music

38 shows found
PAMFest

Friday, August 18 - Saturday, August 19

Location: Peacham, VT

The Peacham Acoustic Music Festival is a blend of the old and the new - roots music from the Celtic traditions, old time fiddle tunes, and a touch of blues and bluegrass - not to mention The Dance!! This two day event is filled with concerts, workshops, jam sessions, and fun.

For a listing of all the events and buy tickets, click HERE.

8/18/2017 To 8/19/2017
PAMFest - All Access Weekend Pass

Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19

Location:
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $90 Adults, $81 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Buy your tickets before July 1 and save 20%
Buy your tickets before August 1 and save 10%

Tickets will be available at the venue.

Enjoy all the fun and excitement available at the Peacham Music Festival for one low price. Your All Access Weekend Pass gains you admittance to everything the festival has to offer including both Friday and Saturday Concerts and Contra Dances as well as all the activities that are part of the daytime events on Saturday.

You can find the complete festival schedule here.

8/18/2017 6:00 PM
PAMFest - Friday Concert

Friday, August 18, 6:00pm

Location:
Peacham Congregational Church
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $35 Adults, $31.50 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Buy your tickets before July 1 and save 20%
Buy your tickets before August 1 and save 10%

Tickets will be available at the venue.

Enjoy a fantastic summer evening of music by:

  • Lloyd and April Wright
  • Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing
  • Low Lily
  • The Kolodners
  • and Jason Bergman & the Primal Boys
8/18/2017 6:00 PM
Brian McCarthy Nonet - The Better Angels of Our Nature

Friday, August 18, 7:00 pm

Location:
Main Stage
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

“McCarthy plays and composes with palpable sensitivity… he can certainly bring heat.” — Seven Days

In his nine-piece chamber jazz ensemble work, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Vermont-based saxophonist Brian McCarthy explores popular songs of the American Civil War, and introduces original material based on figures and events of the era. A Civil War history buff, McCarthy found the era an ideal subject for a large-scale project that grew out of a Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant. Inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s appeal to “the better angels of our nature’ during his inaugural address, McCarthy’s opus locates the better angels at the heart of music. As he explains, “Jazz came from the African-American experience here in America. Out of the darkness of terrible slavery, Reconstruction and Jim Crow came this really beautiful art form.” Now, McCarthy brings Better Angels of our Nature to the to Highland Center Main Stage, pairing insightful new arrangements of vintage wartime folk songs with vibrant new compositions for his skilled Nonet to explore.

Featuring:
Bill Mobley – trumpet/flugelhorn / Cameron MacManus – trombone / Brian McCarthy – Alto/Soprano Sax / Daniel Ian Smith – Tenor/Soprano Sax / Stantawn Kendrick – Tenor Sax / Andrew Gutaskas – Baritone Sax / Zaccai Curtis – Piano / Matt Aronoff – Bass / Zach Harmon – Drums

8/18/2017 7:00 PM
PAMFest - Saturday All Access Pass

Saturday, August 19, 9:00am to 10:30 pm

Location:Peacham, VT

Tickets: $50 Adults, $45 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Buy your tickets before July 1 and save 20%
Buy your tickets before August 1 and save 10%

For those who want to see and do everything (or are having trouble choosing which event to attend), we offer the Saturday all access pass that allows access to all PAMFest events occurring on Saturday including concerts, workshops, contra dances, craft fair, and jam sessions. Move around the festival as the spirit moves you - the no fuss, no muss approach to the PAMFest. (Note that some events overlap)

(The Saturday All Access Pass should not be confused with the Saturday Day Pass which only covers events through 6 PM)

8/19/2017 9:00 AM
PAMFest - Saturday Concert

Saturday, August 19, 6:00pm

Location:
Peacham Congregational Church
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $35 Adults, $31.50 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Buy your tickets before July 1 and save 20%
Buy your tickets before August 1 and save 10%

Tickets will be available at the venue.

Enjoy a fantastic summer evening of music by:

  • Quebecois Music by McLane, Boulanger, and Marshall
  • Steve Seifert
  • Pete's Posse
  • and Mean Mary
8/19/2017 6:00 PM
West Side Story: The Mind and the Music of Leonard Bernstein

Richard Kogan, piano

Friday, August 25, 5:00 pm

Location:
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation
39 Strawberry Hill Rd.
Bethlehem, NH 03574

Tickets: $15 general admission

8/25/2017 5:00 PM
HCA Music Series: Le Vent Du Nord

Friday, August 25, 7:00 pm

Location:
Main Stage
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

Patrons with a current Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card may register with the Highland Center box office to receive $5 tickets to any performance, subject to availability. Limit 4 tickets per production. EBT card must be presented at box office to register. Due to the verification requirements, EBT tickets are only available over the phone or in person, not online.

“Jokes and joie de vivre from Quebec folk heroes.” The Guardian

Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord have been enjoying meteoric success. On stage, these four friends achieve peaks of happiness that they eagerly share with any and all audiences. Le Vent du Nord know how to deliver music that will move any crowd — to their feet and in their hearts! This is undoubtedly music of the here and now: progressive folk music from Quebec.

8/25/2017 7:00 PM
HCA Music Series: Beautiful Night

Music with Heidi Lauren Duke and special guests

Satuday, August 26, 7:00 pm

Location:
Main Stage
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

Patrons with a current Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card may register with the Highland Center box office to receive $5 tickets to any performance, subject to availability. Limit 4 tickets per production. EBT card must be presented at box office to register. Due to the verification requirements, EBT tickets are only available over the phone or in person, not online.

Local favorite Heidi Lauren has directed gala concerts all over the United States and collaborated with producing venues in Spain, Italy, Hungary, and France. Now she turns her copious talents to the Highland Center with a special night of music featuring special guests soprano Deborah Selig and tenor Gregory Zavracky. This two hour concert will feature songs of many style to suit many desires. You’ll be entranced by the music of Strauss, Duparc, and Weill, with classic art songs, arias, American songs, and new works based on the poetry of Carl Sandberg.

8/26/2017 7:00 PM
Alex Smith: Adirondack Mountain Folk

Saturday, August 26, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $10 (tax inclusive)

Born and raised in the rural Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York, folk singer Alex Smith builds songs from stories that areneither contrived nor romanticized- simply keenly observed and honestly told.

Smith sings with a rich baritone often compared to Stan Rogers and Gordon Lightfoot, and his characters live and breathe a balance between beauty and imperfection. He has been touring nationwide since 2009, and was awarded an NTCMA Award for his 2013 release “Hamilton County.”

Chris Wienk of 97.7 WEXT (Albany, NY) says: “Alex Smith brings a fresh look and sound to an old art form, presenting the folksong to the 21st Century listener with captivating original songs that feel both old and new at the same time,” while the Columbia Tribune (Columbia, MO) says that “with a voice as deep and dark as an Irish Stout, and acoustic arrangements that wind and curve as if following the course of a river, Alex Smith exemplifies our cultural ideal of what a folk singer should be.”

8/26/2017 7:00 PM
The Neave Trio

Saturday, August 26, 7:30 pm

Location:
United Community Church @ South
Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $20 all seats

Benefit concert to support Catamount Arts' EPIC Music program for children in St Johnsbury

EPIC Music is inspired by El Sistema (“The System”), a social change and youth development program that provides intensive music instruction to young people. It was developed in Caracas, Venezuela in 1975 by José Antonio Abreu, an orchestra conductor, pianist, economist, educator, activist, and politician. El Sistema-inspired programs are now found in 55 countries around the world.

EPIC Music kicked off in July with a two week violin camp at St Johnsbury School with 32 children in grades 1-5. It was led by Jason Bergman, string instructor at St. Johnsbury Academy and conductor of the Northeast Kingdom Community Orchestra, and guest teacher Lynn Murphy, a violinist and violist with 20-plus years of teaching experience.

EPIC Music is open to any child with the enthusiasm and commitment to learn. The program offers free instruments, free intense musical instruction, and significant experience working in ensembles. The two most important aspects of El Sistema-style programs are inclusivity for all students, and joy in making music. EPIC Music will be offered four days per week after school during the school year at St. Johnsbury School.

One of the finest emerging young chamber ensembles, the Neave Trio, based in New York City, has been enjoying tremendous international success on concert series and at festivals worldwide. The Trio has performed all over the US, in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center/La Jolla Music Society, Rockport Chamber Music Festival (as their “Rising Star” Ensemble),and the Los Angeles Music Guild. The Trio works regularly with living composers, and gave the World Premiere of "Klee Musings", a new piano trio written for the Neave Trio by acclaimed composer Augusta Read Thomas. The Neave Trio has been been broadcast on radio stations across the US and abroad, with notable live broadcasts on such stations as WGBH Radio (Boston) WXXI and WNYC Radio (New York) and as featured artists on the WQXR Radio (NYC) McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase.

8/26/2017 7:30 PM
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Saturday, August 26, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $29 Members General Admission, $39 General Admission, $42 Reserved Front & Center

For the past 42 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleands jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass, captivating listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, to Carnegie Hall, then all the way across the pond to Richard Thompson’s Meltdown Festival in England.

8/26/2017 8:00 PM
Uncommon Jam Music Festival

Sunday, August 27, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Historic Newbury Vermont Common
Newbury, VT

Tickets: $20 all seats

Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over.

Dwight & Nicole is a three piece original blues-soul-rock band fronted by Dwight Ritcher & Nicole Nelson. Ritcher and Nelson are both well known on the East Coast for their powerful voices and songwriting. Together, they have toured up and down the Northeast, growing a fiercely loyal fan base, and self releasing two award winning albums through crowd funding. The Boston Globe calls them “A tour de force that demands much wider success” and describes their sound as “poignant, hard-driving and heavenly.”

Joe Moore and The Joe Moore Band perform a wide variety of American rhythm & blues, funk, and jazz, based in Joe’s life-long experience as a powerhouse saxophone player and vocalist. Performances are rooted Moore’s life of playing alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, often working and touring with original composers. His powerful saxophone has developed a reputation for intense, high energy performances, stunning technique and musical prowess.

Enjoy a variety of local foods, craft beer, lawn games and much more!

Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome.

8/27/2017 2:00 PM
Prydein

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, August 27, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: http://www.prydein.com/
Genre: Celtic Bagpipe Rock

Whether you call it Celtic-rock, kilt-rock, bagpipe rock, Scottish-rock or even Sham-rock, Prydein delivers a high-energy performance loved by young and old. A typical Prydein audience is a pretty even mix of folks; elementary school kids to those disenchanted youth with hair the color of toxic waste and holes in their body that they weren't born with standing next to elderly couples holding up cell phones in the air so that their middle-aged children can hear the amazing sound coming from a rock band with bagpipes. Call it what you will.....they call it fun.

Opening band: Catamount Pipe Band

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

8/27/2017 4:00 PM
Sumner Mckane: Northeast by Eastern

Friday, September 1, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $10 Members General Admission, $12 General Admission

The Northeast by Eastern combines Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company’s comprehensive collection of early 20th century photographs of rural New England and Upstate New York, with archival film footage, interviews, oral histories, a musical soundtrack featuring period music, as well as an original score by Sumner McKane. Combined, these stories and images illustrate an era unlike any other in American history. Interviews and oral histories not only detail the history of the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co., and the postcard craze of the early 1900s; but also divulge stories from a quieter, simpler, yet stirring and enterprising time period. The audience hears first-hand accounts of smuggling during prohibition, of river drivers brawling for fun, of growing up without worry and without constant adult supervision, and of slop buckets spilling on tourists’ pies. These accounts are woven together amidst an exceptional backdrop of archived films and Eastern Illustrating’s exceptional work.

SUMNER MCKANE is a filmmaker and composer based in Wiscasset. He records instrumental music, film scores, and music for media. He produces historical documentaries along with companion live presentations to his films. In a few short years, Sumner has built a reputation for innovative historical storytelling using multimedia, combining various mediums to tell a historical story in a live setting. Sumner studied photography in Missoula, Montana at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography and the University of Montana. He graduated from the University of Southern Maine with high honors in history. His music is often featured on NPR’s Echoes program, and he is a recent Maine Arts Commission Performing Arts and Media Fellow award recipient. McKane is accompanied by Josh Robbins on bass guitar. Robbins is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter and has recorded and performed with McKane for over a decade.

9/1/2017 8:00 PM
HCA Music Series: Willa Mamet & Paul Miller

Saturday, September 2, 7:00 PM

Location:
Main Stage
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

Patrons with a current Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card may register with the Highland Center box office to receive $5 tickets to any performance, subject to availability. Limit 4 tickets per production. EBT card must be presented at box office to register. Due to the verification requirements, EBT tickets are only available over the phone or in person, not online.

“...fine music masterfully played and sung.” - Rob Resnik, Vermont Public Radio

Willa Mamet & Paul Miller: two voices and a guitar, like you're at the kitchen table with us. Folk, country, Americana, and grassy soul in one intimate, acoustic evening.

9/2/2017 7:00 PM
Matuto

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, September 3, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: http://matutomusic.com
Genre: Brazillian folk/bluegrass

Matuto is emerging internationally as a festival main-stage sensation. Rolling drums and quicksilver accordion licks, earthy vibes and thoughtful reflections mingle on the latest refinement of their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound, “The Devil and The Diamond” (Motema Music; release: May 14, 2013).

Opening band: Buzzkill Abby

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

9/3/2017 4:00 PM
Goitse

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 pm

Location:
Rialto Theatre
80 Main Street
Lancaster, NH

Tickets: $15

Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from Ireland and abroad, which make each set entertaining and unique. Laying the foundations for the music are World and All-Ireland bodhrán champion Colm Phelan and Conal O’Kane, who is fast making a name for himself as one of the finest guitarists of this generation. The gripping rhythm section sets a breath taking pace for the music while the sweet, charismatic voice of Áine Mc Geeney draws audiences into the music in a way very few performers can achieve. When not singing, Áine’s energetic style of fiddle playing is complimented hugely by multi-award-winning banjo and mandolin virtuoso James Harvey. His ability to transcend genres, combined with his unparalleled technical ability is a joy to behold. Bridging the gap between melody and accompaniment is the piano and piano accordionist, Tadhg Ó Meachair. The Dublin native is renowned for his unique approach to bass work and accompaniment, while also having picked up national awards for his melody playing. Lace up your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of wonderful music and fast paced fun with Goitse. (*Goitse is an informal Gaelic Irish greeting meaning ‘come here’.)

Visit the GNWCA at www.gnwca.org and on Facebook. Please call 603-237-9302 or 603-246-8998 for any additional information.

9/6/2017 7:00 PM
Occidental Gypsy

with special guest Miss Maybell & Slimpickens

Saturday, September 9, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $14 Members General Admission, $17 General Admission, $22 Reserved Front and Center

Hailing from New England, Occidental Gypsy plays a dynamic, multi-genre mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces. The Boston Globe has named them a “Best Bet for Weekend Entertainment.”

Well known as capable heirs and nouveau pioneers of the music of Django Reinhardt, Occidental Gypsy was featured at the 2015 DjangoFest in Mill Valley, California. They have shared the stage with greats like Rikki Lee Jones, Jorma Kaukenen, Stanley Jordan, Joe Sample, Tony Rice, and David Bromberg.

Their fans include musicians who enjoy the sophisticated compositions and masterful play, but most folks just come to enjoy the music and dance. The band has found a unique beat and brings to every show a dynamic mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces—and a few memorable standards—in fun, exhilarating performances. Occidental Gypsy’s music cannot be easily classified; a bit of jazz, a catchy strain of pop, a seismic swing experience, and “a whole lotta’ gypsified groove…”

MISS MAYBELL & SLIMPICKIN’S are a musical duo playing American Roots, Jazz, Blues, Country, and Ragtime as well as original tunes. They have been featured on The Cold River Radio Show, and air radio stations throughout New England.

"They pose like a Grand Ole Opry comedy act (think Minnie Pearl) and play music from the 1920-1930s-era, jug band, ragtime, jazz and blues with sincere virtuosity. Slimpickin’s writes songs and plays classic finger-style guitar; Miss Maybell plays banjo and taps her steel brushes on a tricked-out washboard. She also commands an impressive kazoo, but the secret weapon they unleash is Maybell’s vocals — deep and strong enough to join an angel choir with the likes of Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday." —New Hampshire Magazine

9/9/2017 8:00 PM
The Lao Tizer Band

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, September 10, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: www.laotizer.com/
Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Establishing themselves in the contemporary jazz world over the past few years, TIZER has spurred comparisons of a modern twist to the 70s and early 80s heyday of jazz fusion, when trailblazing ensembles like Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report set the aesthetic standard.

Opening band: Ira Friedman Trio

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

9/10/2017 4:00 PM
KCP Presents 2017-2018 Season Pass

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Location: Various venues

Tickets: $299 for Catamount Arts Members, $350 for non-members

With a KCP Presents 2017-2018 Season Pass, you get a premium seat at every show in the Series, all season long (a value of more than $500) for just $299 ($350 for non-members)! It's a great deal, a marvelous wedding, graduation, or birthday gift for someone you love, and a fun way to broaden your horizons. Beyond saving you hundreds of dollars, your pass purchase simplifies your life, demonstrates your commitment to the series and your faith in what we do, and provides us vital early season support.

You'll receive a printed ticket to confirm your order and a plastic pass suitable for presenting as a gift – or we can mail the pass directly to your gift recipient. We’ll email you a reminder a week or two before each performance, and we’ll automatically have your premium ticket/s waiting for you at the Will Call desk the night of each show. Tickets are transferable at any time, to anyone you choose! If you can't make a show, simply tell us whose name to put the ticket/s under.

    Here is the line-up for the 2017-2018 season:
  • Thursday, September 14 - Sarah Jarosz
  • Saturday, Oct. 14 - Aquila Theatre - Sense and Sensibility
  • Thursday, November 30 - Natalie MacMaster and Donnell LeahyA Celtic Christmas
  • Wednesday, December 13 - Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
  • Friday, January 19 - Hot Sardines
  • Tuesday, February 6 - Ballet Jazz of Montreal
  • Thursday, March 8th - Dublin Irish Dancers
  • Tuesday, March 20 - Apollo’s Fire/Bach’s Coffeehouse
  • Saturday, April 7 - Jennifer Hartswick Band
9/14/2017 6:00 PM
Sarah Jarosz in Concert

Two-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
With opening act 10 String Symphony

Thursday, September 14, 7:00 pm

Location:
Lyndon Institute Alumni Auditorium
168 Institute Circle
Lyndon Center, VT

Tickets: $45, $35, $25, $15 (students free)

Save 20% when you buy by August 15th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office.

Tonight's event is sponsored by Lyndon Institute, in celebration of its 150th anniversary!

Blending folk, bluegrass, country, and Americana influences, Sarah Jarosz’s songs employ an understated elegance that evokes intimacy and simplicity. An expert player on mandolin, guitar, and clawhammer banjo, Sarah Jarosz’s singing and songwriting is often compared to Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Karris, Beth Orton, Gillian Welch, and early Simon and Garfunkel. But, at just 26 years old, she is a fiercely original talent who, since earning two 2017 Grammy Awards, has emerged as a ground-breaking talent.

The Austin (Texas) Chronicle’s Jim Caligiuri declared, "For Austinites who've followed her since her early teens, the fact that Wimberley native Sarah Jarosz blossomed into one of the most stirring musicians of her generation comes as absolutely no surprise.”

NPR’s Katie Presley made note of Jarosz’s musical maturity, praising her “uncharacteristically (and deliciously) unyielding” vocal carriage.

The Wall Street Journal adds, “She refuses to dilute the raw sentiments with gloss or misdirection…her songs are direct, unadorned and thoroughly beautiful.”

Jarosz ended 2016 and began 2017 building on her previous successes in the UK and Ireland, including sold out shows at Union Chapel in London and City Halls in Glasgow. She also continues to make frequent appearances on the new A Prairie Home Companion, whose host, Chris Thile calls her “the silver voiced, silver fingered, silver penned Sarah Jarosz.”

“I can say that from the first time I heard you play, the rhythm you lay down, you’ve got some magician in you. You’re a musician with access to the kind of magic I always relate to, rhythm. Your natural singing voice is a gift. And when you’re able to combine that rhythmic sense and phrasing the way you can, you hold my attention.” -- Rodney Crowell

Opening Act: 10-String Symphony

The fast-rising Nashville duo, 10 String Symphony, began as a partnership of mutual admiration­­ a much needed creative release valve for Rachel Bairman and Christian Sedelmyer, two 5­-string fiddle players and veteran sidemen of Nashville’s music scene. Rachel, a former Illinois state fiddle champion in the old time tradition, needed an outlet for the new sort of songs she was writing, while Christian, originally a classically trained violinist, now a current touring member of the Jerry Douglas Band, was looking to get in touch the impetuous spirit of the rock bands he played in before his arrival in Nashville. With the love of the 5­-string fiddle and its musical possibilities as its focal point, the band’s mission statement was as clear as it was expansive: Two fiddles. Two Voices. Epic music. 10-String Symphony is a band striving to maintain the purity of purpose of the American old­time tradition, while simultaneously stretching its limitations with unique arrangements, unflinchingly personal lyrics, and a bravely progressive melodic palette.

“They do things with fiddles you wouldn’t expect” NPR All Songs Considered “The Newest and Most Promising Voices in Americana”

“Really, really beautiful.” BBC Scotland

“10-String Symphony aptly demonstrates the power of a spare, tightly-connected acoustic performance that is given room to evolve – for bluegrass fans, the lightning fast harmonic runs on dueling fiddle is worth the price of admission alone. But it’s the off-road experiments, especially from Christian’s biting bow strokes that will make future audiences take note.” = The Bluegrass Situation

9/14/2017 7:00 PM
Shrinedom 2017

Saturday, September 16, first act starts at 9:30 am

Location:
Creek Hill Barn
2527 Creek Rd.
Irasburg, VT

Tickets: $125 Stage Front, $65 general admission
Day of show: $150 Stage Front, $85 general admission

The concert is going to held at 2527 Creek Hill Rd., Irasburg, Vt at the Creek Hill Barn to raise money for the Mt. Sinai #3 Shriners.

KIDS 10 and UNDER get in FREE for this all day event With Shriners Clowns, Fire Brigade, Mini Choppers, and many more things for the KIDS.

    Artist to perform include:
  • For Country... Caroline Gray, Southern City Band (SCB), Alec Macgillivray.
  • For Rock (local)... Raized on Radio, Mind Trap, Big Whiskey Social Club
  • Vince Neil - legendary voice of Mötley Crüe
  • Slaughter - Up All Night, Fly to the Angels
  • Firehouse - Don't Treat Me Bad, All She Wrote, Love Of A Lifetime, and When I Look Into Your Eyes.
  • Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly, Shot At Poison, Playing With Fire, Close My Eyes Forever.
  • Warrant - Down Boys, Cherry Pie, Heaven, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Blind Faith, Sometime She Cries, I Saw Red, And Many More.
  • Hosted By The Metal Guru of all things Hard Rock. Host of Trunk Nation on SiriusXM Hair Nation Chanel 39, SiriusXM Volume Channel 106, and that Metal Show on VH1. MR. EDDIE TRUNK
  • And Local DJ Tod Pronto

(ALL ACTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)

9/16/2017 9:30 AM
Tenor Anthony Kearns

From the PBS sensation, The Irish Tenors

Saturday, September 16, 7:00 pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets: $25 adults, $100 VIP Package- enjoy pre-concert tapas and libations, an extraordinary night of song and a post-concert nightcap with Anthony Kearns

Renowned Tenor Anthony Kearns of the PBS sensation, The Irish Tenors, is one of the finest voices today. Anthony Kearns with the Irish Tenors has 5 television specials and 10 CDs, many reaching gold and platinum status. Kearns enjoys a robust international solo career, performing with symphonies and operas across the globe. He has had the honor to sing for three U.S. Presidents, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Pope Francis. The program will feature a beautiful mix of songs from his native Ireland, favorite classics and folk music. We are pleased to have Senator Robert Clegg as a distinguished guest to deliver introductory remarks.

Want to enjoy some pre-concert culinary delights? Don't forget to buy tickets to "Tapas and Libations."

9/16/2017 7:00 PM
The High and Mighty Brass Band

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, September 17, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: www.highandmightybrassband.com/
Genre:
Brass Band, Dance, Funk, Soul, R&B, Hip Hop and Afrobeat

There’s a reason that musical trailblazers from Galactic to DJ Logic have recently chosen to collaborate with High and Mighty Brass Band! and legends such as Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, and Trombone Shorty have chosen them to share the stage. Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences.

Their live performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring, connecting the band with each and every audience member. Just catching a single performance will make it abundantly clear why HMBB! is known as “a party in progress!”

Opening band: NEKtones

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

9/17/2017 4:00 PM
HCA Music Series: North Sea Gas

Saturday, September 23, 7:00 pm

Location:
Main Stage
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

Patrons with a current Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card may register with the Highland Center box office to receive $5 tickets to any performance, subject to availability. Limit 4 tickets per production. EBT card must be presented at box office to register. Due to the verification requirements, EBT tickets are only available over the phone or in person, not online.

“...genuine, unpretentious and spontaneous, with a fondness for storytelling and beautiful harmonies." ~ Celtic Radio - Boston

One of Scotland's most popular and enduring bands for more than 30 years, North Sea Gas travels the world with their unique brand of Scottish traditional, contemporary and self-penned music. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment.

9/23/2017 7:00 PM
Corey Harris

Saturday, September 23, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $14 Members General Admission, $17 General Admission, $22 Reserved Front & Center

Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, travelling throughout the southern U.S. In his early twenties he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music. His 1995 recording, Between Midnight and Day, is a tribute to the tradition of acoustic blues. Subsequent recordings, such as Greens From the Garden (1999), Mississippi to Mali (2003), and Daily Bread (2005) show Harris’ maturation from interpreter to songwriter. Some of his imaginative compositions are marked by a deliberate eclecticism; other works stay true to the traditional blues formula of compelling vocals and down-home guitar. With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music.

He has performed, recorded, and toured with many of the top names in music such as BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, R.L.Burnside, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Matthews Band, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, and others.

In 2003 Harris was a featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese film, “Feel Like Going Home,” which traced the evolution of blues from West Africa to the southern U.S. In 2007, he was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship — commonly referred to as a “genius award” — from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The annual grant, which recognizes individuals from a wide range of disciplines who show creativity, originality and commitment to continued innovative work, described Harris as an artist who “forges an adventurous path marked by deliberate eclecticism.” That same year, he was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine.

9/23/2017 8:00 PM
Made in Vermont - Vermont Symphony

Sunday, September 24, 4:00 pm

Location: Haskell Opera House
Derby Line, VT / Stanstead, QC

Tickets:
$25 Adult
$10 Children (6-17)
Children 5 and under are free

Music Director Jaime Laredo leads the VSO in a program as colorful as our famous fall foliage. Our traditional world premiere commission takes a creative twist as we partner with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival to pair Brattleboro composer Paul Dedell’s new work with a new film by Jesse Kreitzer. Dedell’s work will be presented in concert format during our fall tour. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, a richly inventive double concerto for violin and viola, features Jaime Laredo and his longtime colleague, superstar violinist Pamela Frank. Lighthearted works by Gluck and Britten round out the program.

For questions or more information, please contact Grace Spain, Box Office Manager at grace@vso.org, or call (800) VSO-9293 x 10 or locally, (802) 864-5741 x 10.

Program:

Pamela Frank, violin

  • GLUCK – “Dance of the Furies” from Orfeo
  • BRITTEN – Simple Symphony
  • PAUL DEDELL – Breath (World Premiere Commission)
  • MOZART – Sinfonia Concertante (Jaime Laredo and Pamela Frank, soloists)

Jaime Laredo, conductor

9/24/2017 4:00 PM
The Phillipine Madrigal Singers

Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm
Friday, September 29, 7:00 pm

Location:
St. Johnsbury School Auditorium
257 Western Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Advance Tickets: $35, $25, $15
At the door: $40, $30, and $20

Recognized by the UNESCO as Artists for Peace for “putting their fame and influence to promote cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace,” the University of the Philippines Madrigal Singers is one of the most awarded choral groups in the world, having consistently won all top prizes in major choral competitions, including the Grand Prix in the recently concluded 64th Concurso Internazionale di Guido d’ Arezzo last August 2016 in Arezzo, Italy. They hold the distinction of being the first choir in the world to win the prestigious European Grand Prix for Choral Singing twice (1997 and 2007).

The group’s virtuosity across a vast repertoire range, its continuing promotion of Filipino choral works and the rousing and deeply emotional impact that each performance has on all audiences the world over as they sing in the distinctive set-up of sitting in a semi-circle without a conductor have established their reputation as a pioneering force in choral music and an inspirational role model for other choirs.

Today, Professor Veneracion’s designated successor Mark Anthony Carpio continues with the mission not just of leading the country’s premier choir, but also to carry on the ongoing mission of developing choirs, conductors and singers all over the world.

Proceeds benefit the St. Johnsbury and Danville youth activities programs.

9/28/2017 To 9/29/2017
Kat Wright

Friday, October 6, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $13 Members General Admission, $17 General Admission

“What’s in a name…?” So mused the bard, and all too often the name doesn’t do justice to the subject. Not so with this Vermont octet. Kat herself, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful, and gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting.

With a rock solid rhythm section of bass, drums and keys; a powerful, three-piece horn section; an electric guitarist who dances beneath the surface before exploding to the top… and he harmonizes brilliantly, too. Seven players, each a soloist and entertainer in their own right, blending Memphis soul and new school R&B with a level of improvisation that more than a few Vermont bands have been known for. They aim right for the heart and move your soul without overlooking your ass.

10/6/2017 8:00 PM
Back by Popular Demand - Wood and Belsher

An evening of maritime tunes, songs and fun

Sunday, October 8, 7:30pm

Location:
Haskell Opera House
193 Caswell Avenue / 1 Church Street
Derby Line, VT 05830 / Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2

Tickets: $20 all seats

Picture it: A graceful tune to start off a set, with beautiful zippering lines, played while caressing the fiddle to his ear, eyes closed, off in a serene realm in a dance with time, as he lures us there with him. Then a cutting strathspey to kick it into a higher gear as he whoops out loud and smiles at the crowd a total of six reels in a row, all executed with flawless precision, pounding in rhythm, intoxicating in a firing energy, which brings about numbers fits of spontaneous applause from the crow who spring to their feet in ovation immediately at the set’s end. Wood simply dropped every single jaw in the house – certainly making us proclaim he is back and he is better than ever…. - Todd Maclean – Charlottetown Guardian.

Richard Wood, Prince Edward Island fiddler, artist, composer and entertainer has taken on the world once again. Richard has come full circle, not just in his musical career, but from the sheltered innocence as a child prodigy to learning life’s lessons the hard way.

Joining Richard Wood on stage again this year is Gordon Belsher. With a gentle charm that has become his trademark, Belsher versatility, engaging personality and exceptional musicality has earned him the prestigious Music PEI 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Whether playing before Festival crowds or intimate folk settings, Belsher’s talent is extraordinary. Don’t miss these unique and inspiring artists.

"He consistently brings 110 percent to the stage and is always thinking foremost of giving the audience the quality show it deserves." - Eddy Quinn, the Eastern Graphic

10/8/2017 7:30 PM
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

A Cape Breton Christmas

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $57, $47, $37, $27, $15 (students free)

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An evening of seasonal music – and plenty more!

The entertainment world is filled with extraordinary stories. But few match the beguiling true-life tale of Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Canada’s reigning couple of Celtic music, whose dazzling career achievements underpin an incomparable off-stage life.

Indeed, when two of the planet’s very best fiddle players married in 2002, the proverbial mantelpiece was instantly crammed with JUNO and East Coast Music Awards. Though MacMaster and Leahy followed different trajectories—she a Cape Breton native who could step-dance before she could walk; he the oldest brother of acclaimed family group Leahy—both had assuredly crested the traditional music peak.

Their first recorded collaboration, 2015’s “One,“ which was followed by 2016’s “A Celtic Family Christmas” (and which cemented the couple’s status as powerhouses on the seasonal circuit) confirmed MacMaster and Leahy were as dynamic working together as they were working apart.

That’s no small feat when your combined album sales exceed one million; when past collaborators include classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bluegrass star Alison Krauss and banjo ace Béla Fleck; and when your ecstatic fan base (which boasts Shania Twain and The Chieftains) stretches from Sydney, Nova Scotia to Sydney, Australia.

“The fiddle was definitely common ground for us when we first got together,” MacMaster, recalls with a chuckle. “But I was so in awe of Donnell’s family, of 11 siblings who could play and had a family band. And here I am now doing almost exactly the same thing. Well, kind of.”

MacMaster is referring to her and Leahy’s six musically gifted children, who today are the centrepiece of the MacMaster/Leahy live set though not because the couple necessarily envision showbiz careers for Mary Frances, Michael, Clare, Julia, Alec, and Sady. Rather, the pair realized early on that being on the road without their kids was infinitely harder than touring with them. That the children were already being home schooled (MacMaster has a teaching degree) made enacting that decision easier.

When vintage comedian W.C. Fields famously quipped, "Never work with animals or children," he clearly hadn’t seen the MasMaster/Leahy clan fiddling, step-dancing and positively delighting audiences.

MacMaster reflects. “This whole thing—first playing music by myself, then playing music with Donnell, then touring with Donnell and the children and all of us playing music together—has evolved in a very natural way.

True-life stories in the entertainment world (or anywhere) don’t come more remarkable than that.

“Flying notes, fast paced jigs and reels and polkas, paint can percussion and Gaelic lyrics, original music and tunes from Scotland, Ireland, the Maritimes, and elsewhere, piano, bagpipes, guitar, accordion, and of course fiddles: all those, in the hands and spirits of gifted musicians, will likely have a similar effect on the listeners of One.” -Music Road

11/30/2017 7:00 PM
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

A Seasonal Celebration
Of One That Is So Fair and Bright

Wednesday, December 13, 7:00 pm

Location: United Community Church @ North (formerly North Congregational Church)
1325 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $35, $25, $15. Students free

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Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. In addition to its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College chapel, the choir keeps an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and performing throughout the UK and the world.

The choir has toured widely, including in Europe, the United States, Japan, China, Russia, and the Middle East. In 2000 it became the first Oxbridge mixed choir to perform at the BBC Proms, singing Bach’s St John Passion. The choir has collaborated with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in performances of Handel’s Jephtha in Spain, Belgium, the UK and the USA and again in performances of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, praised for ‘thrillingly fresh and feisty singing.’ Other collaborations include Manchester Camerata, Academy of Ancient Music, and the Schubert Ensemble. The choir gives frequent performances at many international festivals, including the Potsdam Sanssouci Music, Munich Opera, and Spitalfields Festivals and the Early Music Weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

This evening’s program will include:

  • THOMAS TALLIS (c. 1505–85) Videte miraculum
  • PLAINSONG Verbum supernum prodiens
  • GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA (c. 1525–94) Surge, illuminare
  • WILLIAM BYRD (c. 1539/40–1623) Vigilate
  • HERBERT HOWELLS (1892–1983) Long, long ago
  • HIERONYMUS PRAETORIUS (1560–1629) Magnificat quinti toni (with Josef lieber and In dulci jubilo)
  • JOHN TAVENER (1944–2013) Today the Virgin
  • JOHN TAVENER God is with us
  • GRAHAM ROSS (b. 1958) arrangement: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • JOHN JOUBERT (b. 1927) Torches
  • BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–76) A Hymn to the Virgin
  • PIERRE VILLETTE (1926–98) Hymne à la Vierge
  • JOSHUA PACEY (b. 1995) I sing of a maiden (world première)
  • TRADITIONAL arr. DAVID WILLCOCKS (1919–2015) The infant king
  • JOHN RUTTER (b. 1945) What sweeter music
  • WILL TODD (b. 1970) My Lord has come
  • FRANZ GRÜBER (1787–1863) arr. GRAHAM ROSS (b. 1985) Silent night (world première)
  • WILLIAM MATHIAS (1934–92) A babe is born
  • JAMES BURTON (b. 1974) Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
  • Arr. JAMES MAWSON (b. 1988) Santa Bab
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  • Trad. arr. FREDERC AUSTIN (1872–1952) arr. IAN HUMPRHIS (1927–2012)
    The Twelve Days of Christmas

“The Choir, subtlety modulated by conductor Graham Ross, spins a wonderfully fluid, mellifluous texture. These are performances of real quality and intelligence, by a choir which has carved a highly distinctive niche for itself amid the Oxbridge scramble.'" – BBC

12/13/2017 7:00 PM
The Hot Sardines

Sizzling music from New York speakeasies, Paris cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls.

Friday, January 19, 7:00 pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $53, $44, $34, $24, $15 (students free)

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Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world.

In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. And they even have a tap dancer.

During the last two years, the Hot Sardines have been featured at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival. They have sold out NYC venues from Joe’s Pub to Bowery Ballroom and more than 150 performance dates from Chicago to London. They’ve released two albums on Universal Music Classics to critical raves and a No. 1 slot on the iTunes Jazz chart in the U.S. and internationally.

Quality is timeless. Just ask The Hot Sardines.

Bandleader Evan Palazzo and lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol met in 2007 after they both answered a Craigslist ad about a jazz jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop. The unlikely pair — she was a London School of Economics-educated travel writer who grew up in France, Canada and the Ivory Coast, he was a New York City born and raised actor who studied theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia—bonded over their love for Fats Waller. Influenced also by such greats as Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, they began playing open mic nights and small gigs and by 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swing at New York’s Lincoln Center.

“We found ourselves in the perfect place at the perfect time,” says Evan. “As we explored this 100 year-old jazz, we began to look at it as a journey forward, not so much as a look back. This is music for today, not a museum piece.”

Indeed, “People Will Say We’re In Love” from the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! gets reinvented as a tart tango. Jazz standard “Comes Love” starts as a minuet before vocalist Elizabeth, singing in her native French, conjures up spirits of 1930s Paris. The Hot Sardines even upend Robert Palmer’s 1985 classic “Addicted To Love” with Elizabeth’s cool vocals and hot horn arrangements.

In the hot jazz movement, The Hot Sardines stand apart for the innovation, verve and sheer joy they bring to music, both new and old. “It’s a really cool time to be making music,” Elizabeth says.

“One of the best jazz bands in NY today.” — Forbes

“One of the most delightfully energetic bands on New York’s ‘hot’ music scene.” – Downbeat

“Crisp musicianship…immaculate and witty showmanship.” - Times of London

“The charismatic front-runners of vintage jazz play big halls as if they’ve just dropped in to a party.” -- The Guardian (London)

1/19/2018 7:00 PM
Ballet Jazz of Montreal

Tuesday, February 6, 7:00 pm

Location:
Lyndon Institute Alumni Auditorium
168 Institute Circle
Lyndon Center, VT

Tickets: $56, $46, $36, $26, $15. Students $15.

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An internationally renowned repertory company, Ballet Jazz of Montreal (BJM) continues to grow with all the energy and spirit of exploration for which it has been known since its birth in 1972. Part ballet, part modern, part street dance, BJM defies categories with its delicious blend of hip, funky moves infused with infectious energy, humor and imagination.

Ballet Jazz is a diverse international troupe. The dancers have strong classical training, with classical vocabulary and aesthetics. But they mix everything, all disciplines, to the ballet language: modern, jazz, street dance, hip-hop, African dance. Everything is fluid, depending on the personal idea and the vocabulary of each individual choreographer. It brings new style to their work, but with reference — clear reference — to the ballet world.

Since Louis Robitaille was nominated Artistic Director in 1998, BJM is now, more than ever, in tune with the times. While preserving the essence of the company, BJM works today with some of the most prestigious figures in the world of dance and contemporary ballet.

Allowing the full expression of each dancer’s identity is crucial to BJM’s distinctive style. These high level, eclectic artists perfectly represent the company’s spirit. Thanks to their unique personalities and the quality of their performances, they captivate audiences and critics across the world.

“Impeccable dancers.” -- Philadelphia Inquirer

“The movement is smooth and sleek, with slinky hip rolls and low wheeling jumps and crouches, all punctuated by loose-legged little kicks and bouncy walks. The effect is clean and smart, and the 12 dancers perform with boundless enthusiasm. Ballet Jazz of Montreal offers an entire world, full of surprise and humor, emotion and pain, expressed through a dance vocabulary that takes ballet technique and dismantles it to near-invisibility.” -- New York Times

2/6/2018 7:00 PM
Dublin Irish Dancers – Stepping Out

Irish dance and music choreographed by a former star of Riverdance

Thursday, March 8th, 7:00 pm

Location:
Lyndon Institute Alumni Auditorium
168 Institute Circle
Lyndon Center, VT

Tickets: $54, $44, $34, $24, $15 (students $15)

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Direct from Dublin, Ireland -- a dance troupe of world champion Irish step dancers together with a sensational eight-member traditional Irish band and vocalist.

Dublin Irish Dance is an exhilarating company whose members have performed throughout the world with Riverdance, Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, and Celtic Woman. The all-star cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the New World with a gala celebration of Irish Music and Dance.

The evening’s program, Stepping Out, provides an extravaganza of sights and sounds of Irish Culture. The journey begins in rural Ireland, prior to the Famine, in kitchens, barns and fields. As the Great Hunger closes in, the people look west, across the ocean, to New York City.

Mingling with immigrants from around the globe, the Irish congregate in dance gatherings, some bound for the Appalachian Mountains where ancient Irish melodies fuse with African rhythms, creating American tap dance and early roots music. The journey leads us to the present moment, celebrating the incredible evolution of Irish traditional dance and music, and showcasing the new pioneers who will define the new standard of traditional Irish music and dance.

STATEMENT FROM THE CHOREOGRAPHER:

"The story of Immigration makes up the very fabric of what it means to be Irish. As a Dublin-born Irish dancer I now reside in the United States and as a result I am part of this continuing immigrant story. Tradition does not survive without change and the evolution of Irish dance is in no small way a consequence of the many diverse influences it encountered as it travelled.“

“Dublin Irish Dance traces the emotive story of the immigrant Irish people as they crossed the Atlantic Ocean in search of a new and better life. The Irish had little in their pockets as they entered Ellis Island. In fact, for many, the only possessions they had were the clothes on their backs. But what they did bring with them in abundance was years of tradition. And it is this tradition of music, song and dance that united a downtrodden people and uplifted their hearts and minds as they began to establish themselves in their new home.“

“Over the years, these traditions have been embraced and revered by millions of enthusiasts throughout America and across the globe. Dublin Irish Dance takes you on a journey and demonstrates just why these indigenous art forms have melted hearts from the fireside kitchens of Ireland to the greatest auditoria of the world." -Anthony Fallon, Choreographer, Former Principal Dancer of Riverdance. Four-Time Irish Dance, World Champion.

3/8/2018 7:00 PM
Apollo’s Fire – Bach’s Coffeehouse

The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra—16 Musicians on Stage

Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $54, $44, $34, $24, $15 (students free)

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As performed in sold-out concerts at Tanglewood and the BBC Proms (2015) – and just a couple of days before their Carnegie Hall Concert. “A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse” presents Apollo’s Fire and director/harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell in music of J.S. Bach and his most admired colleagues. Inspired by the lively coffeehouse concerts led by Bach in 18th-century Leipzig – fiery strings, colorful recorders and a dizzying harpsichord solo… an evening of rampant virtuosity!

This performance includes the planned Carnegie Hall Program: Brandenburgs no. 4 & 5, Telemann’s Don Quixote Suite, Handel’s Terpsichore Chaconne, and Sorrell’s acclaimed arrangement of Vivaldi’s La Folia (“Madness”) which the group performs from memory

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“Apollo’s Fire has forged a vibrant, life-affirming approach to the re-making of early music… European ears have begun to appreciate the blend of intellect and artistry concocted by harpsichordist Sorrell and her colleagues. Their seductive vision of musical authenticity is guided by a shared commitment to honest emotional expression, rooted in period style yet never its slave.” -- BBC Music Magazine

“Visually charged, minutely stage-managed musical theatrics from Jeannette Sorrell and her irrepressible team of musicians… Utterly sensational, every phrase a Baroque curlicue dipped in gold and then embellished still further. Charismatic and boundlessly energetic… this is Baroque music in its unbuttoned state.” -- TheArtsDesk, London

“Under the inspired direction of Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo’s Fire has become one of the pre-eminent period-instrument ensembles, causing one to hear familiar baroque material anew.” -- The Independent, London

“Apollo’s Fire is one of the brightest lights of period-instrument playing in the United States… arguably the most distinctive in sound and memorable in style. Its trademark qualities: expressive subtlety, exuberance and passion.” --Classical Music Magazine, London

“This swaggering version… makes the most of the variety of instrumental color Bach so exhilaratingly put on show. Two harpsichord concertos BWV 1052 and 1056 are both brilliantly played, as is the keyboard part in the Fifth Brandenburg, by Sorrell.” -- The Sunday Times, London (reviews of Bach Concertos CD)

“These excellent young musicians take a highly gestural approach to phrasing and bring across their music with an exuberant musicality, like wind through a forest. Easily one of the most enjoyable concerts of the season.” -- The Boston Globe

3/20/2018 7:00 PM
Jennifer Hartswick Band

Saturday, April 7, 7:00 pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $42, $30, $20, $15 (students free)

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Northeast Kingdom native Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most refreshing new voices of the twenty-first century. A consummate performer, she thrills audiences as a vocalist, trumpeter, composer, lyricist and educator. She is equally at home singing soul, funk, pop and R&B, but her passion, without question, is jazz.

Born into a musical family, Jennifer began playing at the age of 4. In her early teens she became infatuated with the sounds of Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Clifford Brown and Ella Fitzgerald. After a stint living on the upper west side of Manhattan, she attended the Hartt School of Music where she studied the intricacies of the jazz idiom with Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Jackie McLean and many other highly prominent jazz artists.

At the age of 20 Jennifer was afforded the opportunity to join Trey Anastasio's new band, having already recorded on Story of the Ghost (Phish, 1998) and One Man's Trash (Trey Anastasio, 1998). She embraced the idea with open arms and began touring with him in 2001. In her seven years of touring, she has shared the stage and studio with such legends as Carlos Santana, Dave Matthews, The Rolling Stones and Herbie Hancock to name a few.

In 2003 Jennifer released her own debut album; a soulful, horn-laden party entitled Fuse. “I always want an album to sound fresh,” says Hartswick. “It's amazing to see what happens when you put great musicians in a room together with no boundaries.”

KCP Presents is proud to welcome Jen Hartswick back to the Kingdom.

4/7/2018 7:00 PM
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