Arts Beat

VENETIAN PAINTER TINTORETTO will be the subject of the latest Great Art Wednesday film at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The film screens on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m.
As part of the Great Art Wednesdays series, “Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice” will be shown on the big screen at Middlebury’s Town Hall theater on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. The film fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. With the enchanting narrative voice of two-time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Square, the Church of San Rocco and more, all in celebration of the 500th anniversary of...

ELISSA VAN DUYNE, left, Richard Koons and Amanda Ryan Paige will delight audiences when they joins the Broadway Direct cast at Vergennes Opera House on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
For the 14th year, Bill Carmichael, (known to us as Bill Walsh) is pulling together the annual Broadway Direct show at the Vergennes Opera House. The production will take place on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., with the doors, and the cash bar, opening at 6:45 p.m. for general seating. This year, Carmichael, a Broadway professional actor who has called Vergennes home for more than 15 years, has called on the talents of Elisa Van Duyne, Richard Koons, and returning favorite Amanda Ryan Paige to join him on stage. The entire company will once again be supported by the expert skills of pianist...

JULIAN LOIDA BRINGS his unique sound to Brandon Music on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m.
Brandon Music welcomes the highly talented composer, percussionist and producer Julian Loida to Brandon Music for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. This promises to be a unique sound experience comprising all original music on vibraphone written and performed by Loida himself.  Loida first revealed his high skill level as a percussionist when performing at Brandon Music as drummer with the Burlington-based band Ameranouche. Loida says his music gives voice to all “Wallflower,” the title of his debut album released in September. He asks his listeners to explore the introvert in...

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STUDENTS Will Koch and Katie Mashall play two of the key roles in the play “One Flea Spare.” Performances will take place at Middlebury College’s Wright Memorial Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23.
The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance will present “One Flea Spare,” directed by Cláudio Medeiros, on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in Middlebury College’s Wright Memorial Theater. The performance will repeat on Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The year is 1665. The setting is London, a city in the throes of the devastation caused by the bubonic plague. Mr. and Mrs. Snelgrave await the remaining three days of their 28-day quarantine. In the middle of the night two strangers enter what they believe is an empty home: a rough-spoken sailor and a...

THE LEGENDARY TOM Rush will take to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater stage on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Tom Rush will hit the stage at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. He will be accompanied by Matt Nakoa. Now celebrating more than 52 years of touring, Rush has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like “No Regrets,” “Circle Game,” “Remember Song,” “Urge for Going” and “Merrimack County.” Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks...

STILE ANTICO CELEBRATES 16th century female rulers when they perform Renaissance works by female composers on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at Mahaney Arts Center in Middlebury.
The three-time Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Stile Antico will present “Breaking the Habit” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Robison Hall at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Arts Center. The concert will celebrate the unprecedented number of female rulers in the 16th century, from the powerful Medici women in Italy to the great Tudor queens of England, many of whom used their patronage to facilitate the production of exquisitely beautiful music by female composers. Through this fascinating program, Stile Antico will shine a light on often-neglected repertoire, bringing women from the...

DURHAM COUNTY POETS return to Brandon Music on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
By popular demand, Brandon Music is thrilled to welcome back Durham County Poets on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Hailing from Ormstown, Quebec and the surrounding Chateauguay Valley, the five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music.  Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style best described as bluesy...

YAA! SAMAR DANCE Theater will give a master class, lecture, and performance as part of its residency at Middlebury College Wednesday, Oct. 23 through Friday, Oct. 25. Courtesy photo
As part of a three-day residency at Middlebury College, the Yaa! Samar Dance Theater will offer a number of events. On Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m., in the dance theater at the Mahaney Arts Center, company founder Samar Haddad King and Addison County native Zoe Rabinowitz will lead a Movement Matters Master Class designed to meet and challenge students wherever they are in their technical training and physical practice. During a lecture demonstration on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 4:30 p.m., in the Robert A. Jones conference room in The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, King and Rabinowitz...

PIANIST NICO BRAYTON will join the Champlain Philharmonic to perform Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
The Champlain Philharmonic will be presenting its Fall Concert Series on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury and Sunday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m., at Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street, in Rutland. The orchestra will perform some of the best-loved works written by American composers. On the program will be “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin, “Rodeo” by Aaron Copland, and “Wood Notes” by William Grant Still. The program will also feature a piece called “Matt’s Tune” written by Vermont composer Erik Nielsen, who lives in Brookfield. The orchestra will...

CLARA CARROLL AND Dan Boyd will be among the performers greeting patrons in the woods of Lincoln during the reboot of “Marrowbone,” a celebration of story, this Saturday and Sunday.
Marrowbone, a celebration of story and storytelling performed outside in the blaze of the autumn woods, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. in Lincoln.  Audience members are guided on a winding path, stopping for performances of poems, music and dance. At the end of the path all are welcome to gather in the pine wood to listen to stories by the fire. Marrowbone is outside, rain or shine. The first part of the performance involves a quarter mile walk on uneven ground in the woods. Seating is on the ground, so please come prepared. Children are welcome but...


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