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France, Rated R, 99 Minutes Director: Anne FontaineCast: Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton, Jason FlemyngShowtimes:Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 5:30Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30Life begins to imitate art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma and her furniture restorer husband Charles Bovery move to the very same Norman village where the graphic novel was written. Local baker and Flaubert fan Martin Joubert falls for the lovely and charming newcomer and sets out to be her mentor. It doesn’t take long before his wild imagination leads him to draw parallels between the literary and real life woman. Director Anne Fontaine’s clever adaptation of the graphic novel is at once a cheeky literary mash-up and a sensuous romance. In French With English Subtitles.
Gemma Bovery

France, Rated R, 99 Minutes

Director: Anne Fontaine

Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng

Showtimes:
Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30
Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 5:30
Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30

Life begins to imitate art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma and her furniture restorer husband Charles Bovery move to the very same Norman village where the graphic novel was written. Local baker and Flaubert fan Martin Joubert falls for the lovely and charming newcomer and sets out to be her mentor. It doesn’t take long before his wild imagination leads him to draw parallels between the literary and real life woman. Director Anne Fontaine’s clever adaptation of the graphic novel is at once a cheeky literary mash-up and a sensuous romance.

In French With English Subtitles.

7/4/2015 To 7/9/2015
United Kingdom, Rated R, 108 Minutes Director: Alex GarlandCast: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar IsaacShowtimes:Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 7:30Mat. Sun & Wed. 1:30Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.
Ex Machina

United Kingdom, Rated R, 108 Minutes

Director: Alex Garland

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

Showtimes:
Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30
Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 7:30
Mat. Sun & Wed. 1:30

Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

7/4/2015 To 7/9/2015
Monday, July 6 through Wednesday, July 8Location: Harvey's LakeInstructor: the Legendary Steve DolginFeaturing Don Wallace and Lucas RobillardTickets: $99Beginner through AdvancedAges 4 - 17, Parents welcome!Class size is limited to 15 students per session.Monday, July 6th *slightly longer class times on Monday for orientationClass I: 8:30am - 10:45amClass II: 11:15am - 1:30pmClass III: 2:00pm - 4:15pmTuesday, July 7thWednesday, July 8thClass I: 8:30am - 10:30amClass II: 11:15am - 1:00pmClass III: 1:30pm - 4:15pmAll proceeds to benefit Catamount Arts
Harvey's Lake 3 Day Waterskiing Camp
Monday, July 6 through Wednesday, July 8

Location: Harvey's Lake

Instructor: the Legendary Steve Dolgin
Featuring Don Wallace and Lucas Robillard

Tickets: $99

Beginner through Advanced
Ages 4 - 17, Parents welcome!

Class size is limited to 15 students per session.

Monday, July 6th *slightly longer class times on Monday for orientation
Class I: 8:30am - 10:45am
Class II: 11:15am - 1:30pm
Class III: 2:00pm - 4:15pm

Tuesday, July 7th
Wednesday, July 8th

Class I: 8:30am - 10:30am
Class II: 11:15am - 1:00pm
Class III: 1:30pm - 4:15pm

All proceeds to benefit Catamount Arts



7/6/2015
Monday, Wednesday, Friday- July 6 to July 109:30am (beginning or slower paced); 10:30am (faster-paced)Class fee: $80 for 5 sessions, drums included10% discounts for siblings (please pay for siblings in person at the box office).Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 x108 for information on scholarships or payment plans.  Drums provided; you may bring your own if you have one. Play the infectious beat of the drum! In this intensive drumming camp will be learning the hand techniques specific to the conga, playing rhythms from Cuba and Haiti. This is a great opportunity to learn to play as an ensemble, and to grow your individual skills.  After paying for your class, please register here.  Linda Warnaar of Barnet is a lifetime student and teacher of music, playing trumpet, guitar, vocals, conga, and drum set. She has studied the conga, specifically Cuban and Haitian music, for 20 years, including travel to Cuba. You may have seen her play with the Drumatics, Chickweed, or Tritium Well.
Conga Camp (Ages 8 and up)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday- July 6 to July 10
9:30am (beginning or slower paced); 10:30am (faster-paced)

Class fee: $80 for 5 sessions, drums included
10% discounts for siblings (please pay for siblings in person at the box office).

Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 x108 for information on scholarships or payment plans. Drums provided; you may bring your own if you have one.

Play the infectious beat of the drum! In this intensive drumming camp will be learning the hand techniques specific to the conga, playing rhythms from Cuba and Haiti. This is a great opportunity to learn to play as an ensemble, and to grow your individual skills.

After paying for your class, please register here.

Linda Warnaar of Barnet is a lifetime student and teacher of music, playing trumpet, guitar, vocals, conga, and drum set. She has studied the conga, specifically Cuban and Haitian music, for 20 years, including travel to Cuba. You may have seen her play with the Drumatics, Chickweed, or Tritium Well.

7/6/2015
Wednesday, July 8, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: $15 Adults, $12 Members, $6 StudentsWilly Decker’s stunning production of Verdi’s timeless tragedy stars the riveting singing actress Natalie Dessay as Violetta. Matthew Polenzani is Alfredo Germont, the young man from a good family who risks everything for Violetta. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s father. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
La Traviata

Wednesday, July 8, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Members, $6 Students

Willy Decker’s stunning production of Verdi’s timeless tragedy stars the riveting singing actress Natalie Dessay as Violetta. Matthew Polenzani is Alfredo Germont, the young man from a good family who risks everything for Violetta. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s father. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

7/8/2015 7:00 PM
France, Rated PG-13, 110 Minutes Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado & Wim WenderCast: Sabastiao Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro SalgadoShowtimes:Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30Tues. - Wed. - Thurs . 5:30Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano. In French With English Subtitles
The Salt of the Earth

France, Rated PG-13, 110 Minutes

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado & Wim Wender

Cast: Sabastiao Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Showtimes:
Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30
Tues. - Wed. - Thurs . 5:30
Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano.

In French With English Subtitles

7/10/2015 To 7/16/2015
USA, Not Rated, 90 Minutes Director: Jay CravenCast: Christian Coulson, Gary Farmer, Jacqueline BissetShowtimes:Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 7:30Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance. Both boys also become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island. Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstoy, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.
Peter and John

USA, Not Rated, 90 Minutes

Director: Jay Craven

Cast: Christian Coulson, Gary Farmer, Jacqueline Bisset

Showtimes:
Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30
Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 7:30
Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30

Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance. Both boys also become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island. Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstoy, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.

7/10/2015 To 7/23/2015
Friday, July 10, 7:00pmSaturday, July 11, 7:00pmFriday, July 17, 7:00pmSaturday, July 18, 7:00pmSunday, July 19, 2:00pmLocation:St. Johnsbury SchoolWestern AvenueSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: $10 Adults, $7 Students and SeniorsSt. Johnsbury Players present John Pielmeier's compelling drama Agnes of God. Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court appointed pyschiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone's suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone's questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic and compelling climax.Please note that Agnes of God contains material that may not be appropriate for all audiences-please use discretion. For more information contact 802-751-1175
Agnes of God

Friday, July 10, 7:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 7:00pm
Friday, July 17, 7:00pm
Saturday, July 18, 7:00pm
Sunday, July 19, 2:00pm

Location:
St. Johnsbury School
Western Avenue
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $10 Adults, $7 Students and Seniors

St. Johnsbury Players present John Pielmeier's compelling drama Agnes of God. Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court appointed pyschiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone's suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone's questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic and compelling climax.

Please note that Agnes of God contains material that may not be appropriate for all audiences-please use discretion. For more information contact 802-751-1175

7/10/2015 To 7/19/2015
Friday, July 10, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTickets: General Admission $35, Members General Admission $29From early in their childhood in Boulder, Colorado, Chris and Oliver were steeped in American roots music. Their father, a molecular biologist, performed classic songs at camp fires and family gatherings, while their mother, a poet, instilled a passion for storytelling and turn of phrase. The brothers bonded over bluesmen such as Jimmy Reed and Lightnin’ Hopkins, but their paths, musical and otherwise, would diverge. Oliver moved to Atlanta, where he played guitar in cover bands before earning a spot in Tinsley Ellis’s touring act. At Ellis’s behest, Oliver began to sing and then founded King Johnson, a hard-touring group that released six albums of blues-inflected R&B, funk and country over the next 12 years. Chris, meanwhile, studied jazz bass at the New England Conservatory of Music, moved to New York City and, in the early 1990s, formed Medeski Martin & Wood which over the next two decades would become a cornerstone of contemporary jazz and abstract music.Sponsored by Mascoma Savings Bank
The Wood Brothers

Friday, July 10, 8:00pm

Location:
Colonial Theater
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: General Admission $35, Members General Admission $29

From early in their childhood in Boulder, Colorado, Chris and Oliver were steeped in American roots music. Their father, a molecular biologist, performed classic songs at camp fires and family gatherings, while their mother, a poet, instilled a passion for storytelling and turn of phrase. The brothers bonded over bluesmen such as Jimmy Reed and Lightnin’ Hopkins, but their paths, musical and otherwise, would diverge. Oliver moved to Atlanta, where he played guitar in cover bands before earning a spot in Tinsley Ellis’s touring act. At Ellis’s behest, Oliver began to sing and then founded King Johnson, a hard-touring group that released six albums of blues-inflected R&B, funk and country over the next 12 years. Chris, meanwhile, studied jazz bass at the New England Conservatory of Music, moved to New York City and, in the early 1990s, formed Medeski Martin & Wood which over the next two decades would become a cornerstone of contemporary jazz and abstract music.

Sponsored by Mascoma Savings Bank

7/10/2015 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 11, Sugar Hill ~ 7:30 pmSunday, July 12, Whitefield ~ 4:00 pmTickets: $20 general admission, $25 reserved seatingInnocence & Experience features music written by composers in budding youth and in maturity, and asks: “What do these vantage points bring to music?” We are thrilled to have Composer in Residence, Lembit Beecher, presenting his tender and moving “Music for Bayside” along with one of Haydn’s masterful late string quartets.ProgramMozart — Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat Major, K. 302Kurtag — Signs, Games, and Messages for Solo BassRossini — Sonata for Wind Quartet in G MajorBeecher — Music for Bayside for Wind QuintetHaydn — String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76 #2
Innocence & Experience

Saturday, July 11, Sugar Hill ~ 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 12, Whitefield ~ 4:00 pm

Tickets: $20 general admission, $25 reserved seating

Innocence & Experience features music written by composers in budding youth and in maturity, and asks: “What do these vantage points bring to music?” We are thrilled to have Composer in Residence, Lembit Beecher, presenting his tender and moving “Music for Bayside” along with one of Haydn’s masterful late string quartets.

Program

Mozart — Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat Major, K. 302
Kurtag — Signs, Games, and Messages for Solo Bass
Rossini — Sonata for Wind Quartet in G Major
Beecher — Music for Bayside for Wind Quintet
Haydn — String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76 #2

7/11/2015 To 7/12/2015
July 14, 8:00 pmLocation:Greensboro United Church of Christ165 Wilson StreetGreensboro, VTTickets: $20 all seatsSave $10 when you buy tickets for all 4 events in the Summer Music From Greensboro series.Trio con Brio Copenhagen has been hailed as “one of the finest piano trios on the current scene” (New Yorker).This award-winning group “played with intensity, virtuosic skill and a coherent interpretative arc that…swept listeners away!” (The Salt Lake City Tribune)Founded in Vienna in 1999, the group has been exploring the piano trio repertoire with freshness and curiosity as well as with respect and reflection.And they have been gaining a reputation for the freshness of their approach to the core repertoire: “works by Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms are transformed in their hands into the alive-and-kicking music of today” —Esben Tange.The trio’s sound benefits from the superb instruments all three play: Soo-Jin plays a violin built by Andrea Guarneri from the 17th century, Soo-Kyung plays a Grancino cello, and Jens is Denmark’s first Steinway Artist. The ensemble was coached by the Alban Berg Quartet, Frans Helmerson, Mihaela Martin and Harald Schoneweg at the Cologne University of Music and received excellent musical guidance by Ferenc Rados in Budapest.Since its inception the trio has won most of the international competitions for piano trio, including the ARD (Munich), Vittorio Gui (Florence) and Norway’s Trondheim Competition. In January 2015 the trio will be the first ensemble to receive one of Denmark’s most prestigious music awards, the “P2 Artists Prize,” at a live televised concert where they will perform Beethovens’ Triple Concerto with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Other major awards received include the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award (USA) and the “Allianz Prize” in Germany’s Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.Trio con Brio Copenhagen continues to play a central role in Scandinavia’s vibrant contemporary music scene. Several of Denmark’s most prominent composers such as Per Nørgård and Bent Sørensen, as well as Swedish composer Sven David Sandström, have composed and dedicated works to the trio. Trio con Brio Copenhagen was enormously honored to be chosen by Per Nørgård to be the dedicatee of a work that was premiered at a festival in Stockholm celebrating his 80th birthday in 2012.
Trio con Brio Copenhagen

July 14, 8:00 pm

Location:
Greensboro United Church of Christ
165 Wilson Street
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $20 all seats
Save $10 when you buy tickets for all 4 events in the Summer Music From Greensboro series.

Trio con Brio Copenhagen has been hailed as “one of the finest piano trios on the current scene” (New Yorker).

This award-winning group “played with intensity, virtuosic skill and a coherent interpretative arc that…swept listeners away!” (The Salt Lake City Tribune)

Founded in Vienna in 1999, the group has been exploring the piano trio repertoire with freshness and curiosity as well as with respect and reflection.

And they have been gaining a reputation for the freshness of their approach to the core repertoire: “works by Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms are transformed in their hands into the alive-and-kicking music of today” —Esben Tange.

The trio’s sound benefits from the superb instruments all three play: Soo-Jin plays a violin built by Andrea Guarneri from the 17th century, Soo-Kyung plays a Grancino cello, and Jens is Denmark’s first Steinway Artist. The ensemble was coached by the Alban Berg Quartet, Frans Helmerson, Mihaela Martin and Harald Schoneweg at the Cologne University of Music and received excellent musical guidance by Ferenc Rados in Budapest.

Since its inception the trio has won most of the international competitions for piano trio, including the ARD (Munich), Vittorio Gui (Florence) and Norway’s Trondheim Competition. In January 2015 the trio will be the first ensemble to receive one of Denmark’s most prestigious music awards, the “P2 Artists Prize,” at a live televised concert where they will perform Beethovens’ Triple Concerto with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Other major awards received include the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award (USA) and the “Allianz Prize” in Germany’s Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Trio con Brio Copenhagen continues to play a central role in Scandinavia’s vibrant contemporary music scene. Several of Denmark’s most prominent composers such as Per Nørgård and Bent Sørensen, as well as Swedish composer Sven David Sandström, have composed and dedicated works to the trio. Trio con Brio Copenhagen was enormously honored to be chosen by Per Nørgård to be the dedicatee of a work that was premiered at a festival in Stockholm celebrating his 80th birthday in 2012.

7/14/2015 8:00 PM
Wednesday, July 15, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: $15 Adults, $12 Members, $6 StudentsMadcap physical comedy and impeccable coloratura come together in Natalie Dessay’s tour de force portrayal of the feisty tomboy raised by a regiment of French soldiers. Laurent Pelly’s hilarious production also stars Juan Diego Flórez as the young Swiss villager who conquers her heart—along with a slew of high Cs. Marco Armiliato conducts.
La Fille du Regiment

Wednesday, July 15, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Members, $6 Students

Madcap physical comedy and impeccable coloratura come together in Natalie Dessay’s tour de force portrayal of the feisty tomboy raised by a regiment of French soldiers. Laurent Pelly’s hilarious production also stars Juan Diego Flórez as the young Swiss villager who conquers her heart—along with a slew of high Cs. Marco Armiliato conducts.

7/15/2015 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 16, 7:00pmEncore - Thursday, July 23, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: $24 Adults, $22 Members, $16 StudentsBAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.This is an on-screen event.
Everyman

Thursday, July 16, 7:00pm
Encore - Thursday, July 23, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: $24 Adults, $22 Members, $16 Students

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

This is an on-screen event.

7/16/2015 To 7/23/2015
Friday, June 19, 3:30-5:00pm: Making Paste PapersFriday, July 17, 3:30-5:00pm: Creating a Convincing "Stone" SurfaceFriday, August 7, 3:30-5:00pm: Layered Sponge Painting with Paint and InksInstructor: Sharon BiddleClass fee: $20 adults, $15 members. Materials will be supplied.There is a limit of eight participants per sessionSharon Biddle will lead a series of three demonstrations and opportunities to try surface decorations on paper that can be used for elements in paintings, collage, bookmaking and other applications. All three sessions will be held in the classroom on the lower level of Catamount Arts Center.Making Paste Papers:  Using acrylics, paste and/or a paint medium mixture, participants will spread a coat of color on good quality paper, and then pull across the paper and through the paint with a stylus, a comb like tool, or a piece of cardboard to create dramatic effects.Creating a Convincing "Stone" Surface: This project requires the use of watercolor paper, India ink in the correct dilution, salt, and Comet Cleanser. The result is miraculous.Layered Sponge Painting with Paint and Inks:  Participants will produce rich, layered, sponge-painted paper with acrylic, inks and natural sponges. These papers can end up looking like something other than paper, such as moss in the deep woods, leather, and, once again, stone.Sharon Biddle has taught art for more than 24 years at schools in Peacham and Danville, and served as Artist-in-Residence at St. Johnsbury Academy. Since retiring, she has taught classes and workshops for all ages at Catamount Arts, the Pope Memorial Library, the Lyndon State College Library, and the Teachers Who Write state conference for teachers.
Dynamic Surface Treatments for Paper

Friday, June 19, 3:30-5:00pm: Making Paste Papers
Friday, July 17, 3:30-5:00pm: Creating a Convincing "Stone" Surface
Friday, August 7, 3:30-5:00pm: Layered Sponge Painting with Paint and Inks

Instructor: Sharon Biddle

Class fee: $20 adults, $15 members. Materials will be supplied.
There is a limit of eight participants per session

Sharon Biddle will lead a series of three demonstrations and opportunities to try surface decorations on paper that can be used for elements in paintings, collage, bookmaking and other applications. All three sessions will be held in the classroom on the lower level of Catamount Arts Center.

Making Paste Papers: Using acrylics, paste and/or a paint medium mixture, participants will spread a coat of color on good quality paper, and then pull across the paper and through the paint with a stylus, a comb like tool, or a piece of cardboard to create dramatic effects.

Creating a Convincing "Stone" Surface: This project requires the use of watercolor paper, India ink in the correct dilution, salt, and Comet Cleanser. The result is miraculous.

Layered Sponge Painting with Paint and Inks: Participants will produce rich, layered, sponge-painted paper with acrylic, inks and natural sponges. These papers can end up looking like something other than paper, such as moss in the deep woods, leather, and, once again, stone.

Sharon Biddle has taught art for more than 24 years at schools in Peacham and Danville, and served as Artist-in-Residence at St. Johnsbury Academy. Since retiring, she has taught classes and workshops for all ages at Catamount Arts, the Pope Memorial Library, the Lyndon State College Library, and the Teachers Who Write state conference for teachers.

7/17/2015 To 8/7/2015
France, Not Rated, 90 Minutes Director: Frédérick TchengCast: Raf Simons, Marion Cotillard, Anna WintourShowtimes:Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 5:30Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30Frédéric Tcheng’s solo directorial debut brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director-a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.In English and French With English Subtitles
Dior and I

France, Not Rated, 90 Minutes

Director: Frédérick Tcheng

Cast: Raf Simons, Marion Cotillard, Anna Wintour

Showtimes:
Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30
Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 5:30
Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30

Frédéric Tcheng’s solo directorial debut brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director-a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.

In English and French With English Subtitles

7/17/2015 To 7/23/2015
Presented by QNEK ProductionsJuly 17 - August 2Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM                      Sundays at 2:00 PM        *Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 PM*Music by Richard RodgersLyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIBook by Howard Lindsay and Russell CrouseLocation:Haskell Opera House 193 Caswell Avenue  /  1 Church StreetDerby Line, VT 05830  /  Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/StudentsThe final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
The Sound of Music

Presented by QNEK Productions

July 17 - August 2
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM
*Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 PM*

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse

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

Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/Students

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

7/17/2015 To 8/2/2015
Saturday, June 20, 7:00pmSaturday, July 18, 7:00pmSaturday, August 15, 7:00pmLocation: Craftsbury Masonic Lodge34 South Craftsbury RoadCrafstbury, VTTickets: $15 individualBuy tickets for all 3 events at the same time and save $5!Once a month through the summer The Art House will host a Middle-of-the-Month Pizza and Music night--which is exactly what it sounds like. For a small donation you and your friends can eat and dance or just listen and hang out. Learn how to make your own pizza in the oven, and share interesting recipes with new people. This year The Art House pizza will be made from CRAFTSBURY ingredients! Cheese, produce, even the dough!The music for each event is:June 20th - Poetry Readings by: Julia Shipley & Diane Swan July 18th - ChickweedAugust 15th - Junk Music with Justin Lander & Otto Muller
Pizza and Music Night

Saturday, June 20, 7:00pm
Saturday, July 18, 7:00pm
Saturday, August 15, 7:00pm

Location:
Craftsbury Masonic Lodge
34 South Craftsbury Road
Crafstbury, VT

Tickets: $15 individual
Buy tickets for all 3 events at the same time and save $5!

Once a month through the summer The Art House will host a Middle-of-the-Month Pizza and Music night--which is exactly what it sounds like. For a small donation you and your friends can eat and dance or just listen and hang out. Learn how to make your own pizza in the oven, and share interesting recipes with new people. This year The Art House pizza will be made from CRAFTSBURY ingredients! Cheese, produce, even the dough!

The music for each event is:
June 20th - Poetry Readings by: Julia Shipley & Diane Swan
July 18th - Chickweed
August 15th - Junk Music with Justin Lander & Otto Muller

7/18/2015 To 8/15/2015
A collaboration with the Frost PlaceThursday, July 16, Sugar Hill ~ 2:00 pm*Saturday, July 18, Sugar Hill ~ 7:30 pmSunday, July 19, Whitefield ~ 4:00 pmTickets: $20 general admission, $25 reserved seatingFeaturing Virginia Warnken, mezzo soprano and poets from the Frost Place, Word, Song, Masterpiece, a collaboration with the Frost Place, traces the flow of inspiration from poetry to song to instrumental music that has created so many of our favorite chamber music masterworks.Program:Klughardt — Schilflieder (Song of the Reeds) for Viola, Oboe, & PianoSelected Songs, including works by Shubert and BrahmsShubert — The Trout Quintet, D. 667* FREE open rehearsal at Sugar Hill Community Church
Word, Song, Masterpiece

A collaboration with the Frost Place

Thursday, July 16, Sugar Hill ~ 2:00 pm*
Saturday, July 18, Sugar Hill ~ 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 19, Whitefield ~ 4:00 pm

Tickets: $20 general admission, $25 reserved seating

Featuring Virginia Warnken, mezzo soprano and poets from the Frost Place, Word, Song, Masterpiece, a collaboration with the Frost Place, traces the flow of inspiration from poetry to song to instrumental music that has created so many of our favorite chamber music masterworks.

Program:

Klughardt — Schilflieder (Song of the Reeds) for Viola, Oboe, & Piano
Selected Songs, including works by Shubert and Brahms
Shubert — The Trout Quintet, D. 667

* FREE open rehearsal at Sugar Hill Community Church

7/18/2015 To 7/19/2015
Sunday, July 19, 2:00 pmLocation:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets: $12.00 (adults) $8.00 (under 18)Start with two very nice people - make that three very nice people.One of the guys is a seasoned musician/humorist in the Garrison Keillor tradition. A down to earth Midwesterner with a store of funny songs and stories with a wry outlook on life.Add a beautiful New England woman singer/guitarist with a warm, lovely voice and a heart full of love and joie de vivre. Her selections are smooth classics from the songbooks of Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Eva Cassidy and other beloved female artists.Put them together and you have a fun and uplifting evening of entertainment that’s family friendly and custom made for an intimate theater, special event, wedding, back yard or living room. The Gallaghers’ humor, warmth, and music will leave you smiling.But wait, there's more. We're adding another guy! Tim Dion is a well known musician from Northern New Hampshire area. He works as a solo performer all across New England, playing acoustic guitar and singing. He has also worked as a vocalist and guitarist with several bands over the past thirty years. He has studied music, voice, and theatre at Keene State College, and has been involved with many theatre performances at Keene State and with Theatre North. Tim taught voice at E. U. Wurlitzer in Portsmouth, NH for several years, and then privately for 3 years in Dover, NH. Tim has been an entertainer for Norwegian Cruise Lines since 2007, and has worked on the Pride of America, the Norwegian Dawn, the Norwegian Spirit, the Norwegian Jade, and was member of the inaugural crew of the Norwegian Epic. While on the Epic, he did his solo show, and also worked with the show band performing several tributes. He has performed for audiences of all ages and parts of the world. Among his most notables, Tim has performed with artists such as Jonathan Edwards, Benji King (The Turtles, Tommy James and the Shondels, Scandal with Patti Smyth) Steve Williams (#1 Country hit- “Red Neck Yacht Club”) and Toby Beau (Top Ten hit- “My Angel Baby”) just to name a few.
The Redbird Duo

Sunday, July 19, 2:00 pm

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $12.00 (adults) $8.00 (under 18)

Start with two very nice people - make that three very nice people.

One of the guys is a seasoned musician/humorist in the Garrison Keillor tradition. A down to earth Midwesterner with a store of funny songs and stories with a wry outlook on life.

Add a beautiful New England woman singer/guitarist with a warm, lovely voice and a heart full of love and joie de vivre. Her selections are smooth classics from the songbooks of Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Eva Cassidy and other beloved female artists.

Put them together and you have a fun and uplifting evening of entertainment that’s family friendly and custom made for an intimate theater, special event, wedding, back yard or living room. The Gallaghers’ humor, warmth, and music will leave you smiling.

But wait, there's more. We're adding another guy! Tim Dion is a well known musician from Northern New Hampshire area. He works as a solo performer all across New England, playing acoustic guitar and singing. He has also worked as a vocalist and guitarist with several bands over the past thirty years. He has studied music, voice, and theatre at Keene State College, and has been involved with many theatre performances at Keene State and with Theatre North.

Tim taught voice at E. U. Wurlitzer in Portsmouth, NH for several years, and then privately for 3 years in Dover, NH. Tim has been an entertainer for Norwegian Cruise Lines since 2007, and has worked on the Pride of America, the Norwegian Dawn, the Norwegian Spirit, the Norwegian Jade, and was member of the inaugural crew of the Norwegian Epic. While on the Epic, he did his solo show, and also worked with the show band performing several tributes. He has performed for audiences of all ages and parts of the world.

Among his most notables, Tim has performed with artists such as Jonathan Edwards, Benji King (The Turtles, Tommy James and the Shondels, Scandal with Patti Smyth) Steve Williams (#1 Country hit- “Red Neck Yacht Club”) and Toby Beau (Top Ten hit- “My Angel Baby”) just to name a few.

7/19/2015 2:00 PM
Sunday, July 19, 3:00-7:00 pmLocation: Taylor Road Farm in PeachamTickets: $100 eachOnly 200 tickets available!Tickets are $100 or free with purchase of $250 KCP Presents 2015-2016 season pass. (Enjoy premium seats to every show at 37% off regular ticket prices!) “Front Country is the biggest new bluegrass band in America” – Bob Harris, BBCCheck out their videos and press page at FrontCountryBand.com! Enjoy serious hors d’oeuvres and beverages - catered by Kingdom Taproom - in your casual attire at a very special, summer concert by bluegrass phenoms Front Country in the gorgeous outdoor setting of a private Peacham, VT home.
Fundraiser for KCP Presents

Sunday, July 19, 3:00-7:00 pm

Location: Taylor Road Farm in Peacham

Tickets: $100 each
Only 200 tickets available!
Tickets are $100 or free with purchase of $250 KCP Presents 2015-2016 season pass.
(Enjoy premium seats to every show at 37% off regular ticket prices!)

“Front Country is the biggest new bluegrass band in America” – Bob Harris, BBC

Check out their videos and press page at FrontCountryBand.com!

Enjoy serious hors d’oeuvres and beverages - catered by Kingdom Taproom - in your casual attire at a very special, summer concert by bluegrass phenoms Front Country in the gorgeous outdoor setting of a private Peacham, VT home.

7/19/2015 3:00 PM
Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 9:30am-11:30amLocation: Catamount Outback ArtspaceClass fee: Early Bird registration: $60 by June 30; $70 after June 30. Registration deadline: July 13.Instructor: Beth ChampagneThis is a camp for adventurers, ready to relax, stretch, and grow as they learn about French language and culture. We’ll rediscover all the simplest things, from colors and numbers, to our eyes, ears and nose – laughing a lot and learning the funny ways their names sound in French. Our five mornings will be full of familiar games, art projects, music, and movement. We’ll hear and speak French as we play, share, and create. By week’s end, we’ll be ready to welcome, greet, and entertain our families, before it’s “Au revoir!” That’s French for “Goodbye, until we see each other again.”At 18, Beth Champagne spoke, read, and wrote fluent French. She studied French literature and has visited France a number of times. She has taught French in Barre Town School, at Burke Mountain Academy, The Riverside School, and Peacham Elementary School. Semi-retired, she still loves teaching French, as well as singing, gardening, teaching piano and mentoring at EarthWalk Vermont.
Ooh La La! Fun with French! (Ages 4-7)

Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 9:30am-11:30am

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Class fee: Early Bird registration: $60 by June 30; $70 after June 30. Registration deadline: July 13.

Instructor: Beth Champagne

This is a camp for adventurers, ready to relax, stretch, and grow as they learn about French language and culture. We’ll rediscover all the simplest things, from colors and numbers, to our eyes, ears and nose – laughing a lot and learning the funny ways their names sound in French. Our five mornings will be full of familiar games, art projects, music, and movement. We’ll hear and speak French as we play, share, and create. By week’s end, we’ll be ready to welcome, greet, and entertain our families, before it’s “Au revoir!” That’s French for “Goodbye, until we see each other again.”

At 18, Beth Champagne spoke, read, and wrote fluent French. She studied French literature and has visited France a number of times. She has taught French in Barre Town School, at Burke Mountain Academy, The Riverside School, and Peacham Elementary School. Semi-retired, she still loves teaching French, as well as singing, gardening, teaching piano and mentoring at EarthWalk Vermont.

7/20/2015 9:30 AM
Wednesday, July 22, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: Adults - $15, Members - $12, Students - $6Cast: Andrew Davis; Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Alek Shrader, Thomas AlleThe great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts
The Merry Widow (Lehar)

Wednesday, July 22, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: Adults - $15, Members - $12, Students - $6

Cast: Andrew Davis; Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Alek Shrader, Thomas Alle

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts

7/22/2015 7:00 PM
USA, Not Rated, 90 Minutes Director: Susan GrayCast: Guillaume Saladin, Yamoussa BangouraShowtimes:Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 5:30Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30Circus Without Borders is a documentary about Guillaume Saladin and Yamoussa Bangoura, best friends and worldclass acrobats from remote corners of the globe who share the same dream: To bring hope and change to their struggling communities through circus. Their dream unfolds in the Canadian Arctic and Guinea, West Africa, where they help Inuit and Guinean youth achieve unimaginable successwhile confronting suicide, poverty and despair. This tale of two circuses — Artcirq and Kalabante — is a culture-crossing performance piece that offers a portal into two remote communities, and an inspiring story of resilience and joy.
Circus Without Borders

USA, Not Rated, 90 Minutes

Director: Susan Gray

Cast: Guillaume Saladin, Yamoussa Bangoura

Showtimes:
Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30
Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 5:30
Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30

Circus Without Borders is a documentary about Guillaume Saladin and Yamoussa Bangoura, best friends and worldclass acrobats from remote corners of the globe who share the same dream: To bring hope and change to their struggling communities through circus. Their dream unfolds in the Canadian Arctic and Guinea, West Africa, where they help Inuit and Guinean youth achieve unimaginable successwhile confronting suicide, poverty and despair. This tale of two circuses — Artcirq and Kalabante — is a culture-crossing performance piece that offers a portal into two remote communities, and an inspiring story of resilience and joy.

7/24/2015 To 7/30/2015
USA, Rated PG-13, 92 Minutes Director: Richard LoncraineCast: Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Cynthia NixonShowtimes:Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 7:30Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30Forty years ago, artist Alex Carver bought a run-down apartment in a sketchy part of Brooklyn with his wife, schoolteacher Ruth. Today, their neighborhood is now very hip and their apartment worth a small fortune. The now- retired Ruth and Alex haven’t changed - they are still as much in love as ever. But they have let Ruth’s niece Lily, a real estate agent, list their property to see what the market might bear. Ruth convinces Alex to go apartment hunting in Manhattan, where they miraculously come across an ideal place they might actually be able to afford.
5 Flights Up

USA, Rated PG-13, 92 Minutes

Director: Richard Loncraine

Cast: Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Cynthia Nixon

Showtimes:
Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30
Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 7:30
Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30

Forty years ago, artist Alex Carver bought a run-down apartment in a sketchy part of Brooklyn with his wife, schoolteacher Ruth. Today, their neighborhood is now very hip and their apartment worth a small fortune. The now- retired Ruth and Alex haven’t changed - they are still as much in love as ever. But they have let Ruth’s niece Lily, a real estate agent, list their property to see what the market might bear. Ruth convinces Alex to go apartment hunting in Manhattan, where they miraculously come across an ideal place they might actually be able to afford.

7/24/2015 To 7/30/2015
Friday, July 24, 7:00pmLocation:Fuller HallSt. Johnsbury AcademyMain St.St. Johnsbury, VTTickets: $10 adults, $5 students and seniorsSupport NKAF's educational programs by joining them for an evening of music at their annual benefit concert on Friday, July 24th starting at 7pm. WindRose featuring Mark Breen will perform again this year along with Pipe & Slippers. However, this year's event will take place at the Fuller Hall Auditorium on the campus of St Johnsbury Academy (1000 Main St, St J). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.
Windrose and Pipe and Slippers

Friday, July 24, 7:00pm

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

Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors

Support NKAF's educational programs by joining them for an evening of music at their annual benefit concert on Friday, July 24th starting at 7pm. WindRose featuring Mark Breen will perform again this year along with Pipe & Slippers. However, this year's event will take place at the Fuller Hall Auditorium on the campus of St Johnsbury Academy (1000 Main St, St J). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.

7/24/2015 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 25, Sugar Hill ~ 7:30 pmSunday, July 26, Whitefield ~ 4:00 pmTickets: $20 general admission, $25 reserved seatingMany know Bach as a church musician, but the man and the music had a secular side as well. Bach and his musical cohorts would regularly gather at a local coffeehouse to share music and joe, (considered a dangerous and licentious beverage at the time!) At Inside Bach’s Coffeehouse, we will recreate one of those gatherings, complete with sweets, the dangerous brew itself, and a program of gorgeous instrumental and vocal works that Bach’s audiences may have heard many years ago, including his famed Coffee Cantata.Program:Handel — Trio Sonata No. 5 in G minor, HWV 390MBach — Ja, Ja, Ich Halte Jesum Feste, BVW 157Bach — Ricetti Gramezza e Pavento - BWV 209Telemann — Grillen SymphonieBach — Coffee Cantata
Inside Bach's Coffeehouse

Saturday, July 25, Sugar Hill ~ 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 26, Whitefield ~ 4:00 pm

Tickets: $20 general admission, $25 reserved seating

Many know Bach as a church musician, but the man and the music had a secular side as well. Bach and his musical cohorts would regularly gather at a local coffeehouse to share music and joe, (considered a dangerous and licentious beverage at the time!) At Inside Bach’s Coffeehouse, we will recreate one of those gatherings, complete with sweets, the dangerous brew itself, and a program of gorgeous instrumental and vocal works that Bach’s audiences may have heard many years ago, including his famed Coffee Cantata.

Program:

Handel — Trio Sonata No. 5 in G minor, HWV 390M
Bach — Ja, Ja, Ich Halte Jesum Feste, BVW 157
Bach — Ricetti Gramezza e Pavento - BWV 209
Telemann — Grillen Symphonie
Bach — Coffee Cantata

7/25/2015 To 7/26/2015
Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 9:30am-12:30pmLocation: Catamount Outback ArtspaceTickets: Early Bird registration: $90 by June 30; $100 after June 30 (Includes a materials fee of $15.)Registration deadline: July 10.Instructor: Thea StorzPhotography meets fabric in this mixed media mashup. Students will engage in a variety of processes and projects including digital photography, photographic printing on fabric, bookmaking, sewing, and soft sculpture. Basic sewing techniques and photographic composition are just a couple of skills that will be covered. No experience necessary. Good fine motor skills and a modicum of patience and self-control are the only pre requisites for student success.Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 x108 for information on scholarships.
FAB PHO/FUN FAB! (Ages 11-14)

Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 9:30am-12:30pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Tickets: Early Bird registration: $90 by June 30; $100 after June 30 (Includes a materials fee of $15.)

Registration deadline: July 10.

Instructor: Thea Storz

Photography meets fabric in this mixed media mashup. Students will engage in a variety of processes and projects including digital photography, photographic printing on fabric, bookmaking, sewing, and soft sculpture. Basic sewing techniques and photographic composition are just a couple of skills that will be covered. No experience necessary. Good fine motor skills and a modicum of patience and self-control are the only pre requisites for student success.

Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 x108 for information on scholarships.

7/27/2015 9:30 AM
July 28, 8:00 pmLocation:Greensboro United Church of Christ165 Wilson StreetGreensboro, VTTickets: $20 all seatsSave $10 when you buy tickets for all 4 events in the Summer Music from Greensboro seriesBoundary-breaking ensemble, Carpe Diem String Quartet, has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative programming and stimulating performances and is widely credited with revitalizing the chamber music experience.The quartet’s programming reflects its passion for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music alongside the traditional string quartet repertoire.The quartet, violinists Charles Wetherbee and Amy Galluzzo, violist Korine Fujiwara and cellist Carol Ou, is dedicated to community engagement, and regularly performs programs specifically designed to relate to audiences of all ages and establish chamber music’s relevance to their lives.The quartet continues to rack up accolades and awards. For three consecutive years, Carpe Diem was the only quartet in America chosen to receive the prestigious PNC Foundation’s ArtsAlive Awards, and they have received rave reviews.“Extraordinary…The Carpe Diem’s performance of Beethoven’s Op. 59 No. 1 quartet (one of the hardest in the repertoire) had everything: care with dynamics and accents, timing of nuances, clarity of voice-leading and the widest ranges of character in each movement. This was one of the finest performances of a quartet standard I’ve heard in years.”—The Washington Post
Carpe Diem String Quartet

July 28, 8:00 pm

Location:
Greensboro United Church of Christ
165 Wilson Street
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $20 all seats
Save $10 when you buy tickets for all 4 events in the Summer Music from Greensboro series

Boundary-breaking ensemble, Carpe Diem String Quartet, has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative programming and stimulating performances and is widely credited with revitalizing the chamber music experience.

The quartet’s programming reflects its passion for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music alongside the traditional string quartet repertoire.

The quartet, violinists Charles Wetherbee and Amy Galluzzo, violist Korine Fujiwara and cellist Carol Ou, is dedicated to community engagement, and regularly performs programs specifically designed to relate to audiences of all ages and establish chamber music’s relevance to their lives.

The quartet continues to rack up accolades and awards. For three consecutive years, Carpe Diem was the only quartet in America chosen to receive the prestigious PNC Foundation’s ArtsAlive Awards, and they have received rave reviews.

“Extraordinary…The Carpe Diem’s performance of Beethoven’s Op. 59 No. 1 quartet (one of the hardest in the repertoire) had everything: care with dynamics and accents, timing of nuances, clarity of voice-leading and the widest ranges of character in each movement. This was one of the finest performances of a quartet standard I’ve heard in years.”—The Washington Post

7/28/2015 8:00 PM
Tuesday, July 28, 8:00pmEncore - Wednesday, August 5, 8:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts Center115 Eastern AvenueSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: $20 Adults, $18 MembersOn July 28th -- live from New York City -- hosts of several of the biggest and best podcasts in the world will convene for CAST PARTY, a festive, rousing original variety show beamed live via satellite into movie theaters all over North America. Podcasts across genres and networks will join to celebrate the emergence of podcasting as a powerhouse medium with millions of obsessed fans. CAST PARTY will feature brand new stories and performances by WNYC’s dynamo RADIOLAB, NPR’s newest mega-hit INVISIBILIA, Gimlet Media’s deep dive into the Internet REPLY ALL, Earwolf’s improv comedy show WITH SPECIAL GUEST LAUREN LAPKUS, and PRX’s bold (and often hilarious) radio drama THE TRUTH. Also featuring surprise guests, music and dance performances, original videos, and more. BY Experience presents. Featured Podcasts include:  Radiolab - the megahit show from New York’s public radio WNYC and NPR (National Public Radio), about science and more. Over 1 million downloads per episode Reply All - a show about the Internet, from Gimlet media. Has quickly amassed a large and loyal audience since debuting in late 2014. 350,000 downloads per episode Invisibilia - NPR show about the hidden forces in our lives. 4 million downloads per episode The Truth - contemporary radio drama from PRX (Public Radio Exchange). 100,000 downloads per episode With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus - improv comedy podcast created by Orange Is The New Black star Lauren Lapkus. High profile comedian guest. Produced by Earwolf.  100,000 downloads per episode (estimated) Plus additional shows TBA, musical and dance interstitials, video projection and more! Show hosts will all perform brand new segments. Podcasts will all heavily promote the cinema screenings in advance, in numerous episodes each. Projected graphics and lighting changes will adjust the mood throughout as we move between podcasts. We will capture the show with eight HD cameras, directed by an alum of the Colbert Report.
Cast Party

Tuesday, July 28, 8:00pm
Encore - Wednesday, August 5, 8:00pm

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

Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Members

On July 28th -- live from New York City -- hosts of several of the biggest and best podcasts in the world will convene for CAST PARTY, a festive, rousing original variety show beamed live via satellite into movie theaters all over North America. Podcasts across genres and networks will join to celebrate the emergence of podcasting as a powerhouse medium with millions of obsessed fans. CAST PARTY will feature brand new stories and performances by WNYC’s dynamo RADIOLAB, NPR’s newest mega-hit INVISIBILIA, Gimlet Media’s deep dive into the Internet REPLY ALL, Earwolf’s improv comedy show WITH SPECIAL GUEST LAUREN LAPKUS, and PRX’s bold (and often hilarious) radio drama THE TRUTH. Also featuring surprise guests, music and dance performances, original videos, and more. BY Experience presents.

Featured Podcasts include:
Radiolab - the megahit show from New York’s public radio WNYC and NPR (National Public Radio), about science and more. Over 1 million downloads per episode
Reply All - a show about the Internet, from Gimlet media. Has quickly amassed a large and loyal audience since debuting in late 2014. 350,000 downloads per episode
Invisibilia - NPR show about the hidden forces in our lives. 4 million downloads per episode
The Truth - contemporary radio drama from PRX (Public Radio Exchange). 100,000 downloads per episode
With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus - improv comedy podcast created by Orange Is The New Black star Lauren Lapkus. High profile comedian guest. Produced by Earwolf. 100,000 downloads per episode (estimated)

Plus additional shows TBA, musical and dance interstitials, video projection and more!

Show hosts will all perform brand new segments. Podcasts will all heavily promote the cinema screenings in advance, in numerous episodes each. Projected graphics and lighting changes will adjust the mood throughout as we move between podcasts. We will capture the show with eight HD cameras, directed by an alum of the Colbert Report.

7/28/2015 To 8/5/2015
Wednesday, July 29, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: $15 Adult, $12 Member, $6 StudentThe Met’s spectacular production of Verdi’s Egyptian epic captures both the grandeur and the intimacy of this powerful tale of love and politics. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Aida, the enslaved Ethiopian princess in love with the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by Roberto Alagna. Olga Borodina is her rival, Amneris. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
Aida
Wednesday, July 29, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: $15 Adult, $12 Member, $6 Student

The Met’s spectacular production of Verdi’s Egyptian epic captures both the grandeur and the intimacy of this powerful tale of love and politics. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Aida, the enslaved Ethiopian princess in love with the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by Roberto Alagna. Olga Borodina is her rival, Amneris. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
7/29/2015 7:00 PM
USA, Rated PG, 100 Minutes Director: Marah StrauchCast: Carl Boenish, John B. Macaulay, Cecilie BullShowtimes:Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 5:30Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE-jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE-jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian ‘Troll Wall’ mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired.
Sunshine Superman

USA, Rated PG, 100 Minutes

Director: Marah Strauch

Cast: Carl Boenish, John B. Macaulay, Cecilie Bull

Showtimes:
Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30
Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 5:30
Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30

A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE-jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE-jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian ‘Troll Wall’ mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired.

7/31/2015 To 8/6/2015
UK, Rated PG-13, 119 Minutes Director: Thomas VinterbergCast: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael SheenShowtimes:Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 7:30Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - aswell as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
Far From the Madding Crowd

UK, Rated PG-13, 119 Minutes

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen

Showtimes:
Fri. thru Mon. 5:30 & 7:30
Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 7:30
Mat. Sun. & Wed. 1:30

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - aswell as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

7/31/2015 To 8/6/2015
Saturday, August 1, Sugar Hill ~ 7:30 pmSunday, August 2, Whitefield ~ 4:00 pmTickets: $20 general admission, $25 reserved seatingAll in the Family features our 2015 Kramer fellow, Jillian Reed, a superb young musician and rising star in the flute world. Anchored by Beethoven’s beloved Quintet for Piano and Winds, All in the Family will be a tour de force of wind might!Program:Doppler — Andante & Rondo for Two Flutes & PianoMillhaud — Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and PianoPoulenc — Flute SonataBeethoven — Quintet for Piano and Winds
All in the Family

Saturday, August 1, Sugar Hill ~ 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 2, Whitefield ~ 4:00 pm

Tickets: $20 general admission, $25 reserved seating

All in the Family features our 2015 Kramer fellow, Jillian Reed, a superb young musician and rising star in the flute world. Anchored by Beethoven’s beloved Quintet for Piano and Winds, All in the Family will be a tour de force of wind might!

Program:

Doppler — Andante & Rondo for Two Flutes & Piano
Millhaud — Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
Poulenc — Flute Sonata
Beethoven — Quintet for Piano and Winds

8/1/2015 To 8/2/2015
August 4, 8:00 pmLocation:Greensboro United Church of Christ165 Wilson StreetGreensboro, VTTickets: $20 all seatsSave $10 when you buy tickets for all 4 events in the Summer Music from Greensboro seriesThe award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet is renowned for its brass music, and is to date the only American ensemble ever to have won the prestigious Preis der Europe-Stadt Passau brass music competition held annually in Germany.Praised for their “high level of musicality and technical ability” and for their “clean, clear and precise sound,” the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet has quickly established itself as “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.”As the only Brass Quintet in 27 years to ever win the prestigious Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition (2012), and the only American ensemble to ever win the Preis der Europa-Stadt Passau in Germany (2012), Axiom has also been named winners of the 2008 International Chamber Brass Competition and prize-winners of the 2010 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, and the Jeju City International Brass Quintet Competition in South Korea. Axiom Brass is dedicated to enhancing the musical life of communities across the globe and educating the next generation of musicians.Axiom’s commitment to education and their blend of virtuosic performances and dynamic teaching have inspired young audiences around the nation, earning the ensemble the 2011 Fischoff Educator Award. Their educational concert “Let’s Make Music” has captivated thousands of elementary and middle school students in the U.S. Since 2011 the ensemble has been featured as brass quintet-in-residence for the National Brass Symposium, sharing the stage with principal brass players from the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Atlanta Symphony.Internationally recognized for their groundbreaking programming, their repertoire ranges from jazz and Latin music to string quartet transcriptions, as well as original compositions for brass quintet. Axiom Brass’ performances have captured the hearts and imaginations of their audiences, leading the ensemble to national radio and television appearances as well as concerts in Asia, Europe and across the U.S. Axiom’s dedication to brass repertoire has led the ensemble to commission and premiere several new works, including Celestial Suite by James Stephenson and For Then and Now by Laurence Bitensky. For Celestial Suite, Axiom Brass partnered with the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, the Chicago Symphony Brass Quintet, the Chicago Chamber Musicians and the Fischoff Chamber Music Society, as well as with the Digital Visualization Theater of the University of Notre Dame and Professor Keith Davis.
Axiom Brass Quintet

August 4, 8:00 pm

Location:
Greensboro United Church of Christ
165 Wilson Street
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $20 all seats
Save $10 when you buy tickets for all 4 events in the Summer Music from Greensboro series

The award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet is renowned for its brass music, and is to date the only American ensemble ever to have won the prestigious Preis der Europe-Stadt Passau brass music competition held annually in Germany.

Praised for their “high level of musicality and technical ability” and for their “clean, clear and precise sound,” the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet has quickly established itself as “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.”

As the only Brass Quintet in 27 years to ever win the prestigious Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition (2012), and the only American ensemble to ever win the Preis der Europa-Stadt Passau in Germany (2012), Axiom has also been named winners of the 2008 International Chamber Brass Competition and prize-winners of the 2010 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, and the Jeju City International Brass Quintet Competition in South Korea. Axiom Brass is dedicated to enhancing the musical life of communities across the globe and educating the next generation of musicians.

Axiom’s commitment to education and their blend of virtuosic performances and dynamic teaching have inspired young audiences around the nation, earning the ensemble the 2011 Fischoff Educator Award. Their educational concert “Let’s Make Music” has captivated thousands of elementary and middle school students in the U.S. Since 2011 the ensemble has been featured as brass quintet-in-residence for the National Brass Symposium, sharing the stage with principal brass players from the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Atlanta Symphony.

Internationally recognized for their groundbreaking programming, their repertoire ranges from jazz and Latin music to string quartet transcriptions, as well as original compositions for brass quintet. Axiom Brass’ performances have captured the hearts and imaginations of their audiences, leading the ensemble to national radio and television appearances as well as concerts in Asia, Europe and across the U.S. Axiom’s dedication to brass repertoire has led the ensemble to commission and premiere several new works, including Celestial Suite by James Stephenson and For Then and Now by Laurence Bitensky. For Celestial Suite, Axiom Brass partnered with the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, the Chicago Symphony Brass Quintet, the Chicago Chamber Musicians and the Fischoff Chamber Music Society, as well as with the Digital Visualization Theater of the University of Notre Dame and Professor Keith Davis.

8/4/2015 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2015Location: Pancake ParlorHildex FarmRoute 117Sugar Hill, NH 03586Tickets: $30 advance sale ($35 at the door)Enjoy an evening of great food, laughter and friendship to benefit the North Country Chamber Players’ community outreach programs!Your ticket includes dinner, auction and live music.Seating is limited so order your tickets soon.Program:5:30pm — Preview6:00pm — Silent auction, dinner & music7:30pm — Live auctionFor more informationwww.whitemountainsmusicfestival.org
Gala Auction & Tuscan Dinner

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Location:
Pancake Parlor
Hildex Farm
Route 117
Sugar Hill, NH 03586

Tickets: $30 advance sale ($35 at the door)

Enjoy an evening of great food, laughter and friendship to benefit the North Country Chamber Players’ community outreach programs!

Your ticket includes dinner, auction and live music.

Seating is limited so order your tickets soon.

Program:

5:30pm — Preview
6:00pm — Silent auction, dinner & music
7:30pm — Live auction

For more information
www.whitemountainsmusicfestival.org

8/5/2015 5:30 PM
Saturday, August 8, 7:30pmLocation: Haskell Opera HouseDerby Line, VT / Stanstead, QCTickets: All seats $18The clarion sounds of bluegrass music will once again ring through the Haskell Opera House this summer.  The grand old theatre sitting astraddle of the US-Canada border at Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec, will host the third annual Banjo Dan’s Bluegrass Revue on Saturday, August 8, with show time set for 7:30 PM.            Bluegrass found a special North Country home in the year 2000, when Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys first presented “folk music in overdrive” at the Haskell Opera House.  The now-legendary Plowboys returned a dozen more times to thrill lovers of bluegrass and country music prior to their retirement in September 2012.  “But there was no way I was going to let this thing die out,” says Dan Lindner, namesake of the band, and since 2013 he has presented a twin bill featuring not one but two sterling acoustic groups.            Since the Plowboys’ retirement Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing have more than earned the billing as Vermont’s top bluegrass band.  With a repertoire featuring Bob’s award-winning original songs, the group has been featured at top bluegrass festivals all around the Northeast and beyond.  Driven by Bob’s dynamic banjo picking, Catamount Crossing features stirring vocals along with outstanding instrumental work on fiddle, mandolin, guitar and string bass.  And summer is the best time to catch Bob and his band, as daughter Sarah Amos joins the group as a topnotch featured vocalist.            Carrying on in the tradition of Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys, The Sky Blue Boys – Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner – will anchor the show with their exciting recreation of the early “brothers duos” whose music in the early and middle parts of the last century gave rise directly to what we now know as bluegrass.  Dan and Willy, with that authentic sibling harmony, switch off between guitars, banjo, mandolin, dobro and autoharp to deliver a virtuoso performance of early bluegrass, old-time country and folk songs along with plenty of originals. For fans of acoustic music it doesn’t get any better than this. Advance purchase is definitely encouraged, though tickets will be available at the door. Get ready for another incredible evening of great bluegrass at the third annual Banjo Dan’s Bluegrass Revue.
Banjo Dan's Bluegrass Revue

Saturday, August 8, 7:30pm

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

Tickets: All seats $18

The clarion sounds of bluegrass music will once again ring through the Haskell Opera House this summer. The grand old theatre sitting astraddle of the US-Canada border at Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec, will host the third annual Banjo Dan’s Bluegrass Revue on Saturday, August 8, with show time set for 7:30 PM.

Bluegrass found a special North Country home in the year 2000, when Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys first presented “folk music in overdrive” at the Haskell Opera House. The now-legendary Plowboys returned a dozen more times to thrill lovers of bluegrass and country music prior to their retirement in September 2012. “But there was no way I was going to let this thing die out,” says Dan Lindner, namesake of the band, and since 2013 he has presented a twin bill featuring not one but two sterling acoustic groups.

Since the Plowboys’ retirement Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing have more than earned the billing as Vermont’s top bluegrass band. With a repertoire featuring Bob’s award-winning original songs, the group has been featured at top bluegrass festivals all around the Northeast and beyond. Driven by Bob’s dynamic banjo picking, Catamount Crossing features stirring vocals along with outstanding instrumental work on fiddle, mandolin, guitar and string bass. And summer is the best time to catch Bob and his band, as daughter Sarah Amos joins the group as a topnotch featured vocalist.

Carrying on in the tradition of Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys, The Sky Blue Boys – Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner – will anchor the show with their exciting recreation of the early “brothers duos” whose music in the early and middle parts of the last century gave rise directly to what we now know as bluegrass. Dan and Willy, with that authentic sibling harmony, switch off between guitars, banjo, mandolin, dobro and autoharp to deliver a virtuoso performance of early bluegrass, old-time country and folk songs along with plenty of originals. For fans of acoustic music it doesn’t get any better than this.

Advance purchase is definitely encouraged, though tickets will be available at the door. Get ready for another incredible evening of great bluegrass at the third annual Banjo Dan’s Bluegrass Revue.

8/8/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 8, Sugar Hill ~ 7:30 pmSunday, August 9, Whitefield ~ 4:00 pmTickets: $20 general admission, $25 reserved seatingSymmetry celebrates the beauty of form in a scintillating program of string music from around the world. Special guests from Orpheus and A Far Cry join us for a monumental cross-pollination of lush, virtuosic, string-playing.Program:Golijov — Last RoundFoote — Night Piece & ScherzoSheng — Concertino for Clarinet & StringsBruch — Concerto for String Octet
Symmetry

Saturday, August 8, Sugar Hill ~ 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 9, Whitefield ~ 4:00 pm

Tickets: $20 general admission, $25 reserved seating

Symmetry celebrates the beauty of form in a scintillating program of string music from around the world. Special guests from Orpheus and A Far Cry join us for a monumental cross-pollination of lush, virtuosic, string-playing.

Program:

Golijov — Last Round
Foote — Night Piece & Scherzo
Sheng — Concertino for Clarinet & Strings
Bruch — Concerto for String Octet

8/8/2015 To 8/9/2015
Monday-Friday, August 10-14, 10am-4pmInstructor: Laurence GartelLocation: Catamount Outback ArtspaceWorkshop fee: $249(2 scholarships available: one for a St. Johnsbury Academy Student and one for a Lyndon Institute student – call 802-748-2600 ext. 108 for details)Registration deadline: August 1Internationally-acclaimed digital media artist Laurence Gartel will offer GOAT: Gartel Original Art & Technology, a week-long workshop for high school students. Students will develop a body of work using existing digital tools such as smart phones, laptops, tablets, and downloaded apps which can be used to manipulate, change and alter images to articulate a personal point of view.The workshop is for high school students who are energetic about technology and have no fear. They will be given an overview of digital art over the past 40 years, and will go into the field to take pictures and develop these images into digital works of art, both still and moving. They will also learn to brand build their creativity on social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and blogs and will develop their own GOAT websites. Students might create their own e-books or publish images as a class project using online book publishing software such as Blurb or Lulu.Laurence Gartel is a globally acknowledged pioneer of the Digital Art movement with family ties to the Northeast Kingdom. Born and raised in New York City, he had the opportunity to teach Andy Warhol how to use the Amiga computer. He attended School of Visual Arts with graffiti artist Keith Haring, and earned his BFA in Graphics. He started his electronic career working side by side with Nam June Paik at Media Study/Buffalo in upstate New York.Gartel is considered the father of the Paintbox Era (circa 1986), because he started this technique 10 years prior to any software being written for painting and photo-manipulation. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Joan Whitney Payson Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Princeton Art Museum, PS 1, Norton Museum and in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History and the Bibliotheque Nationale. Gartel has created artwork for Coca Cola, Absolut vodka, and pop culture stars such as Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. He also created the artwork for the 2015 Grammy Awards.
GOAT: Gartel Original Art & Technology

Monday-Friday, August 10-14, 10am-4pm

Instructor: Laurence Gartel

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Workshop fee: $249
(2 scholarships available: one for a St. Johnsbury Academy Student and one for a Lyndon Institute student – call 802-748-2600 ext. 108 for details)

Registration deadline: August 1

Internationally-acclaimed digital media artist Laurence Gartel will offer GOAT: Gartel Original Art & Technology, a week-long workshop for high school students. Students will develop a body of work using existing digital tools such as smart phones, laptops, tablets, and downloaded apps which can be used to manipulate, change and alter images to articulate a personal point of view.

The workshop is for high school students who are energetic about technology and have no fear. They will be given an overview of digital art over the past 40 years, and will go into the field to take pictures and develop these images into digital works of art, both still and moving. They will also learn to brand build their creativity on social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and blogs and will develop their own GOAT websites. Students might create their own e-books or publish images as a class project using online book publishing software such as Blurb or Lulu.

Laurence Gartel is a globally acknowledged pioneer of the Digital Art movement with family ties to the Northeast Kingdom. Born and raised in New York City, he had the opportunity to teach Andy Warhol how to use the Amiga computer. He attended School of Visual Arts with graffiti artist Keith Haring, and earned his BFA in Graphics. He started his electronic career working side by side with Nam June Paik at Media Study/Buffalo in upstate New York.

Gartel is considered the father of the Paintbox Era (circa 1986), because he started this technique 10 years prior to any software being written for painting and photo-manipulation. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Joan Whitney Payson Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Princeton Art Museum, PS 1, Norton Museum and in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History and the Bibliotheque Nationale.

Gartel has created artwork for Coca Cola, Absolut vodka, and pop culture stars such as Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. He also created the artwork for the 2015 Grammy Awards.

8/10/2015 10:00 AM
August 11, 8:00 pmLocation:Greensboro United Church of Christ165 Wilson StreetGreensboro, VTTickets: $20 all seatsSave $10 when you buy tickets for all 4 events in the Summer Music from Greensboro seriesFor the final concert of our 2015 season, the St. Petersburg String Quartet will return to Greensboro, with guest pianist Ilya Yakushev. Well-known throughout the United States. and Europe for their outstanding performances, the SPSQ’s wide repertoire ranges from Haydn to the 19th century composers. This should again be a wonderful finale!The St. Petersburg Quartet is one of the world’s most esteemed chamber ensembles. Their rise to fame has included a Grammy nomination, “Best Record” honors in both Stereo Review and Gramophone, an opening night performance at Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center, a five-year residency at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and hundreds of concerts on many of North America, Europe and Asia’s most prestigious series and festivals.Alla Aranovskaya and Leonid Shukayev are founding members of the SPSQ; Boris Vayner joined in 2005 and Luis Angel Salazar Avila in 2014.Highlights of recent seasons in North America include playing the opening concert of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center quartet series (the New York Times praised their “sumptuous account of Tchaikovsky’s Quartet No.1″); a collaboration with Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Olga Kern; a tour with violist Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet at the Library of Congress; three concerts at New York’s Metropolitan Museum with the late Ruth Laredo; and a 17-concert tour of Canada, during which the Toronto Globe and Mail wrote, “Bliss, for this listener, doesn’t get much more unequivocal than the St. Petersburg Quartet’s performance.”
St. Petersburg String Quartet

August 11, 8:00 pm

Location:
Greensboro United Church of Christ
165 Wilson Street
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $20 all seats
Save $10 when you buy tickets for all 4 events in the Summer Music from Greensboro series

For the final concert of our 2015 season, the St. Petersburg String Quartet will return to Greensboro, with guest pianist Ilya Yakushev. Well-known throughout the United States. and Europe for their outstanding performances, the SPSQ’s wide repertoire ranges from Haydn to the 19th century composers. This should again be a wonderful finale!

The St. Petersburg Quartet is one of the world’s most esteemed chamber ensembles. Their rise to fame has included a Grammy nomination, “Best Record” honors in both Stereo Review and Gramophone, an opening night performance at Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center, a five-year residency at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and hundreds of concerts on many of North America, Europe and Asia’s most prestigious series and festivals.

Alla Aranovskaya and Leonid Shukayev are founding members of the SPSQ; Boris Vayner joined in 2005 and Luis Angel Salazar Avila in 2014.

Highlights of recent seasons in North America include playing the opening concert of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center quartet series (the New York Times praised their “sumptuous account of Tchaikovsky’s Quartet No.1″); a collaboration with Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Olga Kern; a tour with violist Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet at the Library of Congress; three concerts at New York’s Metropolitan Museum with the late Ruth Laredo; and a 17-concert tour of Canada, during which the Toronto Globe and Mail wrote, “Bliss, for this listener, doesn’t get much more unequivocal than the St. Petersburg Quartet’s performance.”

8/11/2015 8:00 PM
Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15Location:Peacham, VTTickets: $90 Adults, $81 Seniors (70+) 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%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.
PAMFest - All Access Weekend Pass

Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15

Location:
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $90 Adults, $81 Seniors (70+) 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%

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.

8/14/2015 1:00 PM
Friday, August 14, 5:45pmLocation:Peacham Congregational ChurchPeacham, VTTickets: $35 Adults, $31.50 Seniors (70+) 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%Enjoy a fantastic summer evening of music by:Pete's PosseKen & Brad Kolodner Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing with special guest Sarah AmosMollie O'Brien & Rich Moore
PAMFest - Friday Concert

Friday, August 14, 5:45pm

Location:
Peacham Congregational Church
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $35 Adults, $31.50 Seniors (70+) 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%

Enjoy a fantastic summer evening of music by:

  • Pete's Posse
  • Ken & Brad Kolodner
  • Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing with special guest Sarah Amos
  • Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore
8/14/2015 5:45 PM
August 14 - 23Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PMSundays at 2:00 PMLocation:Haskell Opera HouseDerby Line, VT / Stanstead, QCTickets: $15 adults, $13 seniors/studentsResident Theatre Company of The Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, VT and Stanstead, QC remounts it's hit 2014 production of SUDS: The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera.  Loaded with good clean fun, bubbling energy and some of the greatest pop hits of the '60s, SUDS tells the story of a young woman and her guardian angels who come to teach her about finding true love in, of all places, a laundromat. The show is loaded with the decade's greatest hits, such as "Respect", "You Can't Hurry Love" and "Chapel of Love."
SUDS

August 14 - 23
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

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

Tickets: $15 adults, $13 seniors/students

Resident Theatre Company of The Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, VT and Stanstead, QC remounts it's hit 2014 production of SUDS: The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera. Loaded with good clean fun, bubbling energy and some of the greatest pop hits of the '60s, SUDS tells the story of a young woman and her guardian angels who come to teach her about finding true love in, of all places, a laundromat. The show is loaded with the decade's greatest hits, such as "Respect", "You Can't Hurry Love" and "Chapel of Love."

8/14/2015 To 8/23/2015
Friday, August 14Intro at 7:30 pm and Main Dance 8-11 pm in the Peacham GymLocation: Peacham GymPeacham, VTTickets: $15 Adults, $13.50 Seniors (70+) and Youth (5-15)Buy your tickets early and save!Save 20% when you buy before July 1Save 10% when you buy before August 1On Friday evening starting at 8:00 PM we will feature the brilliant music of Pete's Posse playing to the calling of Adina Gordon - a wonderful dance caller.   Contra dances are fun for one and all, from the beginner to the seasoned expert. George will provide clear, detailed instructions and a walk-through before the start of each dance.  Should you take a "wrong turn" during a dance, you will find that fellow dancers are happy to help guide you through the tricky bits! Special Note: For those that would like a little extra preparation, there will be an Intro to Contra mini-workshop starting at 7:30 PM, just before the main event. Ticket Information:Admission to the Friday Evening Contra Dance is achieved by having either a Friday Evening Contra Dance ticket or the Weekend Pass Ticket.  Wrist bands will be checked to gain admission to the dance.There is a Concert at the church on Friday evening at the same time as the Friday Evening Contra Dance - please be certain, when buying tickets that you buy the correct ticket as concert tickets will not be honored at the dance and vice versa - if you would like the option of moving between the two venues you are welcome to purchase a ticket for each event or purchase the Weekend Pass which provides access to all weekend activities.
PAMFest - Friday Contra Dance

Friday, August 14
Intro at 7:30 pm and Main Dance 8-11 pm in the Peacham Gym

Location: Peacham Gym
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $15 Adults, $13.50 Seniors (70+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Save 20% when you buy before July 1
Save 10% when you buy before August 1

On Friday evening starting at 8:00 PM we will feature the brilliant music of Pete's Posse playing to the calling of Adina Gordon - a wonderful dance caller. 
 
Contra dances are fun for one and all, from the beginner to the seasoned expert.
George will provide clear, detailed instructions and a walk-through before the start of each dance.  Should you take a "wrong turn" during a dance, you will find that fellow dancers are happy to help guide you through the tricky bits!
 
Special Note:
For those that would like a little extra preparation, there will be an Intro to Contra mini-workshop starting at 7:30 PM, just before the main event.
 
Ticket Information:
Admission to the Friday Evening Contra Dance is achieved by having either a Friday Evening Contra Dance ticket or the Weekend Pass Ticket.  Wrist bands will be checked to gain admission to the dance.
There is a Concert at the church on Friday evening at the same time as the Friday Evening Contra Dance - please be certain, when buying tickets that you buy the correct ticket as concert tickets will not be honored at the dance and vice versa - if you would like the option of moving between the two venues you are welcome to purchase a ticket for each event or purchase the Weekend Pass which provides access to all weekend activities.

8/14/2015 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 15, 6:00pmLocation:Peacham Congregational ChurchPeacham, VTTickets: $35 Adults, $31.50 Seniors (70+) 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%Enjoy a fantastic summer evening of music by:Mollie O'Brien and Rich MooreSkip Gormanthe Sky Blue Boys
PAMFest - Saturday Concert

Saturday, August 15, 6:00pm

Location:
Peacham Congregational Church
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $35 Adults, $31.50 Seniors (70+) 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%

Enjoy a fantastic summer evening of music by:

  • Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore
  • Skip Gorman
  • the Sky Blue Boys
8/15/2015 6:00 PM
Saturday, August 15, 7:00 pmLocation:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets: $20.00 all seatsAmerican’s Top Female Illusionist!To watch show-stopping, award-winning illusionist Lyn Dillies at work, it’s hard to believe she was once a painfully shy little girl, but it’s true.  It wasn’t until Bill Bixby came along as TV’s The Magician that Lyn’s life was changed forever.  She may have only been 12, but there was no questioning her destiny to become not only a first-rate illusionist, but undeniably one of the finest, most-respected illusionists in the world.As Lyn says, “Magic has been my vehicle to not only entertain, but inspire lives and make a difference.  It’s what I was born to do.”Lyn’s spectacular, eye-defying illusions have been astounding audiences for over two decades.  In 2013 she was the first female illusionist in history to receive the prestigious Milbourne Christopher Award – the Academy Award of magic – from the Society of American Magicians (past recipients have included David Copperfield, Penn and Teller and Siegfried and Roy), and the Merlin Award for Female Illusionist of the Year from the International Magician’s Society in 2009.  Lyn has made numerous television appearances and has shared the stage with such notable entertainers as Marvin Hamlisch, Jeff Dunham, Bill Engval and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
The Magic of Lyn

Saturday, August 15, 7:00 pm

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $20.00 all seats

American’s Top Female Illusionist!

To watch show-stopping, award-winning illusionist Lyn Dillies at work, it’s hard to believe she was once a painfully shy little girl, but it’s true. It wasn’t until Bill Bixby came along as TV’s The Magician that Lyn’s life was changed forever. She may have only been 12, but there was no questioning her destiny to become not only a first-rate illusionist, but undeniably one of the finest, most-respected illusionists in the world.

As Lyn says, “Magic has been my vehicle to not only entertain, but inspire lives and make a difference. It’s what I was born to do.”

Lyn’s spectacular, eye-defying illusions have been astounding audiences for over two decades. In 2013 she was the first female illusionist in history to receive the prestigious Milbourne Christopher Award – the Academy Award of magic – from the Society of American Magicians (past recipients have included David Copperfield, Penn and Teller and Siegfried and Roy), and the Merlin Award for Female Illusionist of the Year from the International Magician’s Society in 2009. Lyn has made numerous television appearances and has shared the stage with such notable entertainers as Marvin Hamlisch, Jeff Dunham, Bill Engval and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

8/15/2015 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 15, 8-11 pmLocation:Peacham GymPeacham, VTTickets: $15 Adults, $13.50 Seniors (70+) and Youth (5-15)Buy your tickets early and save!Save 20% when you buy before July 1Save 10% when you buy before August 1On Saturday evening starting at 8:00 PM the grand contra dance finale will again feature the music of Pete's Posse playing to the calling of Adina Gordon. These contra's will not be for the faint hearted, but don't let that stop you from taking the floor for one of the most vibrant, exciting events of the weekend.  Adina will again provide clear, detailed instructions and a walk-through before the start of each dance, but expect these dances to be a bit more intricate, a bit more wild.   Ticket Information:  Entrance may be gained by having a Saturday Evening Grand Contra Dance Finale ticket or a Weekend Pass Ticket! Wrist bands will be checked to gain admission to the dance.There a Concert at the church on Friday evening at the same time as the Friday Evening Contra Dance - please be certain, when buying tickets, to buy the correct ticket as concert tickets will not be honored at the dance and vice versa - or if you would like the option of moving between the two venues you are welcome to purchase a ticket for each event or purchase the Weekend Pass which provides access to all weekend activities.
PAMFest - Saturday Evening Grand Contra Dance Finale

Saturday, August 15, 8-11 pm

Location:
Peacham Gym
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $15 Adults, $13.50 Seniors (70+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Save 20% when you buy before July 1
Save 10% when you buy before August 1

On Saturday evening starting at 8:00 PM the grand contra dance finale will again feature the music of Pete's Posse playing to the calling of Adina Gordon.
 
These contra's will not be for the faint hearted, but don't let that stop you from taking the floor for one of the most vibrant, exciting events of the weekend.
 
Adina will again provide clear, detailed instructions and a walk-through before the start of each dance, but expect these dances to be a bit more intricate, a bit more wild.
 
Ticket Information:  Entrance may be gained by having a Saturday Evening Grand Contra Dance Finale ticket or a Weekend Pass Ticket!
Wrist bands will be checked to gain admission to the dance.

There a Concert at the church on Friday evening at the same time as the Friday Evening Contra Dance - please be certain, when buying tickets, to buy the correct ticket as concert tickets will not be honored at the dance and vice versa - or if you would like the option of moving between the two venues you are welcome to purchase a ticket for each event or purchase the Weekend Pass which provides access to all weekend activities.

8/15/2015 8:00 PM
Friday, August 21, 6:00pmLocation: The Art HouseCraftsbury, VTTickets: $20At The Art House in Craftsbury Village    - Live Music by: Abbie Morin & Co     - Silent & Live Auction     - Art Activities For Kids     - Good Food & LibationsJoin us for our biggest event of the year! Fun for the whole family!
The Art House Annual Summer Celebration

Friday, August 21, 6:00pm

Location:
The Art House
Craftsbury, VT

Tickets: $20

At The Art House in Craftsbury Village
- Live Music by: Abbie Morin & Co
- Silent & Live Auction
- Art Activities For Kids
- Good Food & Libations

Join us for our biggest event of the year! Fun for the whole family!

8/21/2015 6:00 PM
GREAT FOOD, CRAFT BREWS, FINE WINE & LIVE MUSICSUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 3 - 6PMLocation:Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets : $20 food, $25 food and drink; kids under 12 free when accompanied by an adult.Special offer - Buy 10 tickets for this event and save 20%! The discount will be applied automatically in your basket.Please note tickets are $25 & $30 at the door.Your ticket to discover culinary treats from around the region while listening to the lively tunes of Hayley Jane and the Primates. Proceeds from the event help to support Court Street Arts programs.Admission includes samples, a souvenir glass, door prizes, live music, fun for the kids and a silent auction (including a stay at an Italian villa and seaside cottage in British Columbia)!Attendees wishing to sample alcohol must provide a valid photo ID the day of the event. Non-alcohol beverages will be available. The event will be held at the historic Alumni Hall building located in scenic Haverhill Corner.Sponsored by: THE DEAD RIVER COMPANY
Festival of Earthly Delights

GREAT FOOD, CRAFT BREWS, FINE WINE & LIVE MUSIC

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 3 - 6PM

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets : $20 food, $25 food and drink; kids under 12 free when accompanied by an adult.
Special offer - Buy 10 tickets for this event and save 20%! The discount will be applied automatically in your basket.
Please note tickets are $25 & $30 at the door.

Your ticket to discover culinary treats from around the region while listening to the lively tunes of Hayley Jane and the Primates. Proceeds from the event help to support Court Street Arts programs.

Admission includes samples, a souvenir glass, door prizes, live music, fun for the kids and a silent auction (including a stay at an Italian villa and seaside cottage in British Columbia)!

Attendees wishing to sample alcohol must provide a valid photo ID the day of the event. Non-alcohol beverages will be available. The event will be held at the historic Alumni Hall building located in scenic Haverhill Corner.

Sponsored by: THE DEAD RIVER COMPANY

8/23/2015 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 29, 7:30pmLocation:Haskell Opera HouseDerby Line, VT / Stanstead, QCTickets: $10 all seatsSuggested for Adults OnlyDonning sweater vests and each armed with a razor-sharp wit, Paul and Robbie Rescigno are like Cain and Abel, but with more singing and less fratricide. In The Rescignos, the titular twin brothers star in a musical comedy show that hearkens back to an old-school vaudeville act with contemporary material and brand-spanking new music. If “old-school” feels redundant, we only need to remind you: they’re twins. Redundancy is what they do best.
The Rescignos

Saturday, August 29, 7:30pm

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

Tickets: $10 all seats
Suggested for Adults Only

Donning sweater vests and each armed with a razor-sharp wit, Paul and Robbie Rescigno are like Cain and Abel, but with more singing and less fratricide. In The Rescignos, the titular twin brothers star in a musical comedy show that hearkens back to an old-school vaudeville act with contemporary material and brand-spanking new music. If “old-school” feels redundant, we only need to remind you: they’re twins. Redundancy is what they do best.

8/29/2015 7:30 PM
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016Location: Various venuesGet a KCP Presents 2015-16 season pass for just $250!  Season pass holders:•Attend our summer gala for free•Save 37% on regular ticket prices•Get premium seats•Provide vital support to the KCP Presents world-class performing arts seriesAs a season pass purchaser you will receive a printed ticket, which will serve as your pass. KCP Presents will automatically have premium tickets waiting for you at the Will Call desk the night of each show. A fundraiser ticket will also automatically be mailed to you, with the event's address printed on it.The season's shows will include:7/19/2015 - Front Country: Private Concert to Benefit KCP Presents9/26/2015 - World-Class Funk Dance Party with Boston's Evolfo10/8/2015 - Julie Fowlis: Renowned Scottish Folk Singer and Multi-Instrumentalist11/11/2015 - Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne: Solid Soul Tour12/12/2015  - Anonymous 4: Holiday Concert1/19/2016 - Mummenschanz: Classic Family Entertainment2/18/2016 - TBA3/8/2016 - Patty Griffin, Sarah Watkins, Anais Mitchell: Together on Stage3/18/2016 - Aquila Theater's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes5/3/2016 - Alonzo King LINES Ballet
KCP Presents 2015-2016 Season Pass

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Location: Various venues

Get a KCP Presents 2015-16 season pass for just $250! Season pass holders:

•Attend our summer gala for free
•Save 37% on regular ticket prices
•Get premium seats
•Provide vital support to the KCP Presents world-class performing arts series

As a season pass purchaser you will receive a printed ticket, which will serve as your pass. KCP Presents will automatically have premium tickets waiting for you at the Will Call desk the night of each show. A fundraiser ticket will also automatically be mailed to you, with the event's address printed on it.

The season's shows will include:
7/19/2015 - Front Country: Private Concert to Benefit KCP Presents
9/26/2015 - World-Class Funk Dance Party with Boston's Evolfo
10/8/2015 - Julie Fowlis: Renowned Scottish Folk Singer and Multi-Instrumentalist
11/11/2015 - Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne: Solid Soul Tour
12/12/2015  - Anonymous 4: Holiday Concert
1/19/2016 - Mummenschanz: Classic Family Entertainment
2/18/2016 - TBA
3/8/2016 - Patty Griffin, Sarah Watkins, Anais Mitchell: Together on Stage
3/18/2016 - Aquila Theater's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
5/3/2016 - Alonzo King LINES Ballet

9/1/2015 6:00 PM
Friday, Sept. 4, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTICKETS: Reserved Front & Center $25; General Admission $19; Members General Admission $15A potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen to acclaim with their energetic mix of old-school reggae, funky African grooves, and deep tribal chants. Founded in a refugee camp in Guinea, this band has matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands.
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

Friday, Sept. 4, 8:00pm

Location:
Colonial Theater
Bethlehem, NH

TICKETS: Reserved Front & Center $25; General Admission $19; Members General Admission $15

A potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen to acclaim with their energetic mix of old-school reggae, funky African grooves, and deep tribal chants. Founded in a refugee camp in Guinea, this band has matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands.

9/4/2015 8:00 PM
Irish Music Awards Winners for Top Group & Top Traditional Group, 2013Friday, September 11, 7:00pmCafe open for dinner and drinks starting at 6:00pmLocation:Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets: $20 all seatsInnovative and award-winning Celtic Roots band RUNA draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material. Through their repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States, this vocal and instrumental ensemble gives its arrangements of traditional songs and tunes a fresh sound.Members of RUNA have played with Solas, Riverdance, Slide, Clannad, Fiddlers' Bid, Moya Brennan, Eileen Ivers, Hazel O'Conner, Full Frontal Folk, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Barcó, Téada, and the Guy Mendilow Band.Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC
Runa

Irish Music Awards Winners for Top Group & Top Traditional Group, 2013

Friday, September 11, 7:00pm
Cafe open for dinner and drinks starting at 6:00pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets: $20 all seats

Innovative and award-winning Celtic Roots band RUNA draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material. Through their repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States, this vocal and instrumental ensemble gives its arrangements of traditional songs and tunes a fresh sound.

Members of RUNA have played with Solas, Riverdance, Slide, Clannad, Fiddlers' Bid, Moya Brennan, Eileen Ivers, Hazel O'Conner, Full Frontal Folk, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Barcó, Téada, and the Guy Mendilow Band.

Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC

9/11/2015 7:00 PM
Presented by QNEK ProductionsSeptember 11 - 20Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM                      Sundays at 2:00 PMBy Dan GogginLocation:Haskell Opera House 193 Caswell Avenue  /  1 Church StreetDerby Line, VT 05830  /  Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/StudentsThe Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over a high school auditorium to hold a fundraising variety show to raise money to bury several sisters (who were accidentally poisoned by their cook). They must inter the nuns before the health inspector comes and finds the dead nuns in their freezer! Fraught with hilarity, both Catholic and otherwise, we watch as 5 nuns try to perform their planned performance amidst chaos and calamity. Nunsense A-Men! is basically the original Nunsense show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.”  A whole new layer of comedy surfaces with lines like “The guys in the old neighborhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” To quote the New York Times: “A change of habit, boy oh, boy!”
Nunsense A Men!

Presented by QNEK Productions

September 11 - 20
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

By Dan Goggin

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

Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/Students

The Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over a high school auditorium to hold a fundraising variety show to raise money to bury several sisters (who were accidentally poisoned by their cook). They must inter the nuns before the health inspector comes and finds the dead nuns in their freezer! Fraught with hilarity, both Catholic and otherwise, we watch as 5 nuns try to perform their planned performance amidst chaos and calamity.

Nunsense A-Men! is basically the original Nunsense show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.” A whole new layer of comedy surfaces with lines like “The guys in the old neighborhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” To quote the New York Times: “A change of habit, boy oh, boy!”

9/11/2015 To 9/20/2015
Saturday, September 12, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTickets: $35 Front and Center, $29 Adult general admission, $24 Member general admissionBack in 2011 Shemekia Copeland blew us away with her powerful voice and personality. Just months before her gig at The Colonial she was crowned “Queen of the Blues” at the Chicago Blues Festival, and followed up her visit to Bethlehem with a performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama. Now, we finally have her back!While only in her early 30s, two-time Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. She’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Robert Cray, and Eric Clapton. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland was presented with Taylor’s crown by her daughter, Cookie, in 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and given the honor of the new “Queen of the Blues” by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.
Shemekia Copeland

Saturday, September 12, 8:00pm

Location:
Colonial Theater
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $35 Front and Center, $29 Adult general admission, $24 Member general admission

Back in 2011 Shemekia Copeland blew us away with her powerful voice and personality. Just months before her gig at The Colonial she was crowned “Queen of the Blues” at the Chicago Blues Festival, and followed up her visit to Bethlehem with a performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama. Now, we finally have her back!

While only in her early 30s, two-time Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. She’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Robert Cray, and Eric Clapton. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland was presented with Taylor’s crown by her daughter, Cookie, in 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and given the honor of the new “Queen of the Blues” by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.

Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.

9/12/2015 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 24, 7:00pmEncore - Thursday, October 1, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts Center115 Eastern Ave.St. Johnsbury, VTTickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.This is an on-screen event.
The Beaux Stratagem

Thursday, September 24, 7:00pm
Encore - Thursday, October 1, 7:00pm

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

Tickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

This is an on-screen event.

9/24/2015 To 10/1/2015
Saturday, September 26, 8:00 pmLocation:Kingdom Taproom Music HallRailroad St.St Johnsbury, VTTickets: $28 Save 20% when you buy before August 26th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats. Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office. All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee, plus state taxes. "If music be the food of love, play on." - Duke Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth NightYou will absolutely not be able to NOT dance at our KCP Presents season kick-off party when the highly talented, Berklee College of Music-bred and Brooklyn-based octet Evolfo (formerly known as Evolfo Doofeht - or "The Food of Love" spelled backwards) bring their wildly upbeat and engaging performance to the KT Music Hall. Calling their music “flower punk” or sometimes “gypsy funk”, Evolfo’s 1970’s-style, brass-infused, New Orleans-y funk grooves laced with afro-beat, garage rock and Eastern European influences have been described as a "maniacal, phantasmagoric circus of sound" (Lyndsay Stone, Skidmore News). Band members are: Matthew Gibbs (guitar/vocals), Rafferty Swink (keyboard/vocals), Kai Sorensen (brass/vocals), Ronald Lanzilotta (bass), Angelo Spampinato (drums), Ben Adams (brass), Jared Yee (brass), and Tyler Kion (brass).Masks are optional - but we'll be handing them out to the earliest folks through the door if you'd like to dance incognito.“It’s hard, almost impossible, to listen to Evolfo Doofeht without feeling the urge to dance.” – Nitesh Gupta, Sound of BostonEvolfo “You Light Me Up” video: https://youtu.be/9lwkQ1BcnTQAn interview, more information, and videos can be found here: http://soundofboston.com/local-spotlight-evolfo-doofeht/.
Evolfo

Saturday, September 26, 8:00 pm

Location:
Kingdom Taproom Music Hall
Railroad St.
St Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $28

Save 20% when you buy before August 26th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/

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

All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee, plus state taxes.

"If music be the food of love, play on." - Duke Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

You will absolutely not be able to NOT dance at our KCP Presents season kick-off party when the highly talented, Berklee College of Music-bred and Brooklyn-based octet Evolfo (formerly known as Evolfo Doofeht - or "The Food of Love" spelled backwards) bring their wildly upbeat and engaging performance to the KT Music Hall.

Calling their music “flower punk” or sometimes “gypsy funk”, Evolfo’s 1970’s-style, brass-infused, New Orleans-y funk grooves laced with afro-beat, garage rock and Eastern European influences have been described as a "maniacal, phantasmagoric circus of sound" (Lyndsay Stone, Skidmore News).

Band members are: Matthew Gibbs (guitar/vocals), Rafferty Swink (keyboard/vocals), Kai Sorensen (brass/vocals), Ronald Lanzilotta (bass), Angelo Spampinato (drums), Ben Adams (brass), Jared Yee (brass), and Tyler Kion (brass).

Masks are optional - but we'll be handing them out to the earliest folks through the door if you'd like to dance incognito.

“It’s hard, almost impossible, to listen to Evolfo Doofeht without feeling the urge to dance.” – Nitesh Gupta, Sound of Boston

Evolfo “You Light Me Up” video: https://youtu.be/9lwkQ1BcnTQ

An interview, more information, and videos can be found here: http://soundofboston.com/local-spotlight-evolfo-doofeht/.

9/26/2015 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 27, 2:00 p.m.Location:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets: $10 (adults), $5 (under 18)Twisted Strings is an acoustic duo, playing old and new tunes with traditional Celtic roots. Michele Roy has been playing fiddle tunes since the late 80s and has worked with various Contra Dance bands including Catharsis, Walker Street, and The Growling Old Girls. She first met Will in 2003, and they reconnected in 2009 to form Twisted Strings.  Will West has played a variety of genres over the years, but has always been rooted in traditional music. Since the forming of Twisted Strings, Will has focused on Irish and American tunes on both guitar and Irish bouzouki. Michele and Will bring their playing experiences together to create a powerful and creative musical duo, with fresh interpretations of tunes grounded in the traditions of the form.
Twisted Strings

Sunday, September 27, 2:00 p.m.

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $10 (adults), $5 (under 18)

Twisted Strings is an acoustic duo, playing old and new tunes with traditional Celtic roots. Michele Roy has been playing fiddle tunes since the late 80s and has worked with various Contra Dance bands including Catharsis, Walker Street, and The Growling Old Girls. She first met Will in 2003, and they reconnected in 2009 to form Twisted Strings. Will West has played a variety of genres over the years, but has always been rooted in traditional music. Since the forming of Twisted Strings, Will has focused on Irish and American tunes on both guitar and Irish bouzouki. Michele and Will bring their playing experiences together to create a powerful and creative musical duo, with fresh interpretations of tunes grounded in the traditions of the form.

9/27/2015 2:00 PM
Sunday September 27, 4:00 pm“Made in Vermont” Music FestivalLocation: Haskell Opera HouseDerby Line, VT / Stanstead, QCTickets: $29 Adult$25 Senior$15 State College Faculty and Staff$10 Students$6 State College StudentsThe Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s annual Made in Vermont Music Festival statewide tour is coming to a town near you!  The program includes two charming Scandinavian miniatures (student poetry will accompany Sibelius’ evocative Suite Mignonne), and two sublime works featuring the violin.  Music director Jaime Laredo solos in Mozart’s second violin concerto and is joined by concertmaster Katherine Winterstein for Bach’s Double Concerto.  The program also includes our traditional Vermont-themed world premiere, written by Jennifer Jolley.
Vermont Symphony Orchestra at the Haskell

Sunday September 27, 4:00 pm

“Made in Vermont” Music Festival

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

Tickets: $29 Adult
$25 Senior
$15 State College Faculty and Staff
$10 Students
$6 State College Students

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s annual Made in Vermont Music Festival statewide tour is coming to a town near you! The program includes two charming Scandinavian miniatures (student poetry will accompany Sibelius’ evocative Suite Mignonne), and two sublime works featuring the violin. Music director Jaime Laredo solos in Mozart’s second violin concerto and is joined by concertmaster Katherine Winterstein for Bach’s Double Concerto. The program also includes our traditional Vermont-themed world premiere, written by Jennifer Jolley.

9/27/2015 4:00 PM
Thursday, October 1 at 7:30pm“Made in Vermont” Music FestivalLocation: Haskell Opera HouseDerby Line, VT / Stanstead, QCTickets: $29 Adult$25 Senior$15 State College Faculty and Staff$10 Students$6 State College StudentsThe Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s annual Made in Vermont Music Festival statewide tour is coming to a town near you!  The program includes two charming Scandinavian miniatures (student poetry will accompany Sibelius’ evocative Suite Mignonne), and two sublime works featuring the violin.  Music director Jaime Laredo solos in Mozart’s second violin concerto and is joined by concertmaster Katherine Winterstein for Bach’s Double Concerto.  The program also includes our traditional Vermont-themed world premiere, written by Jennifer Jolley.
Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, October 1 at 7:30pm

“Made in Vermont” Music Festival

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

Tickets: $29 Adult
$25 Senior
$15 State College Faculty and Staff
$10 Students
$6 State College Students

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s annual Made in Vermont Music Festival statewide tour is coming to a town near you! The program includes two charming Scandinavian miniatures (student poetry will accompany Sibelius’ evocative Suite Mignonne), and two sublime works featuring the violin. Music director Jaime Laredo solos in Mozart’s second violin concerto and is joined by concertmaster Katherine Winterstein for Bach’s Double Concerto. The program also includes our traditional Vermont-themed world premiere, written by Jennifer Jolley.

10/1/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 3, 7:30pmCafe opens for drinks and dinner at 6:30pmLocation:Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets: $20“The joyous, ebullient music of Matuto merges the forro folkloric music of Brazil with the sounds of all-American bluegrass." - Chicago TribuneDrawing on Brazil’s folkloric rhythms like forró, maracatu, or coco, and on deep Americana — from bluegrass to spirituals to swampy Louisiana jams — Matuto uses unexpected Pan-American sonic sympathies to craft appealing, rootsy, yet philosophical tales of love, self-discovery, nostalgia, and true peace.Matuto are part of a broader, loosely defined movement of hard-to-define acoustic innovators, musicians savoring their own heritage as they commune across genre and cultural bounds. Rolling drums and quicksilver accordion licks, earthy vibes and thoughtful reflections mingle on the latest refinement of their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound.
Matuto

Saturday, October 3, 7:30pm
Cafe opens for drinks and dinner at 6:30pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets: $20

“The joyous, ebullient music of Matuto merges the forro folkloric music of Brazil with the sounds of all-American bluegrass." - Chicago Tribune

Drawing on Brazil’s folkloric rhythms like forró, maracatu, or coco, and on deep Americana — from bluegrass to spirituals to swampy Louisiana jams — Matuto uses unexpected Pan-American sonic sympathies to craft appealing, rootsy, yet philosophical tales of love, self-discovery, nostalgia, and true peace.

Matuto are part of a broader, loosely defined movement of hard-to-define acoustic innovators, musicians savoring their own heritage as they commune across genre and cultural bounds. Rolling drums and quicksilver accordion licks, earthy vibes and thoughtful reflections mingle on the latest refinement of their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound.

10/3/2015 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 8, 7:00 pmLocation:St Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller HallMain St.St. Johnsbury, VTTickets: $34, $24, $15 Gold Circle $44Save 20% when you buy before September 8th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats. Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office. Students 18 years old and under accompanied by paying adult get in for FREE, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes. You may well have already been enchanted by folk singer Julie Fowlis – and not know it. Her intoxicating and crystalline vocals on the soundtrack to Pixar’s 2012 animated film Brave helped spur international acclaim for her sublime talent.But Fowlis’ position as one of the world’s most esteemed and celebrated Gaelic singers didn’t come overnight. It was earned over the last decade by producing four studio albums, exhaustively researching and reviving Gaelic songs – many from North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides where she grew up - and performing and collaborating extensively with artists such as Grammy-Award winning James Taylor, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Le Vent du Nord, and violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti.Nominated for BBC Radio 2’s 2015 'Folk Singer of the Year' award, and for 'Best Artist' at the 2015 Songlines World Music Awards, Fowlis has performed around the globe, from village halls in the Highlands, to theatres in Paris, Vienna, London and New York. Her live singing at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games played to a TV audience of more than 1 billion people.It would be easy enough for Fowlis to simply allow her audiences to be bathed in gorgeous Gaelic vocals (although even a mere 1% of Scots understand Gaelic). But her uniquely warm stage personality and explanations of each selection serve to draw audiences of all ages deeply into her world. It doesn’t hurt that Fowlis - a talented multi-instrumentalist - and her world-class backup band play such charming and fascinating instruments as the bouzouki, the tin whistle, and the shruti box. International star Julie Fowlis and her band are traveling to the NEK from the Outer Hebrides! When you sit in Fuller Hall, awash in this exceptional and indelible music of the Scottish Isles, your trip from home will seem insignificant – and your mind will never be the same!“Superb. Five stars.” - Mark Dishman, The Critic“Julie Fowlis has one of the purest voices in modern music and her album, Gach Sgeul (Every Story)… is folk music of the highest standard. … The passion in her voice is awesome, even for those, like me, who don't know any Gaelic.” – Martin Chilton, The Telegraph“Julie Fowlis’ ascent to international stardom, putting Gaelic folk on the world music map, is evidence that a sublime voice transcends language and culture.” – Neil Spencer, The GuardianVideo “Touch the Sky” from the movie Brave: https://youtu.be/sSjHBKLgojoVideo of Julie Fowlis performing 'Hùg air a Bhonnaid Mhor' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdO-JqtDPTw And here Julie performs “Noces Tragique” with Quebecois quartet Le Vent du Nord: https://youtu.be/31J3uKviCTUMore information at Julie Fowlis.com.
Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles

Thursday, October 8, 7:00 pm

Location:
St Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall
Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $34, $24, $15 Gold Circle $44

Save 20% when you buy before September 8th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/

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

Students 18 years old and under accompanied by paying adult get in for FREE, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes.

You may well have already been enchanted by folk singer Julie Fowlis – and not know it. Her intoxicating and crystalline vocals on the soundtrack to Pixar’s 2012 animated film Brave helped spur international acclaim for her sublime talent.

But Fowlis’ position as one of the world’s most esteemed and celebrated Gaelic singers didn’t come overnight. It was earned over the last decade by producing four studio albums, exhaustively researching and reviving Gaelic songs – many from North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides where she grew up - and performing and collaborating extensively with artists such as Grammy-Award winning James Taylor, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Le Vent du Nord, and violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti.

Nominated for BBC Radio 2’s 2015 'Folk Singer of the Year' award, and for 'Best Artist' at the 2015 Songlines World Music Awards, Fowlis has performed around the globe, from village halls in the Highlands, to theatres in Paris, Vienna, London and New York. Her live singing at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games played to a TV audience of more than 1 billion people.It would be easy enough for Fowlis to simply allow her audiences to be bathed in gorgeous Gaelic vocals (although even a mere 1% of Scots understand Gaelic). But her uniquely warm stage personality and explanations of each selection serve to draw audiences of all ages deeply into her world. It doesn’t hurt that Fowlis - a talented multi-instrumentalist - and her world-class backup band play such charming and fascinating instruments as the bouzouki, the tin whistle, and the shruti box.

International star Julie Fowlis and her band are traveling to the NEK from the Outer Hebrides! When you sit in Fuller Hall, awash in this exceptional and indelible music of the Scottish Isles, your trip from home will seem insignificant – and your mind will never be the same!

“Superb. Five stars.” - Mark Dishman, The Critic

“Julie Fowlis has one of the purest voices in modern music and her album, Gach Sgeul (Every Story)… is folk music of the highest standard. … The passion in her voice is awesome, even for those, like me, who don't know any Gaelic.” – Martin Chilton, The Telegraph

“Julie Fowlis’ ascent to international stardom, putting Gaelic folk on the world music map, is evidence that a sublime voice transcends language and culture.” – Neil Spencer, The Guardian

Video “Touch the Sky” from the movie Brave: https://youtu.be/sSjHBKLgojo

Video of Julie Fowlis performing 'Hùg air a Bhonnaid Mhor' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdO-JqtDPTw

And here Julie performs “Noces Tragique” with Quebecois quartet Le Vent du Nord: https://youtu.be/31J3uKviCTU

More information at Julie Fowlis.com.

10/8/2015 7:00 PM
Presented by QNEK ProductionsOctober 9 - 18Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PMSundays at 2:00 PMBy Robert HurlingLocation:Haskell Opera House 193 Caswell Avenue  /  1 Church StreetDerby Line, VT 05830  /  Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/StudentsTruvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done.  Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Steel Magnolias

Presented by QNEK Productions

October 9 - 18
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

By Robert Hurling

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

Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/Students

Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

10/9/2015 To 10/18/2015
Sunday, October 11, 12:55pmEncore - Tuesday, October 20, 7:00pm Location: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6Estimated Runtime: 2 hours and 20 minutes (140 minutes)Music Adolphe AdamChoreography Yuri GrigorovichCast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de BalletThe young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion. This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama.
Giselle - Bolshoi Ballet

Sunday, October 11, 12:55pm
Encore - Tuesday, October 20, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Estimated Runtime: 2 hours and 20 minutes (140 minutes)

Music Adolphe Adam

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion. This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama.

10/11/2015 To 10/20/2015
Thursday, October 15, 7:00pmEncore-Thursday, October 22, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.  This is an on-screen event.
Hamlet

Thursday, October 15, 7:00pm
Encore-Thursday, October 22, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

This is an on-screen event.

10/15/2015 To 10/22/2015
Wednesday, November 11, 7:00 pmLocation:Lyndon Institute AuditoriumLyndonville, VTTickets: $54, $44, $29, $15 (Gold Circle $64) Save 20% when you buy before October 11th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats. Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office. Students 18 years old and under accompanied by paying adult get in for FREE, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes. KCP Presents is proud to announce this never-before seen collaboration by Grammy Award-winning legend Mavis Staples teaming up with multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne for their national tour, "Solid Soul". Six decades. That’s a long time for an individual to sustain a positive and substantial impact on any industry, let alone the rapidly changing music industry. Yet from her early days with the iconic Staple Singers, when she was on top of the charts with songs like the 1972 #1 hit "I’ll Take You There", to her recent albums with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has been a leader whose music has influenced the gospel, folk, blues, funk, rock, and soul genres. Musicians streamed to Staples’ 75th birthday celebration last fall to perform tributes to this woman who influenced them so greatly. Performers included Taj Mahal, Widespread Panic, Patty Griffin, Keb Mo, Emmylou Harris, Michael McDonald, and Grace Potter, to name a few. The event was filmed, and became the HBO documentary Mavis!Joe Leyden of Variety describes Staples as a “…gospel music great, rhythm and blues icon, civil rights activist and all-around living legend”.The "Solid Soul" tour is Staples’ first with Joan Osborne, the soulful and widely celebrated singer-songwriter who dominated Top 40 radio with her hit song "One of Us" and whose albums have garnered seven Grammy nominations. “[Joan Osborne's] sweet yet husky voice is a wonderfully expressive instrument, bringing emotional honesty, a.k.a. soul, to every performance…Osborne’s compositional, arranging and vocal talents take the listener on a classy, beautiful realized music journey." —American Songwriter Short but compelling Mavis! video link: https://youtu.be/RblXwIm2vkcVideo link to the Staples Sisters singing the Talking Heads’ “Slippery People”: https://youtu.be/Kje7M0KxnRkMavis Staples and Sam Moore at 2014 Kennedy Center Honors: https://youtu.be/nc3BqMl1NIIJoan Osborne’s “Shake Your Hips”: https://youtu.be/3Wd2DveN0R0Interview with Joan Osborne about Mavis Staples: http://thebluegrasssituation.com/read/squared-roots-joan-osborne-sings-praises-mavis-staples
Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne: Solid Soul Tour

Wednesday, November 11, 7:00 pm

Location:
Lyndon Institute Auditorium
Lyndonville, VT

Tickets: $54, $44, $29, $15 (Gold Circle $64)

Save 20% when you buy before October 11th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/

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

Students 18 years old and under accompanied by paying adult get in for FREE, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes.

KCP Presents is proud to announce this never-before seen collaboration by Grammy Award-winning legend Mavis Staples teaming up with multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne for their national tour, "Solid Soul".

Six decades. That’s a long time for an individual to sustain a positive and substantial impact on any industry, let alone the rapidly changing music industry. Yet from her early days with the iconic Staple Singers, when she was on top of the charts with songs like the 1972 #1 hit "I’ll Take You There", to her recent albums with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has been a leader whose music has influenced the gospel, folk, blues, funk, rock, and soul genres.

Musicians streamed to Staples’ 75th birthday celebration last fall to perform tributes to this woman who influenced them so greatly. Performers included Taj Mahal, Widespread Panic, Patty Griffin, Keb Mo, Emmylou Harris, Michael McDonald, and Grace Potter, to name a few. The event was filmed, and became the HBO documentary Mavis!

Joe Leyden of Variety describes Staples as a “…gospel music great, rhythm and blues icon, civil rights activist and all-around living legend”.

The "Solid Soul" tour is Staples’ first with Joan Osborne, the soulful and widely celebrated singer-songwriter who dominated Top 40 radio with her hit song "One of Us" and whose albums have garnered seven Grammy nominations.

“[Joan Osborne's] sweet yet husky voice is a wonderfully expressive instrument, bringing emotional honesty, a.k.a. soul, to every performance…Osborne’s compositional, arranging and vocal talents take the listener on a classy, beautiful realized music journey." —American Songwriter

Short but compelling Mavis! video link: https://youtu.be/RblXwIm2vkc

Video link to the Staples Sisters singing the Talking Heads’ “Slippery People”: https://youtu.be/Kje7M0KxnRk

Mavis Staples and Sam Moore at 2014 Kennedy Center Honors: https://youtu.be/nc3BqMl1NII

Joan Osborne’s “Shake Your Hips”: https://youtu.be/3Wd2DveN0R0

Interview with Joan Osborne about Mavis Staples: http://thebluegrasssituation.com/read/squared-roots-joan-osborne-sings-praises-mavis-staples

11/11/2015 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 15, 12:55pmEncore - Tuesday, November 24, 7:00pm Location: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6Estimated Runtime: 2 hours and 5 minutes (125 minutes)Music Gabriel Fauré (Emeralds), Igor Stravinsky (Rubies), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Diamonds) Choreography George BalanchineCast:Emeralds: Vladislav Lantratov, Anastasia Stashkevich, Anna Tikhomirova, Igor TsvirkoRubies: Ekaterina Krysanova, Vyacheslav Lopatin, Ekaterina ShipulinaDiamonds: Olga Smirnova, Semyon ChudinThis opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone.  With this first abstract ballet, Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools that had forged his style: Paris, New York, and St Petersburg, each represented by a contrasting jewel: emerald, ruby, and diamond. Jewels offers  a unique occasion to enjoy Balanchine’s  visually captivating work, as the Bolshoi is only company authorized by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast his masterpiece.  Starring Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin, Vladislav Lantratov, Anna Tikhomirova, Ekaterina Krysanova, and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.(JEWELS was recorded live on January 19, 2014) This is an on-screen event.
Jewels - Bolshoi Ballet

Sunday, November 15, 12:55pm
Encore - Tuesday, November 24, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Estimated Runtime: 2 hours and 5 minutes (125 minutes)

Music Gabriel Fauré (Emeralds), Igor Stravinsky (Rubies), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Diamonds)

Choreography George Balanchine

Cast:
Emeralds: Vladislav Lantratov, Anastasia Stashkevich, Anna Tikhomirova, Igor Tsvirko
Rubies: Ekaterina Krysanova, Vyacheslav Lopatin, Ekaterina Shipulina
Diamonds: Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin

This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone. With this first abstract ballet, Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools that had forged his style: Paris, New York, and St Petersburg, each represented by a contrasting jewel: emerald, ruby, and diamond. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy Balanchine’s visually captivating work, as the Bolshoi is only company authorized by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast his masterpiece. Starring Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin, Vladislav Lantratov, Anna Tikhomirova, Ekaterina Krysanova, and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.

(JEWELS was recorded live on January 19, 2014)

This is an on-screen event.

11/15/2015 To 11/24/2015
Thursday, November 19, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts Center115 Eastern Ave.St. Johnsbury, VTTickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16National Theatre Live’s 2013 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand.Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The full company includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley and Dwane Walcott.When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.This is an on-screen event.
Coriolanus

Thursday, November 19, 7:00pm

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

Tickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16

National Theatre Live’s 2013 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand.

Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The full company includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley and Dwane Walcott.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

This is an on-screen event.

11/19/2015 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 6, 12:55pmEncore - Tuesday, December 15, 7:00pm Location: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6Estimated Runtime: 3 hours and 5 minutes (185 minutes)Music: Frédéric Chopin Choreography: John NeumeierCast:  The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de BalletA young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman’s heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life. The Bolshoi breathes new life into John Neumeier's tragic masterpiece, inspired by Alexandre Dumas' novel and accompanied by Chopin's exquisite score. This production assumes a new emotional and dramatic texture that only the Bolshoi’s dancers can deliver. “Neumeier’s character-rich ballet has found a company that is equal to its challenges” – Financial Times. This is an on-screen event.
The Lady of the Camellias - Bolshoi Ballet

Sunday, December 6, 12:55pm
Encore - Tuesday, December 15, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Estimated Runtime: 3 hours and 5 minutes (185 minutes)

Music: Frédéric Chopin

Choreography: John Neumeier

Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman’s heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life. The Bolshoi breathes new life into John Neumeier's tragic masterpiece, inspired by Alexandre Dumas' novel and accompanied by Chopin's exquisite score. This production assumes a new emotional and dramatic texture that only the Bolshoi’s dancers can deliver. “Neumeier’s character-rich ballet has found a company that is equal to its challenges” – Financial Times.

This is an on-screen event.

12/6/2015 To 12/15/2015
Saturday, December 12, 7:30 pmLocation:North Congregational ChurchSt Johnsbury, VTTickets: $39, $29, $15 Save 20% when you buy before November 12th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats. Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office. Students 18 years old and under accompanied by paying adult get in for FREE, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes. The KCP Presents annual holiday concert at St Johnsbury’s gorgeous and historic North Congregational Church has become a tradition for many, and spending it with Anonymous 4 this year will be a special treat. An a cappella ensemble that has spanned almost 30 years, Anonymous 4 caused widespread disappointment when they announced in May 2014 that the group will disband after the 2015-2016 season. Their programs have included music from the year 1000; the ecstatic music and poetry of the 12th-century abbess and mystic, Hildegard of Bingen; 13th-century chant and polyphony from England, France, and Spain; American folksongs, shape note tunes, and gospel songs; and works newly written for the group. The quartet’s 2015 Christmas program “The Last Noel” will offer works from their vast catalogue of sacred Christmas music.Made up of Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Anonymous 4 has performed for sold-out audiences on major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. They have also made 21 best-selling recordings for the harmonia mundi usa label. Their most recent album, for which they teamed up with folk musician Bruce Molski alternately playing fiddle, banjo, and guitar, focuses on Civil War and Reconstruction songs – and was timed to be released for the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. “Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound.” – Chicago Radio WFMTVideo of NPR Anonymous 4 Holiday Song:https://youtu.be/rr-csOGecGcReview of Anonymous 4’s album “Noel: Carols and Chants for Christmas”: http://www.allmusic.com/album/no%C3%ABl-carols-chants-for-christmas-mw0001845297
Anonymous 4 Holiday Concert: The Last Noel

Saturday, December 12, 7:30 pm

Location:
North Congregational Church
St Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $39, $29, $15

Save 20% when you buy before November 12th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/

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

Students 18 years old and under accompanied by paying adult get in for FREE, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes.

The KCP Presents annual holiday concert at St Johnsbury’s gorgeous and historic North Congregational Church has become a tradition for many, and spending it with Anonymous 4 this year will be a special treat. An a cappella ensemble that has spanned almost 30 years, Anonymous 4 caused widespread disappointment when they announced in May 2014 that the group will disband after the 2015-2016 season.

Their programs have included music from the year 1000; the ecstatic music and poetry of the 12th-century abbess and mystic, Hildegard of Bingen; 13th-century chant and polyphony from England, France, and Spain; American folksongs, shape note tunes, and gospel songs; and works newly written for the group. The quartet’s 2015 Christmas program “The Last Noel” will offer works from their vast catalogue of sacred Christmas music.

Made up of Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Anonymous 4 has performed for sold-out audiences on major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. They have also made 21 best-selling recordings for the harmonia mundi usa label. Their most recent album, for which they teamed up with folk musician Bruce Molski alternately playing fiddle, banjo, and guitar, focuses on Civil War and Reconstruction songs – and was timed to be released for the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

“Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound.” – Chicago Radio WFMT

Video of NPR Anonymous 4 Holiday Song:https://youtu.be/rr-csOGecGc

Review of Anonymous 4’s album “Noel: Carols and Chants for Christmas”: http://www.allmusic.com/album/no%C3%ABl-carols-chants-for-christmas-mw0001845297

12/12/2015 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 20, 12:55pmEncore - Tuesday, December 29, 7:00pm Location: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes (130 minutes)Music: Piotr TchaikovskyLibretto: Yuri Grigorovich Choreography: Yuri GrigorovichCast: Anna Nikulina and Denis RodkinOn Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight, the Nutcracker transforms into a prince and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army.  This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairytale setting and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. The Bolshoi’s version of The Nutcracker has a unique and beautiful sense of romance and philosophy, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the courageous Prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie.(THE NUTCRACKER was recorded live on December 21, 2014)This is an on-screen event.
The Nutcracker - Bolshoi Ballet

Sunday, December 20, 12:55pm
Encore - Tuesday, December 29, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes (130 minutes)

Music: Piotr Tchaikovsky

Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

Cast: Anna Nikulina and Denis Rodkin

On Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight, the Nutcracker transforms into a prince and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army. This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairytale setting and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. The Bolshoi’s version of The Nutcracker has a unique and beautiful sense of romance and philosophy, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the courageous Prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie.

(THE NUTCRACKER was recorded live on December 21, 2014)

This is an on-screen event.

12/20/2015 To 12/29/2015
Tuesday, January 19, 7:00 pmLocation:St Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller HallSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: $54, $44, $29, $15 (Gold Circle $64) Save 20% when you buy before December 19th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats. Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office. All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes. Mummenschanz have been delighting and beguiling audiences of all ages with their visual/physical theater performances for more than 40 years. As world-renowned pioneers of the genre, they use props, masks, shadow, light, and humor – all without words - to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and to convey stories with worldly appeal. In a world with so much noise, it is perhaps the non-verbal aspect that most engages and resonates with audience members. Founded in Paris in 1972 by Andres Bossard, Floriana Frassetto and Bernie Schürch, the mask troupe performs around the globe in cities such as Berlin, Rome, Milan, Paris, Vienna, London, New York City, Boston, and Mexico City. Twice during the 1980’s Jay Craven produced them in Fuller Hall, and now 30 years later KCP Presents is delighted to welcome them back to St Johnsbury!Dazzling, inspiring, witty and joyful, this live Mummenschanz experience is sure to find a place on your family’s “Best of 2016” list.40th Anniversary compilation video: https://youtu.be/0GbnaSc2mykBoston Globe Review by Jeffrey Gantz: https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2012/12/07/mummenschanz-mystifies-and-delights-shubert/MiO1385XgwBo9kKC1aHoFJ/story.html
Mummenschanz

Tuesday, January 19, 7:00 pm

Location:
St Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $54, $44, $29, $15 (Gold Circle $64)

Save 20% when you buy before December 19th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/

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

All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes.

Mummenschanz have been delighting and beguiling audiences of all ages with their visual/physical theater performances for more than 40 years. As world-renowned pioneers of the genre, they use props, masks, shadow, light, and humor – all without words - to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and to convey stories with worldly appeal. In a world with so much noise, it is perhaps the non-verbal aspect that most engages and resonates with audience members.

Founded in Paris in 1972 by Andres Bossard, Floriana Frassetto and Bernie Schürch, the mask troupe performs around the globe in cities such as Berlin, Rome, Milan, Paris, Vienna, London, New York City, Boston, and Mexico City. Twice during the 1980’s Jay Craven produced them in Fuller Hall, and now 30 years later KCP Presents is delighted to welcome them back to St Johnsbury!

Dazzling, inspiring, witty and joyful, this live Mummenschanz experience is sure to find a place on your family’s “Best of 2016” list.

40th Anniversary compilation video: https://youtu.be/0GbnaSc2myk

Boston Globe Review by Jeffrey Gantz: https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2012/12/07/mummenschanz-mystifies-and-delights-shubert/MiO1385XgwBo9kKC1aHoFJ/story.html

1/19/2016 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 24, 12:55pmEncore - Tuesday, February 2, 7:00pm Location: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6Estimated Runtime: 2 hours and 40 minutes (160 minutes)Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Choreography: Jean-Christophe MaillotCast:  The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de BalletMany suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Luciento. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is herself married.  French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers, and achieves a magnetic two hours of breathtaking, nonstop dance unlike any other, portraying the Bolshoi’s audacity and energy in a completely new way. This new production was staged exclusively for the Bolshoi and cannot be seen anywhere else!This is an on-screen event.
The Taming of the Shrew - Bolshoi Ballet

Sunday, January 24, 12:55pm
Encore - Tuesday, February 2, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Estimated Runtime: 2 hours and 40 minutes (160 minutes)

Music: Dmitri Shostakovich

Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot

Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Luciento. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is herself married. French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers, and achieves a magnetic two hours of breathtaking, nonstop dance unlike any other, portraying the Bolshoi’s audacity and energy in a completely new way. This new production was staged exclusively for the Bolshoi and cannot be seen anywhere else!

This is an on-screen event.

1/24/2016 To 2/2/2016
Tuesday, March 8, 7:00 pmLocation:St Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller HallSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: $54, $44, $29, $15 (Gold Circle $64) Save 20% when you buy before February 8th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats. Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office. Students 18 years old and under accompanied by paying adult get in for FREE, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes. In a highly anticipated national tour, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of traditional American songwriting and performance. More than just a three-act show, this special “singers-in-the-round” style show features all three artists on stage together, sharing songs and accompanying each other for the entire evening. With a career spanning over two decades, Griffin is the recipient of a Grammy Award for “Best Traditional Gospel Album,” a Grammy nomination for “Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album,” and The American Music Association’s 2007 “Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year” awards. In addition to standing out in a crowded field as an incredible vocalist, Griffin is also an accomplished songwriter, having written songs for everyone from the Dixie Chicks to Bette Midler, as well as most of the material on her own impressive catalogue of recordings. “[Patty] Griffin digs deep into introspective lyrics…to display her distinctive vocals and original songs with stripped down arrangements that use space and the silence between notes to create shimmering music you won’t soon forget.” - American Songwriter Singer and multi-instrumentalist Sara Watkins, first praised for her work as a founding member of Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek, has since established an extraordinary solo career including highly acclaimed studio albums and collaborations with artists such as John Mayer and The Decemberists and has made a name for herself on radio with frequent appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. “[Sara Watkins] created a sound that’s gritty and determined to avoid clichés… [Watkins is] a consummate performer, adding both depth and rigour to a blend of bluegrass and fine contemporary songwriting.” -BBC Music Vermont native Anaïs Mitchell has been compared to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Gillian Welch for her musical style, sound and performance. Winner of the Kerrville Festival’s “New Folk Award” and nominee for the Folk Alliance’s “Best Contemporary Artist Award,” Mitchell is widely recognized as a unique and impressive young voice in the resurging American folk movement. Her most recent album was largely praised by critics as “genre-defining” and her “second consecutive masterpiece.” Daily Telegraph describes, “Currently a well-kept secret, [Anaïs] Mitchell is writing material that stands comparison with the great singer-songwriters of the past few decades.”Video Patty Griffin “Up to the Mountain”: https://youtu.be/WA6Q5-Ap3o8Video Sarah Watkins from The Violin Shop Concert Series: https://youtu.be/XEbtX36UWEEVideo Anais Mitchell “Now You Know”: https://youtu.be/39Wd_s7o4po
Patty Griffin, Sarah Watkins, and Anais Mitchell

Tuesday, March 8, 7:00 pm

Location:
St Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $54, $44, $29, $15 (Gold Circle $64)

Save 20% when you buy before February 8th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/

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

Students 18 years old and under accompanied by paying adult get in for FREE, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes.

In a highly anticipated national tour, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of traditional American songwriting and performance. More than just a three-act show, this special “singers-in-the-round” style show features all three artists on stage together, sharing songs and accompanying each other for the entire evening.

With a career spanning over two decades, Griffin is the recipient of a Grammy Award for “Best Traditional Gospel Album,” a Grammy nomination for “Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album,” and The American Music Association’s 2007 “Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year” awards. In addition to standing out in a crowded field as an incredible vocalist, Griffin is also an accomplished songwriter, having written songs for everyone from the Dixie Chicks to Bette Midler, as well as most of the material on her own impressive catalogue of recordings. “[Patty] Griffin digs deep into introspective lyrics…to display her distinctive vocals and original songs with stripped down arrangements that use space and the silence between notes to create shimmering music you won’t soon forget.” - American Songwriter

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Sara Watkins, first praised for her work as a founding member of Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek, has since established an extraordinary solo career including highly acclaimed studio albums and collaborations with artists such as John Mayer and The Decemberists and has made a name for herself on radio with frequent appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. “[Sara Watkins] created a sound that’s gritty and determined to avoid clichés… [Watkins is] a consummate performer, adding both depth and rigour to a blend of bluegrass and fine contemporary songwriting.” -BBC Music

Vermont native Anaïs Mitchell has been compared to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Gillian Welch for her musical style, sound and performance. Winner of the Kerrville Festival’s “New Folk Award” and nominee for the Folk Alliance’s “Best Contemporary Artist Award,” Mitchell is widely recognized as a unique and impressive young voice in the resurging American folk movement. Her most recent album was largely praised by critics as “genre-defining” and her “second consecutive masterpiece.” Daily Telegraph describes, “Currently a well-kept secret, [Anaïs] Mitchell is writing material that stands comparison with the great singer-songwriters of the past few decades.”

Video Patty Griffin “Up to the Mountain”: https://youtu.be/WA6Q5-Ap3o8

Video Sarah Watkins from The Violin Shop Concert Series: https://youtu.be/XEbtX36UWEE

Video Anais Mitchell “Now You Know”: https://youtu.be/39Wd_s7o4po

3/8/2016 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 13, 12:55pmEncore - Tuesday, March 22, 7:00pm Location: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6Estimated Runtime: 2 hours and 50 minutes (170 min)Music: Aram KachaturianChoreography: Yuri GrigorovichCast: Mikhail Lobukhin, Vlad Lantratov, Svetlana Zakharova, Anna NikulinaIn ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval.  Grigorovich's Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company’s signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force,  giving full expression to the virility and strengh for which the Bolshoi’s male dancers are renowned. Principal dancer Mikhail Lobukhin is stunning in the role of the legendary gladiator, along with Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina and Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus. (SPARTACUS was recorded live on October 20, 2013) This is an on-screen event.
Spartacus - Bolshoi Ballet

Sunday, March 13, 12:55pm
Encore - Tuesday, March 22, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Estimated Runtime: 2 hours and 50 minutes (170 min)

Music: Aram Kachaturian

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

Cast: Mikhail Lobukhin, Vlad Lantratov, Svetlana Zakharova, Anna Nikulina

In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval. Grigorovich's Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company’s signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strengh for which the Bolshoi’s male dancers are renowned. Principal dancer Mikhail Lobukhin is stunning in the role of the legendary gladiator, along with Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina and Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus.

(SPARTACUS was recorded live on October 20, 2013)

This is an on-screen event.

3/13/2016 To 3/22/2016
Friday, March 18, 7:30 pmLocation:St Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller HallSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: $29, $19, $15 Save 20% when you buy before February 18th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats. Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office. Students 18 years old and under accompanied by paying adult get in for FREE, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes. The legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, takes the stage in this witty, fast paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. The clever Holmes skillfully maneuvers the twisted web of London's most intriguing cases with his split second deductions revealing intimate and useful details of a person's life. Sherlock Holmes is a master of disguise and a brilliant actor, as well as a composer and musician- is there anything he can't do?Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's vivid characters jump from the page weaving a tale of mystery, suspense and intrigue. In addition to Holmes, many of Doyle's other well-known creations are on hand; the trusted sidekick Dr. Watson; Jabez Wilson; and Irene Adler, the woman who got away and the only woman to have won Sherlock's respect. Doyle, in addition to being an author, was also a physician. He infused Holmes with terrific skills in forensic science and logical reasoning. One hundred and twenty five years after his debut, Sherlock Holmes remains the definitive and most famous detective in world literature. The Aquila Theatre brings its energetic physical style to this new adaptation for the theater. With actors drawn from the top British and American stages, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a thrilling and memorable ride.More information at AquilaTheatre.com
Aquila Theatre in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Friday, March 18, 7:30 pm

Location:
St Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $29, $19, $15

Save 20% when you buy before February 18th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/kcp-presents-2015-2016-season-pass/

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

Students 18 years old and under accompanied by paying adult get in for FREE, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes.

The legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, takes the stage in this witty, fast paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. The clever Holmes skillfully maneuvers the twisted web of London's most intriguing cases with his split second deductions revealing intimate and useful details of a person's life. Sherlock Holmes is a master of disguise and a brilliant actor, as well as a composer and musician- is there anything he can't do?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's vivid characters jump from the page weaving a tale of mystery, suspense and intrigue. In addition to Holmes, many of Doyle's other well-known creations are on hand; the trusted sidekick Dr. Watson; Jabez Wilson; and Irene Adler, the woman who got away and the only woman to have won Sherlock's respect. Doyle, in addition to being an author, was also a physician. He infused Holmes with terrific skills in forensic science and logical reasoning. One hundred and twenty five years after his debut, Sherlock Holmes remains the definitive and most famous detective in world literature. The Aquila Theatre brings its energetic physical style to this new adaptation for the theater. With actors drawn from the top British and American stages, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a thrilling and memorable ride.

More information at AquilaTheatre.com

3/18/2016 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 10, 12:55pmEncore - Tuesday, April 19, 7:00pm Location: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6Estimated Runtime: 3 hours and 10 minutes (190 minutes)Music: Leon MinkusChoreography: Alexei Fadeyechev (after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky)Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love.  The Bolshoi's panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance with Leon Minkus’ famous score. Featuring brand new sets and costumes to accompany this colorful and technically challenging production, DON QUIXOTE is quintessential Bolshoi, abounding with life and not to be missed!This is an on-screen event.
Don Quixote - Bolshoi Ballet

Sunday, April 10, 12:55pm
Encore - Tuesday, April 19, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Estimated Runtime: 3 hours and 10 minutes (190 minutes)

Music: Leon Minkus

Choreography: Alexei Fadeyechev (after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky)

Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love. The Bolshoi's panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance with Leon Minkus’ famous score. Featuring brand new sets and costumes to accompany this colorful and technically challenging production, DON QUIXOTE is quintessential Bolshoi, abounding with life and not to be missed!

This is an on-screen event.

4/10/2016 To 4/19/2016
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