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BMC Chamber Series Continues Feb. 23 with “Sophie Shao and Friends”
The BMC Chamber Series welcomes cellist Sophie Shao, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions, on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 pm. A versatile and passionate artist whose performances The New York Times has noted as “eloquent, powerful.” Her “Sophie Shao and Friends” performance as part of this series highlights important works for piano and string quartet.
Joining her will be Nikki Chooi and Carmit Zori, violins; Paul Neubauer, viola; and Orion Weiss, piano. Performed works will include Haydn’s Trio in E-flat Major, Hob XV:29 with Nikki Chooi; Frank Bridge’s Piano Quintet, H.49 with Nikki Chooi, first violin; and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet No. 2, op. 81 with Carmit Zori, first violin.
Join Susan Dedell and Friends for ‘The Flip Side’ March 10
Set aside Saturday, March 10, for “The Flip Side” a special evening of cabaret song and style, benefitting the Brattleboro Concert Choir. The Performance Hall at the new BMC will be the setting for a trip back in time, when clubs were swanky and the music cool.
Singers Junko Wantanabe, Jennifer Hansen, Peter Shea, and Charles Mays, Jr. will join Concert Choir Director Susan Dedell at the piano for a smooth evening of cabaret entertainment. Ticket sales will benefit the Concert Choir, the BMC’s oldest performing ensemble, which has been under the direction of Susan Dedell since 1989. The Flip Side cabaret starts at 7:30 p.m., and will feature plentiful hors d’oeuvres provided by Kris McDermet and Judy Hueber, and a cash bar provided by Windham Wines.
Table seating is $30 per person for tables of 4 or 6; balcony seating is $20. Seating is limited! For more information and tickets, contact the BMC at 802-257-4523 or online at bmcvt.org.
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