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Faculty Music Concert Features Pianist Chonghyo Shin
The BMC presents a Faculty Recital featuring Mrs. Chonghyo Shin on the piano Sunday, March 25.
The concert, scheduled for 3pm at the BMC, is a fundraiser for the Center’s Capital Campaign, which continues to attract support to fully equip and furnish the BMC Education Center and the Auditorium, refurbish the BMC’s many pianos and instruments, and fund two special endowments to ensure future maintenance of the BMC’s new home. The afternoon program will include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Debussy.
Windham Orchestra Spotlights the Genius of Beethoven and Brahms April 8
The Windham Orchestra presents the works of two musical geniuses in a special concert Sunday, April 8. Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15 by Brahms and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony — are on the program at the 3 pm concert at the Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro.
Brahms’ work opens the concert, with Windham Orchestra Musical Director Hugh Keelan at the piano, and Jessie Pierpont as guest conductor. Keelan describes the Piano Concerto as a work conjuring up “a single man staring down the universe, a solo protagonist, incredibly sure of himself.” The second piece performed, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 6), is as gentle as Brahms’ work is powerful, and will take the audience on what Keelan calls “an emotional journey, to a profound, pastoral calm.” He adds, “It is an absolutely extraordinary work, not like anything else Beethoven created.”
Blanche Moyse Chorale presents “Reflections on the Passage of Time”
The Blanche Moyse Chorale performs eclectic programs of a cappella and accompanied choral works, under the title “Reflections on the Passage of Time.” Two concerts are scheduled Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stone Church Center in Bellows Falls, and Sunday, April 15, at 4 p.m. at Centre Congregational Church, in Brattleboro.
Tickets to both concerts may be obtained from the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523, online at bmcvt.org, from any Chorale member, or at the door. General ticket prices are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and $5 for students (college included).
Windham Orchestra Announces 32nd Annual Concerto Competition
The Windham Orchestra announces its 32nd Annual Concerto Competition, open to serious instrumental and vocal music students in grades 9 through 12. Eligible students must live or attend schools in the Vermont counties of Windsor, Windham, and Bennington; New Hampshire counties of Cheshire, Sullivan and Grafton; or Massachusetts counties of Bershire, Franklin and Hampshire. (Shown here is last year’s winner, Jayna Leach of Keene, NH.)
The winner will receive $200 and perform with the Windham Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Hugh Keelan. Click here for more information and an enrollment form.
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