Please review our current safety protocols prior to visiting the BMC. Masks are welcome, but not required at our concerts.

Musical Salon: Beethoven’s “Harp” Quartet March 30
Come explore and discuss Beethoven’s wonderful “Harp” Quartet Opus 74 with musician, teacher, and composer Robbie Merfeld. Excerpts, demonstrations, and refreshments provided.

Part of an ongoing series of Musical Salon events hosted by Moby Pearson, the salon, set for Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m., will be co-hosted by Robbie Merfeld, a longtime associate of the BMC. Robbie and Moby are friends and musical colleagues, who shared many performances as members of the Apple Hill Chamber Players.

Composed in 1809, Beethoven’s “Harp” Quartet is actually written, not for harp, but for string quartet. The “Harp” nickname comes from the pizzicato sections in the allegro of the first movement, where pairs of members of the quartet alternate notes in an arpeggio, reminiscent of the plucking of a harp.

Since 2017, BMC Faculty member Moby Pearson has hosted a series of Musical Salons, in which he shares a selection of carefully curated recordings and videos of music from across the ages – from Bach to the Beatles. These evenings are an opportunity to explore a wide range of topics and to pick up new musical perspectives along the way. Past topics have included Composers of Color, Music of Protest, The Art of Robert Shaw, Music of Ukraine, Film Scores and Theme Songs, The Mozart Arias, and explorations of close harmony singing.

Donations gratefully accepted.

Those planning to attend are strongly encouraged to review the online materials Merfeld has prepared for the Salon, which can be found at bmcvt.org/harp-quartet. Please pre-register by calling 802.257.4523 or emailing info@bmcvt.org so we can reserve a spot for you.

Musicians from Marlboro Presents Varied Program at the BMC April 8
Musicians from Marlboro touring program, which has been lauded as a “virtual guarantee of musical excellence” by the Washington Post, returns to the BMC Saturday, April 8.

The concert, set for 7 p.m. at the BMC, will include Mendelssohn’s Two Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81; Wiancko’s Benkei’s Standing Death; Kurtág’s Duos for Soprano & Double Bass from “The Notebooks of G.C. Lichtenberg;” Kirsten’s “yes I said yes I will Yes;” and Beethoven’s String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29.

Performers include Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Alexi Kenney and Lun Li, violin; Hélène Clément and Tanner Menees, viola; Yi Qun Xu, cello; and William Langlie-Miletich, double bass.

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.

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523