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If you are coming to a BMC concert, proof of full vaccination is required and masks must be worn indoors at BMC concerts.

Palaver Strings Asks, “What If?” December 2
Our Season Guest Series continues Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Palaver Strings.

The concert is titled “What If?” and will feature beloved string quartet repertoire and collaborations with mezzo-soprano Sophie Michaux, with works by Ravel, Bjork, Errollyn Wallen, Joe Hisaishi, and Caroline Shaw.

Each work meditates on themes of missed connections, lost chances, and “what-ifs,” asking: “Is this the life you would have hoped for?” or “If you were gone, would I still know how to love and how to grow?” and “What is it that I have that makes me feel your pain?”

Performers include Jesse MacDonald, Maya French, violin; Elizabeth Moore, viola; Matthew Smith, cello; along with Sophie Michaux, mezzo-soprano.

Brattleboro Camerata Presents Renaissance Music of Latin America December 11
The Brattleboro Camerata presents “Ensalada: Renaissance Music of Latin America” Sunday, December 11, at the BMC.

The Brattleboro Camerata, with Music Director Jonathan Harvey, is a vocal ensemble devoted to exploring the beauty and power of Renaissance-era and Renaissance-inspired music. As Harvey explains about the December 11 concert, “Our exploration of Renaissance-era music in Latin America will include pieces by colonial composers who worked in modern-day Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru, and pieces in Latin, Spanish, and the Indigenous languages Quechua (associated with Inca culture) and Nahuatl (associated with Aztec culture).”

He continues, “’Ensalada’ literally means ‘salad,’ but in a musical context, it refers to a tradition of pieces that mix different languages and dialects. Not only does Camerata’s December 11 program contain a proper ensalada, but the program as a whole was designed in this spirit – a mixture of colonial and Indigenous elements, and an investigation of the colonialist forces that created that mixture.”

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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.

The Brattleboro Music Center

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Brattleboro, VT  05301

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