Both Barre and Rutland, two cities with extraordinary stone history are equally busy building new monuments to create sculpture walks for their communities.
John Williams, creator of the scores for the “Star Wars” film series, is widely considered the finest film composer of our time. For its celebration of the composer, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has invited Troy Peters, legendary music director of the Vermont Youth Orchestra 1995-2009 and …
Two of Vermont’s most innovative music groups presented exciting programs last weekend that showcased their particular flair — and they are both centered in central Vermont.
“The deeper purpose of ‘Vermont Artists to Watch’ goes beyond a magazine feature, an exhibition, and artist boosterism,” Ric Kasini Kadour said. “The goal is to reframe how artists are seen by society and promote engagement with visual art.”
During the late 1980s and 1990s, Richard Marx’ music told a story. His string of hits went from the romance of “Endless Summer Nights” to the heartbreak of “Should’ve Known Better,” and post break-up regret in “Right Here Waiting.”
A late-spring institution in the Green Mountain State, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival — now in its 37th year — is serving up its first six shows, which went on sale to the public Friday.
Heliand Consort’s 13th season continues with “Winter Gathering” Feb. 21-23, a series of three programs in which music and poetry inspired by this darkest of seasons are seamlessly knit together.
The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) presents an opening celebration for “Ask the River” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.
Think of it as “The Logger: Unplugged.” The Tiny Town Hall Tour is a more up close and personal take on the show audiences have come to know and love from Vermont actor and comedian Rusty DeWees’ “The Logger.”
Tom Blachly, who has directed some 12 of Shakespeare’s plays, hasn’t until now tackled one of his most popular comedies, “As You Like It.” “The reason I haven’t attacked it all these years is that it needs a really good Rosalind,” Blachly said recently by phone. “And I found one in Sorsha Anderson.”
As winner of the Vermont Philharmonic’s 2019 Borowicz Memorial Scholarship, Layla Morris will be the featured soloist in the first movement of Schumann’s Cello Concerto with the state’s oldest community orchestra.
Fans of blues and soul singer and guitarist Dave Keller will find his new album “Live at the Killer Guitar Thriller,” a change from his previous seven album releases. His catalog of recordings hasn’t, until this CD, included a live album. With this release we hear a performance as authentic …
The swans, dog, and Tinkle are among the decorative arts from the Shelburne Museum’s permanent collection featured in the “Creature Comfort: Animals in the House” exhibition that opened this week in the Colgate Gallery of the Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education.
For such a short month – one day longer this year – February is seriously stocked with a plethora of smokin’ music options. Here’s a look at three noteworthy offerings in the coming week.
The Northern Third Piano Quartet — “four of Vermont’s finest instrumentalists (who) have united to provide the state with first rate performances” (Times Argus/Rutland Herald) — is presenting a new program. “Beautiful Wanderings” features Central European and American music by Beethoven, Deb…
Vermont flutist Anne Janson and friends’ Valentine’s concerts will bring “Songs of Romance” to Middlebury College and the University of Vermont in Burlington.
Walt Disney was known to the public as the grandfatherly gent hosting his weekly network television show from 1954 until his death. But was Uncle Walt the real Walt Disney?
One of the great things about film festivals is that you have a chance to see great movies that didn’t make it to your local movie theater.
When someone discarded a stack of old bed sheets last spring, they likely gave little thought to the post-dumpster fate of these cast off textiles, landfill bound, where they would add to tons of other piled and buried post consumer waste.
While creating his musical version of Hans Christian Andersen’s “Thumbelina,” Marshfield composer Evan Premo had some experts helping along the way – sons George, 5, who just started violin lessons, and Glenn, 7, who has been taking piano for a year.
TURNmusic is more than a genre-crossing contemporary chamber music ensemble. It’s a Waterbury-based troupe of musicians who care about and want to do something about the world they live in, as exemplified by its founder and director, Anne Decker. February’s lineup of composers is inspired by…
JAGfest, the theater festival Green started four years ago in White River Junction, seeks the unusual and unconventional. The three-day festival of dramatic readings of new works in African-American theater invites theater artists to spend a week in Vermont to further the development of a ne…
Looking for Grateful Dead concert audio? How about some old 78 rpm recordings? Are you doing research on the Helen Hartness Flanders collection of music housed at Middlebury College? You can find these audio recordings and thousands of other audio files online, in one place at the Internet Archive.
An established folk standout and a recently formed folk supergroup make tracks for Vermont this week.
MIDDLEBURY – The Opera Company of Middlebury is announcing its 2020 season and casting for its spring production. Tchaikovsky’s “The Maid of Orleans” will be directed by Douglas Anderson and conducted by Principal Guest Conductor Michael Sakir, who also serves as music director of Opera Memp…
WESTON – Susanna Gellert, executive artistic director of Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, has announced her second season at the helm of Vermont’s award-winning professional theater.
When audience members heard that Leila Josefowicz wasn’t going to perform the Alban Berg Violin Concerto, Sunday at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland, they were disappointed — but not for long.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Shakespeare’s “King Lear” is one of the icons of English theater. But rather than placing it on a pedestal, Northern Stage’s production, which opened Saturday at the Barrette Center for the Arts, not only plumbed its literary and emotional depths, it proved downright e…
Turn the clock back 20 years to when the doors opened at Studio Place Arts. The formerly derelict building on North Main Street in Barre had just finished extensive renovation and was about to begin its new era. Artists were setting up in the newly available studios, arts classes were on the…
One of the great things about Vermont is, it’s the type of place where if you have an idea, and you’re willing to work hard, you just might pull it off.
Colin McCaffrey, who produces upwards of a dozen albums a year for other musicians, perhaps 240 over a 20-year span, went to Nashville where he recorded his own album, “The Cobbler’s Child.”
Son Little, the moniker of Los Angeles singer-songwriter Aaron Livingston, brings his captivating sound — which GQ described as “soul music for the hip-hop generation” — back to Burlington three years after his Vermont debut at Signal Kitchen.
“Botanical Blitz” in the Main Floor Gallery of Barre’s Studio Place Arts welcomes visitors to an oasis of plant, insect and animal inspired art – a blast of the natural world of warmer months. With two and three-dimensional artwork by 35 artists “Botanical Blitz”’ is a balm for winter days.
The Listen Up Project is seeking youth between the ages of 13 and 19 to write music for its original musical theater production, which will tour the state of Vermont in the fall of 2020. Listen Up is a multi-year community outreach project that will culminate in an original musical inspired,…
A new production of Gershwin’s great American opera “Porgy and Bess” will be broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York to the screen at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury and Rutland’s Paramount Theatre.
The Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and the world-renowned Dublin Guitar Quartet will make their Middlebury debuts in a collaborative concert at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30.
MIDDLEBURY – “The Light in the Piazza” is charming musical theater but it digs much deeper psychologically and musically than most in the genre. Craig Lucas’ book and Vermont resident Adam Guettel’s music and lyrics result in compelling storytelling of real depth.
Whether Jukebox is attracting new audiences for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra is yet to be decided. But that it introduces fine performances of new and unexpected music in a delicious package was a sure thing Friday at Merchants Hall in Rutland. A capacity crowd — including a bunch of teens…