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Brattleboro Camerata
Ensalada:
Renaissance Music
of Latin America

The Brattleboro Camerata is a vocal ensemble devoted to exploring the beauty and power of Renaissance-era and Renaissance-inspired music.

Jonathan Harvey, Director

Hanaq pachap kusikuynin - anonymous (c.1620, in Quechua language)
Dios itlaçonantzine - anonymous (c.1599, in Nahuatl language)
Xicochi xicochi - Gaspar Fernandes  (in Nahuatl language)
Eso rigor e repente - Gaspar Fernandes (in Spanish)
La Bomba - Mateo Flecha El Viejo 
Missa de Bomba - Pedro Bermudez
Ioseph fili David - Juan Gutierrez de Padilla 
Missa Ioseph fili David - Juan Gutierrez de Padilla

Sunday, December 11, 4:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro, VT

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General $20

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21st Annual New Year's Eve Concert

Becky Tracy, Keith Murphy, Zara Bode, Stefan Amidon, Peter Amidon, and Mary Alice Amidon

 

Saturday, December 31 2022
5:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Brattleboro Music Center

$15 Adult
$5 Youth (6-14)
Child (5 & under) free

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Season Guest
Palaver Strings
Painted Dreams

​This program recalls sunnier times in the depths of a New England winter. Beginning with Reena Esmail’a duo Nadiya, and continuing with the subtle textures of Jeffrey Mumford’s string quartet A Veil of Liquid Diamonds. An avid painter as well as a composer, Mumford writes that his work is “inspired by cloud imagery, suspended structures that continually split off and recombine as analogous to the formation of layers of simultaneous musical development.” We’ll wrap up with the epic Souvenir de Florence string sextet, written by Tchaikovsky on one of his visits to Italy. This epic piece is full of dashing escapades, romantic sentiments, and nostalgia for home, drawing on both Italian themes and the Russian melodies of Tchaikovsky’s homeland.


Nadiya for violin and viola - Reena Esmail
A Veil of Liquid Diamonds - Jeffrey Mumford
Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky

Friday, January 6, 7:30 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro, VT

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Season Guest:
Sarasa Ensemble
Music of the Madonna

No doubt the life of the Virgin Mary, the Madonna, has been a focal point of sacred music in Western classical music, especially in the Baroque era. This program features two beautiful Marian Cantatas, as well as glowing works for strings and continuo by Händel, Corelli, Rosenmüller, and Leonarda. 

G.F. Händel - Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F major, HWV320
G.F. Händel - Haec est Regina virginum, HWV 235
Arcangelo Corelli - Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 (Christmas Concerto)
Isabella Leonarda - O Maria
Rosenmüller Sonata No. 9 (nona) à 5 in D major
Giovanni Battista Ferrandini Il pianto di Maria: “Giunta l’ora fatal” HWV 234 (attr. Händel)

Meg Bragle, mezzo soprano; Elizabeth Blumenstock, Christina Day Martinson, Jesse Irons, violins; Jenny Stirling, viola; Jennifer Morsches, Timothy Merton, cellos; Michael Beattie, organ

Friday, January 13, 7:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro, VT

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General $20 In Advance, $25 at the Door

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Brattleboro Concert Choir
HELP!
Music for
Troubled Times

Jonathan Harvey, Director

featuring Herbert Howells’ Requiem, and music by Nathaniel Dett.

Saturday, January 21, 7:30 pm
Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St
Brattleboro, VT

Tickets:
General Admission $20 In Advance, $25 at the Door

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 Brattleboro Concert Choir
HELP!
Music for
Troubled Times

Jonathan Harvey, Director

featuring Herbert Howells’ Requiem,and music by Nathaniel Dett. 

Sunday, January 22, 4:00 pm
Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St
Brattleboro, VT

Tickets: 
General Admission $20 In Advance, $25 at the Door

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Northern Roots Festival
2023

Roots anchor plants to the land, as they take in sustenance that helps them grow taller and broader. Our musical roots do the same for us.

Join us for the 16th annual Northern Roots Festival, featuring weekend workshops, the Saturday evening concert, and Pub Sessions on Sunday!

Performers include Alex Cumming, Laura Feddersen, Mary Lauren Frasier Julia Friend, Max Newman and Sally Newton.
Keith Murphy, andy Davis, Fred Breunig and Amanda Witman will make up Traddleboro 2023.

Saturday Workshops: 12:30 - 5:30 pm
at the BMC
Saturday Evening Concert: 7:30 pm
at the BMC 
Sunday Pub Sessions: 12:30 - 5:30
Location TBA

Tickets:
Adult Day $35
Adult Evening: $25
Adult Combo: $50

Youth Day: $10
Youth Evening: $10
Youth Combo: $15

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Season Guest
Palaver Strings
Collective Memory

In their chamber series finale, Palaver Strings explores the connection between our lives today and our roots, traditions, and collective memory. This program features music by contemporary composers in dialogue with tradition, including Terry Riley, William Grant Still, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Hamza el Din, as well as Croatian folksong arrangements by our very own Lysander Jaffe.

Lyric Quartette - William Grant Still
Pannonia Boundless - Aleksandra Vrebalov
Escalay (Water Wheel) - Hamza el Din
Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector - Terry Riley
Croatian Folksong Medley - Trad, arr. Lysander Jaffe

Friday, February 3, 2023, 7:30 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro, VT

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Chamber Series
Musicians from Marlboro Group II

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Shulamit Ran was in residence at Marlboro in 2018 and worked extensively on her music with these artists in Vermont.

Haydn: String Trio in G Major, Op. 53, No. 1
Ran: Moon Songs
Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563

Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Giorgio Consolati, flute; Joseph Lin, violin; En-Chi Cheng, viola; Brannon Cho & Matt Zalkind, cello; Lydia Brown, piano

Saturday, February 11, 7:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro, VT

Tickets:
General Admission - $30

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Chamber Music Series
Celebrating Valentine's
with
Love Songs Old & New

Roderick Williams, baritone
&
Myra Huang, piano

Works by Robert Schumann, Roger Quilter, Fanny Schumann, David Lang, Caroline Shaw, Sally Beamish, Christopher Hoag,Gerald Finzi, and Benjamin Britten

Thursday, February 16, 7:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro, VT

Tickets:
General Admission - $30

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EOS
Composers In Our Midst

Michi Wiancko, To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores

Etan Nasreddin-Longo, String Quartet No. 2 in B minor, for Benzaiten and Yoshi Campbell

Jose Lezcano, Tango Overture for String Quartet

Kathy Andrew, Heather Sommerlad, violin;
Emily Packard, viola;
Zon Eastes, cello

Sunday, February 19, 4:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center

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Season Guest
In Stile Moderno:
The English Orpheus

If Orpheus charmed humans, animals, and even the gods of the Underworld with his lyre, then Henry Purcell, known as the “English Orpheus,” did the same for kings, queens, and commoners alike with his compositions.

In his short thirty-six years, he created an astounding 850 works of music or more—and they still captivate and enchant us centuries later. In Stile Moderno's spring concert will be an intimate evening of Purcell songs that journey from the sublime to the irreverent and back again.

Agnes Coakley-Cox, Sophie Michaux, Corey Dalton-Hart, Adam Simon, voices; Nathaniel Cox, theorbo

Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm

Tickets:
General - $20 In Advance, $25 at the Door
Students/Seniors - $10

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Season Guest
Sarasa Ensemble:
All About My Mother

Where would each of us be without our mothers? Taking its title from Pedro Almodóvar’s 1999 film, this program offers a musical reflection on the many facets of motherhood, and the impact of her presence during life’s various celebrations, rituals and trials.

Program:
Matthew Locke Fantasy from Suite No. 5 in G minor from “Consort of Fower Parts”
Dvorak Gypsy Songs Songs my Mother Taught Me
Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 277
Mahler Kindertotenlieder (arr. for soprano and string quartet by Ivo Bauer)

Gershwin Lullaby for string quartet

Ute Gfrerer, soprano; Zenas Hsu, Katherine Winterstein, violins; Jason Fisher, viola; Jennifer Morsches, cello

Saturday, March 18, 7:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center

Tickets:
General $20 In Advance $25 at the Door

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Season Guest
Karen Kevra
& Jeffrey Chappell
French Connection

Flutist Karen Kevra, and pianist Jeffrey Chappell will perform music by French composers with connections to unexpected lands.

The French/Spanish connection is revealed in Ravel's sultry "Habanera" as well Bizet's virtuoso variations from Carmen.

Louis Moyse had an affinity and even a little ancestry from Japan and it shows in his exotic Introduction, Theme, and Variations (on a Japanese chant).

François-Joseph Gossec: Tambourin

Gabriel Fauré: Valse-Caprice No. 1 in A major, Op. 30 for solo piano

Georges Bizet/François Borne: Carmen Fantasy

Maurice Ravel: Pièce en forme de Habanera

Louis Moyse: Introduction, Theme, and Variations (on a Japanese chant)

Saturday, March 25, 7:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center

Tickets:
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Chamber Series
Musicians from Marlboro

Group III

The Musicians from Marlboro touring program has been lauded as a “virtual guarantee of musical excellence” (Washington Post). 

Mendelssohn: Two Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81
Wiancko: Benkei’s Standing Death
Kurtág: Duos for Soprano & Double Bass from The Notebooks of G.C. Lichtenberg
Kirsten: yes I said yes I will Yes
Beethoven: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Alexi Kenney & Lun Li, violin; Hélène Clement & Tanner Menees, viola; Yi Qun Xu, cello; William Langlie-Miletich, double bass

Saturday, April 8, 7:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro, VT

Tickets:
General Admission: $30

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Season Guest
Sarasa Ensemble:
Take Four!
Music for Cello Quartet

With a tip of our hat to Dave Brubeck’s famous ground-breaking hit, “Take Five,” Sarasa brings the lush sound of the cello to the fore in music arranged and written for four cellos.
A wide range of eras and styles from Josquin des Prez to J.S. Bach to Beethoven to Wagner to Fauré and Brubeck (arranged by Eugene Friesen).

Program:
Josquin Des Prez Entré, je suis en grant pensé
Fauré Pavane & Après un Rêve"
New Work by Berklee College student (TBA)
Beethoven Scena al Ruscello from Pastoral Symphony, arr. 4 cellos by Peter Lichtenthal (1780-1853)
Wagner Wedding March from “Lohengrin”

J.S. Bach Chorales
Dave Brubeck “Tritonis” (arr. Friesen)

Jake Charkey, Myron Lutzke, Timothy Merton & Jennifer Morsches, cellos

Friday, May 12, 7:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center

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For the safety of our artists, venue staff and our community as a whole, we are requiring proof of vaccination, including recommended boosters, or negative results of a COVID-19 home test for admittance to concerts at the Brattleboro Music Center. In addition, masks must be worn at all times while at the venue.