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September 2018

Double Bill: Night Tree & Dunham Shoe Factory

September 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Brattleboro Music Center presents a double bill with the roots-based music group Night Tree and the contemporary acoustic ensemble Dunham Shoe Factory. Night Tree is made up of six diverse musicians who came together unexpectedly within the walls of Boston’s New England Conservatory. The sextet attracts dramatic attention not only for its abnormal instrumentation of two fiddles, cello, accordion, saxophone, percussion, voice, and the occasional viola and mandolin, but for its collective representation and incorporation of traditions from Irish,…

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October 2018

Season Guest Concert: String Octets with the Sarasa Ensemble

October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet is one of the most adored chamber music pieces in the string repertoire, composed by a very precocious and nimble 16-year-old talent.  Rarely performed on original instruments with gut strings, Sarasa offers a fresh view of this energetic work. The particularly innovative program includes contrasting elements of sublime French Baroque music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (Sonate à 8) with the soulful expanse of Schnittke’s compelling Collected Songs Where Every Verse Is Filled with Grief, arranged for string octet.…

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Season Guest Concert Series with Sō Percussion Oct. 20

October 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Brattleboro Music Center’s new Season Guest Concert series continues Saturday, October 20, at 7:30pm in the BMC Auditorium with Sō Percussion, a group dedicated to promoting the power of music to unite people and forge deep social bonds. This groundbreaking Brooklyn-based quartet redefines the meaning of the term “percussion ensemble.”  Though established in 1999 to play contemporary classical works, they have worked with a wide range of composers, musicians, and recording artists in everything from tea cups and walnut…

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November 2018

BMC Season Guest Concerts Continue with Chamber Works by Robert Merfeld

November 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Brattleboro Music Center hosts a concert of chamber works by pianist, teacher and composer Robert Merfeld in the center’s auditorium Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. The program is generously supported by the Bay and Paul Foundation. Following a career concertizing all over the world, Robert Merfeld is now concentrating his musical talents on teaching and composing. The Nov. 10 concert will be the first time that some of his compositions have been presented to the public. Merfeld has…

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December 2018

Season Guest Concert Series: Grammy Winner Glen Velez and Dunham Shoe Factory

December 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Brattleboro Music Center’s Season Guest Concerts continue Sunday, Dec. 9, with Glen Velez Handance, featuring special guests Loire Cotler and Shane Shanahan, and the contemporary acoustic ensemble Dunham Shoe Factory. Four-time Grammy winner Glen Velez is considered the founding father of the modern frame drum movement and regarded as a legendary figure among musicians and audiences world-wide. The 4 p.m. concert will be held at the BMC, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for students.…

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September 2019

Sarasa Ensemble: Music for 3 Cellos

September 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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In Sarasa Ensemble's opening program for the new 2019-20 concert season, the group explores the profound depth of J.S. Bach’s solo cello suites alongside the great charm and tunefulness of Giacobbe Cervetto’s trios. Cervetto was an immensely popular 18th-century cellist who lived to the ripe age of 101. Performers include Timothy Merton, Jennifer Morsches, and Phoebe Carrai on Baroque cellos.

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Vermont Symphony Orchestra: Made in Vermont Tour

September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Vermont Symphony’s ‘Made in Vermont’ chamber orchestra statewide tour continues Friday, Sept. 27, with a 7:30 p.m. concert at the Brattleboro Music Center. The visit is especially meaningful to the BMC because of VSO Conductor Jaime Laredo's role, with his wife, Sharon Robinson as the BMC Artistic Advisers. The program features Ifetayo Ali-Landing, a teenage cellist from the Sphinx Program, playing Haydn’s famous C Major Concerto. She began her musical studies on the violin and switched to cello at…

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November 2019

Season Guest Concert: Pianist Jenny Lin & the Music of Philip Glass

November 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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BMC Season Guest Concert Features Pianist Jenny Lin Nov. 10 The Brattleboro Music Center’s Season Guest Concert series features pianist Jenny Lin Sunday, Nov. 10. The 3 p.m. concert at the BMC will feature the music of Philip Glass. Highlights will include Truman Sleeps, from the film “The Truman Show,” and The Hours, from film “The Hours.” Also included will be Mad Rush, Distant Figure – Passacaglia, and Piano Etudes 18, 2, 13, 16, and 6. Jenny Lin is one…

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Stuart Fuchs: Ukelele Day POSTPONED

November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Check back soon for a new date!

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Sarasa Ensemble: Dynamic Duos-Partnerships of the Baroque

November 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble presents “Dynamic Duos: Partnerships of the Baroque” at the Brattleboro Music Center Friday, Nov. 29. The 7:30 p.m. concert will spotlight some of the many partnerships that sprang up during the Baroque era between famous violinist-composers and their favorite cellists, producing a wealth of instrumental sonata repertoire. Performing will be Alison Bury, violin; Dick Earle, oboe; Jennifer Morsches, piccolo cello; Timothy Merton, cello; and Robin Bigwood, theorbo. The program includes Vandini’s Sonata in A minor…

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January 2020

Sarasa Ensemble: Viola, Viola! Mozart & Brahms Viola Quintets

January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble, currently Season Guest Artists at the Brattleboro Music Center, focuses its next program on the viola, ‘the warmth of the middle voice.’ “Viola, Viola! Mozart & Brahms Viola Quintets” is set for Friday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the BMC. Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 for students, and are available by calling 802-257-4523 or online at bmcvt.org. The Sarasa Ensemble includes violinists Rodolfo Richter and Susannah Foster, Jenny Stirling and Jason Fisher on…

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February 2020

In Stile Moderno: Virtuoso Performances of the Sixteenth Century

February 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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In Stile Moderno presents "Dilettare e muovere:  Virtuoso Performances of the Sixteenth Century." The most brilliant performers of the Renaissance were renowned for their effortless and virtuosic ornamentation, and their ability to improvise new works on existing themes. The music they created, based on vocal polyphony, popular tunes, and dance music, remains a great unwritten repertoire, ripe for rediscovery. We continue this practice with our own adaptations of sixteenth-century music, for cornetto, voice, and harpsichord—using old methods to create something new…

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Seven Times Salt with In Stile Moderno

February 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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We welcome Seven Times Salt with In Stile Moderno, together in concert. The program explores the many guises of the ground bass from “Greensleeves” to “La Follia” and beyond. As the Renaissance era gave way to the early Baroque, music from English consorts and Italian dances to Spanish divisions and broadside ballads all relied on grounds—repeating bass lines—as a common currency in a time of dramatic musical change. You’ll hear favorite pieces from this beloved genre, ranging from traditional grounds…

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May 2020

In Stile Moderno: Faithful and Pious Heart

May 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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In Stile Moderno presents "Faithful and Pious Heart: Devotional Music in Seventeenth-Century Italy. Bringing together the lightness of secular song with the gravity of religious themes, canzonette spirituali emerged in seventeenth-century Italy as a form of sacred vocal music intended not for the church, but for private devotion. With texts in the vernacular Italian, rather than Latin, these songs were often inspired by, or even parodied, the popular songs of the day—but together with the catchy bass lines and hummable…

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September 2020

Season Guest Concert Features Live Performances by Sarasa Ensemble

September 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Our Season Guest Concert features the Sarasa Ensemble performing “Don Quixote, Knight Errant.” Two live performances, with very limited seating to ensure adequate social distancing, are set for Friday, Sept. 18, at 5 and 7 p.m. at the BMC.  A performance also will be streamed on Sarasa’s YouTube channel Sunday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m. Sarasa Ensemble’s opening program for the 2020-21 season, “On the Fringe,” celebrates world literature’s original anti-establishment hero, Don Quixote. This unforgettable character, created by Miguel…

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Season Guest Concert Features Live Performances by Sarasa Ensemble

September 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Our Season Guest Concert features the Sarasa Ensemble performing “Don Quixote, Knight Errant.” Two live performances, with very limited seating to ensure adequate social distancing, are set for Friday, Sept. 18, at 5 and 7 p.m. at the BMC.  A performance also will be streamed on Sarasa’s YouTube channel Sunday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m. Sarasa Ensemble’s opening program for the 2020-21 season, “On the Fringe,” celebrates world literature’s original anti-establishment hero, Don Quixote. This unforgettable character, created by Miguel…

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September 2021

Sarasa Ensemble: Points of Transition

September 17, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Sarasa Ensemble presents “Points of Transition” in a concert Friday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. Travelling through the many points of transition in music, the concert will feature the transformative energy of Arvo Pärt, Boccherini, Pohle, and Beethoven. Performers will include violinists Christina Day Martinson and Jesse Irons; violists Jessica Troy and Jenny Stirling; and cellists Timothy Merton and Jennifer Morsches. The program features Arvo Pärt’s Summa for strings, Luigi Boccherini’s String Quintet Op. 42 No. 4 in G…

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November 2021

Season Guest: Sarasa – Kaleidoscope

November 20, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The BMC 2021-22 Season Guest Series continues with the return of the Sarasa Ensemble, presenting “Kaleidoscope” Saturday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 general/senior, students $10, under 18 free. Tickets may be purchased on the BMC website, at www.bmcvt.org. The concert will feature colorful, ever-changing shapes in music with youthful Rimsky-Korsakov, timeless Purcell, and the genius of CPE Bach. Two new short works by Mariel Mayz and Li Qi, shown here, co-commissioned by David Stern and Sarasa Ensemble,…

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December 2021

Season Guest: Palaver Strings Beehive Chamber Series

December 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Palaver Strings’ Beehive Chamber Series offers “The First Course,” a program of critically-acclaimed string quartets throughout the ages, at the BMC, Friday, December 3. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $20 general admission and are available on line on the BMC website, by calling 802-257-4523, or by emailing info@bmcvt.org. The program begins with Grazyna Bacewicz’s Fourth Quartet, which was entered into the International String Quartet Competition in 1951 at the behest of the Polish Composers’ Union. It was hugely…

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January 2022

Sarasa Ensemble: Music From the Heart

January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Brattleboro Music Center’s 2021-22 Season Guest Series continues Friday, January 14, with the Sarasa Ensemble presenting “Music from the Heart.” Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $20 general admission/seniors, $10 for students, and under 18, free. They are available at bmcvt.org, by calling the BMC at 802-257-4523 or emailing info@bmcvt.org. (Note: please review the BMC Covid policies on the website, at bmcvt.org.) Performers include Reginald Mobley, countertenor; Elizabeth Blumenstock and Christina Day Martinson, violin; Keats Dieffenbach and Jenny…

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Season Guest: Castle of Our Skins

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Castle of our Skins Weaves Music, Spoken Word, and African American Quilts, Honoring Ancestral Stories Through the Arts Castle of our Skins continues its ninth season theme of stitching together stories, history, and art with Sound & Appliqué, an in-person concert complete with two world premieres, seven original quilts, and original poetry created by Shirley Graham Du Bois and Creative in Residence Marlanda Dekine. The event will include a 1 p.m. virtual lecture by textile artist L’Merchie Frazier on Saturday,…

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February 2022

Season Guest: Palaver Strings Beehive Chamber Series

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Palaver Strings is a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit organization based in Portland, ME. Founded in 2014, Palaver has established itself as a forward-thinking ensemble whose mission is to strengthen and inspire community through music. In our musician-led model, Palaver’s musicians share artistic and administrative leadership, guided by a passion for engaging new audiences, addressing social justice issues, and amplifying underrepresented voices. Palaver has toured widely throughout the United States, performing at the Kennedy Center and a celebration of the…

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March 2022

Sarasa: Native Realm

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Brattleboro Music Center’s Season Guest Series continues with the Sarasa Ensemble presenting “Native Realm,” a look at Poland’s distinct culture and native land through the lens of Telemann, Górecki and Schmelzer. The concert is set for Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the BMC. Performers include Jesse Irons, Miranda Fulleylove, violins; Jason Fisher, viola; and Jennifer Morsches, cello. The program will feature Tomás Luis de Victoria’s O Magnum Mysterium; Telemann’s Polish Dances from the Rostock Manuscript, TWV 45; …

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Season Guest: ​Grenser Trio

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Grenser Trio, which explores classical and early-romantic chamber music on historical instruments, will perform a program entitled “Border Crossings,” Sunday, March 20. The 4 p.m. concert will include Hadyn’s Trio in A, HOB XV:18; Mozart’s Twelve Variations on "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman", K. 265/300e; Beethoven’s Duo No. 3, WoO 27; Vanhal’s Adagio cantabile from Sonata No 1 in B-flat Major; Hadyn’s Two Scottish Songs; and Beethoven’s Trio, Op. 11. Performers include Ed Matthew, classical clarinet; Carlene Stober, cello; and…

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​Season Guest: Seven Times Salt

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Boston-based Seven Times Salt joins Brattleboro Music Center regulars In Stile Moderno for a delightful new concert program Sunday, March 27, at 4 p.m. “Fair Phoenix: Tales of the Winter Queen” focuses on the remarkable story of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia. The program will follow her tumultuous life story with celebratory music from England on the occasion of her wedding in 1613, music borne of religious anguish during the Thirty Years’ War, and finally music of mourning and hope…

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April 2022

Season Guest: Champlain Trio

April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Our Season Guest series continues with the Champlain Trio presenting “French Voices.” The concert is set for Sunday, April 3, at 4 p.m. at the BMC. The program features Cécile Chaminade's Trio No. 1 in G minor as well as Lili Boulanger's D'un soir triste and D'un matin de printemps, all early works for the incomparable female composers. The program will conclude with the elegant Trio in D Minor by Gabriel Fauré which was one of the composer's final chamber…

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May 2022

Season Guest: Jake Charkey

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The BMC presents “Jake Charkey: The Hindustani Cello,” Friday, May 6, in a concert that includes the world premiere of a commissioned work. Charkey, an acclaimed cellist with a strong background in both Western classical music and Hindustani music, will perform North Indian Classical music and contemporary music for solo cello that draws from the Indian Classical tradition, including a world premiere of a commissioned work by Akshaya Avril Tucker and music by Reena Esmail. A disciple of the renowned…

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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

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