at MSA since its inception, and her contributions over the years have taken a variety of forms. Anything involving music probably includes Jill, whether it’s accompanying songs for the Winter Holiday program or playing for the cabarets and other musical productions. Her fiddling, both as a solo player and in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to every performance. Another musical group that depends on Jill is the Main Street Arts String Band. Jill started this offering in the mid-1990’s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Arts’ history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between. Currently there are twelve registered members who make up the band, (frequently joined by past members), playing a wide variety of string instruments (violin, cello, guitar, banjo, harp), along with accordion, keyboards, recorder, and pennywhistle. The group rehearses for 1 ½ hours each Wednesday and plays tunes that range from traditional to contemporary and waltzes to reels. Jill provides most of the music, choosing selections that are accessible but still beautiful, while at the same time keeping the group focused and in tune. She also guides less-experienced musicians through difficult passages. Most of all, however, Jill creates a joyful atmosphere and makes sure everyone is having fun. The String Band has built up quite a repertoire over the years and has taken their music to other venues besides MSA. For many years they’ve performed in the Saxtons River Fourth of July parade and on the bandstand, at Main St. Arts annual picnics, and outside fundraisers for MSA. The String Band is always looking to expand its membership and encourages musicians of all levels to join their ranks.

9/4/19 5:00pm - 11/27/19 6:15pm

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Sep
4
2019
– THRU –
Nov
27
2019

String Band

String Band

String Band with Jill Newton
Wednesdays, September 4 through November 27 (13 weeks)
5:00 - 6:15pm
Cost: $130 (drop-ins welcome $12)

String Band is looking for new members!
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’s Bio
If there’s something happening at Main Street Arts, which is usually the case, Jill Newton most likely has a hand in it. As a musician, artist, and instructor, not to mention a board member for many years, she’s been an important presence at MSA since its inception, and her contributions over the years have taken a variety of forms. Anything involving music probably includes Jill, whether it’s accompanying songs for the Winter Holiday program or playing for the cabarets and other musical productions. Her fiddling, both as a solo player and in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to every performance. Another musical group that depends on Jill is the Main Street Arts String Band. Jill started this offering in the mid-1990’s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Arts’ history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between. Currently there are twelve registered members who make up the band, (frequently joined by past members), playing a wide variety of string instruments (violin, cello, guitar, banjo, harp), along with accordion, keyboards, recorder, and pennywhistle. The group rehearses for 1 ½ hours each Wednesday and plays tunes that range from traditional to contemporary and waltzes to reels. Jill provides most of the music, choosing selections that are accessible but still beautiful, while at the same time keeping the group focused and in tune. She also guides less-experienced musicians through difficult passages. Most of all, however, Jill creates a joyful atmosphere and makes sure everyone is having fun. The String Band has built up quite a repertoire over the years and has taken their music to other venues besides MSA. For many years they’ve performed in the Saxtons River Fourth of July parade and on the bandstand, at Main St. Arts annual picnics, and outside fundraisers for MSA. The String Band is always looking to expand its membership and encourages musicians of all levels to join their ranks.

9/4/19 5:00pm - 11/27/19 6:15pm

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River