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Marlboro Music.

Marlboro Music.

7th Frendly Gathering Music Festival

Mt. Ellen – Sugarbush Resort, Waitsfield

June 29-July 1: For three days at the end of June, we invite you to join us for music, camping, inspiration, and a big dose of friendship at the Frendly Gathering. This year’s music lineup includes Twiddle, Yonder Mountain String Band, Turkuaz, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, and many more. Tucked into the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont, we discovered Timber Ridge, an old ski resort with lots of character, which has become home to our festival and an incredible community of people. As native Vermonters, we really feel like we get to open up our backyard to Frends from around the world. At the Frendly Gathering you can expect an intimate experience, short lines, and lots of smiling faces. All year long we put together music, workshops, and activities that will bring you closer to the Frends you love—and introduce you to ones you’ve yet to meet.

18th Annual Roots on the River

Bellows Falls

June 9-11: Vermont Festivals is proud to present Roots on the River 2017, with performances by more than 15 of the best singer-songwriters around, including Bill Kirchen, Hayes Carll, and Mary Gauthier. Three days of world-class singer-songwriters in intimate venues. Always free parking, delicious vendor offerings for food and drink, youth tent, pet-friendly. Single event, full weekend, and deluxe packages available.

Manchester Music Festival

42nd season

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Professional musicians from New York City and beyond gather each summer in Manchester, drawn by the opportunity not only to perform but also to teach and play with the young artists. MMF’s focus on superb music education and performance within this collegial atmosphere in the bucolic Green Mountains of Vermont remains one of the program’s strongest attractions. June 30: Season Prelude Party, 5:30p. July 6: Beethoven, Mozart & Strauss, 8p. July 9: Young Artists Concert, 2p. July 13: Schubert, Beethoven, Messiaen & Brahms, 6p. July 16: Young Artist Concert, 2p. July 20: Lieberman, Arensky, Sollima, Dvořák, 8p. July 23: Young Artists Concert, 2p. July 27: Chausson, Franck, Schubert, 2p. July 30: Young Artists Concert, 2p. Aug 3: An Orchestral Experience, 8p. Aug 6: Family Concert and Ice Cream Social, 2p. Aug 10: Glière, Renié, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Mendelssohn, 8p. Aug 13: Young Artists Concert, 2p. Aug 17: A Night at the Opera, 8p.

Marlboro Music

67th season

After three weeks of daily rehearsals, Marlboro artists begin sharing with audiences the results of their in-depth collaborations. Public concerts are presented on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons from July 15-Aug 13 and on Friday evenings July 28-Aug 11. The programs will be selected from the 60 to 80 groups in rehearsal at any one time; only one quarter of the more than 250 works explored during the summer can be included. Each week, groups who feel that they have achieved especially successful results will recommend their works for performance. As a result of this dynamic scheduling process, we do not know concert repertoire or personnel more than a week in advance. That said, the performances provide exciting musical discoveries and represent the joyous spirit and dedication to excellence of the entire Marlboro Music community. The concerts can sell out quickly, so we urge you to reserve your seats as soon as possible.

Yellow Barn

48th summer season

July 7-Aug 5: Since 1969, Yellow Barn has gathered an international community of musicians ranging from conservatory students to renowned professionals. For five weeks, Yellow Barn creates an ideal environment for creative exploration and expression, resulting in a series of extraordinary public performances. Each season’s repertoire is unique, spanning a wide range of eras and genres, offering infinite insights into chamber music for performers, composers and audiences alike. July 7: Opening night concert. July 24-30: Composer in Residence: Jörg Widmann. June 15: Yellow Barn presents Eduardo Leandro for a pre-season solo performance. July 8, 15, 22, 29, and Aug 5: Pre-concert discussions at Putney Public Library. July 8, 15, 22, 31: Masterclasses at the Big Barn. Sit in and watch the introspective process at Yellow Barn. July 19: Children’s Concert. July 15: Open House.

Brattleboro Music Center

38 Walnut St., Brattleboro, 802 257-4523

Aug 13: BMC Pops Concert. Oct 21: Piano Four Hands Recital.

Next Stage Arts

15 Kimball Hill Road, Putney

June 3: Miro Sprague Quintet, 7:30p. Miro Sprague is a brilliant jazz pianist and composer known for his dynamic and passionate performance style and inspiring creativity. June 11: Nomad vs. Settler, alternative rock quartet, on the Putney Tavern Lawn, 6p. June 25: The DuPont Brothers, indie-folk rock trio, on the Putney Tavern Lawn, 6p. June 30: The Lonely Heartstring Band and the Stockwell Brothers Band, 7:30p. Contemporary bluegrass folk music. July 9: Luminous Crush, acoustic/electric dream pop, on the Putney Tavern Lawn, 6p. July 25: The Gaslight Tinkers, Celtic world beat quartet, on the Putney Tavern Lawn, 6p. July 28: The Seamus Egan Project, 7:30p. Irish-American Celtic music supergroup. Aug 6: The Stockwell Brothers Band, contemporary bluegrass and folk, on the Putney Tavern Lawn, 6p.

Newfane Concerts on the Common

Newfane Common

July 12, Aug 2 and Aug 23: Live music offerings on the Newfane Common. Food trucks will be on site.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

Arkell Pavilion at West Road, Manchester, 802 362-1405

July 7: Screening of “The Longest Game,” film. July 15: O Sole Trio presents “From Pavarotti to Pop,” a Lincoln Center Production. July 28: Washington County Band, free concert. Aug 5: “Married to Broadway,” Ron Sharpe and Barbara Russell, who play lead roles in Les Mis on Broadway. Aug 12: American Ballet Theatre and Friends. Aug 19: Bob Milne, Ragtime Pianist. Aug 26: Philip Bauer as Johnny Cash.

Stone Church Arts

20 Church St., Bellows Falls, 802 463-3100

June 15-18: Festival of Mandolin Chamber Music IX, with concert on June 18, 3p. July 14: Cellist Eugene Friesen and guest, 7:30p. Aug 31: Your Rhythm, Your Life concert, with vocals, drums and cello, 7:30p. Sept 10: North Sea Gas, Scottish folk band, 4p. Sept 30: Woodwinds Without Borders, with Gary Stroutsos, 7:30p.

Vermont Jazz Center

72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, 802-254-9088

June 10: Eugene Uman’s Convergence Project. After spending several years in Colombia, Uman found a niche in blending cumbia, bambucos and pasillos with jazz harmonies.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

At various locations in Vermont, 800 876-9293

July 2: Summer Festival Tour performance of “E Pluribus Unum,” a celebration of the great American melting pot, at Hunter Park, Manchester. Picnic, pops, and fireworks, 7:30p. July 3: Summer Festival Tour, “E Pluribus Unum,” performance at Grafton Ponds, Grafton. Picnic, pops, and fireworks, 7:30p. July 7: Summer Festival Tour, “E Pluribus Unum,” performance at Okemo Resort, Ludlow. Picnic, pops and fireworks, 7:30p. July 9: Summer Festival Tour, “E Pluribus Unum,” performance at Trapp Meadow, Stowe. Picnic, pops and fireworks, 7:30p. Sept 21: Made in Vermont Statewide Tour, Woodstock. Sept 22: Made in Vermont Statewide Tour, Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, 7:30p.

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