Arts

French Horn Player Brad Gemeinhardt to Perform in the Brahms Horn Trio

French Horn Player Brad Gemeinhardt to Perform in the Brahms Horn Trio

by Nat Frothingham At its final concert of the 2017–2018 season, Capital City Concerts will be presenting three chamber music masterpieces. One of the masterpieces on the program is the Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40 composed by Johannes Brahms in 1865. Brad Gemeinhardt, who is third horn for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will […]

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery presents “The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata” Oil paintings by Tom Merwin

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery presents “The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata” Oil paintings by Tom Merwin

Kicking off the spring season at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery is an exhibit that explodes with color and light. The oil paintings of Tom Merwin will be on view there April 3 to June 28, The show title, The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata, was inspired by visionary painter Charles Burchfield, whom […]

“For the Love of Vermont”  Paintings by Carolyn Egeli at the Governor’s Gallery

“For the Love of Vermont” Paintings by Carolyn Egeli at the Governor’s Gallery

Braintree painter Carolyn Egeli will exhibit her oil paintings this spring in the Governor’s Gallery. Her opulent show, “For the Love of Vermont,” celebrates the artist’s adopted state in the offices of Vermont’s governor from April 3rd until June 28. Originally from Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay area, Egeli moved to Braintree in 2012. She, like so […]

The Best Irish Trad Session You’ve Never Heard of

The Best Irish Trad Session You’ve Never Heard of

by Mike Dunphy It’s almost infuriating to watch people pass by the windows of Bagitos in downtown Montpelier on Saturday afternoons, as one of the state’s, if not country’s, if not world’s, best sessions of Irish traditional music fills the room and bleeds through the panes. It’s not that the gawking faces distract from the […]

Demystifying Macbeth with the Plainfield Little Theatre

Demystifying Macbeth with the Plainfield Little Theatre

Starting March 15th, the Plainfield Little Theatre presents the tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare at the Plainfield Town Hall Opera House. Director Tom Blachly has a long history with Shakespeare, first as a young actor performing the role of Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in a school production directed by Bill Blachly, Tom’s […]

Shockwave Art Show Celebrates Neurodiversity at Studio Place Arts

Shockwave Art Show Celebrates Neurodiversity at Studio Place Arts

  by Sarah Davin The world has a long history of excluding people with physical and intellectual disabilities from appearing in society, rendering them a largely hidden minority. Families sending disabled individuals in institutions to live invisible lives is more recent than we would like to think. Although the treatment of people with disabilities has […]

‘The Idiot’s Tale’ Opens at the Plainfield Little Theater on Nov. 2

by Nat Frothingham In “The Idiot’s Tale”—an old, curmudgeonly—indeed a delusional actor whose name is Horne—and who is a nursing home resident confined to a single room—gets it into his head that he’s onstage and facing an audience. “That’s the conceit of the play,” said writer, director, and producer Tom Blachly, whose play will open […]

The Amahl and the Night Visitors

In 1951, NBC’s “Hallmark Hall of Fame” debuted and presented an original one-act opera composed specifically for television. Gian Carlo Menotti wrote “Amahl and the Night Visitors” in the space of a month—with an original English libretto by the composer. It was broadcast live from Rockefeller Center. The composer took his inspiration from Hieronymus Bosch’s […]

Lost Nation Theater Does It Again

by Jane Bishop What do you say about a theater experience that makes you laugh out loud and quietly weep, that renews your sense of wonder, jolts your idea of traditional storytelling, and leaves you rejoicing in being alive, here in this place, and among these people, right now. You say, “Thank you!” Vermont’s Lost […]

The Wood Art Gallery: Callan Offers Fresh Leadership

by Nat Frothingham The Wood Today: Celebrate Art Many, many people both in Montpelier and beyond know, remember, like and admire Ginny Callan, the creative and spirited woman and entrepreneur who started the Horn of the Moon Café in the late 1970s and kept it going for more than a dozen years — an amazing […]