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 once again invites the BMC community to attend open rehearsals this summer.