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What’s on the program these days? We knew you’d ask!

Orchestra Launches Four-Part Project: Juno Singles
The Juno Orchestra, in residence at the BMC, has announced a four-part project: Juno Singles, and the next concert is set for this Friday, June 11. Juno has engaged four local composers, commissioning each to craft a 10-15 minute work for string orchestra. Taking part are Derrik Jordan, a world music specialist; Robert Merfeld, pianist and chamber music coach; Dana Maiben, violinist and Baroque music specialist: and Eugene Uman, Director of the Vermont Jazz Center.

The Orchestra workshops each composition, with each commission presented in a mini-concert (a “Juno Single”) open to a limited audience. The second concert is scheduled for Friday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the BMC, featuring “Variations” by Robert Merfeld. Other presentations: Friday, June 25, 7 p.m., “Vermont Seasons” by Dana Maiben and Friday, July 9, 7 p.m., “Struggle for Optimism” by Eugene Uman.

EOS Project Concert Set for June 19
The Brattleboro Music Center presents the second concert in the EOS (Educate. Open. Strengthen.) Project’s inaugural season on Saturday, June 19. The 5 p.m. performance will feature Kathy Andrew and Heather Sommerlad, violin; Emily Packard, viola; and Zon Eastes, cello.

The EOS Project is a direct response to questions about social justice as it pertains to the world of classical music and institutions such as the BMC. Developed and led by BMC faculty member Heather Sommerlad, EOS is envisioned as a collaborative effort of BMC Music School faculty and other local musicians to actively seek out and intentionally study and perform music by composers who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as composers who identify as anything other than cis male.

On the June 19 program are Javier Alvarez’s “Metro Chabacano,” Joel Thompson’s “In Response to the Madness,” Caroline Shaw’s “Blueprint,” Irene Sazer’s “Duet for Two Fiddles,” and William Grant Still’s “Lyric String Quartet.”

Summer Camp Teaches Participants to Make and Play Their Own Harp
“Hands on Harp” is a new intergenerational camp that will allow you to build your very own “clàsarch” (small harp) and learn to play it! This camp is open to participants ages 8 to, well, any age. Younger campers (ages 8-13) should be accompanied by a guardian (two people, one harp, one fee). Check out this video to see and hear one of these harps, and click here for more information about this offering.

The newest Musical Salons series: Mozart Concert Arias
We’re pleased to present the latest Musical Salons, titled Mozart Concert Arias, which will explore some of the most beautiful and challenging music ever written. Learn about Mozart’s varied concert arias with Moby Pearson.

Each Month Brings New BMC Open Mic Performances
You can enjoy the latest 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.

We’re making music – join us!
Interested in lessons?  Give us a call!  Summer is an excellent time to explore first time lessons, try a new instrument, or extend your regular routine!

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

We look forward to seeing YOU at Music Under the Stars
Our award-winning outdoor concerts return to Retreat Farm this summer, so save these dates:

July 24 – Vermont Jazz Center Big Band
August 14 – Becky Tracy & Keith Murphy
August 21 – PESO – Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with concerts at 6:30 p.m. And remember, admission is free! All are welcome!

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

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Brattleboro, VT  05301

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