A winter festival, Montpelier’s standout winter music weekend, celebrates a decade of musical entertainment Jan. 23-26 as the Spice on Snow Festival brings a variety of musical styles to the Capital City.
Although he was a disciple of the guru of the atonal, Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg’s 1935 Violin Concerto is full of deeply beautiful and haunting Romanticism.
“King Lear” is one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies in that not only does it chronicle the downward spiral of a self-deceiving head of state and explore the ramifications of a messy regime change, it plumbs the human depths of its characters. In short, it’s a play for today.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) is universally thought to be one of the greatest geniuses of all time, but what do we know of him other than E=MC2? In fact, the German-born physicist had a rather turgid — and intriguing — personal life that little has been written about.
Hands clutch the front of the wooden sled, scarf trails behind, legs wag in the air — the wide-eyed sledder in Mark Barry’s “Warp Speed” is having a thrilling ride. The slope clearly feels as steep as a bobsled run. The rider’s eyes reveal his consternation, or even terror. Anyone who has ev…
The small town of Brattleboro in southern Vermont is both home and host to all kinds of artists, and the annual Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival there has made its mark as a cornerstone in the traditional music scene. It returns to Jan. 25-26.
After 15 successful years, the winter shows at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater have built a solid reputation due to the level of talent and the caliber of show. This year promises to be no different.
Hip-hop, reggae, Americana and indie-folk are all on tap this week in the Burlington area. Here’s a look at five acts that are sure to liven up Vermont in the next seven days.
HANOVER. N.H. – Hear the fascinating result of a 40-year collaboration when the Kronos Quartet performs the music of composer Terry Riley at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College.
Jukebox isn’t quite the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in miniature. Now in its fourth season, this unique program brings audiences into intimate contact with music and musicians, inviting new listeners and veterans to share the joy of concert music.
Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” has long been at the top of the “classical charts,” but in the orchestration by French composer Maurice Ravel. In fact, the composer wrote it for solo piano.
Patrick Ross, who has made a name for himself as an extraordinarily talented multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, will perform Jan. 19 in Cabot.
“I was fortunate enough to see these amazing musicians last night,” Shelly Mayer said, “at a little ‘best kept secret’ type of place off the beaten path.”
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of “Lulu” in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, “Wozzeck,” which comes to cinemas for the first time.
Osvaldo “Nitya” Brighenti’s pair of paintings, “Benares 1” and “Benares 2,” evokes this sacred place – its timelessness, its elemental connection with water, its humanity and rituals. Brighenti’s “Benares” diptych is among his paintings in his solo exhibition “Of Cities and Deserts” opening at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery this week.
Initially there were five to 10 Paul Simons. Producers cast Andrew Wade as Art Garfunkel and asked him to wait it out while they searched for the right Paul Simon.
George Milne is well known in central Vermont as the president of Barre’s Granite Savings Bank and Trust Company for nearly 30 years, but how many are aware that he has been composing “classical” music for decades?
It was almost by accident that I saw Marcel Marceau for the first time. He was performing for the UVM Lane Series at Burlington’s Flynn Center, and I was invited. But I didn’t like mime.
Sure, we’re all still broke from the holidays. But it’s never too early to start planning for some hot music events this winter. Here’s a look at six acts that are sure to liven up Vermont this month. Look for a preview of noteworthy February shows next week:
Five years ago Ted Tyler called Glendon Ingalls to talk about the possibility of a jazz night at the Red Clover Inn. As owner of both the Tyler Place, a resort on Lake Champlain, and the Red Clover in Mendon, Tyler saw the possibilities at the Red Clover after the success of the last 40 year…
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Music Festival has announced that its upcoming 46th season at the Southern Vermont Arts Center will be dedicated to a “thrilling celebration” of two momentous events that will be honored around the world: Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday and the 100th anniver…
“Amahl and the Night Visitors” is a family Christmas opera — telling of the Three Kings’ chance visiting of a young crippled boy on their way to honoring the child Jesus — that debuted live on NBC Television on Christmas Eve in 1951. Now a staple of the holiday season worldwide, it has been …
The year 2019 saw a bit of an uptick in Vermonters releasing new albums. That uptick produced a number of really excellent CDs. We honor several with Tammie Awards.
Amid the plethora of best-album lists, we like to take a slightly different tack in looking back on the year in pop music. What follows is our highly biased list of noteworthy, most obsessed-over albums by artists who graced our fair little state with a live performance during 2019 — or will…
The line didn’t just run down the block, it wrapped around corner after New York City corner, with no end in sight. In May 2011, Luke Cresswell stood on a sidewalk outside their destination — the New York City theater where open auditions for “Stomp” were about to be held. The endless line o…
Next Saturday, Jan. 4, Cabot Arts presents its inaugural Cabot 12th Night Celebration. With events on and around the Village Common, at the Willey Building, The Den at Harry’s Hardware, and Cabot United Church, the celebration spans nine hours with attendees welcome to come for some or all.
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with its revelatory “Ode to Joy,” has been a beloved celebration of humanity since Leonard Bernstein conducted a worldwide telecast performance honoring the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Live music has long been a popular pick for ringing in the New Year, and this year’s offerings deliver a plethora of compelling events. Here’s a look at some noteworthy options happening around the state.
Snow features prominently but far from exclusively in “The Brilliance of Pastels,” an exhibition of the Central Vermont Hub of the Vermont Pastel Society. In The Gallery of the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, the show features over 40 pastels by 14 local artists.
Pianist Dalton Baldwin’s influence wasn’t only international. For more than a decade, he taught art song master classes each October in the Montpelier area. He died in Beijing Dec. 12 at age 87.
TUNBRIDGE – The year 2020 will mark the 20th anniversary of the first Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival, an event that has become among the most popular festivals of its kind in the Northeast.