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Brattleboro Concert Choir Presents “Return to Light” May 14 & 15
After a two-year hiatus, the Brattleboro Concert Choir resumes live performances with “Return to Light,” a program of deeply joyous and introspective works by American composers for choir, organ, and piano.

The two scheduled performances are Saturday May 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m., both at the Latchis Theatre in downtown Brattleboro.

The alternately joyful and introspective program includes 20th and 21st century works by Zanaida Stewart Robles, Randall Thompson, and Morten Lauridsen.

“We are so excited to bring our ‘Return to Light’ program to the community, since it will be our first in-person performance since January 2020,” says Jonathan Harvey, Music Director. “Our goal with this concert is to share some of the joy that we feel at being able to reemerge after such a dark time.”

 

BMC Season Guest Concert Series Welcomes Trio Ad Libitum May 21
Our Season Guest Concert Series features Trio Ad Libitum Saturday, May 21. This newly-formed string trio has shared roots at the Marlboro Music Festival. Members of the trio — violinist Elizabeth Fayette, violist Jordan Bak and cellist Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin — are each accomplished musicians who have made chamber music a central aspect of their careers.

Members of Trio Ad Libitum have appeared as soloists and chamber musicians in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, Jordan Hall, and Alice Tully Hall, and collaborated with leading musicians such as pianists Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss, and members of the Cleveland, Guarneri, Juilliard, and Orion quartets and Beaux Arts Trio.

The 7:30 p.m. concert at the BMC will include Franz Schubert’s String Trio in B-flat Major, D 471; Bohuslav Martinu’s Trio à cordes n°2 H238; Jean Françaix’s String Trio; and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento in E-flat major, KV 563.

EOS Project Explores Tranquility and Peace Through Music in “Serenity” May 28
The EOS Project presents “Serenity,” featuring Robin Matathias, flute; Kathy Andrew, violin; Ashleigh Gordon, viola; Julie Carew, cello; Susan Dedell, piano; and Junko Watanabe, soprano. The concert is set for Saturday, May 28, at 7 p.m. at the BMC.

“Serenity” will explore tranquility and peace through music, color, imagery and spoken word. The program includes Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson’s String Trio; Adolphus Hailstork’s Sanctum; William Grant Still’s “The Quiet One” from Lyric Quartet; Carlos Simon’s Piano Trio; and Zenobia Powell Perry’s The Hidden Words.

The EOS (Educate. Open. Strengthen.) 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 by 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. The EOS Project accepts that as our country reckons with its history of oppression, we as individuals must work to understand our own implicit biases. In the music world, bias can be seen in concert halls, both on stage and in the music performed.

We’re making music – join us!
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.

BMC Bravo Society

The 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:
Orion Barber, Bill Callahan, Tim Callahan, Deniz Cordell, Andy Davis, September Edaugal, Phil Feidelseit, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Desi Grace, Lynn Herzog, Kate John, Jon Joyce, Susan Boyd Joyce, Jenn Karstad, Mitike Lyons, Sheila Magnuson, Ellen Martyn, Helen Merena, Kristin Outwater, Greg Scharfen and Dave Snyder.

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Brattleboro, VT  05301

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