BRANDON – “Carmen,” the musical comedy?
Tuyen My Nguyen’s site-specific installation, “threadbarrier,” with hands by Georgia Landau, is among the powerful artworks in the exhibition “Fault Lines” at Studio Place Arts in Barre. “
Lissa Schneckenburger is a Brattleboro fiddler and singer-songwriter we have praised in music reviews before. She has taken her own experiences as a foster and adoptive parent and produced a 10-song album, “Thunder in My Arms,” that explores the emotions of children, birth mothers, adoptive and foster parents in a powerful CD.
Erik Nielsen is one of Vermont’s most celebrated composers but his brother Lars, a writer who died last June of brain cancer, has been much less visible — despite his fine prose, poetry and plays.
Just 23, Tash Sultana is a fast-rising Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist — and quite possibly the youngest artist ever to headline a Shelburne Museum show — who is making a DIY name for herself as a one-person powerhouse known for her explosive live shows.
Bright yellow signs compete with a multitude of greens along Vermont’s roads, enticing visitors to the studios of craftspeople and other artists across Vermont during the 2019 Spring Open Studio Weekend taking place over Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, Memorial Day Weekend.
Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms were close friends as well as two of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Clara Schumann, Robert’s wife, was one of the greatest pianists of the time, also a composer — and the object of Brahms’ unrequited love after Robert Schumann’s death.
When someone asks Sabine Van Diemen, “So what do you do?” her answer isn’t a predictable one. She could say, “Oh I free myself from padlocked chains underwater.”
Blue is the color of calm, tranquility and serenity. It’s the color of water, sky, flowers, and our planet when seen from space. Blue is also artists Janet Cathey and Linda Bryan’s color — Cathey’s in her subjects, Bryan’s in subjects and process.
When Brandon’s Barn Opera produced Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” last year, Artistic Director Joshua Collier wasn’t happy with the blatant misogyny he perceived, so he rewrote the libretto, but without touching a note of the glorious music. This year, he finds himself in a similar spot, but with…
David and Nathan Gusakov, father and son, bring their banjo-fiddle duo to Adamant Community Club Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. for what promises to be an evening of unexpected music played on traditional instruments.
“Sometimes when people think of a staged reading they don’t know what to expect,” actor Chris Doyle says. But what you can expect from his latest venture is a thought-provoking drama.
Art Edelstein is known to most of my readers as the indefatigable writer and critic of Vermont’s traditional music scene. But did anyone know that art was a wit?
The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury is hosting a retrospective exhibit to honor and recognize influential and internationally acclaimed Vermont landscape architect Daniel Urban Kiley (1912-2004) from May 14 to Sept. 1.
DUXBURY – It got pretty raucous, exciting even, when two northern Vermont choruses joined together in one of the most sensual of choral works. The enthusiasm of the performers was matched only by that of the audience Sunday at Harwood Union High School auditorium. (The program was also prese…
MONTREAL — Don José ditches the passionate Micaela for the reserved and misunderstood Carmen. Finally, when Carmen won’t give in to his unreasonable demands, he kills her.
You don’t often hear about film producers from Vermont. Jeremy Rosen’s “Charlie Says,” about the girls surrounding Charles Manson, will have its Vermont premiere Friday.
TURNmusic is closing its 2018-19 season with “New Century / New Voices,” honoring women and minorities, with the music of a woman included in the Washington Post’s list of the 35 most important women composers in history (2017), Gabriela Lena Frank.
“Awakenings: Current Work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin” opened this week in the Contemporary Gallery of the T.W. Wood Gallery with more than a dozen of Longmaid’s “Flower Series” oil paintings on birch panels, and a selection of Merwin’s bold oil paintings on canvas.
In a rare mid-week concert the father and son duo, Ken and Brad Kolodner, will be joined by Rachel Eddy in a trio appearance that features superb musicians performing in a cozy house concert setting.
The world’s biggest jazz festival announced the indoor lineup for its 40th anniversary edition last week, and tickets are now on sale for some 150 concerts at a variety of venues in Montreal’s vibrant downtown core.
Scrag Mountain Music will present “String Circle,” a program of music that highlights the vibrant sounds of strings, centered on Johannes Brahms’s rich Sextet No. 1.
Artist Amanda Amend wowed judges at the Compass Music and Arts Center when she was recognized as one of three artists to receive awards for their work in the “Barn Art” exhibit early last year.
Perry Automobile dealership, Senator Jeffords’ office, private residence, performance space, and quietly vacant landmark, the iconic brick building at 58 State St. in Montpelier has had an eclectic past. Now, just over a century old, it is about to begin a new chapter. On Friday, The Garage …
Brothers Willy and Dan Lindner have been playing music together their entire lives, but they’ve never done the kind of show they’re about to do at 4 p.m. Sunday at Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls.
Carl Orff’s ever-popular “Carmina Burana,” based in earthy Medieval texts, explores a wide range of topics, as contemporary now as they were in the 13th century: fortune and wealth, insecurity of life, pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling, and lust — and, of course, the joy o…
Twenty years ago a vacant storefront on Route 7 that was being used for storage caught the eye of renowned folk artist Warren Kimble. It was owned by a local bank, which agreed to hang art in its windows when Kimble proposed the idea. He didn’t know it at the time, but Brandon Artists Guild …
The 55-member Montpelier Community Gospel Choir, under the direction of John Harrison, is performing in Barre and Montpelier on May 4 and 5, respectively. Now in its 24th year, the vocal ensemble has a 14-song 75-minutes program lined up.
Montpelier’s Monteverdi Music School is that little arts wonder that you may not have heard of. But if you or your kids have any interest in music — almost any kind — you should have.
In Henry James’ gothic tale “The Turn of the Screw,” actor Christopher Scheer is playing multiple characters, often with the rapid-fire changes required of him in many of his comic roles for Montpelier’s Lost Nation Theater over the years.
The resettlement of refugees in Vermont has been a controversial issue from the beginning. But it inspired photographer Michelle Saffran and writer David French to collaborate on an art exhibit that would focus on what for them is the root of the issue: humanity.
The Vermont Philharmonic, the state’s oldest community orchestra, is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a new work written for its concertmaster, Joseph Marcello’s Romanza: Serenade for Violin and Orchestra.
“The Dialects of Line, Color and Texture: A Visual Discussion with Elizabeth Billings, Frank Woods and Elizabeth Fram,” an exhibition of two and three-dimensional art by these three Vermont artists, opened this week the Gallery at the Highland Center for the Arts. The show includes more than a dozen works by Fram and Woods each, and two installations by Billings.