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Music Under the Stars: FREE Windham Orchestra Performance (gates open 4:30)

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Brattleboro Music Center and Retreat Farm “Music Under the Stars” concert series concludes Saturday, Sept. 28, with a family-friendly performance by the Windham Orchestra.

To make this event inclusive and accessible to the entire community, the BMC and Retreat Farm are pleased to announce that the event will now be free. Donations at the gate to help offset expenses are greatly appreciated.

The concert will celebrate the fall equinox. Says Musical Director Hugh Keelan, “We are delighted to offer the community an outdoor concert under the equinoctial heaven. This concert will be fun and transporting, and we are grateful to the BMC and Retreat Farm for this celestially blessed collaboration.”

The program will include works by Borodin, Grofé, Haydn and Beethoven, as well as a world-famous march written in Bellows Falls, VT. “This music will provide delight, delicacy and some drama,” adds Keelan. “Our goal is to give our audience ease and joy, transport the soul, and recognize our place in the sublime cosmos.”

Series sponsors are Against the Grain Gourmet and Vermont State Employee Credit Union (VSECU).

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 5:30 p.m. Accessible parking is available.

Concertgoers are free to set up lawn chairs on the beautiful green at Farmhouse Square. Attendees can dine on local food truck fare and maple creemees from the Farm Shop, or bring their own picnic dinner. Due to alcohol regulations, BYOB is not permitted. A selection of Vermont craft beer, hard cider, and wine is available for purchase at The Thirsty Goat, Retreat Farm’s pop-up bar.


September 28
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Retreat Farm
45 Farmhouse Square
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

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