Arts Calendar: Central Vermont
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Kindred Spirits - Letters and music of Brahms and the Schumanns
The Heliand Consort explores the complex triangle that brought together three of the greatest musical minds of the Romantic Era. Through letters and music of Brahms and the Schumanns, Heliand offers a glimpse into their tragic and beautiful story of love, friendship and art. The program includes Robert Schumann’s Romances for oboe and piano, Brahms Sonata for piano and clarinet, and the music of Clara Schumann.
The program will feature musicians Katie Oprea on oboe, Cynthia Huard on piano, and Elisabeth LeBlanc on clarinet. Selected letters will be read by guest storytellers Jim Stapleton, Diana Bigelow, and Patrick Evans. The letters elucidate Clara and Robert Schumann’s marriage, how they expressed their love with musical gifts, and how Robert’s deteriorating mental health affected their professional and private lives. Johannes Brahms arrived seeking a mentor in composition and fell into one of the most intriguing love triangles in music history.
Do you have a love letter from an old flame tucked away in a dusty drawer? Bring it to one of these concerts (or e-mail it in advance), and we’ll give a dramatic anonymous reading of selected love letters from the audience, as well.
The Heliand Consort is a virtuoso woodwind & piano chamber music ensemble that performs engaging classical music from the baroque through 20th century and contemporary repertoire. Recognized for its dynamic and creative programming, Heliand Consort is also distinguished by its commitment to audience engagement.
Plainfield Opera House, Plainfield
Pop-up exhibit at Towle Hill Studio!
Opening Exhibit of the year - May 18 & 19, 2019.
Piermont encaustic artist Stephanie Gordon and Bradford photographer Kathy Davidow will be having a joint exhibit of their artwork at the Towle Hill Gallery on May 18 & 19, 2019. The Opening Reception will be on Saturday, May 18 from 4PM – 6PM.
Towle Hill Studio is located at 28 Center Road, Corinth VT 05039. Exhibit hours are from 12PM – 6PM on Saturday May 18th and 12PM – 3PM on Sunday May 19th. For directions, see the Towle Hill website at www.towlehillstudio.com
The artworks in this exhibit are mixed media encaustic paintings and color and black and white photographs. Gordon and Davidow have chosen to display many works that make a connection with each other on various levels, so that the photographs and paintings create a dialogue between the artworks, as well as with the viewer.
5/18/19 12:00pm - 5/19/19 3:00pm
Towle Hill Studio, Corinth
Tom Hall's show, Paintings of Local Structures, will be featured in the Gallery at The Space On Main for the month of May. Opening reception on May 3rd (First Friday) 5:00–7:00pm and for public viewing hours 3:00–5:00pm on subsequent Fridays throughout the month.
These paintings were done in the last few years. Tom continues his interest in local landscapes as a source of subject matter.
Tom has lived, worked and painted in the Upper Valley since arriving in 1975. He recently retired from a 37 year stint as the bartender at the Colatina Exit Restaurant.
Visit https://thespaceonmain.org/gallery for more information. If you cannot make it to a public viewing time, but would like to see the art, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Space On Main, Bradford
OFF THE GROUND PLANE explores architectural rhythms and harmonies in Danny Sagan’s futuristic watercolors.
“It’s the variables that are interesting not the rules themselves”.
5/3/19 5:00pm - 6/2/19 1:00pm
Local 64, Montpelier
The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture presents….
The Spring 2019 Session of Evening Music Classes at the Center for Arts and Learning
46 Barre Street in Montpelier, VT.
- Registration is now open for classes in Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Singing and more!
- Classes start April 1st and run through June 11th
- Cost is $25 per class.
- For full class descriptions and other details, visit: www.summit-school.org
Old Time Banjo with Ted Ingham | 8 classes | April 1 - May 20
Old Time Mandolin with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | April 29 - June 3
Old Time Fiddle with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | April 29 - June 3
Bluegrass Banjo Sampler with Jacob Stone | 3 classes | April 1 - April 15
Trad Music Ensemble with Jeremiah McLane | 8 classes | April 2, 9, 30; May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11
Harmony Singing with Heidi Wilson & Avery Book | 6 classes | April 24 - May 29
Foot Percussion Basics with Ellen Cooke | 6 classes | April 3 - May 8 (no class April 17)
Rags and Blues for Fiddle with Mark DiStefano | 6 classes | April 1 - May 9
Advanced Blues Guitar with Dave Keller | 4 classes | April 4, 11, 25; May 2
Klezmer Tunes with Oliver Zeichner | 6 classes | April 5 - May 17 (no class April 19)
For questions regarding these classes, please visit www.summit-school.org, or contact Yasi Zeichner at email@example.com
4/1/19 7:30pm - 6/11/19 8:00pm
Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
The Front celebrates the opening of SHOW 32 and our 4th Birthday, Friday, May 3, from 4 to 8 pm. The exhibition, running May 3 through June 16, will feature recent work of the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. The opening reception during Montpelier’s ArtWalk is free and open to the public and will feature guitarist Steve Grunewald providing live music for the evening. We will have a special second reception during ArtsFest Thursday, June 6, 4 to 8 pm.
Gallery Hours: Friday 4-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm. For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (802) 552-0877. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.
5/3/19 4:00pm - 6/16/19 5:00pm
The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier