Jukebox isn’t quite the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in miniature. Now in its fourth season, this unique program brings audiences into intimate contact with music and musicians, inviting new listeners and veterans to share the joy of concert music.
Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” has long been at the top of the “classical charts,” but in the orchestration by French composer Maurice Ravel. In fact, the composer wrote it for solo piano.
Patrick Ross, who has made a name for himself as an extraordinarily talented multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, will perform Jan. 19 in Cabot.
“I was fortunate enough to see these amazing musicians last night,” Shelly Mayer said, “at a little ‘best kept secret’ type of place off the beaten path.”
A recent conversation with some of the cast and the director of the upcoming show, “Love, Loss and What I Wore” went something like this:
February is an extra day longer this year, with several hot music options to start planning for.
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of “Lulu” in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, “Wozzeck,” which comes to cinemas for the first time.
Osvaldo “Nitya” Brighenti’s pair of paintings, “Benares 1” and “Benares 2,” evokes this sacred place – its timelessness, its elemental connection with water, its humanity and rituals. Brighenti’s “Benares” diptych is among his paintings in his solo exhibition “Of Cities and Deserts” opening …
Initially there were five to 10 Paul Simons. Producers cast Andrew Wade as Art Garfunkel and asked him to wait it out while they searched for the right Paul Simon.
George Milne is well known in central Vermont as the president of Barre’s Granite Savings Bank and Trust Company for nearly 30 years, but how many are aware that he has been composing “classical” music for decades?
It was almost by accident that I saw Marcel Marceau for the first time. He was performing for the UVM Lane Series at Burlington’s Flynn Center, and I was invited. But I didn’t like mime.
Sure, we’re all still broke from the holidays. But it’s never too early to start planning for some hot music events this winter. Here’s a look at six acts that are sure to liven up Vermont this month. Look for a preview of noteworthy February shows next week:
Five years ago Ted Tyler called Glendon Ingalls to talk about the possibility of a jazz night at the Red Clover Inn. As owner of both the Tyler Place, a resort on Lake Champlain, and the Red Clover in Mendon, Tyler saw the possibilities at the Red Clover after the success of the last 40 year…
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Music Festival has announced that its upcoming 46th season at the Southern Vermont Arts Center will be dedicated to a “thrilling celebration” of two momentous events that will be honored around the world: Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday and the 100th anniver…
“Amahl and the Night Visitors” is a family Christmas opera — telling of the Three Kings’ chance visiting of a young crippled boy on their way to honoring the child Jesus — that debuted live on NBC Television on Christmas Eve in 1951. Now a staple of the holiday season worldwide, it has been …
The year 2019 saw a bit of an uptick in Vermonters releasing new albums. That uptick produced a number of really excellent CDs. We honor several with Tammie Awards.
We received few classical CDs this year, but two that we did would prove stellar any year.
Amid the plethora of best-album lists, we like to take a slightly different tack in looking back on the year in pop music. What follows is our highly biased list of noteworthy, most obsessed-over albums by artists who graced our fair little state with a live performance during 2019 — or will…
The line didn’t just run down the block, it wrapped around corner after New York City corner, with no end in sight. In May 2011, Luke Cresswell stood on a sidewalk outside their destination — the New York City theater where open auditions for “Stomp” were about to be held. The endless line o…
Next Saturday, Jan. 4, Cabot Arts presents its inaugural Cabot 12th Night Celebration. With events on and around the Village Common, at the Willey Building, The Den at Harry’s Hardware, and Cabot United Church, the celebration spans nine hours with attendees welcome to come for some or all.
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with its revelatory “Ode to Joy,” has been a beloved celebration of humanity since Leonard Bernstein conducted a worldwide telecast performance honoring the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Editor's note: stART Space has changed its name to the Ellenbogen Gallery.
Live music has long been a popular pick for ringing in the New Year, and this year’s offerings deliver a plethora of compelling events. Here’s a look at some noteworthy options happening around the state.
Snow features prominently but far from exclusively in “The Brilliance of Pastels,” an exhibition of the Central Vermont Hub of the Vermont Pastel Society. In The Gallery of the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, the show features over 40 pastels by 14 local artists.
Pianist Dalton Baldwin’s influence wasn’t only international. For more than a decade, he taught art song master classes each October in the Montpelier area. He died in Beijing Dec. 12 at age 87.
TUNBRIDGE – The year 2020 will mark the 20th anniversary of the first Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival, an event that has become among the most popular festivals of its kind in the Northeast.
RUTLAND – Unfettered enthusiasm greeted the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s annual Holiday Pops Concert Sunday at the Paramount Theatre. Fortunately, it was not just style over substance.
When Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” opened in 1892, with its story adapted from E.T.A Hoffman’s tale, the ballet’s opening Christmas party took place in the parlor of a gracious urban home of the time.
More naughty than nice, the hit play “The SantaLand Diaries” was adapted by Joe Mantello from David Sedaris’ National Public Radio holiday tradition of the same name, and will be touring north-central Vermont this month.
Although Onion River Chorus’ holiday program, “A Child is Born: A German Christmas,” centers mostly on 17th century music, much of it will be familiar to today’s audiences.
“Cinematic guitar poetry.” That’s the phrase inspired by Hiroya Tsukamoto’s unique folk-blend style of music, and his upcoming acoustic concert promises a journey to a far-off place without ever having to leave the room.
Balmy summer breezes in a bustling city bursting at the seams with live music. It’s not too early to start thinking about the Montreal International Jazz Festival, which recently announced a dozen concerts. The world’s biggest jazz fest will serve up its 41st edition June 25-July 4.
Featuring 120 works by Rubens and Dutch artists Rembrandt, Hendrick Goltzius, Gerrit von Honthorst and Aelbert Cuyp among others, all active in the 1600s, “Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age,” at The Art Institute of Chicago, is on view through Jan. 5.