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VENUES

Bagitos. 28 Main St., Montpelier. Open mic every Wed. Other shows T.B.A. bagitos.com 

 

Charlie O’s World Famous. 70 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-6820. 

Every Mon.: Comedy Café Open Mic, 8:30 p.m.

Every Tues.: Godfather Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

 

Espresso Bueno. 248 N. Main St., Barre. 479-0896. Free/by donation. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

 

La Puerta Negra. Ages 21+. 44 Main St., Montpelier. 613-3172.

 

Positive Pie. 10:30 p.m. 22 State St., Montpelier. $5. 229- 0453. positivepie.com.

 

Whammy Bar. 7 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 7:30 p.m. 31 County Rd., Calais. Thurs., Free. whammybar1.com.

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  • Bleecker & MacDougal at Bagitos

    Bleecker & MacDougal at Bagitos

    11:00-13:00
    2017/01/01
    Bagitos bagel and burrito cafe, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Bagitos bagel and burrito cafe, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Bleecker & MacDougal 11am-1pm.  Eric Friedman and Gretchen Doiron play Folk Ballads for Brunch.

  • The Green Mountain Mahler Festival

    The Green Mountain Mahler Festival

    15:00
    2017/01/01
    Elley-Long Music Center, Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT, United States

    Elley-Long Music Center, Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT, United States
    The Green Mountain Mahler Festival presents its seventh annual performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on December 30 at 7:30PM at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe and on January 1 at 3:00 PM at the Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester. The pair of concerts will feature vocal soloists Stefanie Weigand, Linda Radtke, Kevin Ginter and Erik Kroncke, along with more than 120 members of the Green Mountain Mahler Festival Orchestra and Chorus, all under the direction of conductor Daniel Bruce with chorusmaster Matthew LaRocca.
    Proceeds from the January 1 concert will benefit the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program.
    For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Festival website www.vtmahler.org
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  • Larks in the Attic at Espresso Bueno

    Larks in the Attic at Espresso Bueno

    19:30
    2017/01/07
    Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Trad.

    7:30 p.m.

    Espresso Bueno. 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free/by donation unless otherwise noted. 479-0896.events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

     

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  • Open Mic at Whammy Bar

    Open Mic at Whammy Bar

    19:00
    2017/01/11
    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    7 p.m.

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  • Myra Fynn and Paul Boffa at Whammy Bar

    Myra Fynn and Paul Boffa at Whammy Bar

    19:00
    2017/01/12
    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    Jan. 12, 7 p.m.

     

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  • Glenn Roth and Voyager 1 at Espresso Bueno

    Glenn Roth and Voyager 1 at Espresso Bueno

    19:00
    2017/01/13
    Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Glenn Roth (fingerstyle guitarist), 7 p.m.; Voyager1 (folk rock), 8 p.m.

    Espresso Bueno. 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free/by donation unless otherwise noted. 479-0896.events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

  • Kris Gruen and Friends w/ Chad Hollister and Brian Clark at Whammy Bar

    Kris Gruen and Friends w/ Chad Hollister and Brian Clark at Whammy Bar

    19:30
    2017/01/13
    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    7:30 p.m.

  • Contra Dance

    Contra Dance

    20:00
    2017/01/13
    5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT, United States

    5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT, United States

    January 13, 2017

    Queen City Contras will hold its regular dance on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm at Shelburne Town Hall,  5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT.

    Music will be provided by Roger Kahle and Friends.

    Lausanne Allen will be the caller.

    All are welcome, all dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. Beginners’ session at 7:45.

    Admission is $9.00 adults. Under 12 free.

    Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.

    Dance Info: 802-371-9492 or 802-343-7166

    Website: www.queencitycontras.org

  • Barika With Satta Sound at Positive Pie

    Barika With Satta Sound at Positive Pie

    23:00
    2017/01/13
    Positive Pie, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Positive Pie, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Friday January 13th / 10:00pm
    World music/ West African psychedelic jam fusion
    $5
  • More events
    • Glenn Roth and Voyager 1 at Espresso Bueno
      Glenn Roth and Voyager 1 at Espresso Bueno
      19:00
      2017/01/13
      Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States
      Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

      Glenn Roth (fingerstyle guitarist), 7 p.m.; Voyager1 (folk rock), 8 p.m.

      Espresso Bueno. 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free/by donation unless otherwise noted. 479-0896.events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

    • Kris Gruen and Friends w/ Chad Hollister and Brian Clark at Whammy Bar
      Kris Gruen and Friends w/ Chad Hollister and Brian Clark at Whammy Bar
      19:30
      2017/01/13
      The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States
      The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

      7:30 p.m.

    • Contra Dance
      Contra Dance
      20:00
      2017/01/13
      5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT, United States
      5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT, United States

      January 13, 2017

      Queen City Contras will hold its regular dance on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm at Shelburne Town Hall,  5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT.

      Music will be provided by Roger Kahle and Friends.

      Lausanne Allen will be the caller.

      All are welcome, all dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. Beginners’ session at 7:45.

      Admission is $9.00 adults. Under 12 free.

      Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.

      Dance Info: 802-371-9492 or 802-343-7166

      Website: www.queencitycontras.org

    • Barika With Satta Sound at Positive Pie
      Barika With Satta Sound at Positive Pie
      23:00
      2017/01/13
      Positive Pie, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Positive Pie, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Friday January 13th / 10:00pm
      World music/ West African psychedelic jam fusion
      $5
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  • Elvis is in the House! Celebrate the King’s Birthday!

    Elvis is in the House! Celebrate the King’s Birthday!

    18:00-22:00
    2017/01/14
    131 S Main St, Barre, VT, United States

    131 S Main St, Barre, VT, United States

    Elvis will be in the house Saturday, Jan. 14 from 6-10 p.m., as Emile Gosselin brings a special blend of dancing, karaoke, ‘50s and ‘60s music and Elvis trivia. To add to the fun, come dressed as Elvis!

    Must RSVP by Thursday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m.; $5, snacks provided. In case of inclement weather, this program will be rescheduled to Jan. 21.

    6–10 p.m.

    Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre

    activities@barreseniors.org

  • Jazzyaoke at Espresso Bueno

    Jazzyaoke at Espresso Bueno

    19:30
    2017/01/14
    Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Live-jazz karaoke

    7:30 p.m.

    $5

    Espresso Bueno. 248 N. Main St., Barre. 479-0896.events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

  • The Brevity Thing at Whammy Bar

    The Brevity Thing at Whammy Bar

    19:30
    2017/01/14
    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    7:30 p.m.

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  • Missisquoi River Band

    Missisquoi River Band

    14:00
    2017/01/15
    South Burlington Library, Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT, United States

    South Burlington Library, Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT, United States

    Northern Vermont’s well known Missisquoi River Band will perform at the South Burlington Community Library at 2:00 on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The event is free and open to the public.

    The band features Sheldon’s Patrick Murphy and Jim and Cindy Weed of Enosburg, the songwriting and vocal backbone of the bluegrass-inspired band. Their unique three-part harmony arrangements are masterfully backed up by some of Vermont’s most well-seasoned pickers including Will Patton of Bakersfield on mandolin and David Gusakov of Bristol fiddle. Jim Weed is lead guitarist while Murphy and Cindy Weed complete the sound on rhythm guitar and bass fiddle respectively.

    The band first all-original CD Plenty of Heartaches was reviewed by Dan Bolles of Seven Days.

    Bolles noted, “The Weeds write with all the warm nostalgia of a Norman Rockwell painting,” and that “Murphy “colors his lovelorn musings with a blues hue.” Bolles furthers that, “buoyed by plainspoken songwriting, sturdy picking and copious heartfelt odes to their home state, Missisquoi River Band offer a record that should find a place on the shelves of Vermont bluegrass fans- especially if that shelf rests in proximity to a wood store.”

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  • Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid

    Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid

    19:00-20:30
    2017/01/18
    34 Elm St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    34 Elm St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid: The Pre-Christian Celtic Goddess and Saint, in preparation for Imbolc with Amy Panetta, MA. We will explore the music that has been written in devotion to her and engage in participatory singing and music to connect us to her aspects during Imbolc. All musical skill levels are welcome! Grian Herbs Apothecary, 34 Elm Street, Montpelier, 7 – 8:30pm.
    $15/person. Call to register 862-324-5254.

     

  • Open Mic at Whammy Bar

    Open Mic at Whammy Bar

    19:00
    2017/01/18
    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    7 p.m.

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  • Danny Coane and his Bluegrass Buddies w/ Willy Lindner and Caleb Elder at Whammy Bar

    Danny Coane and his Bluegrass Buddies w/ Willy Lindner and Caleb Elder at Whammy Bar

    19:00
    2017/01/19
    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    7 p.m.

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  • Talking Doctor at Whammy Bar

    Talking Doctor at Whammy Bar

    19:30
    2017/01/20
    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    Rob Morse, Gabe Jarrett and Greg Matses

    7:30 p.m.

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  • ‘Crossing the Bar’

    ‘Crossing the Bar’

    19:30
    2017/01/21
    Brandon Music, Country Club Road, Brandon, VT, United States

    Brandon Music, Country Club Road, Brandon, VT, United States

    Heliand Consort, the Vermont based woodwind trio is presenting a program titled “Crossing the Bar” at Brandon Music January 21 at 7:30pm. The group will explore the relationship between classical and folk music, with selections ranging from Flemish Renaissance folk songs to music of Dvořák and Gershwin.

    Concert tickets are $20.  A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.  Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733 www.brandon-music.net | www.heliandconsort.org

  • Bob Hannan and Friends at Whammy Bar

    Bob Hannan and Friends at Whammy Bar

    19:30
    2017/01/21
    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    7:30 p.m.

     

  • PossumHaw Farewell Concert

    PossumHaw Farewell Concert

    19:30
    2017/01/21
    Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe, VT, United States

    Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe, VT, United States

    The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is proud to present the Vermont bluegrass and folk quintet, PossumHaw, for a final farewell concert on Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.  For tickets visit www.SprucePeakArts.org or call 802-760-4634.

    PossumHaw delivers stunning vocal harmonies, stellar acoustic instrumentation, the drive of bluegrass, the original lyricism of folk, featuring one of the finest female vocalists in the region.  Now, the much-loved quintet will bring their original, award-winning songwriting and singing to Spruce Peak one last time, and it will be a celebration!

    Tickets for PossumHaw Farewell Concert are $20 in advance, $25 after 5pm day of the concert.  (Peak Partners receive a 10-20% discount). Kids 18 and under are free with an advance ticket purchased before January 14, visit website for full details.  Tickets may be purchased online by visiting www.sprucepeakarts.org or by calling the Ticket Office at 802-760-4634.

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  • Open Mic at Whammy Bar

    Open Mic at Whammy Bar

    19:00
    2017/01/25
    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    7 p.m.

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  • 7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

    7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

    16:00-00:00
    2017/01/26-2017/01/27
    Montpelier, VT, United States

    Montpelier, VT, United States

    The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, Presents…

    Our 7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

    Thursday, January 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th

    At multiple venues throughout Downtown Montpelier, VT

    Info – www.summit-school.org / 802-793-3016 / director@summit-school.org

     

    Featuring:

    From Lafayette, Louisiana: Cedric Watson Trio – Accompanied by Desiree Champagne(rub board and 

    percussion) and Jourdan Thibodeaux (fiddle), four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer and accordionist 

    Cedric Watson is one of the brightest talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco music over the last decade. 

    From Virginia: Anna and Elizabeth – Old-time Applalachian musicians and storytellers, Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle bring old songs to life with guitar, banjo, fiddle, and their voices in close harmony. Anna and Elizabeth revive the old scrolling picture show, dubbed “Crankies”—intricate picture-scrolls illustrating the old songs they sing, which they create in tandem with papercuts, shadow puppets, prints, and embroidered fabric. 

    From Vermont: Young Tradition Touring Group – Here comes Vermont’s own “Young Tradition Touring Group!” Consisting of 22 teen players, singers, and dancers who focus on learning and performing traditional music and dance repertoire. 

    Rounding out our lineup will be top-notch talent from throughout Vermont:

    Big Hat, No Cattle (western and honky-tonk), Mayfly (Family Program,) Daddy Long Legs(Old Time),

    Starline Rhythm Boys (Country, Swing), Jon Gailmor (Folk, Family Program,) Kick ‘Em Jenny (Old Time),

    Two Cents in the Till (Folk-Bluegrass), Anything Goes (Folk Standards and Tin Pan Alley), Eric Gillard (Storyteller), Old Rocket (Old Time), Family Contra DanceAfternoon Music and Dance Workshops,

    plus Irish and Old Time Jam Sessions

    Our Schedule in a nutshell:

    ThursdayJon Gailmor at Kellogg-Hubbard Library 4-5pm / Big Hat, No Cattle Dance at American Legion Hall 7:30-9:30pm / Kick ‘Em Jenny Late Nite at La Puerta Negra 10pm-12am

    Friday: Anna and Elizabeth “Crankie” Family Show at Union Elementary School Auditorium 4-5pm / Cajun Dinner and Dance with Cedric Watson Trio at City Hall Arts Center 6-10pm / Starline Rhythm Boys at Sweet Melissa’s 10pm-12am

    Saturday: Mayfly Family Concert, and Eric Gillard Storytelling, at Kellogg-Hubbard Library 11am-1pm / Free Live Music at Venues Citywide 12-5pm   Music and Dance Workshops at Bethany Church 12-5pm  Family Country Dance at Bethany Church 12:30-2pm / Gospel Sing-Along with the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir at Bethany Chapel 4-5pm / Cajun Dinner Bethany Church basement 5-6:30pm / Evening Program with Young Tradition Vermont, Anna and Elizabeth, and the Cedric Watson Trio, Bethany Church 7-10pm / Cajun Dance Party at Positive Pie 10pm-12am

    Sunday: Old-time, Irish, Swedish, and Bluegrass Jam Sessions at venues citywide 11am-2pm

    For more information, contact –  Dana Robinson at director@summit-school.org or 802-793-3016

  • Dave Keller at Whammy Bar

    Dave Keller at Whammy Bar

    19:00
    2017/01/26
    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    7 p.m.

  • Rock City! in Concert

    Rock City! in Concert

    19:30
    2017/01/26
    10 Jefferson St, Barre, VT, United States

    10 Jefferson St, Barre, VT, United States

    Barre Elks Lodge, 10 Jefferson Street, Barre

    Thursday, January 26th, 7:30 p.m.

    Tickets: $10/person. All proceeds to benefit Circle (Formerly Battered
    Women’s Services and Shelter).

    Directed by John Harrison, Rock City is Barre’s one and only Rock &
    Soul chorus with 30+ singers and one rocking band! Our mission is to
    serve the residents of Barre and Central Vermont through music by
    giving back to our community through our benefit concerts. To coincide
    with the Vermont Historical Society’s current exhibit “Freaks,
    Radicals & Hippies: Counter-culture in 1970s Vermont”, the group will
    present an evening of songs from the seventies, in four part harmony,
    with a great band. You are sure to be entertained; you may sing along;
    and you just might get out on the dance floor. This is going to be a
    great evening for a great cause. Come on out and let us entertain you!

    Sponsored by:   Action Circle
    Events R Us Winter Productions
    Rubin, Kidney Myer & Vincent
    Salvador & Babic, PC

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  • 7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

    7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

    16:00-00:00
    2017/01/27-2017/01/28
    Montpelier, VT, United States

    Montpelier, VT, United States

    The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, Presents…

    Our 7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

    Thursday, January 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th

    At multiple venues throughout Downtown Montpelier, VT

    Info – www.summit-school.org / 802-793-3016 / director@summit-school.org

     

    Featuring:

    From Lafayette, Louisiana: Cedric Watson Trio – Accompanied by Desiree Champagne(rub board and 

    percussion) and Jourdan Thibodeaux (fiddle), four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer and accordionist 

    Cedric Watson is one of the brightest talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco music over the last decade. 

    From Virginia: Anna and Elizabeth – Old-time Applalachian musicians and storytellers, Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle bring old songs to life with guitar, banjo, fiddle, and their voices in close harmony. Anna and Elizabeth revive the old scrolling picture show, dubbed “Crankies”—intricate picture-scrolls illustrating the old songs they sing, which they create in tandem with papercuts, shadow puppets, prints, and embroidered fabric. 

    From Vermont: Young Tradition Touring Group – Here comes Vermont’s own “Young Tradition Touring Group!” Consisting of 22 teen players, singers, and dancers who focus on learning and performing traditional music and dance repertoire. 

    Rounding out our lineup will be top-notch talent from throughout Vermont:

    Big Hat, No Cattle (western and honky-tonk), Mayfly (Family Program,) Daddy Long Legs(Old Time),

    Starline Rhythm Boys (Country, Swing), Jon Gailmor (Folk, Family Program,) Kick ‘Em Jenny (Old Time),

    Two Cents in the Till (Folk-Bluegrass), Anything Goes (Folk Standards and Tin Pan Alley), Eric Gillard (Storyteller), Old Rocket (Old Time), Family Contra DanceAfternoon Music and Dance Workshops,

    plus Irish and Old Time Jam Sessions

    Our Schedule in a nutshell:

    ThursdayJon Gailmor at Kellogg-Hubbard Library 4-5pm / Big Hat, No Cattle Dance at American Legion Hall 7:30-9:30pm / Kick ‘Em Jenny Late Nite at La Puerta Negra 10pm-12am

    Friday: Anna and Elizabeth “Crankie” Family Show at Union Elementary School Auditorium 4-5pm / Cajun Dinner and Dance with Cedric Watson Trio at City Hall Arts Center 6-10pm / Starline Rhythm Boys at Sweet Melissa’s 10pm-12am

    Saturday: Mayfly Family Concert, and Eric Gillard Storytelling, at Kellogg-Hubbard Library 11am-1pm / Free Live Music at Venues Citywide 12-5pm   Music and Dance Workshops at Bethany Church 12-5pm  Family Country Dance at Bethany Church 12:30-2pm / Gospel Sing-Along with the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir at Bethany Chapel 4-5pm / Cajun Dinner Bethany Church basement 5-6:30pm / Evening Program with Young Tradition Vermont, Anna and Elizabeth, and the Cedric Watson Trio, Bethany Church 7-10pm / Cajun Dance Party at Positive Pie 10pm-12am

    Sunday: Old-time, Irish, Swedish, and Bluegrass Jam Sessions at venues citywide 11am-2pm

    For more information, contact –  Dana Robinson at director@summit-school.org or 802-793-3016

  • Jason Mallery at Espresso Bueno

    Jason Mallery at Espresso Bueno

    19:30
    2017/01/27
    Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Alt-folk, 7:30 p.m.

    Espresso Bueno. 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free/by donation unless otherwise noted. 479-0896.events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

  • Jenn and John at Whammy Bar

    Jenn and John at Whammy Bar

    19:30
    2017/01/27
    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    7:30 p.m.

  • Scrag Mountain Music featuring the Aizuri Quartet

    Scrag Mountain Music featuring the Aizuri Quartet

    19:30
    2017/01/27
    Green Mountain Girls Farm, Loop Road, Northfield, VT, United States

    Green Mountain Girls Farm, Loop Road, Northfield, VT, United States

    Scrag Mountain Music presents a program of chamber music in the last weekend of January that contains the known, the unknown, and the “you thought you knew.” Led by artistic directors Evan Premo and Mary Bonhag, performances will take place on Friday, January 27, 7:30 pm at the Green Mountain Girls’ Farm in Northfield; Saturday, January 28, 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier; and Sunday, January 29, 4 pm at Warren United Church. The award-winning Aizuri Quartet, from New York City, joins Premo and Bonhag.

    Admission to Scrag Mountain Music concerts is “come as you are, pay what you can.”

    “Known” is the String Quartet No. 1 by Czeck composer Leoš Janáček. “Unknown” are the arrangements by contemporary composer and pianist Stephen Prutsman of four songs by Renaissance composer John Dowland, and “Lua Descolorida” (“Corlorless Moon”) for soprano and string quartet by Osvaldo Golijov. The “you thought you knew” selection will be Schubert’s Cello Quintet, one of the most famous and beloved pieces in all of classical music, performed in this concert with Evan Premo playing one of the cello parts on double bass. Premo will be breathing thin air in the stratosphere of the highest notes on double bass!

    Janáček’s String Quartet No. 1, composed in 1923, is an autobiographical work that evokes the composer’s personal anguish at being in love with a married woman 38 years younger than himself. Composed in just two weeks, the quartet is considered a masterwork, and the Aizuri Quartet has performed it to great acclaim: “The quartet played the short but intense work with a clear awareness of the terror of uncontrollable passions,” wrote The Boston Musical Intelligencer following a performance in March, 2015.

    Schubert’s magnificent Quintet in C Major was completed just two months before the composer’s death in 1828. It was first heard 22 years later. Forty-five minutes long, it is now recognized as Schubert’s most significant chamber work and one of the greatest in the entire chamber music literature. The musical language somehow evokes both hope and despair, joy and anguish.

    The quintet is made up of the standard string quartet instrumentation – two violins, viola, and cello – plus an additional cello part that Evan Premo will play on double bass. Concert goers in Vermont and beyond have become accustomed to Premo’s understated versatility and virtuosity, frequently witnessing his extraordinary ability to play high up on the fingerboard of the double bass. That Premo is able to make the projection of music more significant than the projection of virtuosity is a great gift.

    Premo’s wife, soprano Mary Bonhag, will be the featured soloist in the six-minute-long “Lua Descolorida” by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. Composed in 1999 and based on a poem by the Galician Rosalía de Castro, the poet and composer define despair “in a way that is simultaneously tender and tragic.”

    Music from Czechoslovakia, Austria, Argentina, and England (Dowland’s songs, via the United States arranger Stephen Prutsman) means that Scrag Mountain Music will serve up a hearty meal of international concert fare. It will be all the more tasty in the dead of a Vermont winter!

    written by Richard Riley

  • Jazzyaoke

    Jazzyaoke

    19:30
    2017/01/27
    317 Howard Ave, Waterbury Center, Waterbury, VT, United States

    317 Howard Ave, Waterbury Center, Waterbury, VT, United States

    Sing the standards to a live six-piece jazz band; all lyrics provided. 7:30 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave., Waterbury Center. $5. 244-4168. info@wooo.tv. wooo.tv.

  • Armies at Positive Pie

    Armies at Positive Pie

    22:00
    2017/01/27
    Positive Pie, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Positive Pie, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Friday January 27th / 10:00 PM
    Rock & Roll
    $5
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    • 7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival
      7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival
      16:00-00:00
      2017/01/27-2017/01/28
      Montpelier, VT, United States
      Montpelier, VT, United States

      The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, Presents…

      Our 7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

      Thursday, January 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th

      At multiple venues throughout Downtown Montpelier, VT

      Info – www.summit-school.org / 802-793-3016 / director@summit-school.org

       

      Featuring:

      From Lafayette, Louisiana: Cedric Watson Trio – Accompanied by Desiree Champagne(rub board and 

      percussion) and Jourdan Thibodeaux (fiddle), four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer and accordionist 

      Cedric Watson is one of the brightest talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco music over the last decade. 

      From Virginia: Anna and Elizabeth – Old-time Applalachian musicians and storytellers, Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle bring old songs to life with guitar, banjo, fiddle, and their voices in close harmony. Anna and Elizabeth revive the old scrolling picture show, dubbed “Crankies”—intricate picture-scrolls illustrating the old songs they sing, which they create in tandem with papercuts, shadow puppets, prints, and embroidered fabric. 

      From Vermont: Young Tradition Touring Group – Here comes Vermont’s own “Young Tradition Touring Group!” Consisting of 22 teen players, singers, and dancers who focus on learning and performing traditional music and dance repertoire. 

      Rounding out our lineup will be top-notch talent from throughout Vermont:

      Big Hat, No Cattle (western and honky-tonk), Mayfly (Family Program,) Daddy Long Legs(Old Time),

      Starline Rhythm Boys (Country, Swing), Jon Gailmor (Folk, Family Program,) Kick ‘Em Jenny (Old Time),

      Two Cents in the Till (Folk-Bluegrass), Anything Goes (Folk Standards and Tin Pan Alley), Eric Gillard (Storyteller), Old Rocket (Old Time), Family Contra DanceAfternoon Music and Dance Workshops,

      plus Irish and Old Time Jam Sessions

      Our Schedule in a nutshell:

      ThursdayJon Gailmor at Kellogg-Hubbard Library 4-5pm / Big Hat, No Cattle Dance at American Legion Hall 7:30-9:30pm / Kick ‘Em Jenny Late Nite at La Puerta Negra 10pm-12am

      Friday: Anna and Elizabeth “Crankie” Family Show at Union Elementary School Auditorium 4-5pm / Cajun Dinner and Dance with Cedric Watson Trio at City Hall Arts Center 6-10pm / Starline Rhythm Boys at Sweet Melissa’s 10pm-12am

      Saturday: Mayfly Family Concert, and Eric Gillard Storytelling, at Kellogg-Hubbard Library 11am-1pm / Free Live Music at Venues Citywide 12-5pm   Music and Dance Workshops at Bethany Church 12-5pm  Family Country Dance at Bethany Church 12:30-2pm / Gospel Sing-Along with the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir at Bethany Chapel 4-5pm / Cajun Dinner Bethany Church basement 5-6:30pm / Evening Program with Young Tradition Vermont, Anna and Elizabeth, and the Cedric Watson Trio, Bethany Church 7-10pm / Cajun Dance Party at Positive Pie 10pm-12am

      Sunday: Old-time, Irish, Swedish, and Bluegrass Jam Sessions at venues citywide 11am-2pm

      For more information, contact –  Dana Robinson at director@summit-school.org or 802-793-3016

    • Jason Mallery at Espresso Bueno
      Jason Mallery at Espresso Bueno
      19:30
      2017/01/27
      Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States
      Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

      Alt-folk, 7:30 p.m.

      Espresso Bueno. 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free/by donation unless otherwise noted. 479-0896.events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

    • Jenn and John at Whammy Bar
      Jenn and John at Whammy Bar
      19:30
      2017/01/27
      The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States
      The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

      7:30 p.m.

    • Scrag Mountain Music featuring the Aizuri Quartet
      Scrag Mountain Music featuring the Aizuri Quartet
      19:30
      2017/01/27
      Green Mountain Girls Farm, Loop Road, Northfield, VT, United States
      Green Mountain Girls Farm, Loop Road, Northfield, VT, United States

      Scrag Mountain Music presents a program of chamber music in the last weekend of January that contains the known, the unknown, and the “you thought you knew.” Led by artistic directors Evan Premo and Mary Bonhag, performances will take place on Friday, January 27, 7:30 pm at the Green Mountain Girls’ Farm in Northfield; Saturday, January 28, 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier; and Sunday, January 29, 4 pm at Warren United Church. The award-winning Aizuri Quartet, from New York City, joins Premo and Bonhag.

      Admission to Scrag Mountain Music concerts is “come as you are, pay what you can.”

      “Known” is the String Quartet No. 1 by Czeck composer Leoš Janáček. “Unknown” are the arrangements by contemporary composer and pianist Stephen Prutsman of four songs by Renaissance composer John Dowland, and “Lua Descolorida” (“Corlorless Moon”) for soprano and string quartet by Osvaldo Golijov. The “you thought you knew” selection will be Schubert’s Cello Quintet, one of the most famous and beloved pieces in all of classical music, performed in this concert with Evan Premo playing one of the cello parts on double bass. Premo will be breathing thin air in the stratosphere of the highest notes on double bass!

      Janáček’s String Quartet No. 1, composed in 1923, is an autobiographical work that evokes the composer’s personal anguish at being in love with a married woman 38 years younger than himself. Composed in just two weeks, the quartet is considered a masterwork, and the Aizuri Quartet has performed it to great acclaim: “The quartet played the short but intense work with a clear awareness of the terror of uncontrollable passions,” wrote The Boston Musical Intelligencer following a performance in March, 2015.

      Schubert’s magnificent Quintet in C Major was completed just two months before the composer’s death in 1828. It was first heard 22 years later. Forty-five minutes long, it is now recognized as Schubert’s most significant chamber work and one of the greatest in the entire chamber music literature. The musical language somehow evokes both hope and despair, joy and anguish.

      The quintet is made up of the standard string quartet instrumentation – two violins, viola, and cello – plus an additional cello part that Evan Premo will play on double bass. Concert goers in Vermont and beyond have become accustomed to Premo’s understated versatility and virtuosity, frequently witnessing his extraordinary ability to play high up on the fingerboard of the double bass. That Premo is able to make the projection of music more significant than the projection of virtuosity is a great gift.

      Premo’s wife, soprano Mary Bonhag, will be the featured soloist in the six-minute-long “Lua Descolorida” by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. Composed in 1999 and based on a poem by the Galician Rosalía de Castro, the poet and composer define despair “in a way that is simultaneously tender and tragic.”

      Music from Czechoslovakia, Austria, Argentina, and England (Dowland’s songs, via the United States arranger Stephen Prutsman) means that Scrag Mountain Music will serve up a hearty meal of international concert fare. It will be all the more tasty in the dead of a Vermont winter!

      written by Richard Riley

    • Jazzyaoke
      Jazzyaoke
      19:30
      2017/01/27
      317 Howard Ave, Waterbury Center, Waterbury, VT, United States
      317 Howard Ave, Waterbury Center, Waterbury, VT, United States

      Sing the standards to a live six-piece jazz band; all lyrics provided. 7:30 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave., Waterbury Center. $5. 244-4168. info@wooo.tv. wooo.tv.

    • Armies at Positive Pie
      Armies at Positive Pie
      22:00
      2017/01/27
      Positive Pie, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Positive Pie, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Friday January 27th / 10:00 PM
      Rock & Roll
      $5
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  • 7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

    7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

    11:00-00:00
    2017/01/28-2017/01/29
    Montpelier, VT, United States

    Montpelier, VT, United States

    The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, Presents…

    Our 7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

    Thursday, January 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th

    At multiple venues throughout Downtown Montpelier, VT

    Info – www.summit-school.org / 802-793-3016 / director@summit-school.org

     

    Featuring:

    From Lafayette, Louisiana: Cedric Watson Trio – Accompanied by Desiree Champagne(rub board and 

    percussion) and Jourdan Thibodeaux (fiddle), four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer and accordionist 

    Cedric Watson is one of the brightest talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco music over the last decade. 

    From Virginia: Anna and Elizabeth – Old-time Applalachian musicians and storytellers, Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle bring old songs to life with guitar, banjo, fiddle, and their voices in close harmony. Anna and Elizabeth revive the old scrolling picture show, dubbed “Crankies”—intricate picture-scrolls illustrating the old songs they sing, which they create in tandem with papercuts, shadow puppets, prints, and embroidered fabric. 

    From Vermont: Young Tradition Touring Group – Here comes Vermont’s own “Young Tradition Touring Group!” Consisting of 22 teen players, singers, and dancers who focus on learning and performing traditional music and dance repertoire. 

    Rounding out our lineup will be top-notch talent from throughout Vermont:

    Big Hat, No Cattle (western and honky-tonk), Mayfly (Family Program,) Daddy Long Legs(Old Time),

    Starline Rhythm Boys (Country, Swing), Jon Gailmor (Folk, Family Program,) Kick ‘Em Jenny (Old Time),

    Two Cents in the Till (Folk-Bluegrass), Anything Goes (Folk Standards and Tin Pan Alley), Eric Gillard (Storyteller), Old Rocket (Old Time), Family Contra DanceAfternoon Music and Dance Workshops,

    plus Irish and Old Time Jam Sessions

    Our Schedule in a nutshell:

    ThursdayJon Gailmor at Kellogg-Hubbard Library 4-5pm / Big Hat, No Cattle Dance at American Legion Hall 7:30-9:30pm / Kick ‘Em Jenny Late Nite at La Puerta Negra 10pm-12am

    Friday: Anna and Elizabeth “Crankie” Family Show at Union Elementary School Auditorium 4-5pm / Cajun Dinner and Dance with Cedric Watson Trio at City Hall Arts Center 6-10pm / Starline Rhythm Boys at Sweet Melissa’s 10pm-12am

    Saturday: Mayfly Family Concert, and Eric Gillard Storytelling, at Kellogg-Hubbard Library 11am-1pm / Free Live Music at Venues Citywide 12-5pm   Music and Dance Workshops at Bethany Church 12-5pm  Family Country Dance at Bethany Church 12:30-2pm / Gospel Sing-Along with the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir at Bethany Chapel 4-5pm / Cajun Dinner Bethany Church basement 5-6:30pm / Evening Program with Young Tradition Vermont, Anna and Elizabeth, and the Cedric Watson Trio, Bethany Church 7-10pm / Cajun Dance Party at Positive Pie 10pm-12am

    Sunday: Old-time, Irish, Swedish, and Bluegrass Jam Sessions at venues citywide 11am-2pm

    For more information, contact –  Dana Robinson at director@summit-school.org or 802-793-3016

  • Norm and the Sugarmakers at Whammy Bar

    Norm and the Sugarmakers at Whammy Bar

    19:30
    2017/01/28
    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    7:30 p.m.

  • Los Lobos

    Los Lobos

    19:30
    2017/01/28
    Barre Opera House, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Barre Opera House, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Saturday, January 28, 7:30 p.m., The Barre Opera House – “Los Lobos.”  The four-time Grammy winners have melded the Chicano music of their roots with American rock to forge their own signature sound. $29-53 – call the box office at 476-8188 or order tickets online at www.barreoperahouse.org.

  • Scrag Mountain Music featuring the Aizuri Quartet

    Scrag Mountain Music featuring the Aizuri Quartet

    19:30
    2017/01/28
    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Scrag Mountain Music presents a program of chamber music in the last weekend of January that contains the known, the unknown, and the “you thought you knew.” Led by artistic directors Evan Premo and Mary Bonhag, performances will take place on Friday, January 27, 7:30 pm at the Green Mountain Girls’ Farm in Northfield; Saturday, January 28, 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier; and Sunday, January 29, 4 pm at Warren United Church. The award-winning Aizuri Quartet, from New York City, joins Premo and Bonhag.

    Admission to Scrag Mountain Music concerts is “come as you are, pay what you can.”

    “Known” is the String Quartet No. 1 by Czeck composer Leoš Janáček. “Unknown” are the arrangements by contemporary composer and pianist Stephen Prutsman of four songs by Renaissance composer John Dowland, and “Lua Descolorida” (“Corlorless Moon”) for soprano and string quartet by Osvaldo Golijov. The “you thought you knew” selection will be Schubert’s Cello Quintet, one of the most famous and beloved pieces in all of classical music, performed in this concert with Evan Premo playing one of the cello parts on double bass. Premo will be breathing thin air in the stratosphere of the highest notes on double bass!

    Janáček’s String Quartet No. 1, composed in 1923, is an autobiographical work that evokes the composer’s personal anguish at being in love with a married woman 38 years younger than himself. Composed in just two weeks, the quartet is considered a masterwork, and the Aizuri Quartet has performed it to great acclaim: “The quartet played the short but intense work with a clear awareness of the terror of uncontrollable passions,” wrote The Boston Musical Intelligencer following a performance in March, 2015.

    Schubert’s magnificent Quintet in C Major was completed just two months before the composer’s death in 1828. It was first heard 22 years later. Forty-five minutes long, it is now recognized as Schubert’s most significant chamber work and one of the greatest in the entire chamber music literature. The musical language somehow evokes both hope and despair, joy and anguish.

    The quintet is made up of the standard string quartet instrumentation – two violins, viola, and cello – plus an additional cello part that Evan Premo will play on double bass. Concert goers in Vermont and beyond have become accustomed to Premo’s understated versatility and virtuosity, frequently witnessing his extraordinary ability to play high up on the fingerboard of the double bass. That Premo is able to make the projection of music more significant than the projection of virtuosity is a great gift.

    Premo’s wife, soprano Mary Bonhag, will be the featured soloist in the six-minute-long “Lua Descolorida” by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. Composed in 1999 and based on a poem by the Galician Rosalía de Castro, the poet and composer define despair “in a way that is simultaneously tender and tragic.”

    Music from Czechoslovakia, Austria, Argentina, and England (Dowland’s songs, via the United States arranger Stephen Prutsman) means that Scrag Mountain Music will serve up a hearty meal of international concert fare. It will be all the more tasty in the dead of a Vermont winter!

    written by Richard Riley

  • Spice on Snow at Positive Pie

    Spice on Snow at Positive Pie

    22:00
    2017/01/28
    Positive Pie, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Positive Pie, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
    The Summit School’s annual winter folk festival finale!
    Saturday January 28th / 10:00 PM
    Americana
    $10

     

     

  • More events
    • 7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival
      7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival
      11:00-00:00
      2017/01/28-2017/01/29
      Montpelier, VT, United States
      Montpelier, VT, United States

      The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, Presents…

      Our 7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

      Thursday, January 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th

      At multiple venues throughout Downtown Montpelier, VT

      Info – www.summit-school.org / 802-793-3016 / director@summit-school.org

       

      Featuring:

      From Lafayette, Louisiana: Cedric Watson Trio – Accompanied by Desiree Champagne(rub board and 

      percussion) and Jourdan Thibodeaux (fiddle), four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer and accordionist 

      Cedric Watson is one of the brightest talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco music over the last decade. 

      From Virginia: Anna and Elizabeth – Old-time Applalachian musicians and storytellers, Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle bring old songs to life with guitar, banjo, fiddle, and their voices in close harmony. Anna and Elizabeth revive the old scrolling picture show, dubbed “Crankies”—intricate picture-scrolls illustrating the old songs they sing, which they create in tandem with papercuts, shadow puppets, prints, and embroidered fabric. 

      From Vermont: Young Tradition Touring Group – Here comes Vermont’s own “Young Tradition Touring Group!” Consisting of 22 teen players, singers, and dancers who focus on learning and performing traditional music and dance repertoire. 

      Rounding out our lineup will be top-notch talent from throughout Vermont:

      Big Hat, No Cattle (western and honky-tonk), Mayfly (Family Program,) Daddy Long Legs(Old Time),

      Starline Rhythm Boys (Country, Swing), Jon Gailmor (Folk, Family Program,) Kick ‘Em Jenny (Old Time),

      Two Cents in the Till (Folk-Bluegrass), Anything Goes (Folk Standards and Tin Pan Alley), Eric Gillard (Storyteller), Old Rocket (Old Time), Family Contra DanceAfternoon Music and Dance Workshops,

      plus Irish and Old Time Jam Sessions

      Our Schedule in a nutshell:

      ThursdayJon Gailmor at Kellogg-Hubbard Library 4-5pm / Big Hat, No Cattle Dance at American Legion Hall 7:30-9:30pm / Kick ‘Em Jenny Late Nite at La Puerta Negra 10pm-12am

      Friday: Anna and Elizabeth “Crankie” Family Show at Union Elementary School Auditorium 4-5pm / Cajun Dinner and Dance with Cedric Watson Trio at City Hall Arts Center 6-10pm / Starline Rhythm Boys at Sweet Melissa’s 10pm-12am

      Saturday: Mayfly Family Concert, and Eric Gillard Storytelling, at Kellogg-Hubbard Library 11am-1pm / Free Live Music at Venues Citywide 12-5pm   Music and Dance Workshops at Bethany Church 12-5pm  Family Country Dance at Bethany Church 12:30-2pm / Gospel Sing-Along with the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir at Bethany Chapel 4-5pm / Cajun Dinner Bethany Church basement 5-6:30pm / Evening Program with Young Tradition Vermont, Anna and Elizabeth, and the Cedric Watson Trio, Bethany Church 7-10pm / Cajun Dance Party at Positive Pie 10pm-12am

      Sunday: Old-time, Irish, Swedish, and Bluegrass Jam Sessions at venues citywide 11am-2pm

      For more information, contact –  Dana Robinson at director@summit-school.org or 802-793-3016

    • Norm and the Sugarmakers at Whammy Bar
      Norm and the Sugarmakers at Whammy Bar
      19:30
      2017/01/28
      The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States
      The Whammy Bar, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

      7:30 p.m.

    • Los Lobos
      Los Lobos
      19:30
      2017/01/28
      Barre Opera House, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States
      Barre Opera House, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

      Saturday, January 28, 7:30 p.m., The Barre Opera House – “Los Lobos.”  The four-time Grammy winners have melded the Chicano music of their roots with American rock to forge their own signature sound. $29-53 – call the box office at 476-8188 or order tickets online at www.barreoperahouse.org.

    • Scrag Mountain Music featuring the Aizuri Quartet
      Scrag Mountain Music featuring the Aizuri Quartet
      19:30
      2017/01/28
      130 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      130 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

      Scrag Mountain Music presents a program of chamber music in the last weekend of January that contains the known, the unknown, and the “you thought you knew.” Led by artistic directors Evan Premo and Mary Bonhag, performances will take place on Friday, January 27, 7:30 pm at the Green Mountain Girls’ Farm in Northfield; Saturday, January 28, 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier; and Sunday, January 29, 4 pm at Warren United Church. The award-winning Aizuri Quartet, from New York City, joins Premo and Bonhag.

      Admission to Scrag Mountain Music concerts is “come as you are, pay what you can.”

      “Known” is the String Quartet No. 1 by Czeck composer Leoš Janáček. “Unknown” are the arrangements by contemporary composer and pianist Stephen Prutsman of four songs by Renaissance composer John Dowland, and “Lua Descolorida” (“Corlorless Moon”) for soprano and string quartet by Osvaldo Golijov. The “you thought you knew” selection will be Schubert’s Cello Quintet, one of the most famous and beloved pieces in all of classical music, performed in this concert with Evan Premo playing one of the cello parts on double bass. Premo will be breathing thin air in the stratosphere of the highest notes on double bass!

      Janáček’s String Quartet No. 1, composed in 1923, is an autobiographical work that evokes the composer’s personal anguish at being in love with a married woman 38 years younger than himself. Composed in just two weeks, the quartet is considered a masterwork, and the Aizuri Quartet has performed it to great acclaim: “The quartet played the short but intense work with a clear awareness of the terror of uncontrollable passions,” wrote The Boston Musical Intelligencer following a performance in March, 2015.

      Schubert’s magnificent Quintet in C Major was completed just two months before the composer’s death in 1828. It was first heard 22 years later. Forty-five minutes long, it is now recognized as Schubert’s most significant chamber work and one of the greatest in the entire chamber music literature. The musical language somehow evokes both hope and despair, joy and anguish.

      The quintet is made up of the standard string quartet instrumentation – two violins, viola, and cello – plus an additional cello part that Evan Premo will play on double bass. Concert goers in Vermont and beyond have become accustomed to Premo’s understated versatility and virtuosity, frequently witnessing his extraordinary ability to play high up on the fingerboard of the double bass. That Premo is able to make the projection of music more significant than the projection of virtuosity is a great gift.

      Premo’s wife, soprano Mary Bonhag, will be the featured soloist in the six-minute-long “Lua Descolorida” by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. Composed in 1999 and based on a poem by the Galician Rosalía de Castro, the poet and composer define despair “in a way that is simultaneously tender and tragic.”

      Music from Czechoslovakia, Austria, Argentina, and England (Dowland’s songs, via the United States arranger Stephen Prutsman) means that Scrag Mountain Music will serve up a hearty meal of international concert fare. It will be all the more tasty in the dead of a Vermont winter!

      written by Richard Riley

    • Spice on Snow at Positive Pie
      Spice on Snow at Positive Pie
      22:00
      2017/01/28
      Positive Pie, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Positive Pie, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      The Summit School’s annual winter folk festival finale!
      Saturday January 28th / 10:00 PM
      Americana
      $10

       

       

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  • 7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

    7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

    11:00-14:00
    2017/01/29
    Montpelier, VT, United States

    Montpelier, VT, United States

    The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, Presents…

    Our 7th Annual – Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

    Thursday, January 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th

    At multiple venues throughout Downtown Montpelier, VT

    Info – www.summit-school.org / 802-793-3016 / director@summit-school.org

     

    Featuring:

    From Lafayette, Louisiana: Cedric Watson Trio – Accompanied by Desiree Champagne(rub board and 

    percussion) and Jourdan Thibodeaux (fiddle), four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer and accordionist 

    Cedric Watson is one of the brightest talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco music over the last decade. 

    From Virginia: Anna and Elizabeth – Old-time Applalachian musicians and storytellers, Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle bring old songs to life with guitar, banjo, fiddle, and their voices in close harmony. Anna and Elizabeth revive the old scrolling picture show, dubbed “Crankies”—intricate picture-scrolls illustrating the old songs they sing, which they create in tandem with papercuts, shadow puppets, prints, and embroidered fabric. 

    From Vermont: Young Tradition Touring Group – Here comes Vermont’s own “Young Tradition Touring Group!” Consisting of 22 teen players, singers, and dancers who focus on learning and performing traditional music and dance repertoire. 

    Rounding out our lineup will be top-notch talent from throughout Vermont:

    Big Hat, No Cattle (western and honky-tonk), Mayfly (Family Program,) Daddy Long Legs(Old Time),

    Starline Rhythm Boys (Country, Swing), Jon Gailmor (Folk, Family Program,) Kick ‘Em Jenny (Old Time),

    Two Cents in the Till (Folk-Bluegrass), Anything Goes (Folk Standards and Tin Pan Alley), Eric Gillard (Storyteller), Old Rocket (Old Time), Family Contra DanceAfternoon Music and Dance Workshops,

    plus Irish and Old Time Jam Sessions

    Our Schedule in a nutshell:

    ThursdayJon Gailmor at Kellogg-Hubbard Library 4-5pm / Big Hat, No Cattle Dance at American Legion Hall 7:30-9:30pm / Kick ‘Em Jenny Late Nite at La Puerta Negra 10pm-12am

    Friday: Anna and Elizabeth “Crankie” Family Show at Union Elementary School Auditorium 4-5pm / Cajun Dinner and Dance with Cedric Watson Trio at City Hall Arts Center 6-10pm / Starline Rhythm Boys at Sweet Melissa’s 10pm-12am

    Saturday: Mayfly Family Concert, and Eric Gillard Storytelling, at Kellogg-Hubbard Library 11am-1pm / Free Live Music at Venues Citywide 12-5pm   Music and Dance Workshops at Bethany Church 12-5pm  Family Country Dance at Bethany Church 12:30-2pm / Gospel Sing-Along with the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir at Bethany Chapel 4-5pm / Cajun Dinner Bethany Church basement 5-6:30pm / Evening Program with Young Tradition Vermont, Anna and Elizabeth, and the Cedric Watson Trio, Bethany Church 7-10pm / Cajun Dance Party at Positive Pie 10pm-12am

    Sunday: Old-time, Irish, Swedish, and Bluegrass Jam Sessions at venues citywide 11am-2pm

    For more information, contact –  Dana Robinson at director@summit-school.org or 802-793-3016

  • Vermont Virtuosi: Sizzling Sonatas

    Vermont Virtuosi: Sizzling Sonatas

    14:00
    2017/01/29
    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Vermont Virtuosi will next present Sizzling Sonatas, a quartet of “hot” duos for flute and piano that span three centuries. We aren’t even halfway through winter and seasonal affective disorders are in full swing, so take this opportunity to put your cold weather woes on hold. Flutist and artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer will be joined by concert pianist Diane Huling in a program of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Reinecke, neo-classical Russian composer Otar Taktakishvili, and Walter Gieseking, whose mastery of the piano works of Debussy and Ravel carries over to his Sonatine for flute and piano.

    The concert will take place at 2 p.m., on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier.

    Admission is free; donations ($10 suggested) are welcome. For more information, visit www.LAMaurerFlute.com or call 802-881-9153.

  • Scrag Mountain Music featuring the Aizuri Quartet

    Scrag Mountain Music featuring the Aizuri Quartet

    16:00
    2017/01/29
    Warren United Church, Warren, VT, United States

    Warren United Church, Warren, VT, United States

    Scrag Mountain Music presents a program of chamber music in the last weekend of January that contains the known, the unknown, and the “you thought you knew.” Led by artistic directors Evan Premo and Mary Bonhag, performances will take place on Friday, January 27, 7:30 pm at the Green Mountain Girls’ Farm in Northfield; Saturday, January 28, 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier; and Sunday, January 29, 4 pm at Warren United Church. The award-winning Aizuri Quartet, from New York City, joins Premo and Bonhag.

    Admission to Scrag Mountain Music concerts is “come as you are, pay what you can.”

    “Known” is the String Quartet No. 1 by Czeck composer Leoš Janáček. “Unknown” are the arrangements by contemporary composer and pianist Stephen Prutsman of four songs by Renaissance composer John Dowland, and “Lua Descolorida” (“Corlorless Moon”) for soprano and string quartet by Osvaldo Golijov. The “you thought you knew” selection will be Schubert’s Cello Quintet, one of the most famous and beloved pieces in all of classical music, performed in this concert with Evan Premo playing one of the cello parts on double bass. Premo will be breathing thin air in the stratosphere of the highest notes on double bass!

    Janáček’s String Quartet No. 1, composed in 1923, is an autobiographical work that evokes the composer’s personal anguish at being in love with a married woman 38 years younger than himself. Composed in just two weeks, the quartet is considered a masterwork, and the Aizuri Quartet has performed it to great acclaim: “The quartet played the short but intense work with a clear awareness of the terror of uncontrollable passions,” wrote The Boston Musical Intelligencer following a performance in March, 2015.

    Schubert’s magnificent Quintet in C Major was completed just two months before the composer’s death in 1828. It was first heard 22 years later. Forty-five minutes long, it is now recognized as Schubert’s most significant chamber work and one of the greatest in the entire chamber music literature. The musical language somehow evokes both hope and despair, joy and anguish.

    The quintet is made up of the standard string quartet instrumentation – two violins, viola, and cello – plus an additional cello part that Evan Premo will play on double bass. Concert goers in Vermont and beyond have become accustomed to Premo’s understated versatility and virtuosity, frequently witnessing his extraordinary ability to play high up on the fingerboard of the double bass. That Premo is able to make the projection of music more significant than the projection of virtuosity is a great gift.

    Premo’s wife, soprano Mary Bonhag, will be the featured soloist in the six-minute-long “Lua Descolorida” by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. Composed in 1999 and based on a poem by the Galician Rosalía de Castro, the poet and composer define despair “in a way that is simultaneously tender and tragic.”

    Music from Czechoslovakia, Austria, Argentina, and England (Dowland’s songs, via the United States arranger Stephen Prutsman) means that Scrag Mountain Music will serve up a hearty meal of international concert fare. It will be all the more tasty in the dead of a Vermont winter!

    written by Richard Riley

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