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What’s New at the BMC?

BMC and Retreat Farm Summer Concert Series Continues Aug. 17
The BMC and Retreat Farm summer concert series, “Music Under the Stars,” continues Saturday, Aug. 17, amid the historic beauty of Retreat Farm in Brattleboro.

The free performance by Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy begins at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with concertgoers free to spread out blankets and lawn chairs on the beautiful green at Farmhouse Square. Attendees can bring their own picnic dinner or choose from an array of food truck fare and creemees from the Farm Shop. No BYOB is permitted; beer and wine are available at Retreat Farm’s new Thirsty Goat Bar.

Series sponsors are Against the Grain Gourmet and VSECU.

Retreat Farm, located at 45 Farmhouse Square (next to Grafton Village Cheese), is an historic farm and independent non-profit organization that focuses on conservation, education, recreation, and sustainable enterprise for the community. The Farm offers authentic farming experiences for the whole family, a robust events program, outdoor recreation, and more.

BMC Summer Salon Series Explores Music and Musical Perspectives
Violinist and conductor Moby Pearson invites music lovers into his home this summer for a series of evening Summer Salons.

The sessions will explore music and musical perspectives and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $25 per session, and advanced registration is required. Call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 to sign up and get directions.

Sessions include July 25 – Instrumental Altos: The Viola and English Horn, and August 8 – The Art of a Great Conductor.

BMC Nights Offered by Yellow Barn
Yellow Barn presents “BMC Nights” during the month of July, when BMC members can enjoy being in the Big Barn for half the price. All events are at 8 p.m. in the Big Barn on Main Street, Putney, just off of Interstate 91 at Exit 4. For tickets, call 802-387-6637 and mention BMC Night, or order online at http://www.yellowbarn.org/summer-season and use the code YBbmc.

The first concert is Saturday, July 6. The ticket price is $15 and the program includes works by Debussy, Stravinsky, Carter, Shostakovich, and Scelsi. See the BMC calendar listing for specific works.

Marlboro Music Extends Invite to BMC Community
Marlboro Music once again invites the BMC community to attend open rehearsals this summer.
One of the joys of Marlboro Music is hearing wonderful young musicians, and BMC friends and family are invited to enjoy their rehearsals with elder colleagues in Persons Auditorium, without charge. Rehearsals are usually Wednesdays through Sundays, through August 11. Call 802-254-2394 on Mondays to learn more about that week’s rehearsal. Weekend concerts are offered Saturdays with two Friday concerts at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through August 11. Tickets can be purchased at marlboromusic.org or call 802-254-2394. Use the same link to sign up for weekly summer programs and monthly post-season newsletters with live performance recordings.
BMC members receive a 15 percent discount on tickets for the five Saturday concerts and the Friday, August 9, performance, by using discount code BMC15. Students (up to 25, with ID) can purchase tickets at $7.50 at the box office for all concerts, subject to availability.

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Funded in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts

  • 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 from November 2018 through April 2019:
    Carol Barber, Orion Barber, Rick Barron, Gussie Bartlett, Karen Becker, Mara Berkley, Robert Bonneau, Crager Boardman, Tim Callahan, Terry Carter, Walter Cramer, Charles Crowther, Maisie Crowther, Becky Eisenhandler, Judy Fink, Roberta Flatley, Rob Freeberg, Caleb Fritz, Clara Fritz, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Don Grybko, Sophie Hannah, Freddie Hart, Kimi Hasegawa, Francis Hebert, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Claudia Jacobs, Jonah Johnson, Stephen Lloyd, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Cecil Maxfield, Steve Minken, Keith Murphy, Ralph Palmer, Guy Payne, Ellen Peters, Virginia Pick, Jon Potter, Jaki Reis, Camille Robertson, Laura Robertson, Monique Shurman, Paul Eric Smith, Becky Tracy, Melissa Trainor, Riis Whitworth, Betsy Willams, Laura Bryant Williams, Pete Wilson and Lani Wright. Also included…the BMC Flute Choir (Robin Matathias: Conductor, Ellen Chornoboy, Jane Olmstead, Amanda Paradis, Shelley Sparks, Caitlin Sullivan, and Lynn Valente) and Gowan Brae (Bruce Frank, Karen Frank Bob Naess, Antje Ruppert, and Alison Schantz)

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523