Calendar: Music and Theater
Music and Theater
34 Meeting House Rd., Rockingham Hill Farm, Rockingham
June 27-30: Rockinghill Music Festival 2013, see website for lineup.
Bellows Falls Opera House
7 Centennial Square, Rockingham
May 25-26: Circus Terrificus, styled on Cirque du Soleil, featuring aerial artists; scholarship fundraiser.
Bennington Center for the Arts
44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington
June 28: Classical pianist Katherine Chi, first female winner of Honens International Piano Competition, 8p. July 12: Contemporary Chamber music from Cordis, 8p. July 27: Vance Gilbert presents Gypsy swing, 8p. Aug 3: Graceful Harmonies from Pearl and the Band, 8p. Aug 17: Samite presents African rhythms and smooth vocals, 8p.
Brattleboro Music Center
38 Walnut St., Brattleboro
June 9: Student String Orchestras at the River Garden, Brattleboro. June 22: The Brattleboro Concert Choir presents Faure’s Requiem and Charpentier’s Te Deum at the Persons Auditorium at Marlboro College, 8p. July 13-14: Northern Roots Weekend, with intensive teaching workshops in traditional instruments. Also features pub- and ballad-style singing and informal jam sessions.
The Dorset Players
P.O. Box 521, Dorset
May 23-26: Anyone Can Whistle, 2p (May 19, 26) and 7:30p.
92 Main St., Grafton
All shows at the Phelps Barn, 8p, unless noted
June 1: The Break Maids, original rock with a twist of folk punk.June 8: Hungrytown, original roots music. June 15: Jandee Lee Porter Band, country. June 22: Milkhouse Heaters, Americana.June 22-23: Grafton Food Festival, a food-lovers event celebrating local food and farms in Southern Vermont. Cooking demonstrations, farmers market tables, special dinners, 10a-4p each day. June 29: Vinnie DiBernardo, folk rock and pop.
5th Annual Grafton Music Festival
Various location in Grafton
June 29-July 3: Live music over several days, local artisans displaying their wares, demonstrations, road race, and more. Included is the Vermont Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks July 3, Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils July 5, Starline Rhythm Boys, Compaq Big Band with Rebecca Holtz July 6.
50 Main St., Brattleboro
Ongoing: See website.
Manchester Music Festival
Arkell Pavilion at Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, 7p.
July 11-Aug 25: Panoramas: Eight concerts, eight musical vistas, with a pops concert featuring Audra McDonald. July 11: Gala Panorama with guest pianist Vassily Primakov. July 18: Beethoven and the Dawn of Romanticism. July 25: Jumpcut: Mozart to Morricone. Aug 1: Russian Blockbusters. Aug 8: English Landscape. Aug 15: DvoÅ™ák, Piazzolla, and a Bayan Bash. Aug 22: Rising Stars from the Metropolitan Opera. Aug 25: Manchester Pops Concert with Audra McDonald.
Marlboro Music Festival
2585 South Rd., Marlboro
July 13-Aug 11: Marlboro Music Festival, offering exciting musical discoveries: exceptional younger and more experienced artists from around the world performing diverse chamber music works from all periods. Programs selected from some 70 works in rehearsal, representing special spirit of collaboration and expressive music-making of the Marlboro community. Shows July 13-14, 20-21, 27-28; Aug 2-4, 9-11.
New England Youth Theater
100 Flat St., Brattleboro
June 21-23: Blood Wedding, directed by Eric Bass. June 14-15: Not What Happened, written and directed by Ain Gordon, 8p; $15 general admission, $10 students; opening night party $50: includes pre-show party with the artists, seasonal delicacies provided by Elizabethan Fare, premium reserved seating. `
Opera Theater of Weston
100 Dale Rd., Weston
Roots on the River Festival
Various locations in Bellows Falls
June 6-9: 14th Annual Roots on the River Festival, with outstanding lineup, great food; all day, various locations in Bellows Falls.
17 Kimball Hill Rd., Putney
sandglasstheater.org, trianglepuppetplay.com/events, 802-387-4051
June 15-16: Triangle, written and directed by Patrick Keppel, music by Bradley Kemp, 5p. Aug 12-27: Summer Puppet Arts Training Intensive workshops. Sept 7-8: Puppets in Paradise fundraiser event, 10a-4p. Two afternoons of puppetry and performance in the enchanted setting of a landscape architecture garden. Walk the gardens and view herbs, flowers, and other beautiful flora as you meet puppets, theater artists, and musicians around each corner and behind every bush. Community event and Sandglass benefit a local favorite.
Southern Vermont Arts Center
West Road, Manchester
svac.org, 802-362-2522, 802-362-1405
July 13: Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway, performance, 7:30p, Arkell Pavilion.
Summer Concert Series
Main Street, Bennington
June 7-Sept 20: Free musical performances in downtown Bennington every Friday.
P.O. Box 43, Putney
Ongoing: Twilight Music presents concerts by international, national and regional performers at Next Stage and Greenhoe Theatre in Putney, and Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery and New England Youth Theatre in Brattleboro. We also produce the annual Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series in Putney, a free seven-concert series.
Vermont Arts Exchange
P.O. Box 725 N. Bennington
June 8: Funk in the Trunk, funky house band, with dance floor, 8p. June 29: Chris Bergson Band, NY blues, 8p. Sept 8: Glen Miller Orchestra, 8p.
Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro
June 8: Eugene Uman’s Convergence Project, 8p. Aug 4-10: VJC Jazz Workshops.
Vermont Performance Lab
561 Fitch Rd., Guilford
June 14-15: Performance: Not What Happened, written and directed by Ain Gordon.
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Various locations in Vermont
July 2: Summer Festival Tour at the Hunter Fairgrounds in Manchester. Gates at 5:30p, concert at 7:30p. July 3: Summer Festival Tour at the Grafton Ponds in Grafton. Gates at 5:30p, concert at 7:30p. Sept 20-30: Made in Vermont Music Festival, various locations.
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
703 Main St., Weston
June 20-July 7: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, a charming tale for the whole family. June 25-July 6: Educating Rita, comic tale of self discovery. July 11-27: Next to Normal, rock musical. July 18-Aug 4: Loving Leo. Aug 1-24: 42nd Street. Aug 15-Sept 1: This Blessed Plot, one-man show with Marc Wolf. Aug 29-Sept 11: To Kill a Mockingbird.
Yellow Barn Music Festival
63 Main St., Putney
All concerts at 8p at the Big Barn, unless noted.
Repertoire chosen only after our audition process is completed each spring and the complete schedule of programs and musicians will be available at the end of May. June 20, 27, 28: Young Artists Program Concerts. July 5-6: Yellow Barn Week 1. July 11-13: Week Two. July 13: Donald Weilerstein on violin, 10:30a. July 16-20: Week 3. July 20: Kenneth Cooper on piano/harpsichord, 10:30a. July 23-27: Week 4. July 27: Paul Watkins on cello, 10:30a. July 29: Kim Kashkashia on viola, 8p. July 30-Aug 3: Week 5.