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

Sarasa Ensemble Performs Mozart Chamber Work March 12
The Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble presents one of Mozart’s most incredible works of chamber music in two concert performances Friday, March 12 at the BMC. The concerts, titled “Beauty through Adversity: Mozart’s Divertimento in E-flat major, KV 563 for string trio,” feature Katherine Winterstein on violin, Jenny Stirling on viola, and Jennifer Morsches on the cello.

As we all face individual difficulties during these extraordinary times, Mozart’s music can help lift spirits and remind audiences of the healing powers of music on all levels. Composed in 1788, Mozart’s six-movement work showcases every element we admire so much in the composer: elegance, wit, pathos, virtuosity, profundity, earthiness and humor. The concert title, “Beauty through Adversity,” recognizes that Mozart’s brilliance and genius shine through this piece,  despite the many obstacles he faced at the time: penury, the death of his baby daughter and a dismissive public, unwilling to schedule a performance of his recently penned (and which turned out to be his final) three symphonies.

Tickets for two limited-seating concerts – at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. — are $20 for general admission and seniors, $10 for students, and free for those under 12 years of age. (Note – The BMC follows the State of Vermont and Town of Brattleboro COVID guidelines.) A performance also will be streamed online at www.sarasamusic.org Saturday, March 20, at 7.30 p.m.

BMC Launches an Artist-in-Residence Search
We’ve launched a search for an artist-in-residence. We’re looking for an emerging musical artist of color for a significant new project.  The selected artist will spend up to two years engaged with the Center, including an estimated two months each year on site in Brattleboro.

The goal of this residency program is to bridge the gap in experience and understanding between the people and community of Brattleboro and musical artists of color, and provide an opportunity for each to learn from and grow in awareness of and empathy for each other.

Those interested in learning more about the residency program can learn more here!

Welcome to Our Third BMC Open Mic
The fun continues, so check out this month’s offerings, which include a variety of talented (and enthusiastic!) performers. Click here to enjoy their music! Anyone can join in the fun. To participate, upload videos (no longer than 10 minutes) to WeTransfer or Dropbox. Then email the link to bmic@bmcvt.org. Submissions will be reviewed for inclusion in these Monday night posts.

Join the Concert Choir’s Stay-at-Home Sing-Along and Enjoy Virtual Choral Performances this Spring
The Brattleboro Concert Choir invites new and returning singers to take part in its Spring 2021 virtual season as the BCC’s popular Stay-at-Home Sing-Along series continues. The group also is offering virtual performances of inspiring choral works.

For more info, a detailed schedule of offerings and to register, click on this link — and start warming up those vocal chords!


We’re making music!
We are offering a medley of in-person and online lessons.  Interested in starting lessons?  Please call  and we will work on getting you going!  Our in-person lessons will 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

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