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BMC Hosts Memorial Concert June 16

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

BMC Hosts Memorial Concert June 16
The BMC hosts a concert in memory of guitar student Paul Waters and benefiting BMC Music School scholarships Sunday, June 16.

The 3 p.m. performance — which will feature Larry Allen Brown and the Acoustic Earth Orchestra, with special guest Eugene Friesen – honors the memory of Paul Waters, who passed away last August following a courageous battle with glioblastoma. A lifelong resident of the Brattleboro area, he was passionate about music and studied acoustic guitar with Brown at the BMC Music School. Several of his guitars have been donated to the BMC to create a “lending library” of guitars for students who are starting out.

Performers will include Larry Allen Brown, shown here, who has had a long career as lead guitarist for a variety of groups. Brown performs throughout New England, and has taught the guitar in Virginia, Alabama, Chicago, and New England for the past 35 years. He has been on the faculty at BMC for the past six years.

The evening’s special guest, cellist Eugene Friesen, is a four-time Grammy Award-winner who has worked with such diverse artists as Dave Brubeck, Martin Sexton, Toots Thielemans, Betty Buckley, Dar Williams, Will Ackerman, and Dream Theater.


June 16
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Brattleboro Music Center
72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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  • BMC Bravo SocietyThe 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 from November 2018 through April 2019:
    Carol Barber, Orion Barber, Rick Barron, Gussie Bartlett, Karen Becker, Mara Berkley, Robert Bonneau, Crager Boardman, Tim Callahan, Terry Carter, Walter Cramer, Charles Crowther, Maisie Crowther, Becky Eisenhandler, Judy Fink, Roberta Flatley, Rob Freeberg, Caleb Fritz, Clara Fritz, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Don Grybko, Sophie Hannah, Freddie Hart, Kimi Hasegawa, Francis Hebert, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Claudia Jacobs, Jonah Johnson, Stephen Lloyd, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Cecil Maxfield, Steve Minken, Keith Murphy, Ralph Palmer, Guy Payne, Ellen Peters, Virginia Pick, Jon Potter, Jaki Reis, Camille Robertson, Laura Robertson, Monique Shurman, Paul Eric Smith, Becky Tracy, Melissa Trainor, Riis Whitworth, Betsy Willams, Laura Bryant Williams, Pete Wilson and Lani Wright. Also included…the BMC Flute Choir (Robin Matathias: Conductor, Ellen Chornoboy, Jane Olmstead, Amanda Paradis, Shelley Sparks, Caitlin Sullivan, and Lynn Valente) and Gowan Brae (Bruce Frank, Karen Frank Bob Naess, Antje Ruppert, and Alison Schantz)

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523