Akiko Fujimoto sees herself as the representative for the music she is conducting.
When John Dunlop performs the world premiere of Suad Bushnaq’s cello concert, “Sampson’s Walk on Air,” with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, it will be the culmination of a love story between a wife and husband — and a very personal connection with music.
There are lots of ways to make an album these days. But, “Back in the day when we started, the old-fashioned way was to get a record label to come down to see you at a club,” Eric Bloom recalled.
The selection of pieces and connections between them in “The Couple” were not preconceived by artist Philip Herbison. Instead, as in all his abstract works, the relationships emerged as he brought together shapes and colors.
It all started as a song collaboration between Nick Charyk of rising White River Junction-based cosmic honky tonk band Western Terrestrials and Ketch Secor of celebrated Nashville bluegrass band Old Crow Medicine Show.
There’s just something about Halloween that makes it one of the biggest times of the year for concerts. Here’s a look at some noteworthy Halloween action happening next weekend.
“In the summer of 2020, after George Floyd was murdered, we, as many museums, faced a reckoning in terms of where our collections came from, how we present them, the audiences we serve, the communities we serve, how welcome these communities are and feel they are in our institution,” said Ch…
Capital City Concerts is returning after an 18-month-long pandemic hiatus due to COVID-19. In addition to the Borromeo Quartet, the series will present the Solaris Vocal Ensemble April 8 at the Waterbury Congregational Church, and “The Music of J.S. Bach” May 21 at Bethany Church.
We all know that the actual band The Rolling Stones would never land their show in Barre, but we’re getting the next best thing, when the Celebration Series presents Classic Stones Live at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Barre Opera House.
When Erika Schmidt was in graduate school she realized she had to find a way to integrate the two distinct life paths that were calling her simultaneously — her work as a visual artist and her work and traditional training in dance and music.
When the temps start to dip, it’s a sure sign that the live music action in nightclubs and concert halls starts to heat up — pandemic be damned — and this fall’s lineup has been delivering a plethora of pop music options.
Artist Natasha Mayers has been called “the heart and soul of activist art in Maine.” Widely known for her work with more than 600 school and community murals from Maine to Nicaragua, she’s an award-winning artist who has exhibited work since 1976, often exploring themes of peace and social justice.
Six new exhibits will open at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) Saturday, Oct. 23, including solo exhibitions by Natalie Frank, William Ransom, B. Lynch and Michael Abrams and group shows featuring work by members of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers and the Vermont Glass Guild.
Join the Champlain Trio — pianist Hiromi Fukuda, violinist Letitia Quante and cellist Emily Taubl — for its program “Folk Tales,” featuring Dvorak’s “Dumky” Trio, Croatian composer Dora Pejačević’s Trio in C Major and Fritz Kreisler’s “Miniature Viennese March.”
Editor's note: Tenor Christopher Plaas, scheduled to sing Alfredo Germont, has withdrawn citing COVID concerns. He will be replaced by Joshua Collier.
Montpelier’s Bethany Church is embarking on a new venture aimed at the wider central Vermont community. Bethany Center for Spirituality through the Arts (BCSA) will bring a variety of arts to the community.
The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, after a year online in collaboration with Burlington’s Vermont International Film Festival, returns in-person to Town Hall Theater for the 2021-22 season. This year’s MNFF Selects theme is “Humans and Animals: Shared Experiences, Intersecting Worlds.”
Whether or not you believe in fate, moments of destiny seem to happen to us all. That’s where we meet two soulful strangers with secrets in “The Tangled Skirt.” Playwright Steven Braunstein’s noir crime comedy begins at a dimly lit bus stop in the middle of nowhere, just past midnight when t…
Built around the core duo of songwriter Evan Stephens Hall and drummer Zack Levine, standout New Jersey-based indie-rock group Pinegrove performs Monday at Higher Ground in support of “Amperland, NY,” a feature-length film and accompanying soundtrack album released in January.
“The Mountaintop,” Katori Hall’s brilliant 2009 play (2011 on Broadway) that imagines Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth, mixing his failings with his greatness, has become hit at theaters throughout the country.
“The Maid of Orleans” is Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous opera telling the tale of the legendary French soldier and saint Joan of Arc — sort of — and Opera Company of Middlebury opened a grand production Friday at Town Hall Theater that was lavish, beautifully sung and performed.
They’re performing in a new play presented by the Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance (VSCA) about the history of women’s suffrage, “The Suffragist Reenactment Society,” directed by Laura Roald, that will tour the state Oct. 2-30, including West Rutland (Oct. 9) and Montpelier (Oct. 30).
Still life has a heightened resonance for many of us as we have navigated this last year and a half. Time has sometimes seemed to stand still, its altered pace allowing observation and appreciation.
Cancelled in 2020 and delayed until October this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival comes roaring back to life as the Jenny Brook Minifest Oct. 8-10 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds with a program featuring high quality bluegrass bands.
“It combines this really intoxicating, smart war of wits between the sexes with the darker theme of mistrust and betrayal,” explains Joanne Greenberg, who is directing the upcoming Stowe Theatre Guild production.
When Alison Bruce Cerutti performs the world premiere of Erik Nielsen’s “The Calling” in her solo recital, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the newly renovated Barre Opera House, her first public appearance since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will represent her longtime collaborati…
Seven-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Arturo O’Farrill brings his quintet to the UVM Recital Hall on Friday for a Grand Hall Reopening Concert — the first at the intimate and acoustically sound space since it was renovated a year ago.
The museum introduces a scientific way of looking at art. Instead of examining aesthetic qualities of isolated sculptures, canvases and images, it examines groups of artwork as formally interrelated emotions that lead predictably to conflict resolution totalities.
When Annie Rosen plays the role of Joan of Arc in the Opera Company of Middlebury production of Tchaikovsky’s “Maid of Orleans” next week, few audience members will have anything to compare her performance to.
Steve Halford’s latest exhibit is solely raku clay pottery, the one-of-a-kind pieces you won’t find in Target or T.J. Maxx. “Silent Spring Revisited” is currently in the Chaffee Art Center for its new exhibit with the Rutland County Audubon Society, “Nature Revealed, A Wildlife Art Show.”
On April 23, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. spent the night in Room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, which turned out to be the last in his life. The following day, at 6:01 p.m. on the motel’s balcony, the civil rights leader was shot and killed. In Katori Hall’s reimagining of King’s fin…
Next weekend Little Sure Shot will be at Montpelier’s Lost Nation Theater with Maura O’Brien performing a staged reading of “Annie Oakley,” a new play in progress by Roxbury playwright Jeanne Beckwith.
It’s rare if at all that a concert preview would include bluegrass music with a synagogue in the same sentence. However, with the arrival of Nefesh Mountain for a two-night swing through Vermont the unlikely becomes a reality.
Last week, we looked at the vibrant live music options happening this month. This week, we cast our gaze at a slew of October happenings that are bright spots on the horizon.
It has to be one of the strangest and funniest love scenes ever. Middlebury Acting Company opened an hilarious and deeply touching production of John Patrick Shanley’s 2014 romantic comedy “Outside Mullingar” — and it was ever so Irish — under a tent behind the Swift House Inn. The final per…
A granite fireplace stands in the center of Studio Place Arts’ Main Floor Gallery, flame red glowing amid the logs — granite logs. A kneeling granite garden angel, a smile playing on its lips, exudes kindness. A tabletop of petrified wood, with growth rings from millennia ago still clear, si…
Gloomy certainly describes many Irish-American plays, comedy or drama. And gloom certainly sets the stage for “Outside Mullingar,” John Patrick Shanley’s romantic comedy about a most unexpected couple in rural Ireland — or perhaps not so unexpected.
The reopening of the newly renovated Barre Opera House will be celebrated with the return to Vermont of a singularly respected entertainer, folksinger Tom Rush, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.
Former Poet Laureate of Vermont Sydney Lea of Newbury will receive the 2021 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the highest honor presented to an artist by the state of Vermont.
When the temps start to dip, it’s a sure sign that the live music action in nightclubs and concert halls starts to heat up — a welcome return following a long COVID-induced hiatus — and this fall’s lineup delivers a plethora of pop music options, including some outdoor venues. Here’s a look …