Music & Theater

Brattleboro Music Center

38 Walnut St., Brattleboro, 802 257-4523

Jan 20–21: BMC Concert Choir Presents Jenkins’ “Requiem” and Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” 7:30p. Jan 27: Northern Roots Festival, noon–10p. Drawing on Brattleboro’s rich local scene as well as colleagues from across New England, Northern Roots presents the highest caliber of Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian and French Canadian music in intimate settings. Feb 11: Windham Orchestra: Russia, 3p, at Latchis Theatre. Feb 23: BMC Chamber Choir Series, “Sophie and Friends,” 7:30p. Welcoming Sophie Shao, a versatile and passionate artist, and winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and other top prizes. March 25: BMC Faculty Recital: Chonghyo Shin, 3p. April 8: Windham Orchestra: Beethoven & Brahms, 3p, at Latchis Theatre. April 13-15: Blanche Moyse Chorale: Reflections on the Passage of Time. See website for times/locations. April 20: Windscape Chamber Series, 7:30p, featuring five eminent wind soloists. May 9: BMC Chamber Music Series: Music of Brahms, 7:30p. May 11 & 13: Windham Orchestra: Potpourri, 7p Friday, 3p Sunday. May 19–20: Concert choir: Poulenc and Mozart.

New England Youth Theater

100 Flat St., Brattleboro, 802 246-6398

Feb 9–11 and 16–18: Robin Hood. Join Robin and his merry band in Sherwood Forest as they rob the rich and give to the poor. There will be deer hunting with bows and arrows while making the Sheriff of Nottingham suffer for his evil ways.

Next Stage Arts

15 Kimball Hill Road, Putney

Feb 10: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, rock and roll concert/dance party, 7:30p. March 10: Claudia Schmidt CD Release Show, combining lively folk, jazz and blues with rich poetry and playful humor, 7:30p. March 17: Bold Women, Brazen Acts: A Staged Reading with Open Mic, 7:30p. April 14: Patty Larkin CD Release Show, featuring singer/songwriter American folk artist, 7:30p. Ongoing: Check website for upcoming concerts throughout the winter. Next Stage theater is a newly renovated performing arts facility in Putney. We celebrate the diversity of artistic expression by fostering a collaborative environment for audiences, performers, and community based arts and educational organizations, and we are committed to enhancing the village of Putney as a cultural center.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

331 Main St., Bennington, 802 447-0564

Jan 19: Film: “Dog Days of Winter” and “Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball,” 7p. Jan 26: Francophile Film Shorts, 7p. Jan 28: Jewish Film Festival, 7p. Feb 2: Film: “Fanatic Heart: The Story so far of Black 47,” 7p. Feb 8: Independent movie: “Bitch,” 7p. Feb 9-10: Gypsy Lane, various times. Feb 16: Documentary shorts: “Great Women, Inspirations, Sailors & Confessions,” 7p. Feb 23: Film: “EKlectika Shorts I”, 7p. Feb 25: Jewish Film Festival, 5p. March 2: Film: “Mixed & Matched Shorts.” March 10: Hiland Hall, 6p. March 24: Phillip Glass, 7p. March 25: Jewish Film Festival, 5p. March 26: Bennington Presentation, noon. April 8: Literary Tea: Lea Neuman reading Dickinson, 2p. April 29: Jewish Film Festival, 5p.

Stone Church Arts

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

Jan 20: Dolunay and Cesni Trio, a double bill of Turkish music, 7:30p. Feb 3: Michi Wiancko, poetry and solo violin, 7:30p. Feb 9: Paul Sullivan, solo piano music, 7:30p. Feb 16: Cecilia Zabala, singer/songwriter, 7:30p. Feb 24: Vermont History Through Song, 7:30p. March 10: Andrew Collins Trio, Bluegrass, Folk, Classical, and Swing, 7:30p. March 24: Masters of the Celtic Harp: Grainne Hambly and William Jackson, 7:30p. April 6: Robinson and Rohe, songwriting duo from Brooklyn, 7:30p. April 14: Birthday concert with Frank Wallace, guitar and baritone, 7:30p. May 11: Jo Jencks, acoustic folk, 7:30p.

Vermont Arts Exchange

Masonic Temple, 504 Main St., Bennington, 802 442-5549

Through April: Basement Music Series. Each year the BMS brings in bands from as far away as Cuba, Tuva, and Virginia and from the music hub of Brooklyn, N.Y. Offers a huge range of music, from Grammy-nominated Omar Sosa to BMS favorite Howard Fishman to the Tuvan throat singers ALASH. The intimate setting in allows for an experience that both artist and audience look forward to returning.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

At various locations in Vermont, 800 876-9293

Jan 24: David M. Wilson Memorial Farmers’ Night Concert at the State House, 7:30p. Music for chamber orchestra featuring principal oboe, bassoon and harp are included on a program that ranges from Mozart and Gluck to Britten and Debussy, along with the world premiere of student composer Izzy Patterson’s “Evergreen.” Free and open to the public. Jan 28: Sunday Matinee Series at Rutland’s Paramount Theater, 3p. Program includes Cormier’s “Legacy,” Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” and Schubert’s “Symphony No. 9.” Featuring Jaime Laredo, conductor, Jose Daniel Flores, chorus director and conductor, and the VSO Chorus. May 4: Sunday Matinee Series featuring Shelagh Abate, Mark Emery, and Gloria Chien, Rutland’s Paramount Theater, 3p. Program includes Zwilich’s “Horn Concerto,” Shostakovitch’s “Concerto for Piano No. 1,” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7.”

Vermont Jazz Center

72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, 802 254-9088

Feb 17: Marquis Hill Blacktet. Thelonious Monk Award-winner and trumpeter Marquis Hill crafts sound to fit his vision of what he wants to hear. His band is the Blacktet, a loyal, working ensemble that gives him the opportunity to write for the precise tone quality produced by each member while sculpting a group sound.

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