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Castle of our Skins Weaves Music, Spoken Word, and African American Quilts, Honoring Ancestral Stories Through the Arts
Castle of our Skins continues its ninth season theme of stitching together stories, history, and art with Sound & Appliqué, an in-person concert complete with two world premieres, seven original quilts, and original poetry created by Shirley Graham Du Bois and Creative in Residence Marlanda Dekine. The event will include a 1 p.m. virtual lecture by textile artist L’Merchie Frazier on Saturday, January 22, followed by a 7 p.m. concert performance.
“African American quilting traditions are synonymous with making beautiful things out of scraps,” BMC Artist-in-Residence Ashleigh Gordon, Artistic/Executive Director, and violist of Castle of our Skins states. “That history is a direct metaphor for our existence and resilience as Black people and serves as the inspiration for this program.”
Musicians from Marlboro Perform at BMC January 24
The Musicians from Marlboro perform at the Brattleboro Music Center Monday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m. Performers include Daniel Phillips and Stephanie Zyzak, violin; Tanner Menees and Maiya Papach, viola; Alexander Hersh and Alice Neary, cello; and Evren Ozel, piano.
The program features Schumann’s Piano Trio in F Major, Op. 80; Perkinson’s String Trio; Schoenberg’s String Trio; and Dvořák’s String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48.
In celebration of their recent purchase of Potash Hill, and the special partnership shared with the BMC, Marlboro Music is donating the performer fees for this concert. The BMC is grateful for their generous gift. Admission is by donation – the suggested donations are $10 to $25, or other amount — and will support scholarships for BMC Music School students.
Interested in lessons, or joining an ensemble? Give us a call to learn about lessons available on a wide variety of instruments at all levels. There are both online and in person options – please call if you have questions! All in person lessons and classes will be following our general safety protocols.The Brattleboro Music Center is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.