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Renovations at Next Stage Arts — underway for months — have rebuilt, renovated, and retrofit the historic church space in Putney. The newly refurbished space reopens this winter.

Renovations at Next Stage Arts — underway for months — have rebuilt, renovated, and retrofit the historic church space in Putney. The newly refurbished space reopens this winter.

Vermont Arts Exchange

Masonic Temple, 504 Main St., Bennington

http://www.vtartxchange.org, 802 442-5549

Jan 9: Bella’s Bartok, Balkan-inspired, Klezmer-influenced, a circus-like sound, group harmonies, a bohemian vibe, dancy tunes, all with something of a punk edge. Jan 30: Dirty Bourbon River Show. Tight, multi-faceted sound and high-energy performance blending New Orleans big brass, smooth-croon lounge, jazzy sax solos, and staccato piano jams.

Brattleboro Music Center

38 Walnut St, Brattleboro

http://www.bmcvt.org, 802 257-4523

Dec 18: Music School Holiday Open House, 5p. Jan 15 & 17: Windham Orchestra presents Stars, 7:30p. Jan 23: Brattleboro Concert Choir: Luminous Nights, 3p. Jan 30: 2016 Northern Roots Festival, all day. Jan 31: BMC Chamber Series: Heath Quartet, 4p. Feb 27: BMC Faculty Showcase Concert, 7p. March 6: BMC Chamber Series: Benjamin Hochman, 4p.

Manchester Music Festival

First Congregational Church, Manchester

http://www.mmfvt.org, 802 362-1956

Dec 31: 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Family Concert, 3:30p. Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Bash, 5:30p.

New England Youth Theatre

100 Flat St., Brattleboro

http://www.neyt.org, 802 246-6398

Opening Jan 2: Unrehearsed Shakespeare Project’s Comedy of Errors. Opening Jan 22: Princess Willow and the Thieves. Opening Feb 12: The Jungle Book. Opening April 14: Stagestruck.

Next Stage Arts Project

15 Kimball Hill Road, Putney

http://www.nextstagearts.org

Jan 9: Renovation Celebration! Dance Party with Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez, 7:30p.

Opera Theatre of Weston

110 Dale Road, Weston

http://www.operatheatreofweston.com, 802 824-3821

Jan 4, 10 & 11: The Secret Garden, world premiere of the newly revised version.

Stone Church Arts

20 Church St., Bellows Falls

stonechurcharts.org, 802 463-3100

Jan 17: Festival of Mandolin Chamber Music, 3p. Jan 29: Ian Ethan Case, guitar, and Bertram Lehmann, percussion, 7:30p. March 18: St. Patrick’s Fiddle Frenzy, featuring Pete’s Posse and Friends, 7:30p.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Various locations in Vermont

http://www.vso.org, 800 876-9293

Dec 19: Brass Quintet/Counterpoint, White Church, Grafton, 5p. Dec 20: Brass Quintet/Counterpoint, First Congregational Church, Manchester, 4p.

Vermont Jazz Center

72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro

http://www.vtjazz.org, 802 254-9088

Jan 23: Bobby Broom Trio, Chicago Jazz Legends, 8p. Feb 13: Eric Alexander Quartet with Scott Mullett, 8p. March 12: Fred Hersch Trio, 8p. March 26: Under the Radar Series presents Michael Zsoldos, String Quartet, 8p. April 16: Renee Rosnes Quartet, 8p.

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