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Northern Roots Presents: “Range the Wild Woods Over” Saturday May 8 online
Loggers’ Songs and Stories with Folklorist Jeff Warner

Through songs and stories of the era, Jeff explores the importance of logging to the history of New England and the country as a whole and the dangers and hardships loggers endured in the wintry north woods.  Join us for an exploration of the history, humanity and humor of 19th and early 20th century woodsmen.   Concert is free, donations welcome (donation link will be available during the event).  Visit the Northern Root Presents page for more information and the link to register. Concert is free, donations welcome.

 

Sarasa Ensemble’s May 14 Concerts Celebrate Vivaldi’s ‘Orphan Girls’
The Sarasa Ensemble offers two concerts at the Brattleboro Music Center that celebrate the young orphan girls under Vivaldi’s tutelage, who due to their virtuosic talent put the composer’s name and the city of Venice on the proverbial map. “Vivaldi’s Orphan Girls: Virtuosi della Pietà” is set for Friday, May 14, with performances at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at the BMC. Click here for ticket info!

Performers include soprano Kristen Watson; violinists Susanna Ogata, Susannah Foster, and Keats Dieffenbach; Jenny Stirling on the viola; cellists Jennifer Morsches and Timothy Merton; and John McKean on the harpsichord.

Founded in 1997, the Sarasa Ensemble is a performing collective, presenting music spanning the 17th to the 21st centuries, on both period and modern instruments. Sarasa has played throughout New England, and has toured Ireland, Cuba and India.

The newest Musical Salons series: Mozart Concert Arias
It’s an 8 part exploration of some of the most beautiful and challenging music ever written. Learn about Mozart’s varied concert arias with Moby Pearson.

 

It’s in the bag!
During the month of May, you can help the BMC when you shop at the Hannaford Supermarket on Putney Road in Brattleboro. Hannaford’s Cause Bag program makes it simple: purchase a ‘Good Karma’ Hannaford Helps bag, and the BMC gets a $1 donation.

Each Month Brings New BMC Open Mic Performances
You can enjoy the latest (greatest!) Open Mic offerings simply by clicking this link. We’re proud to present these talented performers, and visit our YouTube channel for past performances. And what about YOU? Upload videos (no longer than 10 minutes) to WeTransfer or Dropbox. Then email the link to bmic@bmcvt.org.

Concert Choir’s Virtual Performances continue
The Brattleboro Concert Choir’s popular Stay-at-Home Sing-Along series continues. The group also is offering virtual performances of inspiring choral works, offering works by women composers. The newest one is a work by Maddalena Casulana (1544-1590): “O notte o ciel o mar.”
The first offering featured a work by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, “Nacht liegt auf den fremden Wegen.”

We’re making music – join us!
Interested in lessons?  Give us a call!  In-person lessons take place at the BMC in compliance with our safety protocols.  Prefer to be online? Many instructors can offer lessons online and these have proven to be a good alternative for students:

“It was gratifying how well my guitar lessons went on Zoom while the Music Center was closed due to the pandemic. I’m enthusiastic about starting up again this fall in person or via Zoom.  -JH”

Please be in touch. We are happy to answer questions and talk about options.  We look forward to “seeing” you soon!

BMC Bravo SocietyThe Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help in recent months:
Becky Andrews, Jay Bailey, Tanya Balsley, Karen Becker, Nancy Bell, Mara Berkley, Lisa Bloch, Crager Boardman, Bob Bonneau, Michael Boylen, Jonas Breen, Laura Bryant-Williams, Deb Bunker, Tim Callahan, Rachel Clemente, Lisa Cox, Walter Cramer, Robin Davis, Corey DiMario, Sandra Feusi, Judy Fink, Elizabeth Fisher, Robin Flatley, Donna Francis, Rob Freeberg, Virginia Goodman, Lerna Gottesman, Bill Gottesman, Gary Graff, Lisa Harris, Freddie Hart, Jennelle Harvey, Shelli Harvey, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Jenny Holan, Kate John, Steven John, Jim Johnson, Alyssa Kerr, Bruce Landenberger, Latchis Theatre, Dot MacDonald, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Raquel Moreno, Jill Newton, Kristin Outwater, Ellen Peters, Deb Pierotti, Jon Potter, Sabine Rhyne, Antje Ruppert, Alison Schantz, Sarah May Schultz, Ray Sebold, Liz Simmons, Dalit Sivan, Paul Eric Smith, Alan Stockwell, Travis Stout, Maggie Sullivan, Melissa Trainor, Leslie Turpin, Daniel Valerio, Betsy Williams, Pete Wilson, Amanda Witman, Ellery Witman, Avery Witman, David Woodberry, and Yellow Barn

 

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523

info@bmcvt.org

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